10 Years Ago
Warsaw’s bid for a state championship in Class 4A was thwarted by Indianapolis North Central Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Lady Tigers had set school records for most games played in a season (29) and games won in a season (26) and won seven various team championships. Warsaw senior Michelle DeGeeter, daughter of Mike and Jeanine, was honored with the Patricia L. Roy Mental Attitude Award. She is the second Warsaw player to win the award. Judi Warren received the honor in 1976. Coach Will Wienhorst is proud of them.
25 Years Ago
Employees at Leesburg School are Cindy Kammerer, Linda D. Roberts, Leslie Richardson, Debbie Sprinkle, Heidi DeGraff, John Schanbacker, Tony Sumpter, Peggy Klopenstein, Susie Harman, Teresa Wilson, Bobbie Cleveland, Barbara Lehman, Bev Heierman, Linda A. Roberts, Pat Darling, Laurie Davis, Marsha Kilgore, Pat Jones, Nancy Dougan and Mary Thorndike.
Many area residents watched this morning as a Skycrane helicopter hoisted five air conditioning units, weighing between 4,000 and 10,000 pounds each, onto the roof of a new addition at Zimmers Inc. in Boggs Industrial Park. The units will service the 20,000-square-foot addition which will house expanded laboratory and administrative offices.
50 Years Ago
Glen “Chet” Kammerer, who commuted for four years to Grace College from the family farm near Leesburg, wound up his college career Feb. 29 with a 27-point performance against Trinity of Chicago. He completed 103 straight games, set a state career record of 2,498 points and a record of 737 for a regular season.
“Team Teaching,” a new method of teaching is being introduced at North Webster High School. First to try are 66 juniors, with Mrs. William C. Harvuot and Mrs. Dennis Plummer, team members in the English Department. Principal Wendell Bryant said plans are to continue this method of instruction for junior English classes the rest of the year.
75 Years Ago
Lloyd Swick, elementary school teacher at Akron for the past five years, will succeed Russell Stout as principal of the Jefferson Township consolidated school north of Goshen Jan. 23, it was announced by County Superintendent Ora C. Strycker. Swick received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State in 1915 and 1921.
C.O. Davis, former Pennsylvania crossing watchman, was the recipient of a 12-1/2 pound salmon sent him by O.H. Aborn, son of Toby Aborn of East Winona Avenue, from Portland, Ore. Bud Case, Warsaw, has accepted a position with the  Strand Theatre. Herb Dye, Winona Lake, is driving a beautiful new maroon Buick to Miami for Homer Rodeheaver.