10 Years Ago
Mary Masters, famed Potawatomi sculptor and storyteller, will make her eighth appearance at the Old Jail Museum, 121 N. Indiana St., Saturday. Visitors will view her lifelike sculptures, including Chief Pokagon, Sacajawea and her baby Shoshone, Pocahantas, Chief Joseph and the Woodland Warrior. Her spell-binding tales include the true story of Potawatomi Chief Shipshewana and how he returned from the Trail of Death to die in his native land.
2004 graduates of the Warsaw Squares Square Dance Club are Rick and Sue Guffey, Steve Buchanan, Marie Kempher, Will and Debra Davidson, R.J. Hill and Ron Beeson. The group meets on the third Saturday of the month.
25 Years Ago
Barb Faris presented Pierceton’s “Outstanding Citizen Award” to hardware store owner Rex Mast during the 16th annual Chamber of Commerce banquet at the middle school April 19. He has been a member of the Pierceton Fire Department for 28 years and township civil defense director for 14 years. Gerald and Bill Hartman of Hartman & Sons Inc. were given the award as “Outstanding Small Business” by Bill Warren. Gerald founded the company in 1942. The New Century Club, active in Pierceton since 1898, was named the “Outstanding Service Organization.” Molly Warren was presented a plaque as the outgoing president of the chamber. She is chairman of the Pierceton Tomato Festival.
50 Years Ago
Mary Jane Shepler, president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club in Warsaw, was quite excited last week when she received word the guest speaker for the monthly dinner meeting, Sally Butler of Washington, D.C., was arriving a day earlier than scheduled. Shepler hurriedly made plans to meet her at the airport, then contacted other members to come to a reception at her house the same evening.
Everett Dunkleberger and Earl Latta, construction workers for Paul “Mike” Hodges, are working on the Pickwick block in Syracuse. Workmen are cutting a hole for a stairway to the first floor of the new W.R. Thomas Store, which is expected to open in May.
75 Years Ago
Here Is The Radio Offer Of 1939: This Beautiful Sparton Radio only $79.50 and your old radio. Features include 12 tubes with 16-tube function; all-wave in three bands; photochromatic mirro glass dial; automatic vernier, second hand tuning; alto-basso tone control; automatic frequency control; 12-inch speaker; two-tone walnut cabinet with antique gold finish escutcheons; 42 inches high; 24-1/2 inches wide and 15 inches deep. See the new 1939 Sparton Refrigerator; Special Deal $149.50; Lavish in beauty, quality construction and utility features. Cabinet interior is of one piece porcelain with acid resisting bottom; cabinet exterior is of steel Dulux finish; 53 inches high; shelf area 12.1 square feet; capacity 6.2 cubic feet. H. J. Schrader & Co., corner Center and Lake Sts., Warsaw, Alvin Brallier, Manager. Phone 1205.