Saturday, March 11, 2017

In 1863, a school house was built on the corner of 4th and Matilda Street.  The next year, after the Matilda Street schoolhouse was built, it was found that more room was needed and a lot was bought on Nancy Street off the 3rd Street intersection.  On April 1, 1864 Jon...

Saturday, December 12, 2015

This is a video of a dear, sweet friend of mine who passed away November 12, 2015 at the age of 102.  She would have been 103 today.  Even though she was not born in Warren she was a fixture in our small town.  She was the epitome of Small Town, Big Heart (Warren's Tow...

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Nov 1969 Warren, IN Turkey Shoot. I went along with my Dad and brother to watch them shoot against 10 other men/boys to try to win a turkey or ham. Dad bought 1 ticket for the next round of shooting from one of the judges sitting at the table. Dad then turned to me, h...

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Dr JB Bennett grew up in Warren and after graduating from the local high school he enrolled in the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. One of his classmates there was Otis Bowen who later became governor of Indiana....

Sunday, November 1, 2015

     Elaine Manry was born on a farm in Iowa in the August of 1926.  She was one of eight children, stuck right in the middle of the family.  This proved to be both a blessing and a curse while working around the house.

     “When it was bath ti...

Let me tell you about my paternal grandparents, Samuel and Hallie Slater.  We called them Grandma and Daddy Sam.  In the 1940s our family lived with them in a small town in Indiana, and for us grandchildren, they were a second set of parents.

  Grandma and Daddy Sa...

Sunday, October 18, 2015

   Though not a Warren native, Lilly Nutter (born in 1912) is nothing more than a small town-esque woman at heart.  Throughout the interview, she continued to mention over and over how Warren citizens have the biggest hearts that she has ever known.  Growing up the fi...

I spent my childhood in a small, Indiana farming town, where children were protected with a blanket of neighborhood security unknown today.  Where everybody's mother watched out for anybody's child and our idea of crime was stealing watermelons, or turning over somebod...


Because I grew up in a small Indiana farming town, content that progress should pass it by, I grew up with an institution that not many of my contemporaires enjoyed, and that succeeding generations would not comprehend.

  When we picked up the telephone in Warren, Indi...

Friday, September 25, 2015

To drive through the business district of Warren and see the number of empty buildings, it is hard to believe that it was once a thriving small town USA.

  Back in the 40s just about all the buildings downtown had a business.  Today there is no grocery store in Warren,...

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