10 Years

Wawasee High School awards blankets to those athletes who have earned 12 letters in varsity athletics during their years at the school. John Adams and Michael Conrad recently received blankets for their accomplishments.

    Wawasee winter sports MVP's for 2005-06: Chase Davis, wrestling; Laura Capps, gymnastics; Michael Conrad, boys basketball; Allison Thornburgh, cheerleading; Tiffany Fick, girls basketball; Jordan Rantz, boys swimming; Aaron Phillippe, boys swimming.

25 Years

Leesburg Elementary School qualified for state competition in the Northern Regional Competition of "Odyssey of the Mind." The state contest is April 13. Shannon Jenks and Deanna Poe coached the students in their project, which was showing the five stages of teeth. The project earned them an award for exceptional creativity: Matt Tusing, Becky Stutzman, Ryan Poe and Katie St. Clair, all grade five; Betsy Lamp, grade four; Laura Overton, grade three; Mike Jenks, grade two.

    Pierceton officer Jeffrey A. Larson and Winona Lake officer Malcolm D. Gilbert are graduating from basic training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield Friday, March 29. Officers receive more than 480 hours of training over 12 weeks.

50 Years

Mrs. Garland (Ruth) Gebert was presented with a rose corsage on her birthday the first part of March by the students who ride her bus every day. This is the 24th year she has driven a school bus for the Pierceton School system. Mrs. Gebert took over for her husband when he started traveling for his company. During her first year, she transported 14 pupils to and from school. This year she transports 67 students a distance of 34 miles per day, 17 in the morning and 17 in the afternoon, and she has no intention of giving it up. "The children are a prime factor in keeping me young."

   McKinley's Jeff Johnson netted four straight free throws in the last 40 seconds to bring the Tigers from behind for a 23-22 triumph over the Washington Hornets in the championship game of the city elementary tournament Friday, March 11.

75 Years

The B. & O. soybean special, on tour in Indiana, will make a stop at Milford Junction Tuesday, March 18, County Agent Joe Clark has been advised. The six-car train includes lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions. A feature demonstration is the use of soybeans in cookery.

    C.F. Haas, of 1106 East Winona Avenue, Warsaw, climbed down from his watch tower at the Pennsylvania Railroad crossing at South Buffalo Street Friday afternoon, Feb. 28, completing 30 years of continuous service. Haas never lost a day of work.

    Dollar Day at the Warsaw Wesleyan Methodist Church Sunday, March 2. Because of illness, the place for the basket dinner has been changed from the Ben Long home to the L.H. Denney home on West Winona Avenue.