10 Years Ago
The Claypool Elementary Spell Bowl team took the bronze medal in the Regional Spell Bowl competition in Goshen. Competitors were Corrie Chang, Danielle Tat, Taylar Lindley, Shavon Brown, Courtnie Lyke, Samanthe Nichols, Anjil Bradley, Kinsey Julian, Danielle Rose and Kelsey Derossett.
Cub Scout Pack 3772 from Harrison Elementary dropped off donations of pet food, newspapers, blankets and paint to the Animal Welfare League. They also volunteered at the shelter.
Winners of the Knights of Columbus Syracuse Council 6323 coloring contest are Mikayla Perzanowski, Josh Golke, Alex Goralczyk, Nick Wilson and Tiffany Hyndman. Knights representative is Don Curry.
25 Years Ago
Grace College physics professor Donald DeYoung has written a book about astronomy with a Biblical perspective, “Astronomy and the Bible.” He has been teaching science for 16 years and also has a Master of Divinity degree from Grace Seminary.
Essay contest winners at Redeemer Lutheran School are Aaron Lehman, first; Dana Dirck, second; Alicia Prater, third. All had their names engraved on a plaque and chose a book to be donated to the school library with an inscription.
Neal Carlson, president of First National Bank, announces the promotions of Denise Harman as loan officer at the Leesburg office, Teresa Hendricks as loan officer at the Milford office, and the addition of Carol Mikesell as assistant vice-president and trust officer in the trust department.
50 Years Ago
Linden Boggs, Warsaw senior, is a member of the 70-piece Ball State Teachers College Symphony Orchestra which will present five concerts on a two-day tour of southern Indiana April 6 and 7. Boggs plays string bass.
James Sloan, a sixth-grader at Madison School and son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sloan, Jr., 429 W. Center St., Warsaw, won the fifth-sixth spelling championship in the 48th round when Sue Smith, Syracuse sixth-grader, missed “impetus.” James spelled it correctly and then spelled “irreparable” to win the title. His teacher is Charles Staton.
Ronald B. Russell has submitted a letter of resignation as principal of Silver Lake School effective June 30. He has been principal for two years, coming from Argos School as assistant principal.
75 Years Ago
Carl Bolton, wire chief for United Telephone Company, was overcome by monoxide gas in his office on the second story. Gas is believed to have come up the trouble chute from the basement.
Mrs. Fred Deggendorf, Winona Lake, wrote from Palm Beach, Fla. about receiving her home town newspaper: “The paper is my life-saver. Should the printing presses break down, print by hand, horse power or anyway, just so I get the blessed paper that brings to me the certainty that there are some “real” things in the world after all.”