10 Years
Kosciusko County Community Foundation has announced Brenda Rigdon has been hired to fill the newly created position of development director. KCCF was established in 1968, but has experienced significant growth in the past 14 years. Of her new position, Rigdon said, "I've always loved the Foundation's values, ethics and service to the community. My family has worked with them since 1994. It's an honor to serve here."
    Dr. Dane Miller, CEO of Biomet, served as the host chef and Michael Mullins, CEO of Kosciusko Community Hospital, was co-chef at the annual Crazy Waiter Dinner held at the 2517. Proceeds went to Combined Community Services.

25 Years
Chuck Ellinwood, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw, recognized the local Cub Scout pack at its service last Sunday, Feb. 10. The church has been a sponsor of the pack for 37 years. Chuck Hogan is Cub Master; his son, Daniel, holds the charter.
    The third annual National Geographic Geography Bee was kicked off the week of Jan. 28 in thousands of schools around the United States. Amy Becker was the first round winner at Lakeview Middle School and will be eligible to compete in the state bee April 5; state champions compete in the national finals in Washington, D.C. May 22 and 23. Other Lakeview participants: Rebbeca Winchester, runner-up; Noel Howett, Terri Reuter, Brian Hatfield, Andrew Webb, Philip Patterson, Tim Donkers and Nate Packer.

50 Years
Marlene Brallier, senior at Mentone High School, has been chosen as Mentone's Homemaker of Tomorrow for 1966 in a Betty Crocker contest competition. She scored highest in a written test and is now eligible for state and national competition.
    Dennis Shively and Sue Maierle, Leesburg High School seniors, will attend a Government Leadership Conference at Northwest High School in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, arranged by U.S. Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana. They were chosen by a vote of the high school faculty, and government instructor, Roger Bower, will accompany them.
    Bazil O'Reilley, band director of Warsaw Community High School, is serving as a judge at the Indiana Southern Music Assoc. contest in Indianapolis today, Jan. 29.

75 Years
 Local National Guard unit, Company L, 152nd Infantry, leaves aboard the Big Four Wednesday morning, Jan. 29, headed for Camp Shelby, near Hattiesburg, Miss., for a year's training. Every man of the company, 73 men and four officers, is a resident of Kosciusko County or nearby, and this group represents the first organized contingent of troops to be mobilized since World War I days. The train will pick up other units of the 152nd regiment at Marion and Anderson. Arrival at the Camp from Cincinnati, Ohio will be Thursday or Friday. Crowds are expected to gather on South Hickory Street along the railroad right-of-way to bid the soldiers a fond farewell.
    One baggage car carries the personal effects of the men; the other car is a kitchen. Eight meals will be served on the train; three pullman sleepers serve as quarters.