Tom Weatherwax and Kim Bice

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Tom Weatherwax
(Star)

Tom grew up on his family farm in Iowa and moved to Logansport in 1968.  He has been involved in finance and sales with various employers, Wilson Foods, Erny's Fertilizer and The Andersons.  In 1984 while still employed with Erny's, he was elected State Representative and then in 1988 was elected to the Senate.  While in the House and Senate, he received many awards, including Indiana Chamber of Commerce Government Leader of the Year, the National Republican Legislator of the Year; Indiana Small Business Champion; and Outstanding Freshman Legislator, just to name a few.  He also has received two Sagamore of the Wabash awards, which  is the highest reward given in Indiana.

Being involved in the community has always been important to Tom: he served as the Iron Horse Festival Chairman, United Way Campaign Chairman; was on the Board of Directors of the following:  Logansport Economic Development Foundation Logansport Area Development Corporation.  He received the John Tipton Award and the Frank M. McHale award.  In 2012, he received the honor of receiving the 75th Anniversary Award from the United Way of Cass County.

Also, Tom h as been very involved in Calvary Presbyterian Church where he was Elder for two Sessions, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Fundraising Chairman.

Since his retirement in 2008, Tom is still involved in the community which he loves.  Since retirement he has been involved in the Church as Elder, he is active in Rotary, Grissom Community Council, President; Grissom Air Museum Board; President of Hoosier Heartland Corridor and is on the Board of Directors of Sangralea Valley Boys Home.  In 2014, he was appointed by Governor Pence as a Commissioner to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

Tom and Kay have been married for 42 beautiful years.  Every year, Tom and Kay take all of their children and grandchildren to Myrtle Beach.  Once in a while Uncle Pat goes with them.  The whole family loves it.  When they are all together, one has to scream louder than the other in order to be heard over the rest!  Just think:  Grandpa Tom, Grandma kay, six children and their spouses, 13 grandchildren (and a couple of spouses to them) and now three great grandchildren.  Can you imagine the noise level!  It is a wonderful time, and all of us look forward to it every year.  Despite the noise, Tom believes the best time is dinner time when we are all together in one condo when we thank the Lord for all of our blessings.

Footnote:  No one had more compansion to serve others and our community than Kathy Dingo, whom we are honoring this year.  Her vision is why we are here tonight.


 
Kim Bice
(Professional)

 

Kim is looking forward to her first year of Dancing with our Stars.  Kim has always loved dancing and is having fun with partner, Tom Weatherwax.  Kim was born in Logansport and has lived here all of her life.  Kim received her ASN, BSN and MSN from IU and works as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Kim is married to Kenny and together they have seven children.  Shade is 26 and has served in the Air Force and now lives in Royal Center.  Kreyl 23 is a student at IU, she has graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and is continuing on in the accelerated Nursing program.  Ryan 22 has graduated from Colorado Springs, Colorado with his Bachelor's degree in Biology.  He remains in Colorado as a Triathlete training at the Olympic Training Center.  Sage 21 is attending IU East in Richmond where he is running track and working on a communications degree with a focus in writing. Dylan 18 is heading to Ball State for his freshman year in August.  Jakeb 14 and Owen 13 go to Pioneer Jr/Sr High School and are very active in Baseball, Football, Track, Soccer, Cross Country and Swimming.

Kim and Kenny spend all their free time watching the various sports activities and traveling to see their children.  They both enjoy running, biking, swimming and weight lifting together and have traveled to run various Marathons in other states.  Once a year they get to enjoy a vacation with Tom and Kay in Mexico in hopes to relax; however it always turns out pretty active and crazy BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!