10 Years Ago
Sid Phillips is the offensive coordinator for the Kosciusko County Mustangs semi-pro football team and has helped guide the inaugural season to a 2-1 record with both wins at home. Former Warsaw player Andy Crisp and some friends turned their dreams of playing football again into reality. Steve Richardson is head coach with Dave Sisk as defensive coordinator. He was a defensive end for the Warsaw Tigers in the 1960s, playing for coaches Don Geozeff and Bill Goshert.
Dewart Lake Community Friends Church will welcome a new pastor Aug. 22. The Rev. Ned VanNostrand, his wife, Gay, and daughters, Stephanie and Rachel, moved to the Syracuse area from Richland, Iowa, where he was pastor of the Woolson Friends Church for the past 14 years.
25 Years Ago
Lilian Slough, 98, was named as Summerfest ’89 parade marshal in Bourbon Aug. 19. She has received recognition for her 60 years of service in the American Red Cross, serving as a nurse in Fort Wayne. She was sworn in at Camp Lloyd, Texas Nov. 6, 1917, serving the United States and France during World War I, and discharged in 1919. Her husband, who died in 1962, was postmaster at Bourbon for several years; son Jim presently serves as postmaster.
The Third Annual Tomato Festival in Pierceton starts Thursday with rides by Eberely. Craft booths will be set up and events will be going on throughout the day at Brower Park.
50 Years Ago
Top attraction at the 48th County Fair is Jonny Rivers’ seven-act show in the amphitheatre featuring high-diving mules and chariot races. Forty dolls will be exhibited at the Women’s Building in the particular costumes of their countries. Chris Kindig,3, Rochester, received his first taste of cotton candy from his father, Fred. Debra and Amy Jo Cormany, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cormany, Clunette, were among the many who enjoyed the small ferris wheel this week.
John Dennis, director of the Warsaw manufacturing division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., accepted the Kemper Insurance Company’s million manhour plaque for outstanding safety performance.
75 Years Ago
Update on Berkey Woods and Indiana’s largest oak tree, 110 feet tall, owned jointly by Hiram Berkey and his late brother, Martin: The land was bid in at sale at offices of attorney Everett Rasor at $6,300 by Hiram Berkey. No other bids were received; the deed will be made out to Hiram and to Martin’s sons, Irvin, Alonzo and Lloyd. Irvin bought the Berkey residence and store room properties, corner of Canal and Detroit streets, on bid of $5,500. Other farm property continues joint property of the heirs.
The badger in the vicinity of Pleasant Grove Church, seven miles southeast of Warsaw, killed 18 young chickens belonging to Joseph Scott. The other offense of Mr. Badger was committed the evening before when he killed 150 young chickens at the Ed Polk farm in the same neighborhood.