10 Years Ago
On Jan. 31 Boy Scout Troop 715 conducted an Eagle Court of Honor for Erik Enders, Phillip Hawks, Kevin Hoover, Justin Hurt, Kyle Messmore, Nick Missos, Kyle Schneider, William Winston and Stephen Wright at Warsaw Wesleyan Church. Rick McCleary, an Eagle Scout from 1982, gave the Eagle Charge.
Jonathan Wilcoxson, son of Brent and Deb Wilcoxson, Winona Lake, was recognized during chapel at Lakeland Christian Academy with a Certificate of Merit from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Wilcoxson has advanced in the finalist round from 16,400 semifinalists selected last fall.
25 Years Ago
The Cardinal Center Warriors won the sectional division championship at the Indiana Special Olympics Men’s Basketball Tournament in Fort Wayne. They will advance to regional competition this weekend in South Bend. Team members are Jim Grubb, Jim Nuell, Jim Mornout, John Lane, Brian Bierley, Wayne Momeyer, Scott Frush, Rick McGinnis, Tim Hunt, Ron Taylor and coaches Dan Conley and Richard Doerscher. The team is now 9-0.
Warsaw Astronomical Society members purchased a 300-pound Mead 12-inch f/7 reflecting telescope that can see light 380,000 times fainter than the unaided eye. It is equipped with a 2.4 inch refracting telescope; used in combination the scope can view objects 13 billion light years away. Plans are to locate the telescope at Camp Crosly near North Webster.
50 Years Ago
Warsaw Community Schools Superintendent Carl Burt and 15 teachers with 30 years or more of service were recognized Jan. 28 with a banquet at the Winona Hotel. Honored guests were Devere Brant, Mamie Braddock, Marie Love, Esther Pfleiderer, Mary K. Shoup, Lester Davis, Mary Riley, Mary Ralston, Elma McCartney, John Sands, Jefferson, Glen Longenecker, Charles Reece, Lena Sachs, Helen Schade and Polly Baum, Julia Boles, president of the teachers association, introduced the guests and speaker. The committee in charge of dinner arrangements were Carl Oxenrider, Gene Butts, Martha Klondaris, Ruth Shenefield and Maybelle Runk.
75 Years Ago
Syracuse’s new Ranard Dunbar Co., manufacturers of photography equipment, is moving this spring into the old cedar chest factory they purchased from M.B, Buckholtz. They expect to operate an aluminum foundry in connection with producing Kodaks, etc., and employ 35 workmen.
Stoddards marimba and vibraphone orchestra from Nappanee have been playing at Syracuse’s Pickwick night club since the holidays, and have developed a great following including many Warsawans. The Stoddards play sweet music, not jitterbuggish like the Herman Sack’s swing jazz band of last year. Juvenile dancers rocked the Pickwick building, endangering the raised dance floor.