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Sheets & Childs invites community to for

Sheets & Childs invites community to formal unveiling of antique hearse

(This antique horse-drawn hearse will be unveiled this Saturday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. It was originally purchased in 1860 by Augustus W. Roberson.)In their effort to...

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Riley Walk/Run

Riley Walk/Run

Family and friends gathered in memory of Gabby Jones to participate in the Run For Riley Walk/Run on Sunday, October 12 at Maple Creek Middle School. There were 1200 walkers...

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Visitors from Churubusco, New York

Visitors from Churubusco, New York

Last Saturday as the Churubusco News Publisher Bob Allman was stopping in the office, these two folks followed him in the door. Allman said that they were Joseph and Patricia...

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Wings at Legion Friday

Wings will be available to purchase at Churubusco American Legion for lunch and dinner on Friday, October 24. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and dinner 5 to 8...

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Trunk-or-Treat at CCN

The Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, located at 1000 W. Whitley Street, will be holding its annual Trunk-or-Treat on Wednesday, October 29. Trunk-or-Treat will be from 6:30 – 8 p.m....

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Trick or Treat in Busco Saturday 4-7 p.m

The Town of Churubusco is sponsoring three community events. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held this Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Scout Building located at the...

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Town adopts 2015 budget

by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com The Churubusco Town Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2014-12 to adopt the 2015 budget. Council members approved a total $1,330,887 budget, including Rainy Day: $60,000, General: $650,725, Local Road and...

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School passes 2015 budget

by Dave Crabill dcrabill@busconews.com The Smith-Green Community School Board passed the proposed 2015 budget during their monthly meeting on Monday evening. After holding a public hearing on September 15, the Board voted 4-0...

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Ideal Fish and Game Club 2014 Summer Tra

The Ideal Fish and Game Club’s Summer Trap League held their League Banquet on Sunday, Oct. 19. The League shoots the second Sunday of each month from March through September....

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Halloween events at VFW this Saturday

On Saturday, October 25, the Churubusco VFW Post 3846 is hosting a Halloween Party and Chili Cookoff. The Chili Cookoff begins at 6:30 p.m. with cash prizes for first, second and...

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County on Me award deadline extended

The Whitley County Community Foundation has extended the deadline for submitting Count On Me nominations. The new deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 28. The Count on Me Award is an annual award,...

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Coats for Kids

Faith Lutheran Church is participating in the Coats for Kids (and adults, too) collection. New coats or used coats in good condition (all buttons present and zippers working) may be...

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Churubusco Cub Scout Pack 3081 organizat

There is an organizational meeting for Cub Scouts on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Churubusco United Methodist Church. Scouting gives boys skills to be successful in life including...

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Celebrate the natural side of Halloween

ROME CITY — Not everything about Halloween is scary. Join the fun at Owl-oween to discover the natural side of Halloween as you meet live owls and hawks, learn about...

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Woolly Worms – Seers of winter weather?

Almost everyone has heard the folklore about woolly worms – the darker and fuzzier they are, the worse the weather is supposed to be in the coming winter. Conversely, the...

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Whitley County Foundation’s call for gra

The Whitley County Community Foundation’s grant review session is approaching. The Foundation funds charitable projects that will make a positive impact on Whitley County and its people. The Foundation is...

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Noble County 4-H week is October 26 thro

The week of October 26 thru November 1, 2014 has been declared Noble County 4-H Week. During this week fliers explaining what 4-H is all about will be delivered to every...

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Noble County 4-H open enrollment parties

The 4-H enrollment in Noble County is changing.  The 4-H enrollment period will be November 1, through January 15, 2015. The Noble County Purdue Extension Office staff, 4-H Leaders and 4-H...

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Lions Club Fish and Tenderloin Fry

The Tri-Lakes Lions Club is holding a Fish and Tenderloin Fry as a fund raising activity. This will be on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 4 – 7 p.m. Prices will be...

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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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Eagles gain momentum heading into sectio

Eagles gain momentum heading into sectional

(Landon Edwards sacks Fairfield’s quarterback during the first quarter of Friday’s 35-20 win over the Falcons.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com The Eagles (6-3) had their final regular season...

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Cross Country ends season at regional

Cross Country ends season at regional

(Blake Gross runs in a large group of runners at regional’s cross country meet.) photo by van horn(Darby Allen rounds the lake at West Noble for regional cross country action...

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8th grade volleyball team finishes seaso

8th grade volleyball team finishes season

Last Saturday the Churubusco eighth grade volleyball team completed their season with a runner-up finish in the first JR. NECC conference tourney. The Lady Eagles finished their season with a...

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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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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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