10 Years Ago
Ground was broken Aug. 5 for a new Emergency Care Center at Kosciusko Community Hospital. The two-story facility will occupy 12,400 square feet of a 24,800-square-foot addition to the west side of the hospital, adjacent to the helipad. The remainder will be space for future expansion. “We have outgrown our current facility. We have nearly 19,000 visits annually,” says Julie Bowers, division director.
Ellen Oliver, Winona Lake, told her husband July 30 that she dreamed she had won the lottery. He told her to buy a ticket because sometimes dreams come true. She bought a ticket and became the Hoosier Lottery’s Powerball winner. The Olivers plan to use part of the prize for their daughter’s wedding gift.
25 Years Ago
John Hall will step down after 18 years on the Kosciusko County fair board. He has been chairman for six years and is in his first year as president of the fair association.
Orville Sherman, 75, has been practicing conservation farming since 1969 and this year his 159-acre farm was chosen as the site for the Northern Indiana Conservation Progress Show Aug. 9. An earthen dam and man-made pond were built, and white pine trees have been planted in the field.
Connie L. Deaton, senior art consultant, was honored for her outstanding sales performance at a banquet in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was 10th in the nation.
50 Years Ago
Cynthia Bucher, Milford, is combining hard work with a summer vacation at Smith-Walbridge Baton Twirling Camp at Syracuse.
When W.A. “Joho” Sudlow was a boy, he spent the summers on Lake Wawasee with his grandparents. He noticed the varied forms and qualities of the piers on the lake and saw the advantages of uniform, freshly painted piers. Today, after over 26 years of pier and boat house service, Sudlow Pier Shop and its idea has spread hundreds of miles from the south shore of Lake Wawasee.
Ralph and Mildred Enoch have spent 14 years in the home furnishings and interior decorating business on Lake Wawasee. They moved into their new location two miles north of the State Fish Hatcheries on 13A a year ago.
75 Years Ago
In the spring of 1868, three years after the Civil War’s end, on Warsaw’s busiest corner the late Horace Tucker, Franklin Township pioneer, was exhibiting his triplet calves and their mother. The picture was brought to The Daily Times by Mentone’s postmaster, Lloyd Rickel, whose late father was associated with Pioneer Tucker in cattle raising then. The cows were exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia and attracted wide attention.
An elderly gentleman handcarved three pretty roses from large Irish potatoes for “Red” Metz of Brownie’s Restaurant and placed them in glasses in green, yellow and red vegetable coloring.