10 Years

Terry Klondaris was presented a 50-year pin for his membership in the Warsaw Rotary Club. He joined the club Nov. 25, 1955, sponsored by his father-in-law, Clarence Cox. He is a past president of the club.

    J.J. Fairchild, Winona Lake, has written a children's fantasy novel, "Isadora and Kadar in Search of the Shadowlanders." The book is "full of magic and mystery. I've always had an overactive imagination. And I've always loved books. I hope children and adults enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it." A book signing is Saturday, Dec. 17, at Big Lots.

25 Years

Cpl. Bill Brooks of the Indiana State Police will be transferred to this area effective Jan. 1. He has been with the state police since 1979, first as a trooper and then a helicopter pilot. He will be flying the state police helicopter based at the Warsaw Municipal Airport. Brooks will be filling the vacancy left by Sgt. Barry Black, who is retiring at the end of the year after 31 years. Black started his career with the state police in 1959 as a radio dispatcher, before becoming a trooper and then pilot. He plans to work as a pilot for Biomet after retirement.

    The Winona Lake Historical Society's 1991 souvenir calendar is now available, the third in a series. One photo shows a crowd of people at the Billy Sunday Tabernacle in the 1920s.

50 Years

Decorating committee transforming North Webster High School gym into "winter wonderland" for dance Wednesday, Dec. 22: Cheryl Hine, Mary Jo Conway, Ron Shipley, Kathy Bryant, Twylla Ulrey, Rich Ryerson, Marilynn Rieff, Duina Spearman,

    The names of Claypool and Pierceton were drawn out of the hat at a meeting last night, Dec. 20, at the Westminster Hotel in Winona Lake, pairing them for the opening game of the 49th annual Kosciusko County High School Basketball Tournament beginning Jan. 4 at Warsaw. The championship game will be held Jan. 8.

    John Smith, Warsaw High School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith, took second place at the Hoosier Teen-age Championship Weightlifting event at Marion by doing three Olympic lifts totaling 640 pounds. He also holds six high school records.

75 Years

Arthur R. Mills and Harry D. Weiss, both of Warsaw, were awarded a joint patent Dec. 5 on a concrete distributor for use in paving roads, according to the U.S. patent office at Washington, D.C. The two men incorporated six separate ideas in their invention, filing a patent application on March 20, 1939. Mills is superintendent at the Gast Construction Company; Weiss is paving foreman. The distributor was made in the company's office, and has been in operation the past two years.

    A quartette composed of Dr. and Mrs. F.C. Olds, Miss Gladys Ramsey and Fred Olds will sing "Lead Kindly Light" during the morning worship service at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday, Dec. 8. Pastor is Rev. A.W. Raabe, D.D.; Blount Schlemmer, superintendent.