The following unfinished newspaper article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Fred Homfeld Constructs Artificial Farm Lake
Fred Homfeld, a progressive Eagle Creek Township farmer, is constructing a lake on the east side of his lovely home along State Road 2. Grading started a few weeks ago and an area of 360 by 60 feet has been scooped out. Water draining off a rolling field to the north of the lakesite will be held by a levee, construction parallel with the state highway. The levee will retain one million gallons of water.
Purpose of the lake, said Mr. Homfeld is to provide fire protection and recreation for the community. A fire hydrant is being installed along the roadside for use by area fire departments. Pipe for the hydrant hookup has been donated by Cit . . . (Article is cut off here.)
A copy of the following unidentified newspaper article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Friends will be glad to learn that Fred Homfeld is up and about again after a week's hospitalization at Gary Methodist following a tractor accident on August 17. Mr. Homfeld suffered fractured ribs and bruises when he was thrown from his tractor. Two children, an 11-year-old girl and five-year-old boy, relatives of Mrs. Homfeld's from Gary, who were riding with him, were not injured.