10 Years Ago
Spring athletes honored at Warsaw Community High School are: Most Valuable players – Star Gonzalez, Krish Haddad, Jessica Davis, Julie Seiss, Sean Alderfer, Brandon LaFollette, Ryan Holbrook, Kyle Boley and Chris Hanson; Most Improved – Hilary Kiser, Mariel Land, Brandy Allen, Ryan Cox, Trent Barlow and Phil Anuta.
Tippecanoe Valley Aquatic Club winners are: High Points – Ericka Webb, David Miller, Caitlin Heisler, Kenneth Surface, Liz Miller, Zeke McSherry, Jenny Harner and Jeramy Eppelman; Hardest Worker – Lindsay Cox and Kenneth Surface; Mental Attitude – Tabby Ramsey and Jeramy Eppelman; Most Improved – Kelsey Simmons and Zeke McSherry; Rookie of the Year – Ericka Webb and Tommy Alexander; Purple Team – Tommy Alexander and David Miller; Divisional Team – Jenny Harner, Kenneth Surface, Alicia Wright and Chad Wright.
25 Years Ago
Dr. Robert Fuson, Warsaw surgeon, will once again compete in the Great American Race driving “Big Thunder,” his 1912 American LaFrance fire engine, the only vehicle to participate in all the six previous races. This year’s race begins June 26 in Norfolk, Va., and finishes in Los Angeles, Calif., July 7. Fuson’s crew includes Pat Appenzeller, Goshen; Jan and Harry Appenzeller, Syracuse; and Lester Dean, Kansas City, Mo. A total restoration of the truck was done by Fuson and his associates two years ago.
Elizabeth Katherine Vandelene, 20, was crowned 1989 Queen of Lakes during the 44th annual Mermaid Festival, North Webster. She’s a junior at Ball State and the daughter of Bruce and Twila Grim, Muncie.
50 Years Ago
By George Nye, Kosciusko County Historian: The oldest sign in Warsaw is at the west end of the Opera House block, sometimes referred to as the Moose building. This large display sign advertising Bull Durham tobacco was painted there by Frank Hafert and Link Hughes in about 1896, a year or two before they left for Matanzas, Cuba, in the Spanish-American War.
75 Years Ago
Major Lester L. Boggs commanded and trained Warsaw’s National Guard unit in the World War. He said “Everett Rasor, Ezra Graham, Leverett Peterson, Russell Phillips, Lloyd Yates, Leroy Bibler and the rest of the Warsaw boys were an exceptional group of intelligent soldiers.” The major is retired and visiting his home town.
Warsaw school children received a free stock of flashlights and batteries when a Pennsylvania flyer wrecked an electrical salesman’s car at the Buffalo Street crossing Wednesday morning scattering the electrical appurtenances all over the block between Buffalo and Lake streets.