10 Years Ago
Miller's Merry Manor celebrated its 40th anniversary by honoring residents and employees with a luncheon barbecue. Gov. Joseph Kernan proclaimed July 27 as Miller's Merry Manor Day. It began in 1964 with the vision of Wallace and Connie Miller. Connie, a registered nurse, enjoyed working with senior citizens and saw the need for a nursing care facility in Warsaw. They purchased the former Kosciusko County Home and more than 157 acres outside the city limits. Today, Patrick Boyle, is CEO; the family continues to care for seniors – Richard as chairman of the board, James, Beverly Miller Marshall and Barbara.
25 Years Ago
1989 Miss Kosciusko County Fair Queen competition at the Sacred Heart School auditorium took place July 22 with Rachelle D. Brown, Jennifer M. Brumbaugh, A. Kelly Collier, Heather K. Collins, Shelly B. Fisher, Peggy D. Frederick, Amy M. Lanoue, Julie A. Neterer, Nancy J. Plummer and Paula J. Smith.
Warsaw's Brad Szymanski was presented his All-State award from Tiger Coach Jim Dermody. The pitcher earned first team honors with a 12-2 record and an ERA of 0.82. He will continue to play baseball at Ball State University next year.
Eleven covered wagons and 60 head of livestock drove through Larwill en route from Pennsylvania to Grand Rapids, Mich. as part of Vision Quest, a nationwide, 13-month program for troubled youth. The train travels 15 to 25 miles a day, four miles an hour.
50 Years Ago
Karen Walker, Dickie Taylor, Steven Stoops, Billy and Russell Hoppus, Glen Ruch, Randy Luna, Dennis Kinzie, Carl Love, Rickey Piper, Ann Bell and  Neal Witmer fished on the canal near the fairgrounds as part of the YMCA day camp.
Carl W. Burt, superintendent of the Warsaw Community Schools since 1943, greeted graduate Phyllis Cook Gearhart, now a teacher at Royal Center at the Warsaw class reunion. Terry Klondaris replaces Robert Brennan as president of the alumni association; Lanny Mauzy, vice president; Helen Dinneen, secretary; Pauline Holderman, treasurer.
Evelyn Tschetter, Winona Lake, and Warsaw High School alumna, graduated from Parkview-Methodist School of Nursing, Fort Wayne.
75 Years Ago
Bob Chambers, former mile running state champion who owns the Root Beer Barrel near the post office, built something special for the “jitterbugs” – a cement floor about 16x16 with a music machine.
Members of The Times staff last night witnessed one of Mother Nature's most beautiful spectacles, the Aurora Borealis, alias Northern Lights.
New Boy Scout Troop 27 of Pierceton is organized with the Rev. George B. Dunham appointed as leader. Gwen Butler of Burket accepted a position at the W.R. Thomas store.