10 Years Ago
Paula Blankenship, a resident of Warsaw Meadows Care Center, donated her hair to “Wigs for Kids,” an organization that makes wigs for children under age 18 who have lost their hair due to cancer therapies. Beautician Cindy Spitler cut her 19-inch long ponytail. Paula’s mother, Peggy Evans, was very supportive.
Recent wind and rain storms, coupled with the heat, left the already-tough Stonehenge course even tougher for the Warsaw girls golf team’s season opener with visiting East Noble. The Tigers were able to come away with a 181-201 win over the Knights. Emily Johnson fired a two-over par 37 to earn medalist honors. She also had seven pars and a pair of bogeys on par-5 holes six and nine.
25 Years Ago
Amy Lanoue was crowned queen to reign over the Kosciusko County 4-H Fair by Jennifer Woodward, 1988 queen. Paula Smith is 1st runner-up; Jennifer Brumbaugh, 2nd. She will compete in the Indiana State Fair Queen Contest in August.
Andrew O’Dell got some encouragement from his mom to crawl faster during “Diaper Derby” in Winona Lake Park.
The Medicine Shop in the 200 block of West Market Street will be operated by David Van Lue and his wife, Sandy, who is a pharmacist. The 1,300-square-foot area is the former Roger’s TV Service building. The vacant lot across the alley will be the site of Meister’s Pharmacy. Construction of the 10,000-square-foot facility will be Tom Meister’s fourth, and last, drug store in the state.
50 Years Ago
A Minneapolis-Honeywell High Capacity Electronic Air Cleaner was a gift to Murphy Medical Center by Stanley Kintzel, president of Gast Fuel & Service Inc., after he won it in a nation-wide contest with hundreds of other dealers. This commercial size model will purify no less than 4,000 cubic feet of air per minute.
Dean Christoffel, North Webster, explained the legend of the passiflora incarnata plant or passion flower, which was called “the flower of the five wounds” by Spanish explorers. The flower represents the mysteries of the cross and the passion of Jesus Christ.
Robert Hanes, 655 W. Jefferson St., Warsaw, found a pigeon on the Fred Hunter farm that had been struck by an auto. The bird had a numbered band on its leg.
75 Years Ago
Company C, 139th Machinegun Battalion, had its annual reunion July 16 at Culver’s Resort, Edwardsburg, Mich. This Company was organized originally by then Capt. O.B. Kilmer as part of the old Third Indiana Infantry, included a number of Warsawans in its roster.
Estella Carpenter, North Webster, from March 1 to April 30 gathered 1,406 eggs from her 37 Leghorn, White Rock pullets, an average of 26 per day. She attributes cleanliness and good care to her high production score.
Marjorie Wilt, daughter of William Wilt, Warsaw, graduated May 29 with high distinction from the Jewish Hospital Nurses School in Louisville, Ky. She graduated from Warsaw High School with the Class of 1936.