10 Years Ago
Alpha Weirick, 93, and Edna Evers, 86, have been friends for 65 years. They met at Gilliam Lanes March 26 for a surprise birthday party for Weirick and fellow bowler Eva Sullivan. Weirick has bowled for 75 years, with a 140 average. She says that while Pearl Harbor was being bombed in 1941, she and Evers were bowling.
Matthew Christy, son of Ron and Wendy Christy, winner of the Kosciusko County Spelling Bee, tied for fifth-place at the 50th anniversary of the Fort Wayne regional competition.
Silver Lake students participated in “Jump Rope for Heart” and raised $1,266.80. Alexa Glass, second grade, brought in the most cash.
25 Years Ago
Linda Williamson, Whitko; Joel Rettinger, Triton; and Rick Dilling, Warsaw, will participate with their schools in the Hoosier Academic Super Bowl area competition in Columbia City April 18. A practice competition was held at Warsaw Community High School March 30 under the guidance of teacher Sarah Wappes. Whitko was the all-around team winner.
Who’s Who in Music for 1989 are Greg Teghtmeyer, Kristin Dombek, Mindy Pletcher, Thad Winter and Dana Oliver, all students from Lakeland Christian Academy.
50 Years Ago
Sarah Anglin, sixth grade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Anglin, Clunette, is the spelling bee winner at Atwood Grade School. She follows in the footsteps of her older brother John, who was champion 10 years ago.
Top winners in the Lakeland Community Science Fair are all from Syracuse: Tim Yeager, grand champion in the junior division; John Yoder, reserve; Pat Appenzeller, grand champion in the senior division; Linda Pilcher, reserve.
Army Pvt. Larry Redman, Bourbon, completed eight weeks of advanced infantry training at Fort Polk, La. March 6. He had been employed at Kuntz Shell Service Station before going on active duty. Redman is a 1958 graduate of Bourbon High School.
75 Years Ago
Tri Kappa Sorority girls are making preparations for the big “50-50 charity sale” in the former Safeway Grocery location, 111 W. Center St., Feb. 9-11. Members are canvassing the town for old unused articles such as furniture, canned goods, clothing etc. Donators get 50 percent of the cash take, while the sorority gets the other 50 percent to go to charity.
Bill Braddock, Tommy Hay and Carlton Fifer decorated the coupe very nicely for the belling of Francis Smith and Arthur Lloyd with “Just Married” signs and a lot of tin pans and ash cans clanging over the pavement tied behind honking autos.
Lots of Warsaw people were in Fort Wayne last night to see Borah Minevitch and his Harmonica Rascals – and were they good.