10 Years Ago
Sesquicentennial Moment: The first stones of the Kosciusko County Courthouse were placed in 1881 and the building was completed in 1884 when Chester A. Arthur was president. In the field of blue on our nation's flag were 38 stars. It was then, as it is today, the tallest structure in downtown Warsaw. The dome reaches above the treetops, majestically watching over our city. When the Courthouse was first built, horses and buggies lined the dirt streets. As time progressed cars appeared, sidewalks built and streets bricked then paved.
25 Years Ago
Karin Burner, daughter of Robert and Sheila Burner, Warsaw, will attend Glenn Oaks Community College in Michigan on a basketball scholarship. Burner averaged 5.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Lady Tigers. The team ended the season with a 22-1 record. Derek Cunningham, son of Warren and Candy Cunningham, Warsaw, will attend Tri-State on a soccer scholarship. He was a three-year letterman as the Tigers compiled its second winning record in a row this season. Cunningham was co-captain this past season.
50 Years Ago
Wayne Slater, son of Robert Slater, has been named valedictorian and Diana Miner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miner, salutatorian of the Pierceton High School graduating class of 38 students. Principal Ronald Russell of Silver Lake High School announced that David Kline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Kline, Route 2, Claypool, has been named valedictorian and Carolyn Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Howard, Route 2, Silver Lake, salutatorian. Kline was accepted to the General Motors Institute Engineering Program; Howard plans a career as a stewardess.
75 Years Ago
Fifteen eighth-grade pupils of the Franklin consolidated school of Seward Township, together with their teacher Fred Haney, visited The Times office Saturday afternoon. They saw how news is transmitted over the teletype and how a paper is set up, put in the form and printed.
Police Chief Raymond Neff issued a warning to merchants that short-change artists are again busy in Warsaw. A man made a purchase of hose from the Warner Corset Shop, East Center Street, and presented a $20 bill for a one-dollar purchase. After some manipulation on the part of the stranger, Miss Robbins found after the man left she was short $9 and a pair of hose. The man was 5 ft. eight-inches tall, weighed 185 pounds and 35 to 40 years of age. He has not been apprehended.