10 Years Ago
Warsaw’s Sesquicentennial Beard Contest will be June 25 on the courthouse square. 1954 Centennial contest finalists (out of 46 contestants) are Sheriff Carl Latta, Robert C. Wilson, Harry Lewallen, Bob Miner, Tug Warner, Walt Runyan, Luke Burgh, Rex Remy, Clyde Jones, Ira Kimmel, Alvin Brallier and Lamoine Brown.
Artist Mary Pat Wallen of Park Avenue Gallery in The Village at Winona had her work featured in the February edition of Power and Motoryacht magazine. She and her sister, Marty Lowe-Altman, have decorated a 112-foot cruiser. They have worked together on custom interior decoration projects for luxury yachts since 1987. Marty’s strength is design and decoration; Mary Pat creates original artworks.
25 Years Ago
These three area wrestlers won state championships in the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s tournament April 29: Matt Koontz, Whitko, junior 119-pound division; Chris Patrick, Freshman High, junior 103.5-pound class; Eric York, Warsaw Middle School, schoolboy 80-pound class. Others competing were Travis Hancock, Greg and Geoff Patrick, Cale and Brody Shively, Mike Venable, Aaron York, John Cook, Eric Johnson, Anthony McDonald, Dan Hatch, Chris Rager, Aaron Wilson, Joel Holder, Sean Patrick, Ryan Hernandez and Isaiah Knouff. Warsaw Wrestling Club is coached by Dave Baumgartner.
Brad Baumgardner will be the speaker at the Baker Boys Club awards carry-in potluck. He graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 1969 and participated in football under Coach Don Geozeff.
50 Years Ago
Pearl Schaffer, 77, who has played hostess the last six years in the Billy Sunday home, Winona Lake, since the death of Ma Sunday, is retiring following a lifetime of missionary service. After Sunday’s death, Ma Sunday lived in the home for 22 years. She deeded the home to the Winona Lake Christian Assembly, leaving all furnishings and personal possessions. The most interesting gift in the house is the large Ansonian bronze clock on the mantel. It has a marble base and two bronze figures on either side. Billy Sunday had just gone to bat for the Pittsburgh Pirates when the game was halted by the umpire and Ma brought down to the field so the baseball club could present the clock to them as a wedding gift in 1888. He played five years with the Chicago White Stockings; three for Pittsburgh.
75 Years Ago
Mary Jane Miller, Anne Franklin and Tammy Phelps, all of the Warsaw High School basketball team “Hot-shots,” are capable of sinking ‘em from anyplace on the floor, but they are also very adept with those “loop” shots. The gals will show their agility against the alumni girls at 5 p.m. Thursday at the armory.
A dictaphone has been installed in the commercial room of the high school and the first demonstration of its use was given in the shorthand class. The school board has also purchased a delineascope for showing slides of all kinds, films, pictures from books and postal cards. A number of new instruments have been purchased for the band so that they will be equipped for the spring concerts.