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Shipshe Historical Society names new officers


The Shipshewana Area Historical Society held its 12th Annual Meeting on Oct. 15 at the Wolfe Community Building with 99 members and guests present. Board President Mike Bowen welcomed everyone.

The meal was catered by the Fashion Farm of Ligonier, with Maire Dillon in charge.

Curator Janet Schrock gave an overview of the past year.

Officers for 2013 are: Roberta Markley, president; Mike Bowen, vice president; Becky Davis-Ressler, treasurer; Mary Jane Friend, secretary; Janet Schrock, curator; Bob Dillon, Burdette Norris, and Truman Miller, board members; Al Yoder, historian; Andy Cummings, maintenance; and Sharon Bowen, public relations.

Guest speaker Gene Yoder and his wife Joyce of Sturgis, Mich., shared a program on the Pumpkinvine Railroad.