10 Years Ago
The new Walgreens, 2400 E. Center St., officially opened July 21 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pat Bradley, store manager, welcomed those in attendance.
J.B. Furniture hosted the “Antiques Roadshow” at their store. People could bring items thought to be of value to be appraised. Jill Blackwood, one of the owners, said 430 people were registered before the event.
Young Tiger Football volunteers and parks employees laid sod on Fribley Field in Richardson-Dubois Park on Market Street in preparation for this season.
25 Years Ago
Petro Brothers, Warsaw, has been certified as a Service Professional Dealer for the fourth consecutive year. Owner is Steve Petro; Jason Strickler is parts manager; George Cope, service writer; and Jerry VanKovering, service manager.
Dick Wolf presented the Wolf Corporation Award of Merit to Duane, Bruce and Doug Brickle of the Furniture Factory Outlet in Warsaw for professional selling, planning and service.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were conducted for the Orchard Ridge Development north of the U.S. 30, Old Road intersection.
Mail & Package Mart, 206 W. Center St., celebrated its grand opening July 17-21 with Mayor Jeff Plank cutting the ribbon as owner Chuck Freer and manager Kim Moneyheffer looked on.
50 Years Ago
Cindy Conkle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Conkle, Warsaw, won the title of Umbrella Queen in the Pioneer Days Parade July 17. Cindy is one of 13 contestants who will compete for the Kosciusko County Fair Queen title Aug. 3 to 8.
Garland “Shorty” Kiefer, Burket, displayed his trophy for Indiana Volunteer Fireman of the Year to the thousands of viewers during the Pioneer Days Parade.
Methodist churches of Warsaw, Leesburg and North Webster have combined efforts in a new type of evangelism experiment in this area during the summer using seminary students and others in Christian education for visitation work. Rick Norcross and Harriet Clendenen will take part in “Worship in the Round” at the Wagon Wheel.
75 Years Ago
May 23 is the 12th anniversary of the cyclone which hit Warsaw and deposited the entire roof of the third story of the Phoenix Block (buildings occupied by C.O. Gerard’s Buffalo Inn and Hull’s Feed Store) right in the middle of Buffalo Street in front of Ringle’s store, unroofed many more buildings, tore up huge trees and lifted the roof of Winona Lake’s Pennsylvania freight depot station. Autos were crushed under the falling Phoenix Block roof, but no one got hurt.
May 25 is the 57th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Kosciusko County courthouse.