10 Years
World War II and Korean War Army veteran Steven Paege, Warsaw, was presented Saturday, April 1, with nine military medals he earned more than 60 years ago, but never received. His great-nephew, Jason Foster, a Purdue University student, pursued the medals for the man he calls "grandpa." He contacted Congressman Mark Souder, and his office put the request on a fast track.  Foster and his family presented the medals in a display case to Paege, now 87, during lunch at the American Table Restaurant. "They brought tears to my eyes. I never dreamt I'd ever see them."

25 years

Zack Dock, son of Hoosier Water superintendent Joe Dock and wife Kimm, Warsaw, is featured in the April edition of Model Builder magazine. His grandfather, Ted Dock, also was a well-known enthusiast of model airplanes.

    Akron Elementary students raised $3,500 for the American Heart Association by participating in "Jump Rope for Heart." The event was coordinated by teachers Rudy Glingle, Jane Hunn and Bill Ruppel.

    Workers from Beer & Slabaugh, Nappanee, began digging on the long-awaited sewer project in Etna Green. The new system is expected to operational by spring of 1992.

50 Years

Stanley R. Hepler, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hepler, 615 West Market St., was selected as the essay winner of a summer in Switzerland sponsored by the Warsaw Rotary Club. Donald Hogan, president, and Bruce Maish, chairman, made the announcement. Stanley wrote about why he would like to participate in the student exchange program and "represent the United States."

    Linda Biltz, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Biltz, Route 1, Pierceton, is the Junior High spelling champ at Pierceton School; Lise Rood, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rood, Pierceton, won the elementary championship.

    Honored by the Pierceton Legion to attend Girls State: Sharon Collier and Kathleen Rood; alternates are Janet English and Karen Ringgenberg.

75 Years

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. DeBoer are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 8, at their home on School Street in Pierceton. They were married in Warsaw in 1891 by the late Squire Goodall. Mr. DeBoer was a druggist at that time, mixed potent concoctions in the Foster Drug Store here for about 15 years. He then took his bride to Pierceton, purchased one of his bosses' drug stores there, and plugged away at that pharmacy for another 15 years. A short sojourn in Fort Wayne followed the drug business, and the pair returned to Pierceton, where they haved lived ever since. They have three grown-up daughters: Blanche Pletcher, of Indianapolis; Lillian Sleighter, of Michigan; and Wilma Coppage, of Virginia.