From the Files of the Kosciusko County Historical Society.
Editor’s note: This is a retrospective article that runs a few times a month on InkFreeNews.
Aug. 4, 1986 — Four Warsaw area athletes took home gold medals in wrestling, swimming and track events at the White River Park State Games here during the weekend.
Warsaw Community High School athletes Dan Moon, Rory Callaghan and Michelle Berry were successful in their various events.
Berry won the 13-14 female age track high jump event. She also won a gold medal for a 16.6 time in the 100 hurdles.
Callaghan won two gold medals and one silver in the 11-12 boys age swimming division, as he claimed golds in the 200-meter freestyle and 400 individual medley and a silver in the 200 individual medley.
Moon took home a gold medal Sunday in the advanced division of the wrestling competition. Other wrestling club finishers include Nathan Conley, a silver medalist at 149.5 (advanced) and Matt Koontz, a bronze medalist in advanced competition at 105 pounds. Kelly Frank was a fourth place finisher in the elite division at 154 pounds.
Alsop participating was Vince Weirick in the intermediate division at 100 pounds.
Warsaw runner Dick Katte took firsts in two events Sunday as he won the 400 and 200 dashes in the 50-59 age group at the games.
Aug. 5, 1985 — A dramatic evening of racing topped off the Kosciusko County Fair Saturday night as Tony Elliott sped his way to his third sprint feature victory.
Elliott, in addition to the win, picked up bonus money and a nice trophy, as did Rick Stone, who got his first victory of the year in the limited late model division. Meanwhile, Harvey Hayes continues to dominate the roadrunner class, winning his eighth feature of the season.
Aug. 6, 1974 — The 1974 4-H Queen and King, presented to a capacity crowd in the Warsaw Community High School auditorium last night, are Ann Kaiser and Ralph Reiff. They were selected from among five candidates for queen and king as a feature of the 58th annual Kosciusko County Fair. Ann is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kaiser, Rt. 2, Milford, and Ralph is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reiff, Rt. 1, Warsaw. The queen and king are selected on the basis of their overall record in 4-H activities during the previous year.
– Compiled by InkFreeNews reporter Lasca Randels