10 Years Ago
The Tippecanoe Lake Country Club, 7245 N. Kalorama Road, Leesburg, is one of the stops on the 2004 Kosciusko Historic Properties Tour Sept. 25. Visitors travel through the 18-hole golf course under a canopy formed by magnificent oak trees lining the main drive to reach the entrance. The club was under construction for two years prior to its grand opening June 11, 1926. This grand 78-year-old building was built on the highest hill along Tippecanoe Lake’s northern shore. Inside the front door is a beautifully decorated foyer with a large fireplace and a 10-foot tall chandelier. Beyond is the main dining room, offering a panoramic view of the lake and homes on the opposite shore.
25 Years Ago
Russell Long, a native of Warsaw who moved to Fort Myers, Fla. a year ago, reeled in a 44-pound, six-ounce carp from Pike Lake Saturday while staying at the Pike Lake Campground. The fish measured 40 inches long with a girth of 31 inches. Long, fishing with 12-pound test line, battled the fish for about 90 minutes. The record catch using 12-pound test line was 31 pounds, caught in Arizona Feb. 13, 1986. The largest carp recorded in Indiana was 38-pounds, 1-ounce in 1967. The world record carp weighed 57 pounds, 13 ounces and was caught in the tidal basin in Maryland June 19, 1983.
Kosciusko Community Hospital broke ground Aug. 7 for the Med Park Subdivision to be constructed on 40 acres just north of the hospital. The project will be developed over the next 10 years. Cripe Excavating, North Webster, has the contract.
50 Years Ago
C.F. “Brick” Meinert, newly elected Grand Knight of the Warsaw Knights of Columbus, announced today that the group will sponsor the Al G. Kelly and Miller Brothers Circus to be held at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds Aug. 11. The circus is billed as the world’s largest wild animal exhibition. Adults $1.50; children 75 cents.
Ralph “Sarge” Lichtenwalter had moist eyes when he was presented a framed letter from President Dwight D. Eisenhower and a cake baked in the shape of an Army shirt in celebration of his 70th birthday. The celebration was a highlight of the annual reunion of Co. L 152nd Infantry, World War II, held at the National Guard Armory Sunday.
Nancy Butterbaugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Butterbaugh, North Manchester, was named “Hoosier Hampshire Queen” at the Indianapolis contest Aug. 3 through 5.
75 Years Ago
The 31-acre Berkey Woods, three and one-half miles northwest of Warsaw, containing Indiana’s largest oak tree, measuring 27 feet, 11 inches in circumference at the base nine feet above the ground and approximately 110 feet tall, may become a game preserve and conservation club public park. The tract is part of the estate of the late Martin Berkey of Warsaw.