10 Years Ago
Students from Warsaw Community High School technology and social studies classes who were recognized by the Warsaw Breakfast Optimists as “Students of the Week” were Laura McNulty, Angele Marandel, Ashley Becket, Lauren Cooper, Mark Manning, Nate Cornell, Whitney Small, Richard Grossman and Kayla Durcholtz. Jennifer Brumfield is principal.
“National Library Week” is April 18-24, but it all began back in the mid-1950s when the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers got together and formed the National Book Committee, encouraging people to read during their leisure time. The first National Library Week was in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read.” It’s been an annual event ever since.
25 Years Ago
“The Music Man” is coming to the Warsaw High School with Kip Kline playing Professor Harold Hill in the musical recalling small town life in 1912 Iowa. Traci Chamberlain plays Marian, the librarian. The cast of 70 includes Matt Kloser, Kara Kilgore, Sean Yates and Cathy Sauders, and an orchestra of 20.
Warsaw High School Marching Band has been selected to participate in the 1989 Indianapolis 500 Parade May 27, one of 23 from throughout the United States. This year’s theme is “The American West – From Frontier to the Future.” The Warsaw Band will perform “How the West Was Won.” The last time the band appeared in the parade was in 1979 according to Martin Becker, director.
50 Years Ago
Leesburg High School will present “Pride and Prejudice” with cast members Janet Anglin, Vonnie Copeland, Rod Teeple, Rita O’Brien, Kathy Rhinehart, Judy Smith and Nancy Goon.
Warsaw spelling champs are Dawn Inai, junior high; David Miller, Adams; Tim Kolar, McKinley; Jimmy Sloan, Madison; Beverly Gilbert, Jefferson; Jane Glover, Washington; Sarah Anglin, Atwood; Joyce Steele, Lincoln.
75 Years Ago
Family, friends and neighbors of Johnson Alford and Al Cuffel help the two celebrate their birthdays. Alford, 79, was born in Elkhart County and has resided in Warsaw for 58 years, being employed 20 years as a section hand for the Big Four and in late years for Miner’s Sawmill. Cuffel, 78, was born southwest of Warsaw on the Devil’s Backbone road, removed to Warsaw when a year old and has lived there ever since. At present he lives on South Detroit Street where his home is a gathering place for children of the neighborhood. A big dinner was served at the home of Mrs. Raymond Warner, daughter of Alford.
Mead White has been the night marshal at Pierceton for the past seven months. He is a native of the Pierceton vicinity, married and the father of four children.