10 Years

The Kosciusko County Chapter of the American Red Cross held their annual meeting and banquet Thursday, March 9, to recognize volunteers in 2005: Sharon Clay, blood services; Rachel Ganter, health and safety; Randy Schmucker, disaster services; Stephen Prater, youth volunteer of the year; Sharon Justice, chapter volunteer of the year; Neva Gross, chapter lifetime achievement award. Jill DeBatty, chairman of the board, was master of ceremonies.

    Red Cross officers for 2006: DeBatty, chairperson; Kevin Weaver, vice chairperson; Mike Suhany, secretary; Burton Ramsey, treasurer.

25 Years
Terry and Julie Deaton Clemens officially assumed ownership of the Deaton Funeral Home in Bourbon on Jan. 1. George Deaton and his wife, Jean, bought the funeral home from the late Everett Beigh in 1965 and consolidated it with the Robbins Funeral Home, which they purchased in 1967. They had operated a funeral home in the Webster/Syracuse area for six years before coming to Bourbon. Deaton said his career began at 17 when an Akron funeral director "took me under his wing, and I knew this is what I wanted to do." George has now been forced to retire from his business due to health reasons. Clemens has worked with him for several years. The Deatons have two other children, Jeff, an attorney, and Jayne, preparing for a career as an elementary teacher.

50 Years

The Times-Union March Calendar Girl is Brenda Sands, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sands, Route 2, Claypool, and a junior at Claypool High School. March this year marched in on the heels of the lion with snow and ice covering most of the area, but came in like a lamb when the sun burst through in the early morning.

     Jay E. Benson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Benson, Winona Lake, is on the Dean's Honor Roll at Greenville (Ill.) College during the first semester. He is a religious major and one of 21% in the senior class who achieved this honor.

    Pvt. William H. Shull, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Shull, Route 2, Claypool, is serving with the U.S. Army at Fulda, Germany.

75 Years

Open house at the new Murphy Medical Center, at the corner of Buffalo Street and Winona Avenue, will be held on Sunday, February 16. At that time all of the equipment and furnishings in the $150,000 project will be in place. The big feature is a $3,000 X-ray machine.

    Miss Tural Haldeman, of Akron, first-grade teacher at West Ward, Warsaw, is ill with a cold at her home. Mrs. Ethan A. Kaufman, of Warsaw, is substituting.

    Ora Pottenger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Pottenger, of Warsaw, will take an active part in the play, "Ghosts," to be presented in the Manchester College auditorium Saturday, February 8. She is a senior majoring in English, and last year directed and took a part in "Dear Brutus."