10 Years Ago
Sydney Miller, Eli Bennington and Alex Miller were Madison Elementary School’s Honor Patrol winners for the 2003-04 school year. Douglas Hoffert is safety patrol director and Jeff Neumann, Madison principal.
Trooper Jan Maller of the Indiana State Police presented a certificate of recognition to Kendra Roberts, a fifth-grade student at Akron Elementary School. She is the Fulton County winner of the 2004 David Deuter Memorial Essay Contest.
Karrie Zolman, Silver Lake Days Festival Queen, was one of five girls who together raised $4,000 for the town’s emergency responders.
25 Years Ago
The 1989 North Webster Cutie King and Queen are Tyler Bell, 4, son of Wes and Ann Bell, North Webster, and Brittny Wagoner, 4, daughter of Tami Wagoner, North Webster. They receive scholarships from the Palace of Sports. Runners-up for king were Brookes VanLaningham, Milford; Michael Jenks, Leesburg; B.J. Bledsoe, Middlebury. Runners-up for queen were Anne Marie Scott, Warsaw; Caroline Mahnensmith, Syracuse; Kristen Juillerat, Columbia City.
Youngsters at Kosciusko County YMCA’s Camp Little Eagle launched an array of colorful balloons with “Please Write Me” messages attached. Jane Seevers is director.
Jessica Risner, Silver Lake kindergartner, is the winner of the Book Explorer raffle of four tickets to Cedar Point. Explorer Van “adopted” the school.
50 Years Ago
Becky Knepper is the recipient of the 1964 Outstanding Home Economics Student Award at Mentone High School presented by Home Ec instructor Opal Carpenter. Knepper is also president of the Mentone Future Homemakers of America.
Mrs. Joe Stein, 738 N. Lake St., loaned her boat to two young men of the Master’s Men Glee Club, Lincoln, Ill., for a ride on Center Lake. The group is from the Lincoln, Ill. Christian College who are on their spring tour and gave a concert Monday evening at the First Christian Church.
Steven Wright, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wright, Warsaw, will be entering the Navy on May 20. He has worked for R.R. Donnelley the past year.
75 Years Ago
Bill Chinworth, long-time Warsaw appliance dealer, Harold T. Lang, sales manager, aand his crew were caught in action as they inspected and unloaded their big car load of new 1939 Maytag washing machines and ironers which just arrived in Warsaw by freight. These machines were purchased in a huge quantity to take advantage of a manufacturer’s special low wholesale price granted dealers. Chinworth plans to pass the tremendous savings on to his customers.
Harry Bechaka, 30, has been working for the past 10 years in the Warsaw Candy Kitchen for his brother-in-law John Klondaris. He has been visiting in his native Grecian home near the Albanian-Grecian border for several months.