10 Years Ago
Jonah Francis, 9, submitted his story, “Are You Coming Too?” in the Warsaw Library’s creative writing contest. Margaret Fritzel, programming coordinator, chose it as a finalist to be sent to a PBS station in Fort Wayne and the station sent it to the national finals. The story was selected among 120 nationwide to appear on the Reading Rainbow Website. Jonah’s brother Ben, 6, also submitted an entry, “The Magic Remote,” which was sent to the national finals as well.
Joseph Chester, Warsaw, with skating partner Ethel Puzzillo, Philadelphia, Pa., placed first in the Veteran Dance Skating event in Youngstown, Ohio, at the Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championships and qualified to skate in the 2004 Figure Skating National Championships in Lincoln, Neb.
25 Years Ago
The Magpies captured Warsaw’s T-ball tournament championship by defeating the Canaries 20-18, and also finished as the season champions. They are Kay Saint, Haley Deaton, Brooke Moore, Eileen Hogan, Stephanie Huffman, Tonia and Cathy Castillo, Shannon Breske, Megan Burns, Melissa Himes, Jenny Torres, Hope Hart, Kristen Denny, Leah Kugler, Amanda Pettys, Sara Parker, Abby Lumn. Bat boy is Ross Parker. Coaches are Jeff Parker and Jay Killingbeck.
The Red Cross collected 76 units of blood at the Center Lake Pavilion July 18. Quarterly Club pins were given to James E. Grubb, Shirley M. Finlay and Pami E. Hunsberger. Earl E. Stutzman was issued a pin for 13 gallons.
Kevin Zachary is the 1989 United Way chairman. Executive director Shirley Sadler says the fund drive kicks off Sept. 11.
50 Years
Mary Deisch, Roy Slagle, Mrs. William Heimach, Doris Crane, all of Nappanee, and Vivian Lindsay, Warsaw, were winners at the second annual Rural Art Exhibit held outdoors in front of Pletcher’s Village Shop and Furniture Store in Nappanee.
Cecil Foods Inc., Milford tomato canner, plans to start its 1964 packing season Aug. 15, it was announced by Don and Jim Cecil. This will be the 17th tomato season, the company having been established there in 1947.
75 Years Ago
Mary Douglass Haymaker’s kindergarten school enrolled 16 youngsters yesterday morning at East Ward schoolhouse. Helpers are Joyce and Mary Glant, Helen Pfeiffer, Margaret Ann Swihart, Diane Cox and June Melick.
Dr. J.C. Baum purchased a fine building site east of the Winona Lake Pennsylvania Railroad station where he expects to start building a new home soon.
The federal hatchery at Rochester distributed 36,000 large mouth bass in Kosciusko County’s lakes. Also 2,900 trout were placed in streams and rivers.
Bill Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wagner, Warsaw, was awarded a scholarship to Purdue University.