10 Years Ago
The NAA Education Institute has announced that Joe T. Shepherd, Shepherd Auction and Appraisal Service, successfully completed the requirements for earning the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser designation. He is one of only 218 auctioneers throughout the United States and Canada to qualify.
   Katie Jo Prater, 4, daughter of Greg and Amy Prater, Akron, was named Miss Chick and Tyler Kidd, 6, son of Bill and Missy Kidd, Mentone, was named Mr. Rooster during the Mentone Egg Festival Saturday. Sontasha Ann Irons earned the right to be Miss Mentone 2004 when the "pennies per vote" were counted. She received a $500 savings bond. First runner-up was Kyla Nellans, a $250 savings bond. Kendra Buss was second runner-up and received a $100 savings bond.

25 Years Ago
Denny Hepler, golf pro at Stonehenge Golf Course, qualified for his third U.S. Open by firing a 36-hole total 143 at the Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Chicago. He was the top qualifier from a field of 34 golfers to earn the right to play in the U.S. Open at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. June 15-18. Hepler, 33, had a round of 73-70 on the par-72 course. He also played in the Open in 1983 and 1984.
   David L. Hillery, Milford, retired from Northern Indiana Public Service Company after 29 years of service. He joined NIPSCO in 1960 as a helper in the construction department. At the time of his retirement, he was a mechanic equipment operator in the Goshen District.
   Ruth Sherman and Jacqueline Hollar of Pletcher Furniture Village have returned from a three-day seminar at Century Furniture Company in Hickory, N.C.

50 Years Ago
Lynn Adkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Adkinson, Route 1, Warsaw, and a sophomore at Warsaw High School, is The Times-Union May Calendar Girl. Lynn is very serious about pointing out that May is the predominant month for tornadoes and offers some helpful hints.
   Today was "Career Day" for Warsaw High School students, a cooperative venture of the school and the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce. Herman Jensen, president of Sun Metal, discussed metal work with instructor Don Frush and the following students: Kreamer Livengood, Carman Henderson, Sam Davis, Ellis Hygema and Jerry McCormick. There were 30 business men and women who discussed 17 career categories with 219 students.

75 Years Ago
Local American Legionnaires annual dinner with G.A.R. and Spanish War veterans as guests will be here Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m.
   Dave Rankin, former Warsaw High School three-sport star and fleet sophomore end on last fall's Purdue football squad, proved that his speed was not confined to the gridiron in a recent interfraternity track meet. He took first place in the 60-yard dash, 60-yard low hurdles and broad jump, in addition to running as a member of the winning relay team and taking a second in the shot-put.
   Complimentary to the birthday anniversary of her son Lewis, Mrs. Donald Laughlin entertained the eighth-grade boys of East Wayne school at her home near Winona Lake Thursday evening. Monopoly and Chinese checkers were played.