10 Years Ago
Larwill, established in 1854, celebrated its 150th anniversary during Squawbuck Days, Aug. 13-15. Back then, Larwill was a thriving town dependent upon the east-west running Pennsylvania Central Railroad, which brought hundreds of people seeking a cure at the Gutscher Sanitorium. Chief Mesqua-buck “Squawbuck” was a Potawatomi Indian whose home and village were near Oswego. Squawbuck Trail ran from Leesburg to the island between Mud Creek and the Eel River south of Columbia City on Ind. 9.
25 Years Ago
The Old Jail Museum will hold a “Heritage Fashions Revue” Sept. 10 as part of the History Day celebration planned by the Kosciusko County Historical Society. Members of the vintage search committee are Mary E. Loop, Warsaw; Jerry Smith, Mentone; Norma Hoehn, Silver Lake; Charlotte Siegfried, Milford; Eldora Neher, Warsaw; Karen Lowery, 4-H and youth agent.
Kirsten Anne Fatchett, daughter of Robert and Nancy Fatchett, was the grand-prize winner in the baby photo contest; second-place winner was Kyler Dean Mylin, son of Rick and JoLynn Mylin; Kegan Woodling, son of Randy and Tonya Woodling, third; Sara Goshert, daughter of Tim and Shelly, fourth. Other winners were Desiree Nicole Gilbert, Whitney Elaine Ousley, Franklin Wayne, Nathaniel Carlson, Michael R. Pownall, Tera Doyle, Derek and Kacy Stidham and Nathan Miller.
50 Years Ago
Dress revue winners were Mareda Summers, Warsaw; Mavis Frederich, Atwood; Kathy Crooke, Claypool; Diana Miner, Barbara Boggs and Karen Ringgenberg, all of Pierceton.
The Kosciusko County Commissioners awarded a contract Monday to the Norman Reiff Construction Company of Larwill to convert the county jail garage to an office and construct a garage in back of the jail.
Lorna Dallas, a sporano and actress who will play Maria in “The Sound of Music,” was given a bad time of teasing by her fellow Wagon Wheel players over a mistake in the Times-Union. The story was right, but underneath her picture, the name was listed as Lorna Doone.
75 Years Ago
Four more penny weighing machines (these giving a fortune telling card with each penny) were being installed today on sidewalks in front of Warsaw stores. There is already a score or more of these machines on the streets. A large mirror in front of each scale is a great bait to attract customers. The average profit to the local store keeper is $4 to $6 a month. The company installing the machines has more than 4,000 in Michigan and they’ve never been stolen and few broken into.
Roy Adams has been named special policeman and is on duty at night at the Warsaw High School building.
A Bible was presented to the Warsaw High School Class of 1939 by the school board.