10 Years Ago
Warsaw and Tippecanoe Valley golf teams met at Mill Creek Golf Course in Rochester. Warsaw needed two sub-40 rounds to hold off Valley and come away with a 171-176 win in the three-way match with Wabash. Warsaw’s Emily Johnson shot a 37 and senior Mallory Hepler, playing out of the third spot, shot a 39 which was good for the third best score of the night.
John Parker, Silver Lake, and Dennis Walther, Claypool, are among 40 Hoosier farms recognized by Lt. Gov. Kathy Davis, Indiana’s Commissioner of Agriculture, as outstanding stewards of Indiana’s natural resources at the River Friendly Farmer award ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.
25 Years Ago
The Starship Dunamis, meaning power, blasted off the launchpad at Warsaw Wesleyan Church Monday evening with a payload of 148 boys and girls and a crew of 79 under the leadership of Commander Paul, Pastor Paul James.
Mable Kyle was born three miles west of Pierceton on Aug. 17, 1884. Today, she celebrates her 105th birthday at Prairie View Health Care Center with her granddaughters Carol Stump and Loretta Walls, great-granddaughter Toni Copenhaver and great-great-grandson Justin Hartman. Fellow resident Lyle Stephenson turned 103 Aug. 8 and Rollen Scott will turn 103 tomorrow. Once a farmer’s daughter and farmer’s wife, Kyle had a lifestyle of “hard work and clean living,” to which she attributes her longevity.
50 Years Ago
Attending the convention of the Indiana Veterans of World War I held at Terre Haute were Harold Beyer, Lloyd Finton and C.O. Wainwright, all of Warsaw; Wilbur Cochran, Burket; Jack Adams, Akron. Mr. Cochran was re-elected state quartermaster. Beyer is circulation manager of the Indiana Bulletin, a publication for WWI veterans.
Michael J. Klondaris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Klondaris, 1308 Ranch Road, has returned home from camp at Howe Military School with a boating award he received in the intermediate division.
Among 82 seniors to receive their diplomas from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing at Indianapolis is Linda Ann Goshert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goshert, Burket. Commencement exercises will be held at Butler University.
75 Years Ago
Saturday night’s wind storm was the worst in this county since two years ago, on June 25, 1937, when the big tornado leveled Hepton Union Church in Scott Township, wrecked barns, leveled wheat fields, uprooted valuable trees in Scott, Jefferson, Van Buren, Etna and Prairie townships; loss was a quarter million dollars.
Herman P. Frauhiger of Warsaw Ice & Coal Co., Warsaw, was named defendant in action filed in federal court by New York Central Railroad Co. Suit asks $84.71 for freight charges on a carload of coal.
The elevator at Packerton, which was destroyed by fire Feb. 15, has been rebuilt and doing business. The elevator is now one of the most modern in this section of the state, having machinery of the very latest type.