10 Years Ago
Sally Hogan was honored by the city council for her work as chairwoman of the sesquicentennial celebration. She was presented with a seal of the city and a framed poster commemorating the event. Michelle Bormet, Carmen Locke and Cindy Dobbins were members of the steering committee.
Junior Miss and Mister were Cheaney Maierle and Landon Slone; runners-up were Andrea Smith, Becka Lukens, Ryan Smith and Zachary Golden.
Leesburg Elementary School will have a new principal in the fall. Marv Marino, principal at Frank Hammond Elementary, Munster, and formerly at South Whitley Elementary, replaces Lynn Simmers who resigned.
25 Years Ago
Two Warsaw Community High School athletes have chosen colleges on athletic scholarships: Lori Rose, daughter of Joe and Delores Rose, Claypool, will be playing basketball at Glenn Oaks Community Junior College in Michigan; Ron Davis, son of Linda Davis, will be playing baseball and football at Missouri Valley College. Rose played in 23 games and made 30 percent of her shots from the floor and 46 percent from the foul line, averaging 1.4 points per game. Davis helped the Tigers to a 20-10 record this season. He was a three-year letter winner in baseball and two-year winner in football.
As part of its 35th anniversary of services to the community, Cardinal Center will have a huge cold air balloon on display today in the downtown parking lot of First National Bank.
50 Years Ago
A midget auto race car owned by John Saemann, Warsaw, owner of Orthopedic Equipment Co., Bourbon, was driven to first place in the feature race at Springfield, Ill. The car, driven by Don Meachem, also won the heat race. Harry Grable, Warsaw, was mechanic.
Mark W. Murphy, former teacher at Silver Lake High School, received a degree from Harvard Law School. He graduated from Manchester College in 1958 and taught history and government at Silver Lake from 1959 through 1961. He will practice law with the Indianapolis law firm of Kroger, Gardis and Regas.
Eight new bicycles will be given away during Kiddies Day at the County Fair Aug. 3-8. Detective Donald Snyder purchased the bikes from Bud Lucas at the Sportsman Center.
75 Years Ago
Auto agency man Rosenwinkle of North Webster has obtained the dealership for Kosciusko County for the new miniature $300 Crosley car to be put on the market soon. It is claimed that the cars operate 60 miles on a gallon of gas.
Fred Mellencamp, prominent furniture dealer, settled comfortably in a big easy chair at his store reading a letter from his talented daughter Virginia of DePauw University. Virginia had given a recitation at an old country church service over the weekend and was invited to a chicken dinner at the home of one of the parishoners.
Wilda R. Mellencamp, daughter of F.A. Mellencamp, 904 E. Center St., has been awarded a silver key in recognition of her work through the school year on the editorial staff of the Boulder, campus literary publication at DePauw University.