From the files of Kosciusko County Historical Society:
Editor’s note: This is column will appear a few times a month on Monday mornings.
Nov. 25, 1969 —The owners of farms that have been in their families for a century or more to a certain degree live closer to the past.
If they also live in the home that was occupied by their ancestors, that sense of affinity with the past is even greater. And if that home contains many of the furnishings used by their ancestors, that rapport is magnified.
Such is the case in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur McSherry on CR 600W in Seward Township. They live in the family residence that has housed four generations of McSherry’s.
Nov. 27, 1972 — Kosciusko County Commissioner Glenn N. Lowman, 55, Rt. 2, Akron, died of cancer in Murphy Medical Center at 12:35 p.m. Sunday following an illness of fewer than two months.
Lowman, served his first term as commissioner from the southern district. He was also president of the board of county commissioners. He entered the hospital Oct. 4 for tests after becoming ill following a two-day meeting of the county commissioners. He underwent major abdominal surgery Oct. 9 and was dismissed from the hospital Oct. 22. He re-entered the hospital Nov. 4 and remained there since that time, undergoing a second operation the previous week.
Nov. 28, 1962 — Ten-year-old Rex Allen Teeter, Jr. who lived 4.5 miles southeast of Silver Lake, was shot and killed early Tuesday evening, Nov. 27. His brother, William, 14, was detained in the Wabash County Jail for a grand jury hearing.
Rex Allen, a fifth-grade student in the Laketon School, was shot in the chest with a single-action .22 caliber rifle. The bullet passed through the heart and lodged in a lung.
The brother, William, admitted firing the fatal shot, according to then-Wabash County Sheriff Paul Benson
Nov. 28, 1973 — Dancing with little or no clothes at the Hickory Lounge is “not to the liking of most people,” especially the citizens of the tiny community of Milford.
The above words were used by Archibald Baumgartner, president of the Milford Area Development Council (MAD), as he opened the discussion to the large crowd that jammed the fire station for MAD’s Tuesday night meeting to discuss the dancing.