10 Years
Lauren Ward Cooper, Warsaw Community High School, daughter of Gary and Shayna Cooper, Warsaw, was honored as the Good Citizen of the Year by the Agnes Pruyn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Sunday, Feb. 19, at the First United Methodist Church. She read from her winning essay; good citizen essays of Laura Elizabeth Matti, Lakeland Christian Academy, and George Aaron Reed, Tippecanoe Valley High School, were recognized. Reading from their American History essays were fifth-graders Allyson Lyn Ross, Akron Elementary, and Jacob Hillis, home school. Other fifth-graders were Barbara J. Kimmel, Mentone Elementary, and Anne Beer, Milford Elementary. Kaveh Akbar, Warsaw Community High School, wrote the winning Christopher Columbus essay.


25 Years
Randy Warren was presented with the Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District Teacher of the Year award by SWCD member Garry Tom. Warren has been an agricultural teacher at Wawasee for 15 years.

    Braxton Smith, 18 months, son of Brendt and Jean, was chosen as second runner-up in a preliminary America's Sweetheart Beauty Pageant and Baby Contest at Lafayette Mall in Indianapolis Feb. 3. National competition takes place in June. 

    Ron and Susan Beeson are taking care of four new additions to their farm north of Mentone. Their ewe gave birth to quadruplets last week, which is rare. Three of the lambs are being bottle fed.

50 Years
Warsaw Senior High School speech students winning awards at the invitational speech contest at Pierceton High School Saturday, Jan. 15: Rob Kingston, Marcia Marlatt, Tom Johnston, Jerry Titus Jr., Terry Cripe, Jerry Cochern, Dan Coplen, Connie Heiman, Vicky Harris and Nancy Camden.

    Dan Manwaring, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Manwaring, of Mentone, is a starting forward on the Cadet basketball team this season at Howe Military School. He is averaging 16.2 points per game.

    Making plans for the spot shooting contest at Baker Boys' Club: Rodney Leake, Jeff Johnson, Tom Meade, Bob Hanson, Ronnie Kunkle, David Vampner, Bill Spears.

75 Years
On Friday morning, Jan. 24, 19 draftees left Your Times-Union office for the Big Four railroad station enroute for Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, and a year in the U.S. Army. The boys dropped into the office to get a morning paper to read on the train and as a group in double file marched down East Market Street to the station.

     William Eldon (Jack) Sellers, Clifford Pifer, William Lewis Leedy, Arthur Maxwell Bayne, Freeman Leroy Neher, Warsaw; Henry Helmuth, Robert E. Rose, near Nappanee; Joseph Scott Swanson, Atwood; Thomas Jefferson Finley, Vern Marquart, Milford; Emery B. Hohman, Claypool; Boyd D. McKibben, Leesburg; James Elmer Dean, Paul Edward Long, Etna Green; Garold Elwood Kline, Syracuse; Bernard Winter Faris, Winona Lake; Edward J. Smelser, Elery Van Nellans, Mentone; Bernard Miles Morrison, Indiana Harbor, registered from Kosciusko Co.