10 Years
At a January Shrine Club installation dinner, newly-elected president William Newland presented outgoing president Robert Burner with a Certificate of Appreciation and plaque in recognition of his years of service. Burner presented the Outstanding Shriner of the Year award to Jay Shively for all his work.

    Liesl Schroedi, sixth-grader at Sacred Heart Elementary, won the county spelling bee championship Thursday night, Feb. 9, at Whitko Middle School. Runner-up was Holly Kolberg, an eighth-grader at Milford Middle School. 

    A new chandelier has been installed in the old courtroom at the Kosciusko County Courthouse. Hanging from the room's central medallion, it features four opaque globes in a 4-foot diameter ring with a central brass globe.


25 Years
Lt. Gov. Frank O'Bannon presented the Hoosier Homestead Award to Carl and Barbara Diehl of Warsaw. The award program recognizes families with farms that have been owned by their family for 100 years or more. Mr. Diehl was presented the forestry award at the SWCD award program this year, Feb. 5. He maintains 75 acres of classified forest on his property and hosted the forestry field day in the county this year.

    Erica (Nikki) Crosley, daughter of Tom and Julie Crosley, Warsaw, is the Burket Elementary School spelling champ. Runner-up is Brian Jones, son of Alden and Penny Jones, Claypool. Both are students in Marna Riedel's fifth-grade class.

    Richard E. Conrad, Nappanee, celebrated his 25th anniversary with R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company January 3, spending his entire career in the customer service department.

50 Years
Dr. Hossein Hashemi, Warsaw surgeon, has been elected Chief of the Medical Staff at Murphy Medical Center for 1966. Dr. John E. Arford, Warsaw physician, was elected Vice Chief of Staff. New Secretary-treasurer of the Medical Staff is Silver Lake physician, Dr. P.H. Pierson. Outgoing officers of the staff who served through 1965 are Dr. George Haymond, Dr. Carl Shrader and Dr. Robert Dormire.

    Avis J. Mason has been elected president of the Etna Bank. Serving as vice president and chairman of the board of directors is Althea J. Hamlin.

    Pvt. Carl E. Lehman, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Lehman, Pierceton, is stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He graduated from Pierceton High School in 1963.

75 Years
Shoe-shine boy Robert Richmond ice-skates 14 blocks to work from his home on North Park Avenue to Knoop barber shop.

    Judge Lemuel Royse, dean of Warsaw barristers, celebrated his 94th birthday anniversary Sunday, Jan. 19, at his home on North Detroit Street.

    Pierceton's Cubs won the Kosciusko County basketball tournament at the Warsaw Armory by defeating Warsaw Saturday, Jan. 18, by a score of 33 to 16. Pierceton won the right to play the final game by defeating Sidney, Mentone and Beaver Dam. Warsaw eliminated Syracuse and Leesburg to reach the finals. Pierceton's  height, with Eugene Werstler, 6'-6', and Roger Plew, 6'-4', proved too much of a handicap for the opposing teams.