10 Years
The Kosciusko County Panthers, special olympics basketball team, will be playing in the Indiana Special Olympics Basketball State Championships at Indiana University Saturday, March 25. Team members: Tony Thompson, Robert Svinarich, Jim Nuell, Ryan Morse, Wayne Momeyer, Ron Taylor, Roger Marshall, John Ong, Ed Condinho and Scott Frush. Coach is Tom Ducheteau. "I love these guys. They are my family. " This year, the Panthers rolled to a 7-1 season record.

    Thursday, March 23, Ken McIntosh, Pierceton, was recognized with a Carnegie Medal for heroism. On Sept. 15, 2004, he risked his life to rescue a woman from a burning house. Bill Stump III, Matt Ridinger and Jeremy Hayes helped pull her out of the house. "I couldn't imagine not helping."

25 Years
Wawasee High School agriculture teacher Randy Warren has been named Conservation Teacher of the Year by the Kosciusko County Soil and Water District. He has been a teacher in the school corp. for 15 years, having previously taught at Huntington for two years.

    A raging fire destroyed a 400-foot long storage building and all its contents at Miller and Sons Building Center in Silver Lake Wednesday afternoon, March 20. A grass fire from neighboring property may have spread. Silver Lake fire chief Truman Enyeart was one of the first firemen on the scene. "We didn't even have a chance." At least seven departments responded. The building was destroyed within 30 minutes of its discovery by employee Dave "Spanky" Spangle. Miller and Sons has been in business since 1943.

50 Years
After 23 years of service as a devoted educator in the Warsaw community, School Superintendent Carl W. Burt submitted his resignation effective July 1 at a board meeting Tuesday evening, March 8. Burt said he has been offered a "less demanding appointment" by Indiana University. He also wants to continue writing for publications including Indiana Teacher, Athletic Journal and Saturday Evening Post. Mr. Burt was recognized by the community in 1963 when he was named "Man of the Year."

    Mr. Burt was born in Atwood, attending grade and high school there. After 18 years serving as athletic director and head football coach at Manchester College, he came to Warsaw as city school superintendent on July 1, 1943, succeeding James Leffel. Under his leadership, the Warsaw school system was recognized as one of the best in Indiana, with several new schools and additions being built.

 75 Years

Hiram Berkey, owner of the woods northwest of Warsaw, in which is located the largest burr oak tree in the United States at 125 feet, has granted the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce permission to erect a fence around the tree to prevent further destruction of the tree from souvenir hunters. Berkey was contacted by Frank E. Sanders, president; W. Robert Hall, secretary; and Gene White, treasurer. Directional markers will be placed along highways as an aid to motorists who wish to visit.

    Officer Judd Pittenger's daughter, Maxine (Mac), is to be graduated as a full-fledge registered nurse from St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago on March 19.

   Five-day-old son of Pierceton's Raymond Faulkner was the last baby born at the old Murphy hospital and first to be removed to the new Murphy Medical Center.