10 Years Ago
 Members of the Dancin’ Grannies and Fourth Generation, who will dance to show tunes and perform a Hawaiian dance on the courthouse lawn Saturday, include Gloria Schmid, Emily Readle, Rosemary Parsons, Caitlin Julian, Mamie Tucker, Mary Shirey, Barb and Bob Brilliandt and Lola Bell Slone.
Harold Edwards and the former Esther Kimm were married June 22, 1941. Harold and Esther, now retired, owned Kimm Paint Co. in downtown Warsaw from 1957 to 1997. They have three children: Kimm Dock, Timothy Edwards and Harold Edwards II, all of Warsaw; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
25 Years Ago
Thomas Beer, 8-year-old son of Robert and Jaci Beer, Milford, can’t wait for the Mermaid Festival to start. He’s already been seen on the streets of North Webster tasting the treats.
After four days of drifting in the South Pacific, Thomas Truong and a boatload of refugees landed on Indonesian islands. Truong, 37, remained there for eight months. He arrived in the United States on Dec. 16, 1979, and began working toward bringing his wife and three children to Warsaw. After 10 years, he received confirmation this week that his family would arrive at Baer Field. The Vietnamese government had permitted their release.
Marilyn Phillips, gifted-talented coordinator at Warsaw Community Schools, retired this year after 33 years of service at WCS. She helped establish the gifted-talented program.
50 Years Ago
Anchor Brock Blosser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Blosser, 915 E. Center St., Warsaw, rode to victory in the final leg of the “Little 500” 50-mile bicycle race at Indiana University. He and three other Beta Theta Pi riders averaged 21.04 miles an hour in the scholarship benefit race before a crowd of almost 24,000.
Principal William Davis announced the top two students among 214 Warsaw High School graduates. Mary Ann Dodson, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Dodson, 405 Wooster Road, Winona Lake, earned the right to be valedictorian of the Class of 1964 and Talitha Fair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Fair, Route 3, Warsaw, salutatorian.
75 Years Ago
Emory Rowland, member of the 1939 graduating class at Claypool High School, invited President Roosevelt to attend commencement exercises April 19. “The President is away on a trip and would not return to Washington in time to accept the invitation, “ said his secretary. Rowland was a much sought-after boy by schoolmates who refused to believe he had invited the president but the official stationery of the United States and the flowing hand of Secretary McIntyre soon dispelled all doubts.
Warsaw Foundry Company’s Manager William Petro is erecting a 68x90-foot two-story building at the foundry site on North Detroit Street near the Winona Railway car barns. Foundation, laid last week, is now covered with part of the steel framework. Walter Gable is contractor.