10 Years Ago
Area youngsters enjoyed the county fair. Skyler Holsclaw, 7, showed his miniature albino donkey Blizzard; Julie Hartman showed her llama and Brittany Maull, her rooster. Sara Sutton and daughter, Oksana, enjoyed riding the Scrambler. Harlan Beer, Syracuse, munched on a favorite fair delicacy – an elephant ear. Jenna Beebe coaxed her frog along during the frog jumping contest. Steven Burnworth, 4, drove his boat.
Lucas Walters, son of Aaron and Darci Walters, Crystal Lake, who will turn 4 July 31, caught a 16-inch bass using a rubber night crawler and his GI Joe fishing pole.
Milford’s Daniel Slone drove his dragster to a first-place finish at Bunker Hill Dragstrip July 17.
25 Years Ago
Pioneer Days saw merchants and consumers taking to the streets in downtown Warsaw. The event runs through Sunday with a parade scheduled for Saturday.
Larry Armey, an employee of UTS, spliced a telephone cable for new apartments near Pike Lake on Ind. 15. A small elevator, made possible by a general fund drive started by Nellie Garman and Pat Lenke, is in operation at the Kosciusko County Historical Society Jail Museum.
Warsaw’s Jerry Nelson took second in the 1989 Indiana Golf Mid-Amateur Championship at the Tippecanoe Lake Country Club. He fired a 67 in the second round, the best turned in for that round, and ended with a total of 138.
Spangle Funeral Home, Pierceton, will observe the third anniversary of its founding July 18. Norman Spangle, funeral director, graduated from Pierceton High School in 1956 and Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1959. He has equipped the funeral home with an organ, air conditioning, ambulance, family car and service car.
Herman Johnson and Dallas Streiby dismantled a bridge that connects Jones Avenue with South Huntington Street in Syracuse. The bridge has been declared unsafe. The millrace that it spans is to be filled so a roadway can connect the avenue and street.
Bourbon town board members received a deed from Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lemler completing the purchase of the town park. Attorney Howard Hillis presented a report on the validity of peddlers’ licenses in the community.
75 Years Ago
Mrs. W.B. Siders is proud of the fact that her grandfather, Samuel H. Hoard, was postmaster of Chicago under President Lincoln and that her father, Oscar W. Barrett, received his 33-degree triple triangle pin in the Masonic Order in 1880 by going to Edinburg, Scotland, where it was conferred personally by the King of England.
Paul Riser, while making the rounds of his bread route Friday, received an 1852 fifty-cent piece. He plans to hold onto it until he can verify the mint mark and value.
George L. Bryer is leaving the Warsaw Daily Times after 19 years.
Marion Priser, 12, son of Michael Priser, East Fort Wayne Street, fractured his left arm at the elbow while playing at the Miner Lumber Company.