This blog will consist of posts sent to me from several different people regarding the History of the Warren Weekly readership area (Warren, Liberty Center and Van Buren, IN). At right you will find Tags for various posts. Currently there aren't any as we're just getting started with this project.
If you would like to be included in this project - please contact me through the website.
A little history about the current Warren Weekly. You may have noticed that we are on Volume 30. We are currently in our 30th year. My predecessor Joyce Thompson began this Warren Weekly in February of 1985 after the Warren Tribune closed it's doors. In 1993 I purchased the newspaper from Joyce shortly after I got married. It's been 22 years of ups and downs for both the paper and the marriage. lol (Mostly ups though.)
As a native to Warren and the surrounding area I'd like to share that history with anyone who wants to read about it. Personally I hated history as a kid - but the older I get, the more important it is becoming to me to share it with the younger generations.
I want the kids of today to see how far our small towns have really come. We have three great little areas that have survived when a lot haven't. I have to admit, I'm a little partial to Warren since that's where I grew up and have spent most of my life. Although, I will also admit that as a teenager I couldn't wait to become an adult and get away from this little "hayseed" town.
I did leave for a time but realized that Warren Indiana is a pretty darn good place to be. It's a great place to raise children and even though it's fairly boring most of the time - that's part of it's unique charm.
Over this past Festival weekend while visiting the Salamonie Valley Museum a young couple was studying an article on the wall entitled "Warren's Murder". The gentleman was incredulous that Warren has only had one! (Actually there has been another one since that famous bank robbery gone wrong.) The couple was from Flint Michigan and he stated, "we have at least one a day!" Boring is really kinda nice.
Speaking of the Museum. Warren is really blessed with not one but two museums located at the Knight Bergman Civic Center. The Salamonie Valley Museum is a step back in time to the yester-years of Warren. Denny Stroud, curator, has done a wonderful job in maintaining, gathering and displaying memorabilia. Then there is the USS Salamonie Museum. Past crew members of the US Navy ship USS Salamonie A026 have found a permanent home for their memories and items. John Lichoff and his shipmates have done a great job with that.
So - for this blog, the goal is to provide place for WW readers to share their knowledge and memories.
Won't you join me in this journey?