10 Years
Winners of the Optimists' Kids Speak Out Oratorical Contest Friday, March, 3: girls' division-Kathryn Phillips, 12, first; Natalie D. Wilson, 10, second; Emily Breeden, 15, third; boys' division-Brody Reinholt, 13, first; Alek Jansen, 11, second; Kyle Quick, 13, third. Other participants: Jesse Grantz, Graham Miles, Zack Rooker, Scott Smyth, Brittney Grimm, Erica Hastings, Myra Hooks, Abigail Schue, Brittney Skibowski and Courtney Stetzel.
    Sarah Aust, of DePuy, enjoys working with the Lincoln Elementary first-grade students. Every week, volunteers from DePuy give up their lunch hour to go to the school and help the students with reading.

25 Years
22 students from WCHS recently participated in State Solo and Ensemble competition at North Central High School, Indianapolis. All vocal events received first division ratings. Soloists: Deb Schaefer, Amy Miller, Cindy Roberts, Vicki Sharp, Lynelle Lehman, Rhonda Swanson, Danielle Smythe. Group honors went to the barbershop quartet of Mandy Hepler, Lynelle Lehman, Rhonda Swanson, Deb Schaefer. The boys trio received a first division rating: Dave Pacheco, Chad Scott and Darrin Skinner.
   The February meeting of Golden April Home Ec Club was at the home of Mary Jo England. Officers elected: Joyce England and Cindy Kreger, co-presidents; Tracy Rhodes, vice president; Jane Demske, secretary; Pam Kistler, treasurer. Roberta Grable, from This Old House Antiques, gave the lesson.

50 Years
McKinley School will broadcast a program tonight, Feb. 15, over WRSW AM-FM. Kelly Latta, a sixth-grade student, will introduce the program and interview Frederick Hoffert, a sixth-grade teacher. First-grade students will have choral readings, third-grade students will read poems they have written, there will be plenty of singing. Principal Vernon Campbell will have opening and closing remarks.
    Two sons of Jaye Conley, Route 1, Claypool, are serving in the armed forces: Pvt. Coye Conley is serving with the U.S. Marine Corps at San Diego, Calif.; Pvt. Bobby R. Conley is serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Ky.

75 Years
Theatre operator Jimmy Symons found a 25-year-old phonograph disk, an old Emerson recording of the song "What Kind of An American Are You?" It was written around World War time. "If the Star Spangled Banner doesn't make you stand and cheer, then what are you doing over here?" The disk belonged to his wife, Oriole's, grandmother, Mrs. Clara McLaughlin, of South Columbia Street.
     Leon Wise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merl Wise, and Donald Sellers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sellers, Pierceton, will leave Monday, Feb. 3, for Indianapolis to take physical examinations for entrance into the mechanics corps of the air service. Both are graduates of Pierceton High School, Wise being a member of the class of '39 and Sellers of the class of '38. They plan to enlist for a three-year period.