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Local advocate speaks to students about

Local advocate speaks to students about domestic violence

(“You shouldn’t have to change who you are to please someone else.” Sherry Sausaman, founder of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force, spoke with students last Wednesday about the...

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Toys for Tots gears up for holiday seaso

Toys for Tots gears up for holiday season

(Tiffany Murphy is the new Coordinator at Toys for Tots of Whitley County.)by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com The Christmas season is quickly approaching, and Toys for Tots of Whitley County wants to spread...

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Egolf attends last Township advisory Boa

Egolf attends last Township advisory Board meeting

On October 8, Bob Egolf, long time Smith Township advisory Board member, attended his final Advisory Board meeting. As a token of the Board’s appreciation, they surprised Egolf with a...

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Ott family 5 generations

Ott family 5 generations

Celebrating five generations are, sitting, Mrs. Eugene (Ruth) Ott of Albion holding her great-great-grandson Donovan Gaither and Donovan’s father Dustin Gaither; standing at left is great-grandmother Mrs. Glen (Mid Ott)...

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CHS Class of 1989 holds reunion

CHS Class of 1989 holds reunion

Churubusco High School Class of 1989, the largest class to graduate from CHS, held its 25 year reunion on September 13, at Port Side Pizza. Attending were 24 graduating classmates and...

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Breast cancer benefit for Lee-Engelhart

The family of Sandy Marker Lee-Engelhart is holding a breast cancer benefit for her. Sandy is currently fighting triple negative breast cancer. The benefit will take place on Saturday, October 25,...

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Canned food drive

The Town of Churubusco is pleased to announce their 3rd Annual Food Drive. They will be collecting non-perishable food and household items during this holiday season to donate to both the...

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CHS Cheerleaders host food drive this Fr

The Indiana Cheer Championship has partnered with the Midwest Food Bank to host the “Share the Spirt” Food Drive to benefit those in need throughout Indiana. Although the Midwest Food Bank...

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Churubusco Halloweenfest 2014

The Town of Churubusco and the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce is proud to be collaborating once again for a brand new community event. Halloweenfest will be on Saturday, October 25...

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Little Steps for Learning fundraiser

Students at Churubusco United Methodist Nursery School will participate in the first annual Little Steps for Learning walk-a-thon fundraiser on Friday, October 24. Students will walk laps around the church parking...

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Nominate Citizen and Business of the Yea

Each year, the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations to give recognition to a citizen and a business in the community that, in the past year, has given tirelessly of...

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Operation Sweaters for Veterans begins M

On November 11, Americans throughout the world will commemorate Veterans Day, a day set aside to thank our nation’s veterans for service given and sacrifices made to protect the freedoms...

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Churubusco Police Report for October 6-1

The following is the Churubusco Police Report for October 6 – 12 October 6 00:30 Lassus Detail. 07:40 Contacted Jeremy reference a water leak at a residence on Windsor Dr. 13:40 Citation for speed. 15:00...

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The Chords Vocal Ensemble at Blue River

The Chords from Fort Wayne, will present their unique style of music ministry at the Blue River Church of the Brethern this Sunday at 7 p.m. The five-member singing group plans...

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Funding opportunities for farmers

Funding opportunities for innovative and education-minded farmers have been announced recently by Roy Ballard, Indiana Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (SARE) coordinator. North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (NCR-SARE)...

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Haunted Historical Halloween

The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting a “Haunted Historical Halloween” on Halloween night, Friday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring the family for a hauntingly historical...

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KPC Media acquires three weekly papers

KPC Media acquires three weekly papers

(On Monday, KPC Media Group Inc. acquired Albion-based All Printing & Publications Inc., which publishes three weekly newspapers in Noble, Whitley and Allen counties — the Albion New Era, the...

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Two local veterans experience the honor

Two local veterans experience the honor of a lifetime

(WWII Veteran Bob Zolman of Churubusco stands in front of the Indiana pillar at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.)by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com More than 70 years after flying in World War...

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Martin benefit changed to school cafeter

Martin benefit changed to school cafeteria

(Tom Martin, center, along with his sons Bryan, left, and Brad.)On October 11, from 4 - 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Smith-Green Schools friends of Tom Martin will be...

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Duffitt named Volunteer of the Year

Duffitt named Volunteer of the Year

(Scott Duffitt, United Way of Whitley County’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year.)We all have special talents, things we can do to help, and when we reach out a hand to...

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Busco wins 4th straight in 7-6 thriller

Busco wins 4th straight in 7-6 thriller over WN

(Adrian Springer (#9) runs behind the blocking of Jacob Geiger (#52) Friday at West Noble. Busco won 7-6.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com One thing Friday night's game did...

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Cross Country advances

Cross Country advances

(Darby Allen finished as a top runner to advance to regional.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Saturday the Cross Country team took part in the sectional that was held...

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Volleyball falls to Fairfield

Volleyball falls to Fairfield

(The Lady Eagles Volleyball had their senior night Thursday. From left, Lynn Huelsenbeck, Olivia Huelsenbeck, Mari Huelsenbeck, Laura Berghoff, Suzanne Taylor, Jeff Farner, Alisha Farner and Lauraine Gaerte.) photo by van...

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JV Volleyball takes second place at Lake

JV Volleyball takes second place at Lakeland tourney

The Churubusco JV Volleyball team took 2nd place at the Lakeland tournament on Saturday. They beat Leo, New Haven and Central Noble all in two games during pool play. Busco...

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Traveling Trophy Shoot winners

The Ideal Fish & Game Club of Churubusco held its 52nd Annual Traveling Trophy Shoot on Sunday, Oct. 12. The top shooter of the day and winner of the Traveling Trophy...

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34-14 Win over CN at Homecoming

34-14 Win over CN at Homecoming

(Churubusco’s Beau Barkley follows guard Jacob Geiger around the end for a good gain during Friday’s Homecoming against Central Noble. The Eagles beat the Cougars 34-14 to make their record...

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Cross Country lands two in All Conferenc

Cross Country lands two in All Conference

(Jacob Eyer, left, and Julia Folland center, earned all-conference honors for placing in the top 15 overall in the NECC championship Saturday. Blake Gross, right, received a top 20 ribbon...

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Eagle Tennis falls to Carroll in Section

Eagle Tennis falls to Carroll in Sectional play

Seth Brown, a member of Busco’s #2 team Doubles team serves during last week’s Sectional play at Carroll. (photo by schwab)

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Jr. High Cross Country team performs wel

Jr. High Cross Country team performs well at NECC meet

Competing with 200 other runners this past Saturday, the Churubusco Jr. High Cross Country team performed very well at the NECC conference meet, despite the cold temperatures. Mason Gray, pictured above...

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Volleyball takes down West Noble in five

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Thursday, the Eagles took on West Noble. The Ladies took it to five sets and pulled out the win. They lost the first set in a close 25-27,...

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Personal records set by Cross Country

Personal records set by Cross Country

(Blake Gross (left) and Jacob Eyer (right) participated in the New Haven Classic on Saturday. Eyer finished 12th and Gross right behind at 14th.)by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Saturday, September 27, the...

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Fast start leads to 41-6 win

Fast start leads to 41-6 win

(Dakoda Labenz (#22) and Landon Harris (#21) team up to tackle a Fremont runner in Friday's 41-6 win.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com After pummeling Prairie Heights 35-6 last...

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Tennis falls to Adams Central and Whitko

Tennis falls to Adams Central and Whitko

(Landon Lillmars serves the ball with brother Luke Lillmars ready at the net in the duo’s #1 doubles match against Adams Central. They won in three sets 5-7, 7-6, 6-2.)...

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Volleyball team wins against Hamilton, C

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com On Tuesday, September 23, the Lady Eagles took on Hamilton and defeated them in three quick sets. Things were close in the first and second sets, but...

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Senior Men’s League at ERGC

September 29 scores of Senior Men’s League at Eel River Golf Course. Senior Division Low gross: Bob Lewis 86; low net: Ken Moudy 73. Super Senior Division

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Big win at home for Eagles, 35-6

Big win at home for Eagles, 35-6

(Beau Barkley runs the ball during Friday’s game with Prairie Heights. The senior finished with 87-yards and a touchdown in the 35-6 victory.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Churubusco...

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Obituaries

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Ted King

Ted King

OAK BROOK, IL – Dr. Ted King, 59, a resident of Oak Brook, Illinois and brother of Churubusco resident Jeanine (Gregory) Childs, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 15, 2014...

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Jack Ely

DECATUR – Jack L. Ely, 74, of Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Surviving are his mother, Margaret V. Ely of Hartford City; wife, Dana Manning Ely of Decatur; children, Robyn...

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Grace Siebern

Grace Siebern

CHURUBUSCO – Grace G. Siebern, 97, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Lawrence F. Siebern, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, October 19, 2014 at Covington Commons in...

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Barbara Pearson

Barbara Pearson

CHURUBUSCO – Barbara L. Pearson, 86, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Melvin B. Pearson, passed away unexpectedly at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the...

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Larry Ford

CHURUBUSCO – Larry D. Ford, 69, formerly of Churubusco and Kendallville, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014 at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. He had...

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John Root

FORT WAYNE – John Earl Root, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014. John was born January 18, 1949 in Michigan. He was the son of  S. Roger...

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Marie Powell

FRANKFORT – Marie W. Powell, 87, of Frankfort, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014. She was born February 22, 1927. On November 5, 1944, she married Rev. E. Vaughn Powell. He...

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Karen Beatty

FORT WAYNE – Karen (Rose) Beatty, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, October 3, 2014. She is survived by her son, William Beatty; daughter, Danielle Beatty; mother, Loraine Hunter;...

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Ronald Ott

CHURUBUSCO – Ronald H. Ott, 92, died Friday, October 3, 2014. He was born October 15, 1921. On September 5, 1948 he was united in marriage to Jennie Irene Ott, she...

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Willard Wills

FORT WAYNE – Willard “Bud” Wills, 77, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. He was married to Nancy N. Wills, she survives.

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Ruth Felger

Ruth Felger

FORT WAYNE – Ruth Evelyn Felger, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Visiting Nurse. She was born September 27, 1918, to the late Solomon and Ellen Gerber. During...

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Elna Fuhrmann

HOAGLAND – Elna C. (Schaper) Fuhrmann, 88, of Hoagland, Indiana, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in the Woodview Healthcare, located in Fort Wayne. Elna was born...

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Donald Eckert

Donald Eckert

ALBION – Donald W. Eckert, 74, of Albion, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at North Ridge Nursing Home in Albion. Mr. Eckert was born on May...

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Patricia Novak

Patricia Novak

CHURUBUSCO – Patricia A. (Ellet) Novak, 63, of Churubusco, passed away at her home surrounded by her family and friends on Monday September 22, 2014. Born February 18, 1951 in Wabash,...

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Emanuel Geiger

Emanuel Geiger

CHURUBUSCO – Emanuel "Snick" N. Geiger, 102, of Churubusco, passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014 at his home in Churubusco. Mr. Geiger was born on January 16,...

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Kimberly Davis

CHURUBUSCO – Kimberly R. Davis, 38, of Churubusco, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Mrs. Davis was born on January 13, 1976. She was married to Robert Davis. The surviving relatives...

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Max Bowers

CHURUBUSCO – Max L. Bowers, Jr., 65, of Churubusco, died on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Arrangements by Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.

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Wayne Long

FORT WAYNE – Wayne L. Long, 80, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was a resident at the Bethlehem Woods Nursing Center....

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Mary Meskimen

APACHE JUNCTION – Mary (Blanchard) Meskimen of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014. She was born on January 1, 1941. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held...

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Mary Alice Gray

Mary Alice Gray

CHURUBUSCO – Mary Alice Gray, 94, a resident of Churubusco and widow of John C. Gray, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical...

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