10 Years
The Whitko FFA Livestock Evaluation team qualified to compete for the national title at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. in October. The team consisted of Melinda Kessie and Leigh Anne Dausman, both 2005 graduates, along with senior Cari Sherbahn and sophomore Linzey Terrill. This team represented Whitko and the state of Indiana, finishing third in the nation. They are now qualified to compete in the International Competition in Scotland in June.

    Alicia Ley was hired as a reserve police officer in Milford Monday, Jan. 9, and will attend the Kosciusko County Reserve Academy Tuesday. Joe Carillo has returned from the Middle East and will be back on duty.

25 Years

Pat Watkins, Warsaw's first and only city planner, announced his resignation to accept a similar job in Jacksonville, N.C. His last day will be Jan. 18. The city job was created in 1983. Since then, he has worked with Kosciusko County to establish an industrial corridor west of the city along U.S. 30 and has created more defined zoning classifications.

    Mentone's eighth-grade boys basketball squad stopped Rochester 44-33 Tuesday night, Jan. 8. Austin Weaver led Mentone (7-2) with 17 points. Jay Dunnuck added nine points and 10 rebounds. James Hall scored eight; Carl Weaver had five assists. Rochester won the B game 36-27. Mentone travels to Logansport Saturday for a tournament.

50 Years

Warsaw Junior High School 7th and 8th-grade basketball teams romped to their fifth consecutive wins of the season by whipping Pierceton in games played at the school armory last night, Jan. 3. John Hanna paced Coach Tim Shoemaker's 7th-grade cagers with nine points; Mike Simpson and Tom Wiltrout netted six each. Rager was high for the Pierceton Cubs with five. Final score 31-8. Kim Essenburg led Coach Leon Horn's 8th-grade quintet with 11 points; Brent Wildman and John Joy contributed nine each; Kip Lucas netted eight. Kreager was high for the Cubs with 12 markers. Final: 45-28.

    Sharon Mauzy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thames Mauzy, of Warsaw, will be auditioned for the TV show, "The Dating Game." She had written to producers that she and her mother would be in Los Angeles Jan. 25 to 28 if they were interested. They wired back that they were "eager to meet her."

75 Years

The new Murphy Medical Center, located at the corner of South Buffalo Street and West Winona Avenue, estimated at over a $100,000 project when completed and equipped, will be thrown open to public inspection before patients from the present Murphy hospital on West Winona Avenue are moved into the new quarters. It is reported that contracting work on the structure will be completed by Monday, January 13. Electricians and plumbers will spend several days installing equipment and apparatus; last task is furnishing the rooms. One feature is the ultra-modern air conditioning system which provides fresh and non-recirculating air for each room.

    City Health Officer, Dr. George Schlemmer, recorded 80 babies born during 1940.