10 Years Ago
Triton High School has selected Paul Walker as the new girls basketball coach to take over the position left vacant when Mark Heeter resigned earlier this year. He has served as the ninth-grade boys coach the past two years.
Kosciusko County students named to the Honors List at Grace College for the fall semester of the 2003-04 school year are Erin Bailey, Dan and Jon Guiles, Holly Liftin, Rebekah Mackey, Amy Robertson, Aaron Turner, Lynette Wilcox and Kari Wildman.
Warsaw Breakfast Optimists named “Students of the Week” are Danielle Kindig, Michelle Kantenwein, Kyle King, Jayde Rice, Candice Kissane, Brandon Fear and Mark Sherman.
25 Years Ago
Manchester High School Principal James W. Smith has announced the Class of 1989 valedictorian and salutatorian, Christopher A. Singpiel, son of Stan and Kathy Singpiel, and Sabrina Michelle Daniel, daughter of Mrs. Janet Daniel of Servia. Both are active in school and community functions.
House pages for Rep. David Wolkins are Jeremy and Joel Hostetler, sons of Jim and Cathy Hostetler; Blaire Lennane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Lennane; Tony Nicholas, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Nicholas; Matthew Rosbrugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rosbrugh.
Kenton Hoppas, son of Ronald and Cynthia Hoppas, will become part of the Purdue Boilermaker swim team after completing a successful four-year career at Warsaw High School.
50 Years Ago
Kristin Auxt, Hagerstown, Md., is the Times-Union Calendar Girl for April and plays an April Fool’s joke on her Grace College classmates with a “doctored” newspaper: “Grace Students to Get $5,000 Each.” Kristin is a freshman. A brother and sister, Rick and Sharon, also go to Grace.
James Nyenhuis, a Warsaw Community High School junior and son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nyenhuis, 1708 Willow Lane, has won a trip to New York City and Washington, D.C. by taking part in the oratorical contest sponsored by the Oddfellows in Plymouth March 27. A busload of other Hoosier winners will visit the United Nations on the trip which lasts from June 16 to July 2. Nyenhuis will play the male lead in the junior class play, “The Barretts of Wimpole Street.”
75 Years Ago
Fire completely destroyed the Packerton Elevator Company Feb. 16, with a loss estimated from $10,000 up, undetermined until records show how much grain was in storage and destroyed. Backfire from an engine started the conflagration which spread rapidly and was soon out of control. Employee Kenneth Starkweather sent in the alarm. Efforts of the North Manchester and Sidney fire departments to combat the flames proved futile. Manager Earl Beigh, three employees and several customers were inside when the fire started. The elevator is owned and operated by an organization of 75 farmers headed by President Frank Merkle. The mill is located about four miles east of Claypool, nine miles southeast of Warsaw, on the Nickle Plate Railroad at the village of Packerton.