10 Years
Two chess teams from Madison Elementary School placed at the Indiana State Chess Team Championships in Terre Haute March 25. The K-3 team placed eighth: Jarrod Burgh, Tyler Paseka, Corbin Sloan, Samuel Bolduc, Daniel Clem and Noah Pollnow; team 4-6 placed tenth: Louis Bolduc, James Wynn, Ross Egri, Taylor Rivich and Ian Sloan.

    For the second year in a row, Harrison Elementary School raised funds for Riley Hospital for Children and were named a "Miracle School." This year, the Huskies raised $1,100. Student council members are Adam Becker, Jackson Mitchell, Elizabeth Yates and Michelle Feng; student council supervisor and 6th-grade teacher is Dan Graney.

25 Years

Jefferson School spring fundraiser: Nathan Edgington, 1st place, sold 260 candy bars; LaTorrie Frantz, 2nd place, 202 candy bars sold. More than $7,000 was collected. Janice Workman and Becky Gehrke are co-presidents of the PTO.

    Classes will begin officially at the new Triton Elementary School Monday, April 8, following spring break this week. Students had helped move small items into classrooms the week before. Triton superintendent Rex Roth said, "It's something they will remember the rest of their lives." Linda Overmyer, kindergarten teacher for 20 years, likes her "large" classroom. Assistant principal Kathy Leemon likes the new media center. An auction is planned April 13 for those who want to buy memorabilia from the old school, built in 1929. Only the old gym and fountain will not be destroyed. Official open house/dedication is planned for Aug. 25.

50 Years

Craig Doran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Doran, is the winner of the Burket Grade School Spelling Contest by correctly spelling "orchard" to defeat Duran Hurley.

    Attending Boys State in Bloomington from Pierceton: Jim Tuttle and Bob Osborn; alternates are Barry Reed and Steve Orr.

    Robert Glant, Warsaw High School senior, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Glant, Warsaw, received the good citizenship medal Tuesday night, March 22, given by the local D.A.R. chapter at a dinner meeting at the Westminster Hotel. John C. Dennis, vice president of the Donnelley Co., was speaker for the evening. His topic was "Citizenship."


75 Years

Work is nearing completion on the Fashion Shoe Store's new juvenile shoe department, "the Red Goose Airport." Manager Joe Hellerman says there will be a gigantic three-day sale event to clear floor space for the new department, scheduled to open mid-March.

    Seven Kosciusko County draftees leave Tuesday morning, March 11, for the induction center at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis: Norman Jesse Taylor, of Warsaw; Eli Slabaugh, of near Nappanee; Eldon Wayne Smith and Ellis Vanderpool, of rural route 2, Pierceton; George Edward Smith, of Pierceton; Alex Shepherd, of rural route 1, Claypool; and Thomas Lowell Miner, of Etna Green. Albert Dwight Tinkey, of Pierceton, left Monday, replacing Franklin Sheridan Hively, of Warsaw.