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.
2001 — Zimmer Inc. celebrated its independent status as a public company in August. The spinoff from Bristol-Myers Squibb was painless and left Zimmer with little debt. The company plans to broaden its base to include pain and blood management, biologicals and devices for spine repair and joints damaged by arthritis. Zimmer management expects revenue growth to be 8 to 11 percent through 2002.
Aug. 19, 1970 — State police announced a program Tuesday to extend the “scorched earth” war on wild marijuana to Kosciusko, Newton and Lake counties.
Don Frantz, Kosciusko County extension agent, said a great deal had already been done by local farmers to eradicate the notorious “patch” in northern Kosciusko County, though several areas needed further work.
Aug. 19, 1970 — A hearing will be held in the U.S. District Court in South Bend Sept. 4 on the validity of the 1970-71 proposed dress code for Wawasee High School.
A suit has been instigated by Chester Carpenter, father of Greg Carpenter, a 17-year-old junior who was suspended from WHS presumably for failure to shorten his sideburns or hair. Greg was suspended for three days.
Aug. 21, 1958 — An institution that had been in the forefront of social and commercial life of Warsaw for nearly 100 years will be closed Sept. 1.
The Hotel Hays, corner of Center and Indiana streets, will go the way of many an old hotel when Hoosier International Corp., present owner, ceases to operate it.
The Hotel Hays has a colorful history that parallels the growth of Warsaw. It was started as the Hays House nearly 100 years ago by Elijah Hays, from whom it got its name.
– Compiled by InkFreeNews reporter Lasca Randels