10 Years Ago
Grace College and Seminary honored long-time Winona Lake resident D. Blaine Mikesell at a ceremony July 6. The lobby and conference area of the historic Westminster Hall on the Grace campus has been named the D. Blaine Mikesell Conference Center at Westminster Hall. Mikesell grew up in Winona Lake on the site of Grace’s Indiana Hall and has been a well-known business and community leader for several decades.
Lakeland Conservative Grace Brethren Church, 2538 S. County Farm Road, Warsaw, will host the Weil Family bluegrass gospel concert Sunday. Trick roping is used to illustrate scriptural truths.
25 Years Ago
This week’s TGIF LunchFest features Max Shively, a Leesburg resident who has been a farmer 46 years. Max the Music Maker enjoys sharing his music with residents of nursing homes and other groups. He plays at a restaurant in Sebring, Fla., during the winter. This is the third year he has performed at LunchFest held each Friday at noon at Center Lake Park.
For the fourth time in its 33-year history, the Wagon Wheel Theatre last night opened its presentation of “The King and I.” The two-week run was sold out even before it opened. David Truskinoff played the King with mastery; Kathleen Pfister gave a fine performance as Anna. The Siamese children were cast locally, and the royal dancers were from the Debra Collier School of Dance. Shawn Schlag and Abraham Wright did quite well as Anna’s son and the crown prince. Tom Roland directed.
50 Years Ago
Wayne Township Trustee Guy Hygema threw out the first ball this week to begin the Little League campaign in Warsaw at the Richardson-Dubois Field on East Market Street. American League major commissioner is Dick Lesh who also doubles as swimming instructor. Donald Lozier is summer recreation director.
Ed Funk and his “Symphonic Moods” on WRSW Sunday afternoons is going off the air for the summer so he can spend some time fishing and golfing. He will be back in the fall.
The Board of Works granted permission to United Telephone Co. to install an aluminum telephone booth on South Lake Street near Sears Roebuck & Co. The former booth in that vicinity had been removed when the Miller Hotel burned.
75 Years Ago
Twenty-two members of the Sidney eighth-grade civics class, with their instructor Granville Deaton, spent Tuesday visiting the county home, Crystal Dairy, Kincaide Bakery, court house offices, county jail, cheese factories and the Daily Times office.
Marshall Griswold, Warsaw High School Class of 1930, lost his class ring eight years ago on the Harvey May farm east of Warsaw on U.S. 30. Strange as it seems, “Grizzy” found his ring Tuesday about a half-block from where he lost it. The ring was undamaged except for the Tiger head setting.
Engineer and building contractor Frank Evans is doing the inspection on Warsaw’s new high school building additions being constructed by Hodges Company.