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The purpose of the Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Endowment is to provide support to all Starke County 4th grade and above students.
Proceeds of the fund are used for projects regarding Indiana history and social studies. Also supported are collaborative projects involving Indiana History events as the major focus, good government days, courtroom visits, and field trips to Indiana museums.
Margaret Schricker Robbins, daughter of Henry F. and Maude Brown Schricker established the fund in 1998 in memory of her parents.
Henry F. Schricker is probably Starke County's most famous son. He was born in North Judson on August 30, 1883 and married Maude Brown in 1914.
Elected to a 4 year term as Governor of Indiana in 1940 and again in 1948, Henry could not succeed himself, as was the law in Indiana at that time. Nonetheless, Governor Schricker was the first to serve two terms as governor of the state.
Upon their retirement, they returned to their home on South Main Street in Knox, now the site of the Starke County Historical Society's Museum.
Since the fund was established, it has provided over $3,200 to Starke County schools for Indiana History projects. The Schrickers have created a legacy while helping students understand their Hoosier Heritage.
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