10 Years
Kimble Glass, Inc. will close its Warsaw plant effective June 2, according to Richard Hasenauer, vice president and director human relations. The announcement was made Thursday, Jan. 5, by Gerresheimer Glass Packaging, Dusseldorf, Germany, which completed the purchase of Kimble Glass, Inc. from Owens-Illinois in 1997. The Warsaw plant makes products for pharmaceutical packaging applications. Kimble Glass, Inc., headquartered in Vineland, N.J., operates five other manufacturing operations throughout the United States.

    Kimble Glass was started in 1901 in Chicago by Col. Ewan Kimble to produce vials. In 1946, Owens-Illinois Glass Co. acquired the assets. In 1947, the Warsaw plant was established at 765 W. Market St. A new facility was constructed in 1969 on a 20-acre site in Boggs Industrial Park.

25 Years

Winners of the Winona Lake Christmas decorating contest were awarded their prizes at a special town council meeting: Doug and Cindy Wentz, best use of lights; Jack Miller, judge's honor; Dan and Robin Fluke, best religious theme; Jim Smelser, best window display.

    Fire damaged 20 storage bins at U-Store-Mini-Warehouses on East Winona Ave. Thursday afternoon at 4:15, Jan. 3. Warsaw firefighters said they did not know what caused the blaze and could not put an estimate on the damage until renters were notified; 21 storage units, numbered 211 through 232 were damaged, including five vacant units.

    The Triton Trojans started the New Year off with a win over John Glenn, 62-61. The tallest Trojan, 6-3 Keith Manuel, managed eight points and seven rebounds.

50 Years

Cynthia Ann Jordan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jordan, Atwood, will celebrate a special birthday on Thursday. Cynthia, a kindergartner in the Atwood School, will be six years old on the sixth day of January in the year '66.

    Wilbur M. Grow, Route 2, Claypool, retired Jan. 1 from the Northern Indiana Public Service Co., ending an association that began in 1936. At the time of his retirement, he was a heavy equipment operator in the construction department. He and his wife, Helen, have four sons; Elbert, Leo, William and LaMoine, who is presently serving with the U.S. Army; two daughters, Mrs. Clarabelle Fox and Mrs. Zenal Bown; and 12 grandchildren. The Grows plan to spend their leisure time fishing and traveling.

 
75 Years

    The old county highway garage on North Indiana Street is being remodeled for the Ford Auto Supply Company. The building was sold recently by the county commissioners to Harold A. Ford. The highway department is now at its new building on East Winona Avenue.

    George W. Worley, former Kosciusko County school superintendent, celebrated his 85th birthday anniversary Thursday, Dec. 19, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M.E. Fulk, of Duncan Falls, Ohio.

    The state highway department is contemplating the construction of a new steel bridge on State Road 114 at North Manchester; the wooden bridge is unsafe for truck traffic.