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.
Sept. 28, 1968 — An apparently planned practical joke by three teenage schoolmates is suspected as causing the deaths of a young newlywed couple in their honeymoon cottage at Hill Lake, 10 miles southwest of Warsaw, between Claypool and Silver Lake.
Dead of asphyxiation from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by fumes from a gas furnace are Michael Hughes, 20, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, and his 19-year-old bride of one week, Susan (Brown) Hughes.
The couple was found dead in their cottage at noon Friday. County Coroner Dr. Joe Bill Mishler, of Pierceton, said the carbon monoxide fumes filled the cottage because someone had stopped up an outside vent pipe by wiring a rag over it.
The Hughes were married one week ago today in the Pentecostal Church at Silver Lake.
Sept. 30, 1978 — Angie Ooley was selected as Tippecanoe Valley High School’s homecoming queen and Darryl Peters was named homecoming king during festivities at the Valley-Whitko football game last night. Ooley, a senior, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ooley, of rural Akron. Peters, also a senior, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Peters, of Rt. 5, Warsaw.
Sept. 30, 1966 — Syracuse High School’s Yellowjackets won the county baseball title this week and completed a perfect season last night with their seventh win without a loss. The team compiled a 11-1 record during the summer league play. Members of the team include Jon Coy, Dennis Harper, Rob Smith, Mike Gordon, Steve Conrad, Gary Firestone, Greg Smith, Steve Wagner, Steve Hoover, Tom Thornburg, John Wortinger, Max Brockers, Alan Zimmerman, Curt Stucky, Rob Clevenger, Bob Pilcher, Mike Byrd, Brad Brauer and Coach Eldon Ummel.
– Compiled by InkFreeNews reporter Lasca Randels