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.
June 25, 1979 — An alleged scandal involving some Multi-Township EMS personnel and city and county police officers, which has been “swept under the rug” for months by three members of the Multi-Township Board of Directors, was aired publicly Saturday night at the Leesburg Fire Station.
Plain Township Trustee Donald J. Boggs said he has been told that some emergency medical technicians, county policemen and Warsaw police officers have engaged in sexual relations while they were both on and off duty.
June 20, 1979 — “Stay at home!” is Pacer Oil supervisor Earl Shull’s warning to weekend motorists in the face of a nationwide truckers’ strike, which has blockaded oil terminals and virtually paralyzed northern Indiana.
The problem seems to have arrived in Warsaw, as most local fuel dealers report dwindling supplies while some are already without gasoline.
Shull’s Red Comet station had cut back hours Tuesday to 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., but didn’t know if they would be able to open Wednesday. “We’ve got gas if we can get it here,” he says.
Shull has not received any gas since last Wednesday and says he doesn’t expect any until the truckers move.
June 20, 1974 — O.J. Simpson, record-shattering running back for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League, confirmed Wednesday he will attend ceremonies next weekend at the International Palace of Sports here.
Simpson will be inducted June 29 as the 1974 King of Sports during the dedication ceremonies at the Palace of Sports, according to director Homer Shoop.
Simpson will be the second “King of Sports” to be enshrined in the ornate Palace. Mark Spitz, elected King of 1972 for his outstanding performance in the Olympics, was present at ceremonies one year ago.
– Compiled by InkFreeNews reporter Lasca Randels