10 Years Ago
Julie Martin and Sara Hawblitzel, Warsaw, were in New York City during spring break and were surprised to see a store named “Popcorn, Indiana” in Times Square. The bags of the specialty popcorn stated the product was from Popcorn, Indiana, population 42.
Syracuse is the only Tree City USA in the country and is required to celebrate Arbor Day each year, the fourth Friday of April. Town manager Brian Redshaw read a proclamation to third-graders and Jerry Riffle showed the proper way to plant trees; Waste Management showed how to make worm farms; Superintendent Mike Hixenbaugh oversaw the playing of relay games. Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department planted a tulip tree at the school.
25 Years Ago
Toni Morehead, Warsaw’s 1988 Woman of the Year, received an honorable mention, and recognition from the Women’s Press Club of Indiana, for her book “Trumpet of Clay,” the story of Grace College musical director Jerry Franks who went blind a number of years ago.
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. is looking for a new superintendent. Dr. Larry Crabb, Warsaw superintendent, is the top choice so far.
Warsaw Community High School’s Nicole Ryman and Wawasee’s Matt Dick will be competing as Lancers next season as both signed to play basketball at Grace College. Nicole’s sister, Angie, has been a Lady Lancer for the past four years. Their father, Jerry Ryman, is coach. Dick, son of athletic director Phil Dick, was the leading scorer for Wawasee.
50 Years Ago
There are 23 area fifth- and sixth-grade contestants in the Kosciusko County spelling contest starting April 4 in the WRSW studios in the Times building. The seventh and eighth-grade spelldown will be held on the 11th. The winners will meet in a final spelldown April 25. Program Manager Marie Snyder and County Superintendent of Schools Glen Whitehead exhibit the gold loving cups given to the two winners, and the gold plaque given to the overall champion. Edgar Speer, principal of Syracuse Elementary School, will be the pronouncer. Judges are Dane Snoke, Warsaw; Roy Miller, Sidney; and Merdena Bechtol, Burket.
75 Years Ago
Your Daily Times was awarded the prize in a contest for best all-round daily in cities of less than 6,000 population presented by the Hoosier State Press Association.
Rumors are that Warsaw surgeon Dr. Samuel C. Murphy is planning to construct a new hospital on the Moon property now being vacated at the southwest corner of South Buffalo and Winona Avenue. $5,000 in new, modern operating room equipment has been purchased and work started last week to tear down the present building. The new equipment was being installed Feb. 20 in the present Murphy hospital.