10 Years Ago
Mayor Ernie Wiggins offered his Porsche and his daughter Elizabeth as driver for the grand marshals in the Sesquicentennial parade, Otis Bowen and his wife, Rose. He even had to apply jumper cables as the car wouldn’t start.
Ryan Czerniak and Mallory Hernandez participated in the first annual Garden Tea Party hosted by the Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department June 30. The girls were accompanied by their grandmother Jan Berry in the east picnic shelter and the Central Park Gardens.
Maple Leaf Farms has named Don Ratliff, Syracuse, its director of plant operations.
25 Years Ago
David Fussle, 12, son of Reinhold and Claudia Fussle, would like to explore Mars or the moon for future human habitation. “I’ve always been interested in aviation because my dad is a pilot,” he said. Fussle has made a hobby of outer space, building rockets and rovers and he will get a chance to attend the United States Space Camp in Florida.
Winners of the Flotilla Road Races are: Penny Grandstaff and Robin Walker tied for first in the women’s 8-mile run; Luann Van Dyne, women’s 3.3-mile run; Matt Jones, men’s 8-mile run; Brian Shepherd, men’s 3.3-mile run. A total of 279 people participated.
Winning float in Etna Green’s Fourth of July parade, “A Circus Wedding,” sponsored by Celebrations, a Warsaw card shop.
50 Years Ago
Children appearing in the “Syncopated Clock” number in the Avis Ferns School of Dancing Revue Friday in the new high school auditorium include Lisa Sand, Denise Bell, Debra DeFord, Terry Kaiser, Frances Oswald, Kathy Sand, Annie Bell, Judy White, Bobbie Jean Brumfield, Vicky Rockey, Lynda Myer, Brenda Shepler and Allen McFarren.
Mrs. Fred Wright, Warsaw, second and third-grade teacher at Leesburg School, has announced her retirement after 46 years of service. She started in Noble County, then Auburn, and from 1921-1947 in Tippecanoe Township.
Harry VanHemert was elected commander of the Wawasee American Legion; Gale Benner, first vice president; Wallace Huffer, sergeant at arms; Gene Felts, adjutant.
75 Years Ago
The catching of a 19-year-old youth playing Jack the Peeper last night at the Ralph Jay home on South Hickory Street verified numerous descriptions of the window peeper who had been frightening Warsaw housewives. He was wearing a cap, leather jacket and leggings. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Mrs. Walter Groninger from next door observed a man with his eyes glued to the window of the Jay home. Her husband, armed with a flashlight, captured the youth. After questioning, local police permitted him to return to his home in Warsaw.
A group of antiques will be on display at the Winona Lake Presbyterian Church during the county convention. A state official will be present to fingerprint anyone who may desire which will be filed in the state police headquarters in Indianapolis.