Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Remember When?

5 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Elizabeth Hall will be opening Country Halls, a craft store right behind Lil’ Dumplin’s on State Street in South Whitley.  Crafts, wood signs, candles, baskets, pillows, and other primitive merchandise will be available for purchase in the store.  The grand opening will be March 1.
Whitko’s Bryan Frush, Brett King and Ryan Poage will advance to IHSAA wrestling semi-state competition in Fort Wayne.  The three wrestlers displayed their talent last week during regional competition where they earned their berths in the semi-state tournament.
Brittney Allender was crowned Whitko High School Sunshine Queen.  She raised $4,120 for Riley Children’s Hospital.
Jarred Jagger and Melinda Kessie, both of South Whitley, are named to the Dean’s List at Manchester College for fall 2005.  Jarred is a senior and is majoring in mathematics and Melinda is a freshman majoring in secondary education.
Robby Harris was presented a $500 scholarship from Kosciusco Farm Bureau by member Ray Fisher.  He was one of five area students awarded a scholarship.  Robby is a 2005 graduate of Whitko High School and attends ITT College in Fort Wayne.  He is the son of Kevin and Deb Shoemaker and Stephen Harris.  His grandparents are Harry and Kay Kyler and George and Thelma Eberly.

10 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, February 14, 2001
After seven years of leaking and five years of legal battles, the Whitko School Board approved funds to fix the leaky middle school roof this summer.
Beautician Sandy Kraft recently opened Sandy’s Salon at 106 South State Street, South Whitley.  Today, February 14, is the official opening and the grand opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled for February 21.
Gail Morford of South Whitley, has been awarded the pestigious Sam M. Walton Hero Award.  She has worked at the Columbia City WalMart for 8-1/2 years.  The award is given to a cashier who best personifies the qualities and skills desired in a WalMart cashier.
Amanda Rose, a 2000 graduate of Whitko High School, is now a freshman at Ball State University and is a disc jockey for WCRD, a campus radio station.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse J Conreras has graduated from the Airman Leadership School at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.  The course focuses on preparing and better equipping senior airmen to serve as supervisors, managers and rating officials as they progress in their enlisted military careers.  Jesse is the daughter of Priscilla and Bruce Klingaman of Larwill.

25 years ago
from the South Whitley Tribune, Pierceton Tribune-News
Wednesday, February 12, 1986
Mitch Winger as been named the acting South Whitley clerk-treasurer.  He will complete the unexpired term of Harold King, who resigned recently.
Jarrad Lancaster received second place at the Snider Regional wrestling match Saturday, making him eligible to advance to the Semi-State match to be held this Saturday.
Paula Easterday was crowned Whitko Sunshine Queen last Friday.  Duane Sheppard was her escort.
A bridge engineer has advised Whitley County officials that the old iron truss bridge over the Eel River on CR 500W, near Pook Road, should be closed immediately due to its deteriorated condition.  After discussion by the county council, the bridge was officially closed as of noon Thursday, February 6.
Justin Hockemeyer, a student in Mrs. Grant’s fifth grade class at the South Whitley Elementary School, was recently notified that his entry in the “Ask Shagg” Weekly Reader contest was chosen winner and it will be displayed in New York City.  The participants in the contest were asked to draw a solution to the question, “How do you keep a dog and cat from fighting?”

40 years ago
from the South Whitley Tribune
Thursday, February 11, 1971
Seventy students are enrolled in the junior class at South Whitley High School.  The class officers are Tim Sutton, president; Kim Slater, vice-president; Doris Richard, secretary; and Pam Weaver, treasurer.  The class sponsors are Roxanne Casper and Tom Dilling.
US Marine PFC Larry D Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Eib of South Whitley, has graduated from a four week Motor School at Basic Infantry Training Battalion, Camp Pendleton.
James Bolinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bolinger of South Whitley, arrived home February 1 for a 30 day leave with his parents.  He was stationed aboard the USS Frank Knox in the Pacific.  When he returns to duty, he board the USS Mahan at Long Beach, Calif..
John Pflieger, formerly of South Whitley, won first place in the Metropolitan Opera Company’s Eastern Wisconsin District auditions held January 30.  Mr. Pflieger, 28, is a baritone and one of 32 contestants in the audition.  He is currently teaching mathmatics in a junior high school in Milwaukee.

50 years ago
from the South Whitley Tribune
Thursday, February 16, 1961
Alice Bruch, a freshman at South Whitley High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Bruch, has been named, by popular vote, as Sunshine Queen of the school.  Her escort for the evening was Tom White, son of Mr. and Mr. Kenneth White.
Harold Brower, of Larwill, recently leased the Marathon station at 415 State Street from Wallace Eberhart.  Brower had previously worked for Eberhart when he opened the station 10 months ago.
Marine Pvt Ralph R Sparks, Jr.,  son of Ralph R. Sparks, Sr. of South Whitley and Pvt. Jackie E. Ulshafer, son of  Julia E. Ulshafer of South Whitley, recently completed their recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif.
Bill Metzger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Metzger, and a freshman at South Whitley High School, placed first in the Judging Contest for 4-H and FFA boys.  The contest was sponsored by the Indiana Duroc Breeders Association and Marhoefer Packing Company.
Ted Easterday of South Whitley and Estel Sylvester of North Webster, left February 4 for a six month tour of duty with the National Guard.  The boys are both stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. 
Harold Arnold, Etna Troy Township, was awarded the Whitley County Conservation award at the fifth annual Soil Conservation District meeting.  Mr. Arnold farms 320 acres in Etna-Troy Township with 240 acres under a cnservation rotation.
Cpl. Billy D.. Martin, a Marine recruiter here for the past three years, has been transferred to Camp Pendleton, Calif.

65 years ago
from the South Whitley Tribune
Thursday, February 7, 1946
Robert M Miller, son of Mrs Grace Lantz, has returned home with his discharge from the Army after 38 months service as a mechanic and trainer at various camps in the US.
Meridith Arnold, son of Mrs. Mary Arnold, received his discharge from the Army and is home.  He served in Germany.
Von M. Snyder, son of Mrs. Daisy Snyder, received his discharge from the Navy on January 29 and is now home.  He served aboard the USS Rowan in the Pacific.
Sgt. Paul E. Kite arrived home Friday with his discharge from the the service.  He served for 1.5 years at the 4th Army Headquarters at San Antonio, Texas.
Harold Eugene Stensel, seaman first class is serving aboard the USS Jarvis. Stensel, from South Whitley, and the Jarvis, served in the North Pacific.
The South Whitley Bulldogs scored wins against Sidney and Roann recently and managed to have the first undefeated home season on record in South Whitley.
Virgil Juillerat, of Washington Township, returned to his previous job as clerk in the North Manchester Post Office.  He recently received his discharge from military service.

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