Source: News-Journal, April 23, 1936


L.D. Ikenberry was awarded the Kiwanis Star of Service at a meeting of representatives of various civic organizations Tuesday night. The award was in recognition to Mr. Ikenberry's continuous service for 35 years at Manchester college and for civic activities over a period of years. Those in the meeting Tuesday evening were H.L. Hartsough, chairman of the educational committee of the Kiwanis; Arden Strauss, American Legion; Mrs. Ralph Leffel, Business & Professional Women; Mrs. Dan Boyer, College Woman's club; Mrs. Gordon Gresso, Tri Kappa; Mrs. Etta Browne, Woman's club; H.H. Helman, Izaak Walton League.

It is the fifth award that has been made. The first was to the late J.B. Peabody for his gift of the Estelle Peabody memorial home. The next year it was awarded to Jonas W. Warvel, the third year to Otho Winger, and the fourth year to T.A. Peabody. Last year there was no award. Pictures of these men are in the North Manchester public library.

The citation reads as follows: "Approaching seventy years of age, with thirty-five years of continuous service at Manchester college completed this year, the Star of Service award for 1936 is awarded L.D. Ikenberry, treasurer of Manchester college because he has been a dominant and stabilizing factor in the success and growth of Manchester college; because he has served the Town of North Manchester and its citizens, as a dependable public official, as a broad and tolerant counselor, and as a man who was interested always in the best for his community and fellow man."