10 Years Ago
Tippecanoe Valley High School senior Abby Shafer, daughter of Randy and Darla Shafer, has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Grace College under Coach Steve Carlson. Shafer helped the Vikings to a 21-3 record this year and the school’s third straight sectional championship.
Warsaw Community High School senior Kyle Boley, son of Tony Boley and Lisa King, has chosen to continue his track career at Indiana Wesleyan with Coach John Foss.
25 Years Ago
Lisa Sideris, daughter of Gus and Nancy Sideris, has been awarded a full scholarship to Indiana University’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science graduate program. Tamara Geiger, Wawasee High School, and Andrea Kloser, Warsaw Community High School, have been initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta at Ball State University.
Tippecanoe Valley basketball award winners are Craven Lynn, Scott Smith, Chrissy White, Steve Dunnuck, Jill Severns, Chad Brouyette, Chris Perry, Dion Anglin and Pete Terpstra.
Warsaw Community High School “Most Valuable Player” awards went to Christy Hartman, gymnastics; Angie Johnston, basketball; Kenton Hoppas, swimming; Brandon Creighton, basketball; Aaron Bruce, wrestling. “Most Improved” were Amanda Letsch, Karin Burner, Cari Howie, Brian Elliott, Brady Nichols and Richie Hernandez.
50 Years Ago
A bit of Warsaw history was destroyed when firemen burned the old Samuel W. Oldfather “Hydropathic Sanitarium” in the 400 block of South Indiana Street. Early in the 1880s, J.J. Robinson, the father of Herbert Robinson, struck a vein of mineral water 1,800 feet deep. Samuel W. Oldfather, grandfather of the present Samuel Oldfather, head of Water Utilities Inc., decided to build a sanitarium at the spot after he had drunk the mineral water and felt it had cured him of rheumatism. The building was finely constructed in modern style, heated with steam, lighted with gas and supplied with all the modern improvements. There were separate wings for ladies and gentlemen.
75 Years Ago
State highway workers were putting up additional Ind. 25 signs along Market and Detroit streets, thereby extending the highway to the corner of Detroit and Center streets. Former Road 25 entered Warsaw on West Winona Avenue, ran east to Columbia Street, north on Columbia to Market Street, east on Market to Buffalo Street.
Each day during the winter Mrs. Harry Smith stepped to her rear porch and tossed food to the birds. Today she is nursing a broken arm and is suffering from shock. She slipped on the ice and fell while performing her act of kindness.