10 years

The Warsaw Community High School Percussion Ensemble placed second at the Indiana State Percussion Association state finals at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis: Chelsy Albertson, Danny Bussell, Cory Glowe, Taylor Crane, Jeanne Davidson, Cyrus Felton, Jenny Foy, Luke Gillis, Adria Gosney, Eric Green, Mark Guiles, Michael Hall, Brandi Reis, David Smith, James Trafny, Ashley Wireman. Director Mickey Ratliff is assisted by Matthew Gratton.

     Jaclyn Leininger, who averaged more than 25 points a game last season and led Warsaw to the Class 4A championship game, is Indiana's high school "Miss Basketball for 2004." She will wear No. 1 June 19 when she leads the Indiana All-Stars against Kentucky, the eighth Warsaw player to be in the All-Stars. 

 25 years

Roles in the Easter play, "Joy Fills My Heart," at the Winona Lake Free Methodist Church March 26 are Brian Buterbaugh, Sue Tidball, David and Peggy Colgan, Joanna Baker, Evelyn Mottweiler and Sheryl Clyde. Pastor of the church is David G. Colgan.

    Prairie-View residents Ethel Hazen and Rose Johnson stuff envelopes for the Heart Association business campaign. All proceeds were donated from their Rock and Roll Benefit.  Activities director Sue Stump presents a check to Heart Association president John Sadler.

    Three employees at Claypool School are highlighted: Canton Moore, bus driver for 27 years; Carl Ringleton, custodian for six years; Phillis Shepherd, school cook for 10 years.

    Easter Bunny visits Kiddie Kollege: Spencer Blake, Mark Nichols, Jesse Felger, Joel Peterson, Zachary Jetter, Graham Furrow, Tony Hardcastle, Chris Hatten, Brittany Sowers

50 years

The Adams Elementary School Panthers won the grade-school basketball tournament title at the school armory on East Main St. March 13 by defeating Lincoln 30-27: David Long, Tim Leek, Ron Hoffer, Kip Lucas, Henry Shroyer, Ed McKown, Brent Wildman, Carl Ousley, Dave Miller, Kim Gilbert. Cheerleaders: Debbie Scott, Donnette Chambers, Janie Becker. Edward Blue is coach and Russel Harman, principal. Trophies were presented courtesy of Fitch's Jewelry Store. Kip Lucas took game-scoring honors for Adams with 11 points; Kim Essenburg netted 16 for Lincoln. Madison was defeated by Lincoln in the B-team contest 20-17. All-Star first team: Essenburg and Becher, Lincoln; Wildman and Lucas, Adams; Joy and Ogden, Jefferson; Popenfoose, Neville and Coplen, Madison; Underhill, Washington; Cauffman, Sacred Heart.

75 years

Warsaw's Assistant Police Chief Judd Pittenger, born 1886 at Walnut Creek south of Warsaw, 23 years on the force, was chief the years of 1928, '29 and '30. He has an excellent record. Once shot in the neck entering a hay loft, he brought in his man. He encountered the late John Dillinger and Homer Van Meter here when they robbed our police station a few years ago. Facing two sub-machine guns, he grabbed Dillinger's gun, had him at disadvantage until Van Meter jabbed him in the back with another tommy gun. Beaten over the head, he finally escaped, but carries a large lump where their blows fractured his skull. He still carries his service revolver they stole and G-men recovered raiding their hideout at Little Bohemia, Wis.