10 years ago
A monument honoring General Tadeusz "Thaddeus" Kosciuszko, Revolutionary War hero, will be dedicated March 27 at the Kosciusko County Courthouse lawn on Main Street. The idea of a monument came from Don Frantz, longtime Warsaw Rotarian. The Warsaw Rotary Club was chartered on June 1, 1919. The ceremony includes commemoration of the incorporation of Warsaw on March 25, 1854. The monument notes "the gratitude of freedom given by our Creator, secured by our veterans and protected by law and fire personnel."

     Allen's Designs in Warsaw is ready for the Sesquicentennial Celebration with a display of silk flowers in hanging baskets and window boxes. The silk banner hanging from the light pole will be on display for a year beginning June 1. Yellow, blue and white are the colors chosen for the Celebration in Warsaw.

25 years ago

Sixth-graders from eight Warsaw Community Schools submitted posters for the Kosciusko County Women's Christian Temperance Union to be judged by art teachers Mary Ettinger, Karen Klimpert, Connie Hunter, Viona Brown and Nancy Shoemaker. Abby Goodstein, Lincoln School, was the grand prize winner. Remaining top designs: Kanoshia Gross, Lincoln; Heather Williamson and Zach Skees, Atwood; Dale Hendrickson and Jeremy Hobbs, Claypool; Billy Hofte and Stephen Nelson, Jefferson; Trevor Jaynes and Randy Hektor, Leesburg; Lindsay Kennedy and Matt Hoskins, Madison; Sara Niemier, Washington; Angie Ginter and Ryan Yoder, Silver Lake.

    Michael McCaman, Andrew Warner, Karis Bushen, David Hoffert and Tim Wright, Warsaw Christian School, received a superior rating in the poetry class at the ACSI Speech Meet March 10 in Fort Wayne. Carus Shaffer received an excellent rating in the patriotic division.

50 years ago

Glen "Chet" Kammerer's record-breaking basketball career at Grace College is over (2,478 points in four years), but he plans to stay with the Lancers as coach. He will be head tennis coach and assistant in basketball and baseball. He has set Indiana college records  of 737 points in 28 games. He is a former Leesburg High School star.

    Jack Essenburg, announcer for Radio Stations WRSW AM-FM interviews Mrs. Max Ganshorn, who was among the hundreds of persons who visited the new Thornburg Drug Store in Wawasee Village south of Syracuse. Grand opening is March 12 -14.

    Nancy Rickel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Rickel, 2320 East Market St., shows her Science Fair project, "Uranium and its Isotopes." More than 300 students, kindergarten through high school, displayed their projects at the high school gym.

75 years ago

Auto dealer Gael Munson reports that he recently purchased a 1906 Ford from Charles Grabner, retired Warsaw hardware merchant, who with his late father drove it for many years. Gael also purchased a 1909 Buick originally owned by Sidney's late Charles "Buck" Fisher that his son Junior and companions will attempt this summer to drive all the way through to New York City and the World's Fair.

    Bob Chambers and Bill Braddock were hitch-hiking home from Indiana University when their old friend George Franklin stopped and gave them a ride. George says he saw two boys patiently awaiting the arrival of a passer-by-er near Kokomo.

    Miss Eva Laurien, Winona Lake, and Miss Kathryn Beer, Milford, are employed in the soil conservation office at the Courthouse.