10 Years Ago
Mayor Ernie Wiggins announced at the city council meeting Monday that the former Wal-Mart building on Warsaw’s east side has been purchased by Big R Stores of central Illinois. This will be the first location in Indiana for the Big R chain.
Wendell and Edna Bryant, Pierceton, were awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Kosciusko County Cattleman’s Association. Jay and Linda Haughee and their children, Jalyn and Jared, operate Triple J Farms near Leesburg and were awarded with Cattleman of the Year. Outgoing president is Bob Bishop.
25 Years Ago
Andrew Scott Beery, Claypool, Jeffrey A. Feldman, Akron, and Charles D. Oneal, Syracuse, are among 682 students named on the Vincennes University Dean’s List for the fall term. They completed 12 or more credit hours with a grade point average of 3.5.
Timothy J. Fleagle, Warsaw, is one of 428 Michigan State University students who earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the fall term 1988. He is a sophomore majoring in agricultural technology. Eight of those graduating from Purdue in December were from Kosciusko County: Debra Anne Widner, Nappanee; Danny Hawkins, North Webster; Tony Dee Caudill, Pierceton; Eric Brant Essig, Warsaw; Michael Ray Hearn, Warsaw; Mary Velia Kralis, Warsaw; Brian Lamonte Thomas, Warsaw; and Benton Marcos Warner, Warsaw.
50 Years Ago
Eugene England, 29, Claypool, escaped injury about 7:40 p.m. Friday 6-1/2 miles east of Silver Lake on Ind. 14 when his auto struck a cow owned by Harold Slater. England told Deputy Sheriff Max Ganshorn that he came over a hill and struck the cow in the road when he could not stop. Damage to the auto is $100.
A bid of $1,487 was submitted by a Rochester auto agency to provide a new vehicle to Fulton County sheriff’s department.
Hobart Creighton provided a talk on the history of Kosciusko County to the Rotary Club. He told of the early settlement and development of this county. His ancestors were among the earliest settlers. Program chairman was C.B. (Bob) Given.
75 Years Ago
A rare collection of old coins, bills, and some gold was found by Frank Brown, Claypool, in an old house which he wrecked a few weeks ago. The money all dated “way back when” included an old $20 bill, a Columbian half-dollar, some half dimes, numerous three-cent pieces, large pennies the size of a half-dollar and many other coins. The large bill, yellowed with age, was a federal reserve note on a bank at Galion, Ohio. Brown says the collection is not for sale.
Sandra Emerick, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Emerick, Warsaw, suffered a broken arm at 4 Sunday afternoon at the Joe Parker farm near Silver Lake. The child was riding a pony which became frightened and dashed for the barn, throwing her to the ground.