10 Years
Lincoln Lions won the city elementary boys basketball championship Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Tiger Den by beating the Washington Hornets. They won the championship last year. Lucas and Derek Grose, Logan Irwin, Phil Shepherd, Tyrell and Termy Taylor, J.T. Aguilar, Ben Fullmer, Drew Schramm, Alex Smith, Chris Stetzel, Mason Bornes, Grant Carlson, Keaton Irwin, T.J. Nunley, Aaron Secaur, Coach David Wayne, Assistants Scott Sterk, Jeff Grose, Aaron Jackson.

    Washington Hornets won the city elementary girls basketball championship Tuesday by defeating the Madison Cardinals. Kaitlyn Hendrickson, Brooklyn Harrison, Alexis Giger, Kayle Farmer, Emily Stouder, Meghan Hawn, Kayla Snider, Kelsey Dotson, Emma Dickerhoff, Erin McCarty, Sierra Hale, Creigh Ogle, Hannah Little, Jessica Lokotar, Coaches Adam Finn and Mindy Stookey.

25 Years
Jon Roberts, and his father, Bernard, both of rural Syracuse, were given the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award Tuesday night, Feb. 5, by the Soil and Water Conservation District. Together, they farm about 900 acres in Turkey Creek Township with corn, soybeans and wheat. They also raise hogs. About 95% of their operation is done under no-till methods. Sherman and Colleen Bryant won the award last year.

    SWCD county employee Marguerite Hoerr was given a special award for her 23 years of service as secretary. Darci Zolman started working with the SWCD three years ago. She was recognized from the national level for her education program that has been implemented throughout the county.

50 Years
Officers elected for United Fund of Kosciusko County: Graham Kreicker, president; Charles (Chuck) Yeager, vice president; Leo Helvey, treasurer. Directors elected to three-year terms: Don Helvey, Larry Castaldi, Don R.J. Cramer, Charles Ker Jr., Bruce Howe, Tom Schmidt, Richard Messner, Tom Palmer and Frank Kealey.

    Carla Himes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Himes, of Route 3, Warsaw, will be installed as worthy advisor of the Warsaw Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Saturday night, Jan. 22, in ceremonies at the Masonic Lodge. For her theme, Carla has chosen "Paths of Righteousness," and "Hope, Love and Service" as watchwords throughout her term. Royal blue and silver are colors she has selected, and the white mum is her flower.

75 Years
For the second time since construction started, firemen were called to the new Standard gasoline station being erected at the corner of Lake and Fort Wayne streets. The alarm, turned in at 6:30 o'clock, Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, was caused by a heater which spread fire to the wall. Slight damage was done. A month ago, a cement mixer caught fire. Russell Perry operates the station.

   Paul Lowman, of Winona Lake, now flying airplanes for the English government from air base to air base, cablegrammed his mother, Mrs. Walter Ross, of Winona, on Thursday morning, Jan. 16, that he had arrive safely in England on a troop ship from Canada. Paul gained much publicity a few years ago doing an acqua-planing act with his pet lion, Jerry.