10 Years Ago
July 1, 2004, Sergeant Major Walter “Steve” McCool retires after serving 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, having enlisted in Feb. 1974. Sgt. McCool’s many awards include the Meritorious Service Award.
Pamela Ford has been installed as the new postmaster at Winona Lake. She began her postal career as a rural carrier 14 years ago in Rochester, and became postmaster at Liberty Mills in 1996, then at Lagro, then at Andrews.
Emily Ahrens and Carl Wider play bassoons for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture” during Friday’s MasterWorks Festival at the Rodeheaver Auditorium.
25 Years Ago
The Eagle Scout Code of Honor, the epitome of scouting, will be presented Sunday at the Walnut Creek United Methodist Church to Jason Locke, Carl Loe, Chris Shalfant from Troop 715, and Sam Goodstein, Troop 776. Congressman John Hiler will be in attendance. Scoutmaster Dick McCleary has been associated with 17 youths who’ve reached this plateau.
Long-time court baliff since 1976, Gene Brumfield officially retired June 30. Friends pitched in and had a limosine bring him to work on his final day.
Jerry Hull, Warsaw, competed in the four-day Great Lakes Regional Balloon Championships at Anderson. While sailing high above, Hull dropped his marker closet to his target of 485 feet
50 Years Ago
Indiana University freshman Claudia Sanderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sanderson, Warsaw is the Times-Union June Calendar Girl. She graduated from Warsaw High School.
 Kathy Lenwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Lenwell, was chosen by the Pierceton High School junior class as a contestant for the Kosciusko County Fair Queen title.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin E. Beck will observe their golden anniversary June 14 with an open house in their home. Mr. Beck coached and taught at the Syracuse School for 38 years and was also Turkey Creek Township trustee.
75 Years Ago
Residents of Syracuse and Wawasee objected publicly at a meeting held at the Tavern Hotel to change the name of the town called Syracuse to Wawasee.
The Board of Works purchased a new Ford V-8 from the Overmyer Motor Company for the police. Pure Oil Company purchased the corner of Detroit and Center streets property opposite the Baptist Church.
Quimby Elkins is employed on a project at the court house recopying and preserving county records. Perry Baker in his hey-day could outdo all the college student goldfish and white mice gulpers. Representatives of two large auto firms, Nash and Dodge, are in Warsaw trying to obtain dealers to establish agencies. J.C. Penney Co. seeking to open store here.