10 Years Ago
Former Gov. Otis R. Bowen has been named grand marshal of Warsaw’s sesquicentennial celebration parade June 26. Denny England, five-time season champ at the former Warsaw Speedway, will drive an Indy 500 promotion car which will be on display in the National City Bank parking lot and members of the 1954 Milan boys championship basketball team will be in the parade as well as Dr. Steve Hollar, who portrayed guard Rade Butcher in the movie. There will be an antique circus wagon and two steam engines that were in the 1954 centennial parade. Jesse and Doris Dungan, married 75 years, will ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
25 Years Ago
Shanon Baldridge, a fifth-grader at Pierceton Elementary School, will compete in the Miss Indiana Pre-Teen Pageant, and Tonya Perzanowski, a senior at Wawasee High School and sponsored by Pilcher’s Shoe Store, Syracuse, will compete in the Miss Indiana Coed Pageant.
Frances Lee, daughter of David and Marcia Lee, Warsaw, and Aaron Scantlen, son of Ron and Vicky Scantlen, Warsaw, were given the Lakeland Christian Academy Sixth-Grade Award by administrator John Craig.
Donna Terry, member of the We Three Bowling Team, bowled games of 244, 225 and 223 (692 actual series) at Gilliam Lanes June 14. This series is the top performance since Bonnie White’s 693 in 1980.
50 Years Ago
Paul Kegebein, fourth-grade teacher at Milford Elementary School, will retire at the end of the school year after teaching for 37 years
One of the largest barns in Franklin Township, the Edith Ummel dairy farm two miles west of the Beaver Dam School, was destroyed by fire of unknown origin at 4:30 this morning. A corn picker, gravity feed wagon and hay were destroyed.
Mary A. Mantle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Robbins, Sidney, is the recipient of the Nurses Scholarship given by the Kosciusko County Medical Auxiliary. She was a nurse’s aide at Murphy Medical Center prior to entering school in Fort Wayne.
75 Years Ago
Workmen will start tearing up the old tracks next week on North Detroit Street to begin a $10,000 improvement program of the Winona Railroad Company. As soon as new heavier steel tracks and ties are laid, local highway workers will black-top Detroit Street from Center north to the city limits. Theodore Frazer of the Winona Railroad told the Times that the work would take at least three weeks.
Mayor John G. Hansman is building a series of bicycle racks on the city lot at Indiana and Center streets, next to the police station, so that children attending picture shows will not clutter up the sidewalks with their wheels.