10 Years Ago
Homer and Janice Parson Campbell will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 29. They were married in Leesburg in 1939 by the Rev. Fred Wilde. Homer is retired from Koontz-Wagner Electric Co. and Janice is a homemaker. They have three children: Sharilyn Anthony, Daniel and Nancy Marks; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Champions among area wrestlers include Deme Vallejo, Trevor Brown, Rob McKibben, Wawasee; Jacob Boots, Warsaw. Runners-up are: Trent Brown, Rhys Canaday, Josh Lozano, Jay Buyer, Wawasee. Warsaw’s Chris Elvidge and Wawasee’s Josh Lozano were among eight wrestlers receiving honorable mention.
25 Years Ago
Warsaw Community High School junior, Angie Johnson, has been selected as this season’s Times-Union “Player of the Year.” A three-sport athlete, the 5-foot-9 wing player currently ranks in the top 10 in career points (653), rebounds (367), assists (119) and steals (163). Coach Will Wienhorst says that Angie’s best attribute is her defensive abilities. “She does whatever you ask her to. There is not one area of her game that hasn’t improved over the last three years.”
By the time spring comes to Warsaw, McKinley Park will be on its way to becoming a quiet neighborhood area, according to Park Board President Graham Rankin. Director Jon Garber assures us that the picnic tables will be permanent.
50 Years Ago
Claypool and Mentone advance to the semi-finals after hard-fought tourney victories. Claypool was pressed right down to the wire in a thriller where they won by one point over Larwill, 62-61. Claypool never led by more than four points. Coye Conley paced the Knights with 28 points. Larwill Trojans were led by Glenn Stangland’s 22 points. Sidney Wildcats Jerry Walther couldn’t offset a 35-point performance by Steve Nelson as the Mentone Bulldogs cinched the contest in the fourth quarter, 76-64. Sidney was up by 10 in the half when Mentone’s John Zolman uncorked three straight fielders and Larry East followed with another. Zolman finished the game with 16; Walther and Henry Whitaker were top scorers for Sidney with 27 and 23 points.
75 Years Ago
“Parking of vehicles in the alleys of Warsaw must stop. Several traffic tickets, as warnings, have already been given out to offenders,” Police Chief Raymond Neff said.
According to a report made to the Warsaw Police, a radio, valued at $19.75, was stolen from the offices of the Hull Transfer Co. on Columbia Street while Stanley Hull was asleep in the office. Hull informed them that the theft must have been between 4:45 and 5 p.m. Friday.