From the Files of the Kosciusko County Historical Society
Editor’s note: This is a retrospective article that runs a few times a month on InkFreeNews.
May 1, 1976 — Warsaw Community High School seniors Sally Howard and Gordy Clemens were crowned queen and king, respectively, of the annual junior-senior prom at the high school last night.
April 26, 1973 — Members of the Kosciusko County Board of Health have unanimously voiced their support and favor of educational programs in the county’s public schools on sex and venereal disease.
Support of educational programs Wednesday followed a suggestion by Dr. Charles A. Hollar, board member, that the health board take positive and public action to combat the spread of venereal disease in the county.
Dr. David Haines, county health officer, told the board that next to the common cold, gonorrhea is the second most contagious infectious disease in the United States today.
April 28, 1972 — The 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago Thursday ruled that a Wawasee High School dress code was unconstitutional and deprived the students of a right to wear their hair as long as they want.
The ruling upheld the earlier findings by U.S. District Court Judge Robert A. Grant of South Bend in a case filed by Chester Carpenter on behalf of his son, Greg Carpenter, in 1970.
April 29, 1964 — Damage estimates ranged from $100,000 to as high as $250,000 today as residents of the east part of Nappanee began the arduous task of repairing some 30 to 35 homes and three businesses establishments that were in the path of a devastating tornado Tuesday afternoon.
They were thankful, however, that with all the damage only two persons were injured by the twister that swept down upon the city at 2:35 p.m.
The only injuries were to June Heltzel, of 1105 E. Walnut St., who was doing her laundry at the U-Du Laundry, and to Mrs. LaMar Hepler, of Rt. 1, Nappanee, who was visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Becker, a mile north of the city. They were not hospitalized.
– Compiled by InkFreeNews reporter Lasca Randels