10 Years Ago
Mildred Y. Smith, East Center Street, Warsaw, will celebrate her 100th birthday Feb. 22. Warsaw Chapter #88 Order of Eastern Star will host an open house in her honor at the Masonic Temple.
The day was perfect for ice fishing and Leesburg’s Tony Enyeart took advantage of the good weather and caught 4 pounds, 15 ounces of panfish to take first place in the First Annual Pike Lake Tournament. Taking second place was the team of Ryan Rhoades, Mentone, and Bob James, Warsaw; Bill Adams, Silver Lake and Darvin Lafferty, Warsaw, took third; Josh Yeazel, Plymouth, and Lane Yeazel, Syracuse, took fourth. Dan Hurd, owner of Red Horse Bait Shop, was the tournament director; his father conducted the weigh-in.
25 Years Ago
Oliver “Ollie” Haab handles 15,000 pounds of sheet metal per day – that’s 100, 35- to 40-pound sheets per hour – as he runs a punch press for the manufacture of feed and grain storage bins, hopper panels and industrial storage silos at Brock Manufacturing Inc., Milford. Ollie has been on the job for 27 years and is not ready to slow down despite reaching his 90th birthday Feb. 3. He still works a 40-hour week. “I have a better life working.” Ollie enjoys tending his garden with wife Emma, 84. They have a son, Alvin. Charles “Woody” Woodling is plant manager and has guaranteed Ollie a job for as long as he wants.
50 Years Ago
Officers of the United Presbyterian Youth Group are Geryce Bradt, Jan Murchie, Stan Hepler, John Zimmerman, Sue Quillen, Syd Silveus, Steve Yeager, Tom Bair and Karen Zitterbart.
Mrs. Robert Warren, Claypool, the former Marge Kingston, is trying to contact all the members of the 1949 class of Warsaw High School for a 15th year reunion. So far she has located 89 classmates. They are scattered over 13 states and four foreign countries; 21 have settled in Indiana and 43 have stayed in Warsaw.
On a snowy morning Mrs. John Logue, North Harrison Street, looked out her window and saw a deer walking about in the woods north of Mrs. Dean VanOsdol’s residence.
75 Years Ago
In a completely equipped and comfortable auto-trailer, Mr. and Mrs. William Wright of Grace Street, Winona Lake, were in Warsaw at noon today enroute for Florida where they will spend the rest of the winter. Norma Jean Secore, Claypool, and her brother, Charles Secore, Burket, will celebrate their 11th and 13th birthday Friday, Jan. 13. Frank Williamson, Claypool, will celebrate the anniversary of his birth on the 13th. An employee at the Carter store is celebrating her birthday anniversary today, but she requested her name not be used.
Winona Lake presented a beautiful picture this morning with its patches of ice-covered snow. The amount of ice was easily discernible, for every inch of it was covered with snow and contrasted sharply with the blackness of the open water.