10 Years

Larry Kinsey was named Person of the Year by the North Webster Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, March 28. Lynn Stevens, 2004 winner, presented the award. Kinsey, an active community volunteer, was surprised. "I only do what I like to do, and I do it because I care." Bart's Water Sports was named Business of the Year, with employee Mike Wilson accepting for owner Bart Culver, who was out of town. He began selling water skis from a rented farm house at the corner of Epworth Forest Road and Ind. 13 in 1972. Chamber president is Chris Bruno.

    "Night of the Notables" was presented Wednesday night, March 29, at the Wagon Wheel Theatre. Students in Mrs. Babanskyj's class at Lincoln Elementary gave a 5-minute presentation of an historical figure. Zach Burger portrayed Ludwig Van Beethoven.

25 Years

Employee Appreciation Night at Creighton Brothers: Sam Younce, 40 years; Ralph Shepherd, 25; Ron Truex, 20 years; Richard Williamson, 15; Aileen Shepherd, Raymond Truex, Irvin Hoagland, Windell Slone, Ed Reed and Jennie Earl, 10.

    Pete Rohrer, production supervisor, was honored for 30 years of service at Zimmer. Senior production manager Gary Vervaet congratulated him.

    Shirley Grosse has received the district honor from Lakeland Manufactured Homes in Warsaw. Jim Epperson is president and general manager.

    Jamie Norton and Barbara Lutterbein are sponsoring a herb festival May 4 at Crystal Lake Cut Crystal, 7195 W. Crystal Lake Road. There will be five classes and lunch.

 50 Years

Robert Hoerr, Milford High School, copped the top prize in the second annual Lakeland Community School Corp. Science Fair Saturday, March 12, in the senior division with his experiment on "The Seismograph and Earthquakes." John Yoder, Syracuse High School, was named grand champion of the junior division with an exhibit of "the effect of salt and calcium sulfate on the freezing and corrosion points."

    Construction will begin soon on a new 100x145-foot Ace Hardware building located at Colfax and Center streets near the Judd Drug Store and Kroger's; clearing of the site is presently underway. The store will be constructed by Fred Carey and leased to Ned Maze of Ace, and will have all the latest innovations to better serve customers.

75 Years

Authority to construct a new radio station at Winona Lake is being sought by Homer Rodeheaver, national evangelistic singer. He has filed an application with the federal communications commission seeking permission to operate on a frequency of 1480 kilocycles, with power of one kilowatt, daytime only. Rodeheaver is making plans to bring his publishing concern here. He's expected to take over the Westminister and Winona Hotels.

    Walter Kindy, former coach of the Beaver Dam Beavers, is assistant coach at Central of South Bend. Johnny Wooden, former Purdue star, is head coach of the Bears. Kindy led the Beavers to two sectional titles at Warsaw.