Dave Kitchell

10 Years Ago

Delphi’ s water supply is at a low level.

Caston will consider a trimester system.

Jim Ridenour, a former Logansport High School teacher and coach who was a multi-sport athlete at Purdue, has passed away. He was 61.

A 13-year-old girl with AIDS is touring the country to talk about her disease.

Indiana First Lady Judy O’ Bannon has come to the Logansport State Hospital to recognize employees.

Pioneer’s Tayt Odom has finished third in the balloting for Indiana Mr. Football.

Logansport city officials have given the go-ahead for a new skateboard park at Riverside Park.

In Fulton County, Tim Smith will be the recycling director permanently.

Local retailers are predicting a robust holiday season.

Middle class incomes in Indiana have not grown as much as the upper class incomes, a survey finds.

Just in time for the holidays, “Home Alone 3” is playing at the State.

25 Years Ago

Donna Ault, a teacher at El-Tip-Wa Vocational School, has been named national special needs Teacher of the Year.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have voted to give themselves a 15 percent pay raise which will hike their salaries to $69,800.

Dr. Robert Jarvik is working diligently to treat ailing artificial heart recipient Barney Clark.

In Cass County, there have been 82 reported child abuse cases in the past two years.

A new group, the Indiana Citizens Organization in Action, has met in Idaville.

If he passes his eye exam, comedian Bob Hope will be entertaining U.S. troops in Lebanon this Christmas. It will mark the 40th year he has done it.

Deep-fried turkey is becoming a delicacy with Cajun cooks in Louisiana.

In an editorial, the Pharos-Tribune says that many of the jobs held by illegal immigrants in this  country are jobs most Americans wouldn’t want.

For those looking for Christmas gifts, Hook’ s Drug Store has a Mr. Coffee machine for $17.99 after rebate.

Laundry will be washed for 30 cents a pound at Klein’ s at Third and Linden.

After 10 years in Bloomington, Indiana football coach Lee Corso has been fired by Athletic Director Ralph Floyd and President John Ryan. Corso, 47, had a 5-6 record this year, and led the university to its first bowl victory, a 38-37 win over Brigham Young, three years ago in the Holiday Bowl.

Delphi’s Tim Fisher leads Loganland scoring leaders with a 23.8 average.

Four technical fouls on Peru reflected the frustration of the visiting Tigers who lost to Logansport 80-46. Coach Bob Macy’ s Tigers finished with only four players on the court. Peru was whistled for 52 fouls to just 17 for the Berries.

At Caston, Brad Thomas converted two free-throws with just :31 remaining to lift the host Comets to a 69-68 victory over Carroll.

“The Toy” is playing at the UA at Cass Plaza. It stars Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor.

Rob Malchow of Winamac is the area’s third leading scorer with a 21-point average.

All-Star Joe Morgan and relief pitcher Al Holland have been traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Philadelphia Philles.

Former Lewis Cass star Mark Golden will start at center for the Indiana State Sycamores.

Legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is retiring after a 7-4 season, the worst for the Crimson Tide in 12 years. Ray Perkins of the New York Giants will succeed him.

Polish union official Lech Walesa has been forcibly dragged from his apartment.

Pat Moore is presenting a puppet show with Frosty the Snowman at the Logansport/Cass County Public Library.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jones, Route 3, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

Tom Seaver is a New York Met again.

At the Isis in Winamac, “The Empire Strikes Back” is playing.

Pia Zadora received a Sour Apple Award from a Hollywood media group. Tom Selleck and Joan Collins received Golden Apples from the same group.

Nelson Skalbania, owner of the now defunct Indianapolis Racers hockey team, owes creditors $30 million.

Mary Warner, Kelly McNarny, Carolyn Moore and Michelle McCall are members of the LHS Gymnastics team.

Kelly Deichman and Butch Bullard are engaged.

50 Years Ago

State officials have announced plans for a study to examine the course of a bypass around Logansport.

Fire destroyed a barn on the Carter Butt farm near Peru.

A new home is being built for the Max Graw family after theirs was destroyed in a fire.

American Legion members have held a Christmas party for 45 underprivileged children.

The University of Evansville basketball team has a titanic task ahead of it this week. It will be taking on one of the nation’s most powerful teams, UCLA.

The Big Ten has shortened the suspension of Indiana University football coach Phil Dickens. Meanwhile, Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes has been named coach of the year, and the Buckeyes have ended the season as the No. 1 team. Big Ten teams will play 10-game schedules next year.

Patricia Johnson, 17, Logansport, has become the 75,000th patient at Memorial Hospital.

The National Football League’s Western Conference championship will be decided this weekend in a game between the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers.

Robert Rudicel is among local 4-H honorees.

Police Chief Lee Morris is cracking down on jaywalking in downtown Logansport.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eytcheson of Fulton are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

The Monticello Nursing Home now has enough beds for 26 residents.

Thanks to the play of Larry Jones in the final minute, Logansport emerged from Peru with a 75-74 victory over the host Tigers.

“Black Scorpion” is playing at the State where Sebastian Cabot stars in another feature, “Black Patch”.

Ray Swartzell and Harry Smith are among the local postal workers busy at the Logansport Post Office.

In Walton, local firefighers are doing all they can to have the most modern department possible. Among the volunteers are Corwin Slusher, Manfred Wolf and Woody Butz.

100 Years Ago

A new leaded glass door has been installed at the front of the Cass County Courthouse.

Charles Maiben of Logansport has just received a federal patent on a process used to mark laundry.

A street car and a railroad car collided on Third Street, but no one was injured.

Hank Schwering, a Logansport firefighter, has been injured on duty.

Otto Shaffer of Shaffer Brothers Cigars, was robbed of $68 near his home.

John Cox and James McDonald have opened a barber shop at 418 Third St.

Andrew Gilsinger, 1316 Miami Ave., has died.

Edna Turnpaugh and Nelson Shaffer have married.

John Swisher has died. He was 54.

Charles Felker of 224 Colfax St. has died.

Dean Clinger of Logansport and D.W. Shigley of Flora have been wed.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Golden, 55 Park Ave., are the parents of a girl.

Dave Kitchell is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at davidkitchell@verizon.net

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