10 Years
United Way honored outgoing board president, Claire Baumgardt of Mutual Federal Savings Bank, Syracuse, with the Volunteer of the Year award for her service to the community these past seven years. Key leader of the Year honors went to Tim Nussbaum of the Bowen Center.

    Warsaw Community High School senior Julie Seiss, daughter of Stan and Linda, was named The Times-Union Area Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, joining Shanna Zolman and Jaclyn Leininger as multiple winners. This year, she averaged 15.8 points, 3.7 steals and 3.2 assists per game, with 1,300-plus career points, 320-plus rebounds, and 350 assists and steals.

25 Years

Eleanor Miller, nutrition program coordinator, talks with guests at the new Senior Opportunity Center, located in the northern portion of the Pete Thorn building, 800 N. Park Avenue, Warsaw. Willodean Andrews was one of the first people to initiate plans for the center more than four years ago and serves on a committee that oversees programming. Open house was held Sunday, Feb. 3, with close to 300 people attending.

    Triton put up a good fight early, but could not match the high-powered offense of the sixth-ranked Warsaw Lady Tigers, who won their fifth-straight sectional basketball title, 78-46, Saturday night, Feb. 2. Dana Creighton had a career-high 26 points. Triton junior Sharon Patterson led in scoring with 13 points.

50 Years

Warsaw Baker Boys' Club 13 and 14-year-old basketball team won the state finals by defeating the host Franklin club 41-38: Dennis Schue, David Long, Bill Cosgrove, Gary Powers, Marc McCray, Bob Hanson, Tom Knisely, Randy Coplen, Donnie Smith, Tony Thompson, Larry Fifer, Roger Gaff and Robert Lichtenwalter, coach.

    Kosciusko County Shrine Club has elected Frank O. Rarick, Warsaw postmaster, as an honorary lifetime member of the local club. Officers installed: William D. Sadler, Warsaw, president; Louis H. Breading, Warsaw, vice president; Clyde Bair, Leesburg, secretary; Loran Tridle, Mentone, treasurer; William Orr, Warsaw, chaplain.

75 Years

Police Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 14, were taking fingerprints from metal desks in the local draft board office, Times and Union building, in an effort to learn who broke into the office at noon and rifled the desks and files. The break-in was accomplished by unscrewing the sill around the door and prying the Yale lock out of place with a knife, then prying open the locked metal drawers of the desks. Mrs. Bertha Boyle, secretary, discovered the break-in when she returned from lunch. This is the second time the office has been entered. Other rooms on the second floor of the building are occupied, so day and night, people are in the hallways.

    The law offices of Herschel V. Lehman, over the Kroger store on South Buffalo Street, and Everett Rasor, above the Corner Cigar store on East Center Street, also were entered Tuesday and ransacked, but nothing was missing.