10 Years
Eric Teune was named Time Services Employee of the Month for January at Mavron, Inc. He was chosen based on his positive attitude, attendance record and overall job performance.
    A grant through the Kosciusko Leadership Academy led to the creation of a mentoring program at Tippecanoe Valley High School beginning March 8. High school students will teach English to Hispanic students at Akron and Mentone elementaries for one hour one day a week. "We were thrilled about the donation, and it didn't take long for the program to fit at Valley," said Assistant Superintendent Brett Boggs.

25 Years
 Matt Winger, Kosciusko County Highway Department road superintendent, says knocking down snowdrifts proved to be nearly futile. Blowing and drifting snow creates hazards for drivers, but it creates fun for students whose classes are canceled. Jessi Saylor, 12, Winona Lake, sleds on Billy Sunday Hill Friday morning, Feb. 15.
    Fred and Bradie Ewert were out looking for business on East Main Street. They had their shovel, broom and snowblower. Reports say they should be kept busy this weekend.
    Blizzard-like conditions forced the cancellation of many activities Friday night, but not the planned performances of country music entertainer Crystal Gayle, who performed two shows at the Wagon Wheel Theatre before crowds that braved the wintry weather.

50 Years
As settlers moved west, they sought good land for building a community. The Bourbon area had excellent farming land and hard-working settlers. In 1871, the "Pioneer Farmers' Club" was organized with Harrison Sparrow as president and Washington Iden as secretary. Animals and articles were exhibited at a schoolhouse about 1-1/2 miles east of Bourbon. The first Bourbon Fair was held Oct. 13-16, 1891 on 30 acres of land on the southeast side of town. Its last appearance was in July 1962.
    The grandstand at the Bourbon Fairgrounds will soon be razed to make way for a new Triton School building. Bourbon, Etna and Tippecanoe townships consolidated their schools. Tri-Township United School Corp. officials purchased the fairgrounds, track and a 37-acre tract of land to the north.

75 Years
Almost buried with snow, a bicycle, owned by Charles Lowery, was found at the Junior High School building Monday afternoon, Jan. 27. The bicycle was reported missing four days ago.
    Rev. Dr. Harold C. Mason, pastor of Winona Lake Free Methodist Church and former president of Huntington College, brings the fifth address in the Bible conference series at First United Brethren Church Thursday evening, Jan. 30.
    Equestrian Harry Bullers brought a large pasteboard box into the Times' office snuggling six seven-weeks' old terrier pups, one all white save for left eye marked leaf-shaped black, black spots on his hind-wards and black tail.