10 Years Ago
Contestants for the 49th Kosciusko County Fair Queen Scholarship Pageant are Laurel Jenks, Cammy Smith, Litasha Blair, Krystalle Johnson, Angela Walker, Brittany Burgess, Jennifer Jump, Jennifer Woolums, Megan Davis, Bethany Kinney, Stacey Hatfield, Wendy Hopper, Katie Richardson and Allison Scherer.
The Beyer Farm Trail leg of the Lake City Greenway has been designated a “National Trail” by the Secretary of the Interior, one of three trails acknowledged this year.
Dylan Murphy, fifth-grade student at Akron Elementary School, received a $50 savings bond from the Las Donas Club for winning the school’s spelling bee.
25 Years Ago
Winners announced at Triton High School’s spring varsity sports cookout are Jenny Weirick, track; Angie Price, tennis; Tonya Watkins, tennis; Randy Hooley, track; Jason Bradway, baseball; Tony Setser, baseball; Tim Shively, golf. Athletes of the year are Watkins and Shively.
Construction is underway for the new Wawasee School Corporation middle school, expected to open in the fall of 1990. It’s located between Syracuse and North Webster on Ind. 13 .
Public Works Superintendent Pat Ragan said that although the intersection at Market and Harrison streets is being widened by more than six feet, no trees will need to be removed.
50 Years Ago
Mayor Joe Johnson was present at the ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating the grand opening of Derry’s Music Store, 215 E. Center St., Warsaw, May 8. Door prizes, including three portable radios, were given away. Harold Derry and his son James are the proprietors.
Excitement and suspense prevailed Friday night in the Freshman High School auditorium as Principal Lester Davis announced these names as Courtesy King and Queen: Steve Wildman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Wildman, and Ida Wallen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Wallen. Runners-up were Patricia Meinert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Meinert, and Timothy Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Edwards.
75 Years Ago
Veterans I.W. Sharp, 91, the Rev. E.L. Semans, 94, and a 96-year-old Bourbon resident are the only surviving members of the Warsaw GAR. There are only 37 survivors of the Grand Army in Indiana and around 2,000 in the United States. These men were past middle-age when the Spanish-American fracas was fought. Devon Johnson won the Baker Boys Club “21 Tournament” with scores of 21-12 and 21-20. Bud Perkins and Bud Lucas turned in perfect games. Bobby Henderson was dropped in the third round. Art Bayne, Bob Gill and Cecil Ewing went into the semi-finals with Johnson and Lucas.