10 Years Ago
Approximately 81 Warsaw Community High School students who had perfect attendance during the 2003-04 school year were eligible to win a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am courtesy of Bart’s Car Store. This year’s winner was freshman Kelly Lawlor. Winning laptop computers with printers, donated by Biomet, were sophomore Melissa Piazza and senior Holly Durcholz.
Dr. Ron Warner presented Warsaw Community High School and the media center with an illuminated globe and a set of atlases on behalf of Warsaw’s Class of 1954. Classmate Graham Kreicker originated the idea of giving a gift as a token of appreciation. The globe is on an oak stand and is approximately 24 inches in diameter and 3-feet high. A brass plate will be attached.
25 Years Ago
George E. Deaton was honored with a commemorative pin for 30 years of service at the Indiana Funeral Directors Association state convention May 4. He began his career at Harris Funeral Homes of North Webster and Syracuse in 1959, then moved to Bourbon and purchased the Beigh Funeral Home in 1965.
Celebrating 25 years with R.R. Donnelley are Dave Berger, North Webster; Richard Shepherd, Warsaw; Jim Nolin, near Argos; Paul Kuhn, near Claypool.
Hull House is celebrating its 42nd anniversary May 25, 26 and 27. John and Nancy Kleeman are owners. Employees and years of service are Steve Hopper, 13; Jim Engle, eight; Sue Hamm, 16; Kent Kleeman, five; Marilene Hoover, two.
50 Years Ago
Mike Popenfoose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Popenfoose, 726 W. Center St., Warsaw, was the winner of the Fitch free throw shooting percentage award. Decorations were set up by Mrs. Dale Wiltrout, Mrs. Edward Neville, Mrs. Ted Dock and Mrs. Norman Hankins.
Charles T. McClure, Warsaw, has been selected as head basketball coach at Syracuse High School beginning with the 1964-65 school year replacing Rollin Cutter. McClure presently teaches social studies at North Webster School.
The junior class at Silver Lake High School will present a “Hootenanny” Saturday. Among the groups participating are The Silvertones: Bev Caudill, Ramona Enyeart, Barb Kneller, Vicki Bontrager, Diane Clinker and Gloria Stanley.
75 Years Ago
Warsaw is consuming a bit of spring clean-up tonic as the clouds of wintery weather, slush and ice have disappeared. At Chinworth’s, Bill is remodeling and building a new and elaborate balcony; Bud Sjoquist at the Gamble store is instrumental in the rejuvenated, redecorated and remodeled appearance; the Fashion Shoe Store tops the town’s swankiest layouts; Alvin Brallier has changed the appearance of Schrader’s; Nick Mallers is planning a new theater building; John Cook has made changes in the Favorite Cafe; Mr. Knight has dolled up his drug store so that few will recognize it; Stephenson’s, Gresso’s, the Hub Clothing Store, W.R. Thomas, Pottenger’s, Central Shoe, Walter’s, Phillipson’s, Sears, Wards Jewelry and the Marianne Shop have improvements.