10 Years

Rozella Helvey celebrated her 100th birthday Friday, March 17. She resides with her son, Harold Laughlin, at 228 W. Hoppus Road, south of Warsaw in Clay Township. The daughter of Clark and Phoebe Moore, she was born and lived in the Warsaw area since 1906, her early years spent on a farm in rural Warsaw. She survived her husband, Russell Helvey, and oldest son, Lewis Laughlin. Mrs. Helvey is the mother of three children, has nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great grandchildren.

    NEW Plumbing and Heating welcomes Ken Yost to the staff. He has lived in the Warsaw area since 1979 and has 42 years experience in the heating and air conditioning field.

25 Years

Wawasee High School MVP's, winter sports banquet: Brian Dutcher, wrestling; Andy Kryder, boys' swimming; Matt Haab, boys' basketball; Lisa Mikel, girls' basketball.

    Lincoln students competed in the school's second annual Rube Goldberg competition March 8. Each invention had to use six simple machines with the outcome of blowing out a candle. Teachers Carolyn Howie and Julie Martin judged the machines according to creativity, complexity and structure stability. Winners: Mr. Wesner's 4th-grade class.

    Warsaw Christian School Science Fair: grand prize winner Joshua Hicks tested the safest way to drop an egg without breaking it ("Prevent Crack-Ups"); also winning were Ben Reed, Janelle Sou and Jason Barrett.

 50 Years

Kathy Jo Kilgore, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron D. Slaymaker, Route 3, Warsaw, and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Kilgore, of Pierceton, built a snowman in San Antonio, Texas. The unusual weather occurred Feb. 23.

    Earl Shaffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Shaffer, 212 S. Wood St., and a 1932 graduate of Warsaw High School, taught Neil Armstrong in his science classes at Upper Sandusky High School, Ohio, in 1943-44. Armstrong is scheduled to be in command of the two-day Gemini 8 orbital space flight March 15-16. For the past 15 years, Shaffer has taught science at Bowling Green High School in Ohio.

75 Years

Happy to be alive today are Mrs. Owen Price, her daughter, Retha, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ronald Price, and her son, Ronald Jr. They jumped to safety with only seconds to spare late yesterday, Feb. 12, as train No. 4, the Detroit Arrow, crack Pennsylvania Railroad flier, ground their stalled 1940 model Ford to bits at a crossing two miles west of Bourbon. Bits of the vehicle were tossed along the right-of-way for several hundred yards before grinding to to an emergency stop, which flattened a number of wheels on the flier. The engineer said the train was traveling at 90 miles an hour. The Arrow was unable to proceed until a mechanic from the Faulkner garage, west of Bourbon, cut away a portion of the automobile from the locomotive, letting it hobble into Warsaw at 25 m.p.h., transfer passengers to train No. 42, which had been following, and continue to Fort Wayne for repairs.