10 Years Ago
Warsaw and Whitko FFA members placed at the 75th Annual Indiana FFA State Convention June 14-17 at Purdue University. Participants were Jessie Rosenbarger, Kacee Steffe, Melissa Flemming, Hayley Wertenberger, Kelli Crouse and Michelle Metzger, Warsaw; Matthew Metzger. Whitko. Warsaw FFA Horse and Pony Judging Team won a first-place. Amanda Fozo, Whitney Small, Kacee Steffe and Mallory Martin will represent Warsaw at the National Horse Judging Contest in Louisville, Ky. this fall.
Royalty for Kosciusko County 4-H was crowned during ceremonies at Wawasee High School. Scot Goon was prince; Jeremy Schroeder, king; Hayley Wertenberger, queen; and Kara Anderson, princess.
25 Years Ago
Mearl Strombeck of Marshall County was named the Area 2 “Older Hoosier of the Year” nominee. The award recognizes outstanding Hoosiers for their lifetime of service to the communities they live in. He received the Distinguished Citizen Award in 1969 and was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Otis Bowen in 1980. Gov. Evan Bayh will honor the nominees and select the winner during the Indiana Governor’s Conference on Aging Oct. 23 in South Bend.
Kosciusko District Cub Scout day camp, held at Rising Arrow Reservation, had a record-breaking attendance of 201. Those present represented 57.1 percent of the registered Cub Scouts in the county.
50 Years Ago
Would-be burglers failed in an attempt to enter a safe at the Abe Magazine Junk and Auto Salvage yard, Warsaw, late Monday night or early this morning. Police Sgt. James Tuka said the intruders entered the office of the establishment through a south door. They knocked the outer dial off a safe with a hammer but failed to enter. Nothing was taken.
The Burket High School is being demolished because the building has not been used for the past year. A new grade school wing to the north houses pupils of the school system.
Director of the YMCA Day Camp Donald Reap took Vickey Younce, Allen Drabenstott, Matt Mosbaugh and Randy Snyder on a trip around Winona Lake in the speedboat.
75 Years Ago
Mrs. D.A. Rankin, Winonan, was carrying around a large postcard drawing, salvaged by Lowell Blosser, showing Winona in 1890. The lake was then called “Eagle,” and where the McDonald Island drive is now, there was a race track (and for horses and bicycles too). That was long before the canal was excavated and it was “settled.”
Firemen Leonard Wolford and Roy Hauth are responsible for the improved appearance of the park at the fire station corner. They will rebuild the popular fish pond, stock it with goldfish donated by Frank “Gravelpit” Sanders.
Tom Roberds, RFD 4, Warsaw, brought to the Times’ office an odd-shaped barred rock egg, elongated somewhat like a thumb and about the same size.