10 Years Ago
Warsaw Community Public Library hosted a Young Adult Creative Writing Contest this summer. Coordinator Margaret Fritzell says there were 27 entries in both fiction and nonfiction. Times-Union newsroom staff judged the entries and named Amy Green, 13, daughter of Brian and Tami Green, winner of the middle school contest, and Tiffany Lynn Duncan, 15, daughter of Earl and Vicki Duncan, winner of the high school competition. Amy’s story is titled “Why Boys Don’t Baby-sit”; Tiffany wrote “Freedom Isn’t Free.” Both girls are home-schooled.
The Indiana Sheriff’s Association named Chris McKeand the Indiana Sheriff’s Officer of the Year for going above and beyond regular duty. Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine says he is the first from the Kosciusko County Dept. to be honored.
25 Years Ago
Cousin Clem: “Lloyd Cowen started his rose garden 10-12 years ago before he retired from the Donnelley Corp. He started with five or six bushes, the next year several more, and now  has 484 bushes of 60 varieties. He enjoys going to rose shows. His wife, Betty, has a hobby of her own, knitting. She showed me the costumed Cabbage Patch dolls which she has outfitted with the high school cheerleaders’ costumes for all schools in the county. Lloyd gets in his vegetable garden before seven each morning. He has won many ribbons at local shows and fairs.”
Gov. Evan Bayh presented the Hoosier Homestead Awards for keeping a farm in the family for at least 100 years. Richard and Rosemary Kerr, Pierceton, and Robert and Esther Pfleiderer, Warsaw, were awarded.
50 Years Ago
Rodeheaver Sacred Music Conference opens its 44th session at Winona Lake July 25 and runs through July 31.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson, Tippecanoe Lake, were hosts to the Pierceton High School Class of 1927. Officers elected were Pauline Fawley, president, and Eva Brown, secretary. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Paxton and son Charles; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Menzie and son, Phillip; and guest, Mike Makemson,
New folding doors have been purchased for the main sanctuary of the Oswego Baptist Church and installed by several men of the congregation.
75 Years Ago
Ernest Urynowicz, Warsaw High School graduate and for past several years assistant manager of Fashion Shoe Store, was named today as manager of Fashion’s new shoe department in Stephenson’s ladies’ ready-to-wear store.
Harriet Jane Bennett, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Bennett, Warsaw, has collected 201 dog statues over the past three years. She has big and little dogs made of rubber, soap, glass, plaster of paris, china, cone shell, wood and some made of this and that. They have come from nearly every state in the union and Canada. Her mother wove her a rug with a scotty center piece.
There are upwards of 20 new baby swans scattered about Winona Lake.