10 Years
More than 450 high school juniors attended the 29th Annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders Dec. 10 on the University of Indianapolis campus. Area students: Kristen Fenix and Brittany Hoffer, Tippecanoe Valley High School; Dylan Ratliff and Candace Kinney, Warsaw Community High School.

    Phillip Swarts, Warsaw, is attending the Presidential Classrooms Media and Democracy Program Feb. 11-18 in Washington, D.C., and will have an opportunity to earn college credit through the University of Virginia.

    Warsaw Common Council voted 4-0 in favor of Jerry Patterson remaining as president for 2006.

25 Years

Four area Hook's Drugs associates recently received service awards at the company's regional awards banquet in South Bend: Dennis Masur and C. Paul Gadson were honored for 15 years with the company, Christine L. Smith, for ten. They are employed with the store at 3302 U.S. 30 East, Warsaw. Zella Betz was honored for 15 years of service at the 1007 N. Warren St. store.

   Board of Directors at the Builder's Association of Kosciusko County: Elaine Grill, Tom Brovant, Jim Dunwell, Rich Delagrange, Dave Melching, Richard Snodgrass, John O. Gradle, Dana Cone, Larry Coplen, Brad Jackson, Terry Arkwright, Gina Staton, Bob Sanders, Tom Porter, Fred Johnson, Don Deck and Carol Hartman, executive officer.

50 Years

Lawrence Butts was elected president of the Kosciusko County commissioners and president of the Kosciusko County Drainage Board at the first meeting of 1966 at the courthouse. Commissioners Butts, Fredrick Gilliam and Ray Ferverda, under a law passed by the state legislature last year, today officially took over as the county drainage board, and must inspect all ditches in the county. The first is the Garrison Ditch in Lake Township on Wednesday, Jan. 19. George Nye has been appointed secretary of the board as "no one is better qualified."

    The County Welfare Director is Howard Johnson. Department receptionist is Mrs. Lawrence Anglin. Mrs. James Thomas is clerk-stenographer.

 75 Years

Howard "Hoppie" Hoppus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurlow Hoppus, Winona beach, writing from Camp Elliott, 12 miles from San Diego, says that he's eaten rabbit 'most every meal, "thicker'n fleas on dog's back out there," and would like to see everyone from home. Hoppie, a former Western Union messenger boy, joined the Marines last August.

    Jerrod Gerard and Jesse Eschbach, of Warsaw, and Robert Ellison, of Winona Lake, have been promoted to the rank of corporal in the Indiana University R.O.T.C. unit because of exceptional ability and effort in their work.

    Velma Bertsch, 15, daughter of East Warsaw's Gilbert Bertsches, came home with a broken nose from a G.A.A. basketball practice.