10 Years Ago
Sixth-grade winners of the Lt. Mike G. O’Connell Award at Sacred Heart Elementary are James Ignasiak and Lauren Sciarra based on the following criteria: academics, extracurricular activities, honor roll, living their faith, participation in sports, citizenship and respect.
Warsaw Community High School graduate Todd Braddock, son of Paul and Cynthia Braddock, has signed a letter of intent to continue his education and basketball career at Indiana Wesleyan University. Warsaw graduate Greg Allison, son of Dennis and Joanne Allison, will be furthering his education and basketball career at Anderson University.
25 Years Ago
Susan Allen, Warsaw Community Development Corporation board member, presented a certificate of commendation to Ray Compton of Compton’s Bed & Mattress Shop, 114 E. Center St., for the remodeling and signage of their new store.
Pvt. 1st Class John W. Drudge, son of Alma G. and Rex J. Drudge, Mentone, has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal for meritorious service at Fort Campbell, Ky. He is with the 327th Infantry. He graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1986.
Richard Keitel, music director at the Enchanted Hills Playhouse for the past two years, gave a piano concert at the Wawasee Lake Theatre with Mozart for his opening selection.
50 Years Ago
W. Kenneth Mollenhour Sr., Winona Beach, recalls watching his father, A.T. Mollenhour, and his older brother, D.C., work on their first “auto buggy” in the early 1900s at Mentone. By day,  his father operated a saw mill, planing mill and boat oar factory in a building south of the Nickel Plate Railroad depot in Mentone. Working in the evenings, success finally came with a two-cylinder engine made at Anderson. A larger auto was built in a new cement block building next to the saw mill (named the Gem Auto Buggy). The first motorized rural mail route carrier was Ellsworth Vandermark who lived near Palestine and drove an Oldsmobile which he steered with a lever.
75 Years Ago
A skeleton dug up on the grounds of the Bert Anderson home on the west edge of Warsaw was thought to be that of a Warsawan missing for 13 years. Chief of Police Raymond Neff and dentist W.W. Shipley discovered several human teeth still remaining. The missing man had false teeth.
Manwaring Leghorn Farm, Mentone, duplicated its last year’s success by winning all top honors at the Purdue chick and egg show. Manwaring took first prize for highest quality market eggs and grand sweepstakes for the highest quality chicks.
Herman Jones, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones of Macy, was seriously injured when attacked by a bull on the farm of his uncle, Roy Jones, north of Akron. The injured man was taken to Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.