10 years ago

As a fund-raiser for Riley Hospital the Mentone Student Council sold candy valentines to the student body: Ashley Doan, Bray Swihart, Barbie Kimmel, Mark Long, Beau Ryman, Calan White, Shelby Boggs, Hayleigh Danner, Staci Groom, McKenzy Veach, Allison Thacker, Kaley Shewman, Bryce Conwell Alexis Swihart, Megan Heinold, Dereck Ferrell, RJ Long, Dayton Cohagan, Jordan Satoski, Bret Cooper, Evan Ball, and sponsor Marsha Scott. For each sold, a "Heart for Riley" was placed on the cafeteria wall. A total of 564 hearts made up one huge heart.

     Lisa Adams, a teacher at Beaver Dam Pre School, has been awarded a scholarship through TEACH Early Childhood Indiana Project

25 years ago

Warsaw's Angie Johnson and NorthWood's Joanne Miller were named to the Sunburst All-Star Classic All-Area team. The tournament is organized by the South Bend Tribune and is scheduled for March 31. Johnson scored 709 career points and added 124 rebounds; Miller ended her career just short of 1,000 points and has a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. Will Wienhorst was picked as the coach of the All-Area team and was recognized as the state's District II Coach of the Year. His 10-year coaching record is 164-48. Tippecanoe Valley's Pete Terpstra was selected as a member of the boys' All-Area team. He scored 859 points in his career; 1978 graduate Eric Alspaugh had 957. Terpstra set a school record this season when he hit nine three-point shots in a game.

50 years ago

Shamrock Ball Saturday, March 14 at the Elks Club: music by the Dick Vann Band of South Bend. A royal couple will be chosen; last year's king and queen, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koedyker, Warsaw, will officiate. Committee: Mrs. Richard Coolman and Mrs. Frank Marol, decorations; Mrs. Richard Hall and Mrs. Robert Burner, tickets; Mrs. William Deerwester, Mrs. Burleigh Burgh and Mrs. Wayne Noble, publicity; Mrs. Dale Lowman, Mrs. Terry Tucker and Mrs. John Kleeman, posters; Mrs. James Cook, Mrs. Steve Dzuba and Mrs. Donald Sparks, receptionists at the door; Mrs. A. W. Spencer and Mrs. Richard Moore, band. Chairmen: Mrs. Robert Mishler and Mrs. Harold Bryan. Sorority presidents: Mrs. Robert Huffer, Gamma Chi and Mrs. Ralph McFarren, Alpha Beta. Mrs. Donald Bixel is acting as treasurer for the dance.

75 years ago

Charles Palmer, 84, resident of Lyons Street, was selected as the oldest living native of Warsaw. One of the oldest buildings still standing is an old one-time cider mill on North Columbia Street. Data collected by Dora Barr reports that a family by the name of Springer first settled in this territory between 1805-10 enroute from Fort Wayne to Fort Dearborn (now Chicago) when stopped by Indian Chief Monoquet and persuaded to stay when told what excellent fishing and hunting country this was. The family built a cabin on the site which is now the home of City Attorney Allan Wideman, East Center Street. The first year a small daughter died and was buried where now is located the gas plant, but for many years was used as a burying ground known as Oakwood Cemetery. Later bodies were removed to the present site. The late George Polk's grandfather was an early settler of the town, building and operating a tavern at the corner of Lake and Market streets.