It was 20 years ago in 1992 that a 1970 North Judson graduate, Dr. Richard Radke, and a 1965 grad, Robert “Leo” Schreiber, were inducted into the 5th Annual North Judson-San Pierre Academic Hall of Fame.
Back in 1945, the Chicago Cubs played in the World Series. They didn’t win the series, but at least they played.
On this date in 1946, the defending NL champs appeared for the first time on a new fangled gadget called television. Station WBKB carried the 2-0 loss to the Cardinals. “Whispering” Joe Wilson was the play-by-play man.
In 1973, it was announced that Knox High School basketball star, Pat Blenke, would attend Georgia Southern.
On this date in 1983, former President Richard Nixon spoke at the LaPorte County Lincoln Day Dinner.
On this date in 2000, Lillian “Jo” Wyland, 73, of Knox, passed away. She was the wife of Sheriff Harold Wyland and had been the Jail Matron for 16 years. She was the last Jail Matron to physically occupy the Starke County Jail.