Ten Years Ago – January, 1996
- Chaplain John Schumacher (USA retired) taught a course in ethics in a university in Kiev, Ukraine, last September.
- Grace College and Seminary received a $1,500,000 donation from Robert and Frances Gordon of Springfield, OH. $500,000 was for the renovation of Westminster Hall, and the remainder for what is now the Gordon Student Recreation Center.
- Tim Kurtaneck joined the staff of C. E. National.
- The Grace College Lady Lancers won the NCCAA national championship in volleyball, Rebecca Wahlstrom was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and Candace Moat was honored as the Coach of the Year, her first at Grace.
Twenty-five Years Ago – January, 1981
- Frank Poland retired at the end of 1980 as the administrative coordinator at Grace Brethren Home Missions (now GBNAM).
- The Norwalk, CA, GBC burned its mortgage on Nov. 16. Nickolas Kurtaneck, pastor.
- The Temple Hills, MD, church (Jim Dixon, pastor) was overseeing two potential new churches in Waldorf and Frederick, MD.
- The Penn Valley GBC, Telford, PA, celebrated the 200th birthday of the Sunday School with the “world’s largest birthday cake”-112 feet long. Bill Tweeddale, pastor.
- On Nov. 16, 1980, “The Watchmen,” an 18-voice men’s chorus directed by Terry White with his wife, Sharon, as pianist, from Wooddale Baptist Church in Minneapolis, presented a program of sacred music and testimony at the Winona, MN, GBC. Larry Richeson, pastor.
- The GBC of Simi Valley, CA, pastor John Gillis, has outgrown its sanctuary with about 600 attendees, and is going to two services.
Fifty Years Ago – January, 1956
- The First Brethren Church of Ft. Wayne, IN, called Carl Miller, Grace Seminary first-year student to be assistant to Pastor Mark Malles. Tom Julien, seminary middler student, is assuming the pastorate of the new branch work in northeast Ft. Wayne.
- Homer Rodeheaver, trombonist and song leader with Billy Sunday for many years, died on December 18. He was a resident of Winona Lake, IN.
- Dean Fetterhoff held meetings in two Pennsylvania churches: Kittanning (Pastor William Schaffer) and Johnstown (Pastor W. A. Ogden), and in Peru, IN (Pastor Ev Caes).
- The Second Brethren Church of Mansfield, OH, changed its name to Woodville Grace Brethren Church, Gene Witzky, pastor.