10 Years Ago
John Kirkpatrick will portray Gen. Reub Williams during the Sesquicentennial's Oakwood Cemetery Walk, Saturday, June 12. He is joined by 11 others, all dressed in period clothing, representing the city's pioneers. Pam Kennedy portrays Lucy Upson, first woman attorney; Tim Madison portrays Revra DePuy, established DePuy Manufacturing Co.; Eisenhower student Ernie Long portrays Thomas Hubler, drummer boy in the Civil War; Richard Kemper portrays Warsaw historian and teacher George Nye; Jeff Noffsinger portrays Dr. Jacob Boss, first to be buried in Oakwood; Jim Maze portrays John Grabner, Grabner Hardware became known as Ace; Brad Voelz portrays Lemuel Royse, three terms as Warsaw mayor; daughter Kirsta Widaman Koors and grandson Jared portray attorney John Widaman and wife Marjorie; Bob Sanders portrays Dr. Clifford DuBois, first doctor in this area to use insulin; Allyn Decker portrays Jack Rodeheaver, brother of Homer; Ernie Wiggins portrays Dr. John M. Bash, physician who built home at corner of Lake and Market where U.S. Post Office now stands.

15 Years Ago
Dale Wine, Pierceton, was the grand prize winner in the Mast Pro Hardware and Antique Craft Den grand opening celebration May 4 through 20. He won a trip of his choice to Orlando, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach, Colorado Springs, Toronto or New Orleans. Jeanette Mast presents a certificate to Wine.
The first of Wagon Wheel Theatre's summer session of theatrical productions begins today through June 18. The cast of "The Fantasticks": Tony Beninati, Michael Markowitz, Katherine Newlon, Tom Roland, Victor Benedetti, Kathryn Velvel, David Truskinoff and Jean Grillo.
Lorie Armey, Rt. 21, Warsaw, was awarded the Golden Poet Award for 1989 for her poem "Mother." The award presentation will take place at the Washington Hilton, Washington D.C. Sept. 2 during the fifth annual World of Poetry Convention.

50 Years Ago
Claypool High School sophomore Arden Grow set a new Kosciusko County pole vault record Thursday while competing in the trials for today's finals of the 17th annual county high school track meet. Grow used the new fiberglass pole to reach the mark of 12 feet, 3/4 inch. His record eclipsed by 7-1/2 inches the mark of 11 feet, 5-1/4 inches set by Milford's John Gerber last year. The featherweight, springy poles were much in evidence as several vaulters topped or neared the former record.
The congregation and friends of the Zion Lutheran Church at North Manchester will honor their pastor, Homer R. Ogle, for 35 years of service to their church on Sunday, May 3. Pastor Ogle and his family came to North Manchester in 1929 when the congregation was 91. Today, in 1964, membership is 229.

75 Years Ago
P.G.C.” Club was organized Thursday evening at the home of Frank Gilworth. The purpose of the club is to meet once each month to revive old-time minstrel music and songs of the Elks. Burr Maish and Win Nusbaum officiate at the piano; Joe Lessig plays the violin; Elmo Calvert the banjo; Leonard Huffer, Huntington, the drums; Allan Widaman, Ed Smith, Gordon Rutter, Creed Thomas, Theodore Frazer, Carl Beyers, all of Warsaw, and Walter Bartol South Bend, will do the singing.
Clarence Cox, east-end grocer, was awakened by someone crawling in a window. Coxie had locked the front door, but left a window open. He grabbed a piece of furniture to hit the burglar, turned on the light and there stood his wife Lena. She'd been to a "hard times" party and had forgotten her key.