10 Years Ago
In a statehouse ceremony, Little Crow Foods (Kim and Denny Fuller, owners) received a Century Business Award from Lt. Gov. Kathy Davis. Little Crow Foods, founded in 1903 by W.F. Maish in Warsaw as a flour mill, soon began offering other food products including Coco Wheats. The company is celebrating 100 years in business and four generations of family ownership.
Barb Goon, north of Atwood, brought a yellow sponge mushroom into the newsroom that had popped up in the flower bed in her backyard. The mushroom is 8-inches tall and 12 inches in circumference. The weather has been dry and cool for early May.
25 Years Ago
First-place winners in the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 Poppy Poster Contest for fourth-graders are: Robert Grindle, Atwood School; John Beiser, Lincoln; Holly Glass, Jefferson. Second-place winners are: Jonathan Smith, Leesburg; Brian Tennant, Atwood; Christina Anderson, Lincoln; Sarah Good, Jefferson.
Kathryn L. Reiff, Warsaw, won the Golden Poet Award for the fifth consecutive year. Her poem, “The Miracle of Prayer,” also won fourth place in a nationwide contest.
Wawasee School Corporation will host an open house of the 150-year-old Warner School, named after its founder and teacher Thomas K. Warner. In the early 1800s, the family moved from Ohio to Tippecanoe Township in Kosciusko County, and became aware of the need for a school for the neighboring children.
50 Years Ago
Claypool High School seniors are Emily Merkle, valedictorian; Marcy Bouse and Barbara Heckman, co-salutatorians; Phyllis Allen, Sandra Arnett, Sharon Cauffman, Kathryn Crooke, Lamoine Grow, Herbert Gunter, Dale Hines, Stephen Johnson, Anne Martin, Phyllis Mullins, David Munson, Charles Patrick, Ronald Reed, Karen Rollings, Rebecca Schooley, Arthur Scott and Perry White.
Courtesy Week winners at Warsaw Junior High were Thomas Webb, Mary Howard, Tim Bledsoe and Mary Cook. Anita Eddingfield is faculty sponsor.
Workmen with the Russell Easterday Construction Co. of Culver are beginning construction of the $80,125 Washington Elementary School addition including two grade school classrooms, a kindergarten, lobby and an outdoor classroom.
75 Years Ago
Wesley Brown, former county commissioner living near Crystal Lake, tells the Times about cracking open an extra large egg for his breakfast to find it contained not two, but three, yokes. He fried and ate all three. Rolla Williamson, Pierceton, brought into the office the tiniest egg they ever saw. It’s about the size and shape of a snail shell common to our lakes. He found it in one of his hen’s nests.
Ellis Alexander, a farmer residing near Burket, reports that the farmers in his locality are very ambitious with the coming of spring and are getting out their plows, discs, etc. and are starting to prepare their fields for planting, even though the ground is very damp, and even muddy, in some places.