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Miscellaneous Cass County, Indiana Family History Items
(From old copies of the Royal Center Record)

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Friday, June 15, 1906

- Louis Mullins and Emma Bell were united in marriage Sunday at the home of Rev. Beebee of Lucerne.
- Messrs. Dodt and Stoner Bros. have concluded to not open their Meat Markets on Sunday. Therefore, it will be the proper things for those who wish meat on Sunday to get it on Saturday evening. Both shops will remain open late in order to accommodate their patrons.
- The school board went to Logansport Thursday where at the office of J.E. Crain the contract for erecting the new school building was let to James Barnes. Just what day excavating will begin has not been determined.
- Lightning knocked Grant Vernon's hogs "sky high" the other afternoon. Before the storm came up they were all inside a big high pen. After the storm, some of them were out of the pen and very much stunned. The pen was intact and how the animals got over the fence will never be known.
- Will Minthorn is the new marshal, having accepted the appointment Saturday evening.
- Arrangements are rapidly nearing completion for our Fourth of July celebration. The Hicks Grove, about a mile north of town, has been selected as the place for holding it and the committee believes that no better selection could have been made.

Friday, June 9, 1916

- Wednesday morning the electric light plant was run for the benefit of the ladies having electric irons that wish to do their ironing by daylight instead of after supper.
- Quite a few of our folks have been buying potatoes at North Judson, where they could be purchased from farmers at 70 cents a bushel.
- The Great Western Automobile plant at Peru was sold at Bankrupt Sales Thursday bring $9,000. For some cause or other the autos did not give satisfaction.
- O.P. Behny, who has been employed at the Kistler and Kistler Hardware Store for seventeen years, resigned Saturday to enter a partnership with his brother Ghone in the meat business.
- The committee in charge of the Fourth of July celebration reports "excellent" progress. The Boy Scout Band of Logansport has been secured to make music all day and in the evening, and there will be free street shows. A trick bicycle rider, along with numerous races such as bicycle, running, sack, potato, egg, hurdle, and many other things that cannot be thought of right now.
- The Royals actually wiped the ground with the Kewanna ball team Sunday afternoon and when the wiping was finished the score stood 13-4 in favor of the home team.

Friday, June 11, 1926

- The fine modern home of Charles L. Banta in Jefferson Township was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. The loss is estimated at $10,000.
- Last Saturday evening fire destroyed the Logansport Ice Cream Co.
- Miss Louella Foreman, teacher of the kindergarten school, entertained her scholars Friday afternoon. Refreshments of ice cream and wafers were served.
- Mrs. R. H. Vernon has returned home from near Star City, where she has been caring for Mrs. Lloyd Royer and her new daughter, who has been named Thelma Mae.
- Miss Waive Knarr of Philipsburg, Montana, arrived here Saturday to spend the summer with her parents.
- The County Agent was at the farm home of C.B. Borders Tuesday where he was demonstrating to all who cared to see "Cyanogas" - the new rat killer.
- W.J. Goodrich was appointed by the town board as a member of the school board of Royal Center.
- Mrs. Joseph Klapp and Nedra Klapp are making a two weeks' visit with Mrs. William Rodkey at Forest, Indiana.

Friday, June 12, 1936

- The home of Mr. and Mrs. Volna E. Ritz was the scene of the pretty wedding June 8 when their daughter Miss Faith Ritz became the bride of Dr. David E. Engle.
- Frank Smith of Corydon, IN teacher of the sixth grade in the local school, has been spending a few days with friends here and in Lucerne before entering Purdue on Thursday.
- Miss Jean Alice Beckley wen to Chicago Wednesday to visit her aunt, Miss Elizabeth Beckley, and to attend the closing days of school in which the latter teaches.
- Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Raderstorf, June 4 - a son.
- Glen Thompson who recently graduated from the International Business College of Ft. Wayne has accepted a position with the Medical Finance Company in that place.
- Mrs. Vivian Henderson was pleasantly surprised by relatives at her home Sunday with a birthday dinner. The cake was baked by her sister Mrs. Irene Pharis of Logansport.

Friday, June 15, 1946

- The Methodist Church was the scene of the wedding of Miss Wilma Taylor and Melvin Hoffman June 8. The Reverend Ralph McCormack officiated at the single ring ceremony.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ray Risley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pugh, and Mr. and Mrs. Berlin Pugh and family returned Sunday from a fishing trip to Wisconsin.
- Mary Joan Bender and Marion Swartzell exchanged wedding vows June 5 in St. Ann's Church at Monterey.
- Mrs. Burt Smith and Miss Ruth and Mrs. Vivian Smith attended the State Sunday School Convention at Shelbyville Wednesday.
- Harold Goodrich was discharged June 8 from the Naval Service at Great Lakes, IL.
- Approximately sixty persons were present Sunday evening at the Methodist Church at a pitch-in supper honoring the returned servicemen of the church. The guests of honor were Robert Bridge, Philip Hand, James Breseke, Howard Morris, Gene Blickenstaff, Ralph Martin, and Milton Stansberry.
- Lt. Comdr. Paul E. Newell was discharged from the Naval Service June 10. Mr. Newell and family arrived here from Madison, Wisconsin and have taken up their residence on their farm northeast of town.
- He will teach in the local school this coming term.

Friday, June 8, 1956

- Dick Seward, who has been acting postmaster for the past three years, was officially notified June 4 of his appointment as Postmaster.
- Miss Sally Hickey and Thomas Farrer of Casper, Wyoming were united in marriage Saturday at the St. Elizabeth Church in Lucerne.
- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Remley are the parents of a son, Jeffrey Charles, born May 30 at Memorial Hospital.
- Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Robinson, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Robinson spent the weekend at Mammoth Cave and other points of interest.
- Mr. and Mrs. Jim Schroder have rented the Douglas property on Beckley street and are moving there.
- Nancy E. Newman was married May 31 to Don Warren Graffis. The wedding took place in the University Presbyterian church of West Lafayette.
- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Karns, a son, at St. Joseph Hospital. 
- Sp - 3 and Mrs. Ivan Logan are home on a furlough.

Thursday, June 16, 1966

- Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Newcomb of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a son, William K. Newcomb, Jr. May 12.
- Miss Beth Kay Wilson became the bride of David L. Foust in a Nuptial Mass Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
- A surprise anniversary party was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bonnell's 30th anniversary Saturday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bonnell and family.
- Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Koske entertained at a cookout in honor of their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jeff Koske of Logansport.
- Mr. and Mrs. Albert Busard have been married 54 years Sunday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence March were honored guests Sunday, June 12 at the Post Memorial Church. The occasion was their 25th wedding anniversary.
- Mrs. Peggy Frushour and Mrs. Maribelle Lundgren have returned from a three weeks tour of the Middle East.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carl Felker spent Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. George Liming and children at Lucerne. They helped Rodney celebrate his birthday.

Thursday, June 10, 1976

- Mr. and Mrs. Lon Roudebush are the parents of a daughter born June 2 at Memorial Hospital. She was named Mindy Ann.
- A family dinner was held at the Indian Head in Winamac Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoffman's 30th wedding anniversary.
- Mr. and Mrs. Rod Liming honored their daughter, Beth Ann, on her first birthday Sunday.
- Jean Handy is the August 27 bride-elect of Matthew Webber
- Kimberly Kay Williamson is the September 4 bride-elect of Edward R. Houle, Jr.
- Tim Keiser and Denny Hines have been selected to play in the Fourth Annual Kankakee Valley All-Star Game. Gilbert Crimmins has been selected as an alternate.
- An open-pit Bar-B-Q and picnic was enjoyed Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crow and family honoring Anna Crow's 83rd birthday.
- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kitchell, a son, Douglas Michael, June 2, at Memorial Hospital.
- On June 13, thirty-six high school junior and seniors from all around the state will depart for a week long educational trip to Washington, D.C. From this area, sponsored by the White Co. REMC, is Miss Tami Goodrich.

June 12, 1986

- The Community Development Association met Monday evening. The possibility of erecting two welcome signs at the North and South edges of town was discussed.

June 13, 1991

- The 23rd Annual Pioneer Days Parade will step off at 3:00 Saturday. Parade Marshal will be Allen Tribbett, Cass County's Fireman of the Year.

June 15, 1995

- The 27th Annual Pioneer Days Parade was held Saturday. Charlene and Isadore Davis were the Parade Marshals.

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