This is the date in 1974 that multiple tornadoes traveled through Indiana. The most devastated town was Monticello where most of the downtown buildings were demolished beyond recognition. Structures in shambles included the White County Courthouse, the First Presbyterian Church and the First National Bank. Another community hard-hit was Thornhope in Pulaski County.
In 2001 on this date, the Board of Directors of the Starke County Boys and Girls Club recommended to the corporation members that they officially change the name to the Starke County Youth Club. The President of the organization at the time was Mark Smith.
On this date in 1997, Helen Edgar passed away. She was Associate Publisher of the Starke County weekly newspapers from 1948 until they were sold in 1973.
She served a four year term on the Knox City Council. Helen and her husband Ware had the honor of being the first Henry F. Schricker Award winners.
Another influential woman in the history of our area died on April 2nd, 2000. Alma Marks was the owner-founder of New Toto Stores. It was noted at the time of her death that she had a great love for bowling and duplicate bridge.