10 Years Ago
The Rockies won the Leesburg Little League championship in their division. Team members were Ben Robinson, Austin Zarse, Addison McCann, Skyler Newsome, Scott Wappes, Trey Johnson, Brian Beery, Aaron Clevenger, Derrick Gasaway, Skyler Shenefield, Jordan Shepard, Keelan Simpson. Coaches are Larry Clevenger, Bob LaFollette Jr. and Wayne Beery.
Sarah Jane Tidball, daughter of Craig and Susan Tidball, Warsaw, graduated from Greenville College in Illinois May 23 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
25 Years Ago
Rocky’s Berry Ranch, 4-1/2 miles north of Etna Green on Ind. 19, is now open for blueberry picking. Owner Rocky Hartzell says the patch is open from sunup to sundown. Blueberries may be purchased already picked for $1 a pound or can be picked for 65 cents a pound.
DeWayne Klinger, Warsaw, was recognized by Atlantic Inland Carriers for driving five years without an accident. Klinger has been a driver with the Indianapolis-based trucking firm since January 1984, and has been associated with the trucking industry in management and as a driver for more than 15 years. He received a pin, jacket patch, certificate and savings bond.
Tim Williams and Terry Runkle, both salesmen at Rice Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, were recognized by Ford Motor Company for outstanding sales accomplishments by reaching the specialist level in Ford Division’s 300-500 Master’s Program.
50 Years Ago
Brothers Ronnie and Stephen Clase, Warsaw, won their first round match before falling 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Northern Indiana Public Courts Tennis Tourney in Elkhart. They were competing in men’s doubles and downed Al Whitmore and Art Growcock of North Manchester. Bill Clingenpeel, Winona Lake, and Kenny Rutledge, Warsaw, lost their boys double match 6-2, 6-2 in the first round.
Donny Dust, 12, son of  Betty Dust, Syracuse, broke a previous swimming record for six miles in two hours and 14 minutes. The record of two hours and 20 minutes was set in 1963 by five girls. The course starts at the Syracuse City Park, through the Syracuse-Wawasee channel and to Waco Beach. James Rassi, instructor, said Dust holds the record for the two-mile and hopes to break records in the eight and 10-mile.
75 Years Ago
Zondervan Brothers, new proprietors of the Winona Lake summer book store, came down from Grand Rapids a few days ago. They will move a mammoth stock of books and supplies next week and be open for the first conference. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher of Waterloo, Iowa are the managers.
You haven’t seen nature at its best if you’ve not gone through the gardens of Mr. and Mrs. Middleton on King’s Highway in Winona Lake. There are beautiful flowers and neatly trimmed shrubbery, besides a grove of noble shade trees.