10 Years Ago
Kosciusko County World War II veterans will be recognized in a special ceremony at Warsaw Community High School’s gymnasium May 29. The World War II Veterans Memorial will be dedicated on that date on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. at the Rainbow Pool site, east end of the Reflecting Pool. American Legion Post 49 Commander Dennis Nice says that the post is registering vets and inviting them to come and see a satellite feed of the national dedication. “We do not want one veteran from our county to be missed.”
25 Years Ago
Prairie-View Health Care Center has been raising funds for the American Heart Association since 1977. Sponsors donate money based on the amount of time residents spend “rocking” or “rolling.” Pierce Engle and Willard Hepler are two of the “rockers.”
Wendy Rust, 17, a senior at Triton High School and daughter of Wendell and Joyce Rust, Millwood, was selected as Indiana’s Junior Miss last weekend. She will go to the national pageant in Mobile, Ala. June 11-26.
Kmart’s 36,000 square-foot expansion will begin in April, making the store one of the largest in the area. Expansion will be made by taking down the current buildings to the east of the store and expanding east and south. Fashion Bug stores plan to relocate in Warsaw.
50 Years Ago
On Jan. 22, 1964 the temperature in Warsaw soared to 60 degrees. Raymond Dryer and Donald Hogan took advantage of the spring-like weather to play golf at Rozella Ford Community Golf Course. Sweaters were ample. The temperature in Warsaw a year ago today was 18 degrees below zero.
North Webster Homecoming Queen candidates are Kathy Haman, Aloha Moser, Teresa Bidder and Joann Menzie.
Mary Beth Rohr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rohr, has earned the “Homemaker of Tomorrow” award at Leesburg High School. She received the highest score on the test given to the home economics students. She is president of her senior class.
75 Years Ago
Harry Edgington showed the Times office photos he took on Jan. 12, 1918, at his home on North Union Street in Warsaw showing the snow drifted 6-feet high. He and his family and neighbors, the George Nyes, pose on the day the temperature had dropped to 30 below zero. Bacteriologist Howard E. Haynes of Pittsburgh, Pa. is opening a laboratory soon in the Times Building.
Former Judge Donald Vanderveer of Milford is preparing to open a law office in Warsaw and practice in the city. He is negotiating for a location on the ground floor of North Buffalo Street across from the court house.
William Fisher, a Sinclair gasoline truck driver, crossed the Big Four Railroad tracks at Center Street about 10:30 this morning when he heard a passenger train approaching. The back end of the truck clipped the train and was completely turned around. No serious damage was done; Fisher escaped without injury.