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TIMES UNION September 12, 2018 WARSAW, IN - $1 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 215 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Local Street named for late Bourbon town attorney. Page 5A Opinion The blue-collar recovery is taking. Page 4A Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Low 58 High 75 Sports Warsaw soccer coach talks about life experiences. Page 1B Partly cloudy tonight; mostly cloudy Thursday. TIMES UNION $0.50 8 5 32320 00001 Wednesday IN OUR 164th YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY $1 Police are looking for the vehicle and its driver that hit and killed a bicyclist Tuesday night and fled the scene. The bicyclist was identi fied as Ronald Lee Strieby, 70, of Syracuse. The crash occurred on CR 800N at CR 650E near North Webster, according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department this morning. KCSD deputies and emer gency personnel responded at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday to a man lying along the road. The crash involved a west bound bicyclist who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. The man was unresponsive and was pro nounced dead at the scene by the Kosciusko County Coroner's Office. The vehicle that is believed to have collided with the bicyclist left the scene of the crash, and infor mation on that subject is being sought at this time. Witnesses at the scene identified a light colored late model full size truck and a second motor vehicle in the area of the crash. KCSD requests anyone with information to call investigators at 574 267 5667. Officers said the crash is remains under investigation. The Kosciusko County Fatal Team was assisted at the scene by members of the Syracuse Fire Department, Syracuse EMS, North Webster Police Department, Syracuse Police Department, the Kosciusko County Coroner's Office and KCSD. BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com Tuckers Lauded For Gift To Purdue LEESBURG - Terry and Sandra Tucker, of Maple Leaf Farms, were awarded one of Purdue University's highest honors on Aug. 30. The President's Council Pinnacle Award recognizes the Tuckers' recent $1 million gift to establish the first endowed poultry science chair in Purdue's College of Agriculture. Terry is a Purdue alumnus and CEO of Leesburg based Maple Leaf Farms, a leading producer of duck and chicken products, which was founded in 1958 by Sandra Tucker's father. Purdue University Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Diversity Jay Akridge presented the Pinnacle Award to the Tucker family at a reception on Purdue's campus. "This chair is going to ensure that we have a distinguished faculty member working in the area of poultry science research and education for years to come," said Akridge. "We cannot say thank you enough to the Tucker family for funding this chair." The Tuckers' gift was boost ed to $2 million through a col lege of agriculture matching program to create the endowed chair, which will encourage research in key areas of the duck and broader poultry industry including physiology, immunology, disease and well being. Purdue University faculty hope to fill the position by the start of the 2019 academic year. "We understand the impor tance of poultry science research because it impacts our business on a daily basis," said Terry. "Purdue has been a huge part of our family and business, and we are honored to be able to give back to the university and encourage research that fuels Indiana agriculture." STAFF REPORT Photo Provided Terry and Sandra Tucker (C) were awarded the Pinnacle Award from Purdue University's President's Council for their $1 million donation. Purdue University Provosts Jay Akridge and Glenn W. Sample and Dean of the College of Agriculture Karen Plaut (far left) presented the award to the Tucker Family. A gas leak that lasted more than three hours and led to an evacuation near Center and Maple Avenue in Warsaw was caused indirectly by a crumbling storm sewer pipe. The leak began around 10 a.m. while city street department employees were working to repair the underground storm sewer pipe that was unstable and leaning against a gas line at the corner of Center and Maple. The worker, using a backhoe, bumped some concrete that was part of the storm water structure. "Evidently, it sheared the pipe right off," said Mayor Joe Thallemer, who said he BY DAN SPALDING TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dspalding@timesuniononline.com Masons Holding 150th Anniversary Ceremony Saturday PIERCETON - The public is invited to attend a rededi cation ceremony at the Free and Associated Masons Lodge #377. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the orga nization's lodge, 106 N. First St. The lodge is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its charter, service to the com munity and the 60th year in the lodge's current location. "We've been planning Saturday's ceremony since this spring," said Ed Christoffel, lodge secretary. "The actual date of the sign ing of the charter was May 28, 1868. In coordinating things with the Grand Lodge, we put the celebration off until Saturday." The Masons are "a social community, a fraternity of men from the area that have done good work in the com munity for 150 years, in our case," Christoffel said. "Throughout the years, the brethren of the Pierceton STAFF REPORT BZA Approves Silver Lake Couple's Home-Based Business A Silver Lake couple took another step toward starting their home based business by getting approved for a variance and an exception for their property by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday. Nicholas and Brittany Denny were granted a zoning exception for selling vegeta bles at their home at 605 S. Jefferson St. The exception also allows them to keep an existing 1,250 square foot greenhouse, build a 1,400 square foot greenhouse and keep a deer processing facili ty on the property. The variance permits the existing greenhouse to remain 5 feet from the adja cent alley, and the new greenhouse to be on the line separating the property from BY MARK HOWE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer mhowe@timesuniononline.com Among those attending Tuesday's Patriot Day Ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 was William Siddon. He didn't say why the cere mony affected him so much, but showed his tattoo that con tained the words "captain" and "FDNY 343." "Does that say enough?" he said, adding that he was at that fire department for three years. "I live this every day and night. Not because I want to," Siddon said, with his fiance - his reason for moving to the area - standing beside him. Ceremony co chair Mike Cox welcomed the small crowd at Center Lake Pavilion. "We hope you enjoy our program this evening and that you always keep in your hearts the victims of that terrible day in 2001," he said. The colors were posted by Indiana Guard Reserve Color Guard, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Boy Scout Troop 3736 and the national anthem sang by Bryce Lippe. Cox then gave the keynote speech, thanking the ceremony committee and honoring the county's emergency respon ders "who daily answer calls to duty, not knowing what the outcomes will be." He said, "On this day, 17 years ago, our nation was in shock. So very quiet. Even while rescue recovery efforts were well underway at Ground Zero, at the Pentagon and at Shanksville, Pa. In a short amount of time, 2,977 people had lost their lives, including 412 emergency responders. "Radical Islam had attacked the United States with four commercial airplanes, intend ing to show that the people of the U.S. were not insulated from being attacked." It is to remember the vic tims of that attack that the cer emony has been held for 17 years, he said. "We pay tribute to the emer gency responders who went running in while everyone else was running out," Cox said. It's estimated that over 75,000 emergency services and military personnel were involved in the search, rescue and recovery efforts, which began immediately at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites, he continued. Those efforts continued in New York until May 2002. "In addition to the 412 emergency responders who died on Sept. 11, 2001, those who worked tirelessly to res cue and recover victims have paid a price," Cox said. "More than 6,000 people who worked at Ground Zero have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer that have been attrib uted to the toxic atmosphere of the site, with thousands of oth ers who suffer from breathing issues and other diseases." As of June 2018, Cox said more than 2,000 police, fire fighters and medical personnel have died from ailments caused by 9/11. More than 3,050 children lost a parent from those attacks. "These are the people - along with their families and friends - that we honor each year. That's why we want you all to remember Sept. 11, 2001," he concluded. "May God bless the USA." After Warsaw Police Department officer Brad Kellar sang Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A.," Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association Director Ken Locke asked those in atten dance to remember where they were when they first heard about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "I was at Parkview Hospital and my daughter was in ICU, not doing well. And when the second plane hit and things happened after that, I found I had something inside me that said, 'I've just got to go outside and see if the sky was still there.'" Locke said. The sky looked exactly like it did Tuesday evening - not one cloud. "I remember standing there, saying, 'Thank you, Lord, the sky is still here.' Maybe it sounds a little crazy, but at that point I needed to see the sky and make sure it was still there," Locke said, before offer ing a moment of silence and a closing prayer. BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com The gas leak occurred at the corner of Center Street and Maple Avenue around 10 a.m. Tues- day in Warsaw. Photo by Dan Spalding, TIMES-UNION Crumbling Infrastructure Played Role In Gas Leak Bicyclist Dies In Hit-Run 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Brings Out Emotions See BZA- Page 2A See LEAK- Page 2A After the Indiana Guard Reserve Color Guard (R) posted the colors, Boy Scout Troop 3736 led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance Tuesday evening during the Patriot Day Ceremony to remember 9/11. Photo by David Slone, TIMES-UNION See 150th- Page 2A

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