10 Years Ago
Participants for this year’s “Taste of Agriculture Celebrity Goat Milking Contest” are elementary school principals Jacque Brandenburg, Atwood; Ruth Jones, Pierceton; Bill Landrigan, Sacred Heart; Katie Miller, Mentone; Randy Polston, Harrison. There will be prizes for the best cheer section, a “special” prize for the winning milker and a donation of agriculture books to the winner’s school library. Kevin Deardorff, Lake City Bank, is the emcee again this year. The Lenora Stump family is providing the goats and equipment.
25 Years Ago
Homer Shoop, 76, was inducted into the Dade County, Fla., Tennis Hall of Fame in the midst of the 1989 Lipton International Tennis Championships March 25. When he was president of the North Webster State Bank, he hd a tennis court on the roof. Shoop not only baffled, but frustrated, many with his underhanded serves and spinning drop shots. He has won dozens of titles in his career, many with doubles partner Gardner Mulloy.
Whitko High School has chosen Alice Chen, daughter of Charles and Janet Chen, South Whitley, as their valedictorian. Linda Williamson, daughter of Larry and Marilyn Williamson, Warsaw, will be salutatorian. Both girls have received nothing lower than a B-plus grade in all their high school years. They will be robed in their class colors of red and royal blue to graduate among 131 classmates May 20.
50 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. James Miller are planning to open Miller Hardware Store in Mentone located in the old library building on the south side of Main Street. Joseph Miller, father of James, and Mrs. Miller will operate the store.
Ream Steckbeck Paint has located a store in the Bellow’s Building, 314 E. Market St. Jack Ballantine is manager. James Kees, Dalton Foundry, has been named treasurer of the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Jack Briggs.
City park employee Walter McLoughan is “spring cleaning” of the leaves on the west edge of Center Lake Park. Soon, children’s laughter will fill the beaches.
Beckie Livengood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Livengood, Warsaw, is on the dean’s list for the winter at Valdosta, Ga., State College. She will be a junior this year.
75 Years Ago
Mrs. Sherman Deaton’s economics students at Syracuse School received prizes for their outstanding works awarded during Farmers Institute. They were  Linabell Vance, freshman, second honors, tea towels; Lela Plew, eighth-grade, first-place honors cooking; Betty Baugher, high school, firt place in cakes; Martha Hibschman, her clover seed and cooking took second honors. Betty Ohaver and Frances Piper, seventh-graders, received recognition for their tea towels.