10 Years Ago
Tippecanoe Valley’s 12-under baseball team, coached by Tim Boganwright, Chris Peterson and Duane Burkhart, advanced to the state level of the Town and Country Tournament at North Manchester: Jared Wray, Tyler Peterson, Seth Leininger, Brandon Wolfe, Tyler Akers, Derrick Ferrell, Andrew Mitterling, Sam Kimmel, Kameron Akers, Jordan Littlejohn, Taylor Burkhart, Tyler Boganwright and Brett Cooper played.
John B. Lowe II, pastor of New Life Christian Church & World Outreach, Warsaw, will be inducted into the Kenova, W. Va., Football Hall of Fame Aug. 12. He was nominated for his athletic accomplishments and contribution to his community. He graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School and then played four years of football at Salem College, starting as linebacker.
25 Years Ago
H. Dale Tucker, Warsaw Mayor from 1976 to 1980, has been named manager of the Indiana Highway Department’s Warsaw sub district effective Aug. 7. Tucker replaces T. Wayne Johnson, Columbia City, who served from Oct. 30, 1983, to April 7, 1989. The Warsaw sub district is responsible for the maintenance of 1,000 miles of state and federal highways in portions of Kosciusko, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wabash, Miami and Fulton counties.
Lacey Shewman, 2, Akron, enjoyed a sno-cone on a hot day at the fair. Lacey was with her mother Peggy. Cissi Lynn, daughter of country music’s Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn, will perform in the grandstand.
50 Years Ago
Attendance at the “Worship in the Round” services at the Wagon Wheel Playhouse is increasing. The Revs. Donald LaSuer  and Ray Sells of the First Methodist Church and the Rev. William Vamos of the First Presbyterian Church alternate in presenting these early morning services. Laymen assisting from the Presbyterian Church are Terry Klondaris, Samuel Henderson and Robert Boley; from the First Methodist Church are Robert Gast, John White and Donald Reap. Vernon Rector, organist for the playhouse and former organist and director of music at First Methodist, provides organ music for the services. Chilton Cunningham provides Scripture readings. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Petrie, owners of the Wagon Wheel, donated the use of their theatre.
75 Years Ago
The annual Wawasee Fish Festival will be held on the streets of Syracuse June 15 with music provided by the Syracuse High School, Syracuse American Legion and the Milford High School bands. The program includes contests in bait casting, magic tricks, frog and turtle races. Merchants will enter a window display contest. Prizes are a $20 fishing tackle, a 15-foot $69 fisherman’s metal boat and a 1939 Evinrude outboard motor valued at $83.
John Switzer, Warsawan now a resident of the soldiers’ home at Lafayette, is spending a 15-day leave of absence in his old home town. He used to beat the bass drum for the Salvation Army meetings for 25 years or more. John was a regular Army soldier before the Spanish War and was one of the strongest men in Warsaw.