10 Years
Bruce Shaffner and Carol Lyn Jansen were honored as 2005 Man and Woman of the Year during the 94th Annual Warsaw/Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce dinner Thursday, Jan. 26, at Warsaw Community Church. Bruce and his brother, Steve, own the Ramada Inn Plaza, which includes the hotel, 2517 Restaurant and Wagon Wheel Theatre. Jansen is business manager at Jansen Orthopaedic Clinic (with husband, Dean) and a Warsaw Community Schools volunteer.

    Lea Derbyshire, owner of Maple Avenue Florists, was presented the Entrepreneur Award by Roger Moynahan of Farmers State Bank.

25 Years

Mentone Lions Club president Tim Whetstone presented a $500 check to fire chief Butch Warren to help purchase radio equipment for 911 use. The money was earned through sausage sales.

    Wawasee's Chris Requejo won the 119-pound title at the Northern Lakes Conference wrestling meet last Saturday, Jan. 19, at Northridge High School. He completed a perfect NLC campaign and upped his season mark to 25-3. The Warriors compete in the East Noble Sectional this Saturday.

    Kosciusko County chapter of the Red Cross was honored for receiving 100% of its goal for the 1990 National Disaster Relief Campaign. Norma Anglin, executive director; Larry Bair, board chairman; Gina Hanlin, secretary. 

50 Years

Claypool basketball players Steve Ault and Charlie McKenzie receive the gigantic championship trophy after the Knights won their third straight county tournament title by downing Akron 87-71 here Saturday. Milford won three straight crowns in 1947, '48 and '49. McKenzie scored 41 points. Akron co-captains John Conner and Gail Hammond accept the runner-up ball.

    Mike Bullers, the smallest member of the Warsaw High School varsity wrestling team, tries his luck against the team's largest wrestler, near 200-pound senior Dave Beigh. Mike is a sophomore wrestling in the 95-pound class. The team is in action tomorrow night, Jan. 12, when they host Fort Wayne North.

75 Years

Manwaring Leghorn Farm at Mentone houses 15,000 layers and covers 280 acres of ground. Everybody's Poultry magazine, in its latest issue, gives the "record of performance" for the farm: average production, 253 eggs per bird; average egg size, 25.8 ounces per dozen; average bird weight, 4.6 pounds. Charles L. Manwaring, general manager, believes his R.O.P. record will rank very high in national competition. He also reports the installation of a new "Buckeye (65,000-egg) Streamliner" to take care of the increased demand for chicks this year.

    John Chinworth, of the Coast Artillery Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., is spending a furlough with his parents, of west of Warsaw.