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October 20, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 21:44

One Year Ago
The Churubusco Eagles football team beat Lakeland 12-7 to claim their share of the Conference title. They would face Adams Central in the first round of sectional play.
Mahle Clevite celebrated seven years without any lost time due to accidents.  They enjoyed a catered lunch.
Cathy Petrie and Tanya Young were recognized as Level 1 Certification Awards Program (CAP) awardees at the Indiana School Boards Association regional meeting.
The Churubusco Town Council approved an initial plan to build the splash pad in the park. The cost was $270,245.
Randy and Lori Troyer celebrated their 25th anniversary by renewing their vows and a family dinner.
Jamie and Ashley Wirges announced the birth of their son, Cason Christopher.
Five Years Ago
Transfer tuition fees were up an average close to $160 per grade.  The fee for grades 9-12 was $2,470.
Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman toured the new Whitley County government building.  She arrived in a Chevy SUV powered by ethenol.
Ronald McDonald visited the Churubusco United Methodist Nursery School.  He shared a safety lesson and a magic show with the children.
The Churubusco Area Soup Kitchen was gearing up to begin their third year of service to the community.
Kala and Josh Warner announced the birth of their son, Isaac Paul.
Todd and Shanna Fleetwood announced the birth of their son, Jackson Allen.
Ten Years Ago
Students of CMS were sent home with a letter informing parents there was a confirmed case of tuberculosis. Whitley County Public Health Nurse said the student was not contagious.
Neighbors and friends pitched in to harvest crops for Loren Stahlhut who was recovering from a broken back.
The local PTA raised over $8,000 in entertainment coupon book sales.
Gamma Alpha Eta Chapter of Kappa Delta Phi Sorority hosted the 63rd North Central Regional Convention. “Under a Harvest Moon,” was held in Fort Wayne. Betty Zolman was recognized for 36 years as a charter member. Doris Martin presented a check to EMS Medic 21 from the Kappa Delta Phi Sorority.
25 Years Ago
The home of Dr. Dave and Debbie Bolinger was badly damaged by a fire. Local business owners and friends held a replacement household shower for the Bolingers at the home of Tim and Sue Holmes.
Members of the Tri-County Publishing staff were trained on a new two color Multilith press by a field training representative from Kalamazoo Printing Machinery (KPM).
The fortieth anniversary celebration of the Churubusco Woman’s Cultural Club was held at the United Methodist Church lounge. The club responded to many civic duties and contributed to worthy causes. Charter members Fannie Fry, Margaret Rosentrader and Lois Gross were present to enjoy a delicious lunch.
James and Natalie Foss announced the birth of their son, Cody James.
50 Years Ago
The Churubusco School was presented 450 of the “Presidential Handbook of 1960” by local insurance agent Pat Isay. The books were to be used as a teaching aid to election information.
LaOtto was to get a new doctor after 20 years of being without one. Dr. R. S. Carpenter opened an office in LaOtto and also maintained his office in Garrett.
A total of 16,516 voters had been registered in Noble County for the election. That was 949 more registered than in the 1956 presidential election.

One Year Ago

The Churubusco Eagles football team beat Lakeland 12-7 to claim their share of the Conference title. They would face Adams Central in the first round of sectional play.

Mahle Clevite celebrated seven years without any lost time due to accidents.  They enjoyed a catered lunch.

Cathy Petrie and Tanya Young were recognized as Level 1 Certification Awards Program (CAP) awardees at the Indiana School Boards Association regional meeting.

The Churubusco Town Council approved an initial plan to build the splash pad in the park. The cost was $270,245.

Randy and Lori Troyer celebrated their 25th anniversary by renewing their vows and a family dinner.

Jamie and Ashley Wirges announced the birth of their son, Cason Christopher.

 
October 13, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 October 2010 17:23

One Year Ago
Two cases of H1N1 were confirmed at Smith-Green Schools.
Ground was broken for the new 22-unit senior housing apartment complex.
The Muller Pool committee presented plans to the Town Council for a splash pad.
Winners of the community pie contest sponsored by Sugar Grove Church, were announced. Best Over-all, Kathy Engle, Best Fruit Pie, Pam Hill, Best Cream Pie, Jean Allen, Best Meat Pie, Erna Maurer, Most Unique Pie, Julie Resler and Kids Category, Darian Manth. Over 82 pies were entered.
Gerald and Leone Geiger celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Bueford and Ardean Ebert celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
David and Carrie Hosted announced the birth of their son, Isaiah David Michael.
Five Years Ago
Churubusco Town Council voted to increase wastewater rates to help pay for a new wastewater treatment plant and make updates on the current one. A public hearing would be held before any final decision was made. The Council favored the increase to be $10.88 per 5000 gallons.
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation held an open house to celebrate its new offices in the new Whitley County Government Center.
Farmers began harvesting their crops. The dry weather gave them a head start.
Levi Smith of Churubusco won top honors in the bicycle competition at the 4-H National Engineering, Science and Leadership Conference at Purdue University. Riders from six states participated.
Neil and Alison Sengupta announced the birth of their son, Noah.
Ten Years Ago
Marjorie Daniels was sworn in as Churubusco’s new postmaster.
Michelle Shiriaev was crowned Miss Jr. Teen Indianapolis and would compete at the National Competition in Orlando.
Tomlinson’s Shooting Supplies was moving its store to a newer, bigger building south of the building they were occupying in Turtle Town Plaza. A new business, Small Blessings, was opening in their old space.
State Representative Gary Dillon visited the staff of the administrative office at S-G Schools and gave a presentation to elementary and middle school students.
Jason and Annette Arnold announced the birth of their son, Trae Charles.
Michael and Kira Sturgis announced the birth of their daughter, Miranda Ragen.
Curt and Stacy Bonar announced the birth of their son, Brayton Lee.
25 Years Ago
The Octoberfest of arts and crafts the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce scheduled in the town park was cancelled. The competition with other events in the area left little hope the event would succeed.
Ray Rhodehammel reported to the Churubusco Town Board of Trustees the results of a meeting in Indianapolis with the Indiana State Stream Pollution Board. The report included information indicating the town had until July 1988 to bring its sewage treatment plant output within environmental regulations limits.
Recent reports and market developments indicated consumers would continue to enjoy low food prices during the fall and into early months of 1986.
Connie Meyers who was nominated as a contestant in the Teacher of the Year Award had received word that she had reached the finals and was in the top six finalists. She would travel to Indianapolis for an interview with the panel of interviewers.
50 Years Ago
The Whitley County Community Chest office announced that they had exceeded their quotas for the year’s drive. The county goal was $25,022.
John Gilliom, senior at CHS, was honored for outstanding performance in the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. Although not a semi-finalist, his work along with some 28,000 others was so outstanding that they were singled out for special attention.
Specials at Shelton’s IGA, T-bone steak, 89¢/pound, milk, 69¢/gallon, chili beans, 10¢/can and 4 pounds of apples for 29¢.
Showing at the Columbia Theater was “Elmer Gantry” staring Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Zeigler celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and an open house.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Leitch celebrated their 60th anniversary with a reception hosted by their family.

One Year Ago

Two cases of H1N1 were confirmed at Smith-Green Schools.

Ground was broken for the new 22-unit senior housing apartment complex.

The Muller Pool committee presented plans to the Town Council for a splash pad.

Winners of the community pie contest sponsored by Sugar Grove Church, were announced. Best Over-all, Kathy Engle, Best Fruit Pie, Pam Hill, Best Cream Pie, Jean Allen, Best Meat Pie, Erna Maurer, Most Unique Pie, Julie Resler and Kids Category, Darian Manth. Over 82 pies were entered.

 
October 6, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 21:40

One Year Ago
A porkburger fundraiser sponsored by American Legion Post 157 raised $4,000 to benefit Cameron Elias, who was badly burned in a fire.
Smith-Green Schools announced a Memorial Garden would be constructed near the entrance to the campus. The garden would feature landscaping, an updated sign and a walking path featuring personalized bricks. Bricks were available for $25 each or personalized bricks for $50.
Blue River Senior Housing was awarded a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $2,267,800 to develop a 22-unit senior residence.
Fred and Jan Beam, missionaries with African Inland Missions, gave a unique presentation at Cornerstone Christian School. They had a collection of giant beetles, scorpions, walking sticks, centipedes and others. A story was told with each item displayed.
Five Years Ago
For the fourth straight year, enrollment in the Churubusco School system was down. Exact numbers were not known yet.
The Smith-Green, West Allen Special Education Cooperative was approved.
A Town Hearing was held to discuss the future of the Churubusco License Branch. Closure was likely with a decision to be announced later in the week.
The Class of 1950 celebrated their 55th class reunion at the Masonic Lodge.
The presence of the emerald ash borer, an exotic species of beetle that destroys ash trees, was confirmed in LaGrange County.
Ten Years Ago
Farmers & Merchants Bank celebrated their new Busco branch with an open house and reception.
S-G Board of Trustees agreed to help the Town in purchasing flashing yellow lights and school crossing speed limit signs for the intersection of Short Street and Indiana 205.
Whitley County Council decided to close the county-funded facility, Meadowbrook Manor, formerly known as the county farm.
A surprise 40th anniversary party was held for three Churubusco couples, Glen and Mid Anderson, Luther and Becky Gross and Vic and Sally Spear. Children of all three couples hosted a casual reception.
Timothy and Patricia Wilkins celebrated their 30th anniversary.
Jorel and Tiffany Longardner announced the birth of their son, Jaymin Patrick.
25 Years Ago
Darrin Geiger  represented Churubusco at the 35th Eastern National 4-H Engineering event at the State Fairgrounds in Richmond, Virginia. All contestants, their leaders and parents spent two days at the State Fair.
Karen Lynn Delaplane was the new Spanish -
English teacher at Churubusco High School.
Miss Cynthia Myers was recommended to the Indiana Department of Education as Churubusco’s candidate for Indiana Teacher of the Year. A new safety feature, an eye level rear brake light was required on all cars manufactured after September 1, 1985. The third stop lamp was mounted on the centerline of a vehicle between the trunk and top of the roof.
50 Years Ago
Attendance at Churubusco High School averaged 97.8 percent for the first grading period. The seventh grade topped all with an average of 98.8 per- cent.
Judge Pefley ordered an immediate curfew to be placed in effect for all of Whitley County. The order affected all youth under the age of 18 who had to be off the streets by 11 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Irons of Churubusco, owners of the Green Grill Cafe became the new owners of the Garrett Country Club.
The Churubusco Package Liquor Store had its license suspended for a 30 day period as the result of sales of alcohol to a minor.
James Kirtley participated in the inauguration of Dr. Joseph Martin as the 24th President of Taylor University at Upland, Indiana. Kirtley, a trustee of Evansville College particpated in the ceremonies along with representatives of 160 other colleges.
Ronald and Deborah Fritz announced the birth of their son, Stefan James.

One Year Ago

A porkburger fundraiser sponsored by American Legion Post 157 raised $4,000 to benefit Cameron Elias, who was badly burned in a fire.

Smith-Green Schools announced a Memorial Garden would be constructed near the entrance to the campus. The garden would feature landscaping, an updated sign and a walking path featuring personalized bricks. Bricks were available for $25 each or personalized bricks for $50.

Blue River Senior Housing was awarded a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $2,267,800 to develop a 22-unit senior residence.

Fred and Jan Beam, missionaries with African Inland Missions, gave a unique presentation at Cornerstone Christian School. They had a collection of giant beetles, scorpions, walking sticks, centipedes and others. A story was told with each item displayed.

 
September 29, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:32

One Year Ago
Mother Goose visited the Churubusco United Methodist Church Nursery School.
The Chris Baryo family was the recipient of an REMC home makeover. The Baryo’s were chosen because of high heating bills. Insulation, a water heater and all the light bulbs were some of the items replaced.
Jimmie and Beulah Allman celebrated their 60th anniversary with a family gathering in Indianapolis.
Lucas and Jennifer Longer announced the birth of their daughter, Olivia.
Five Years Ago
Sarah Haber was named Home Coming Queen.
The Lucky Lady Lounge held a Grand Opening showing renovations and a new menu featuring Mexican food.
Josh Resler’s Denmark Missy was crowned Grand Champion Brown Swiss Cow at the Indiana State Fair.
Indiana Manufacturers Association visited Dana Corporation. The reason for this visit was that the facility had been selected as one of four finalists for Indiana 2004 United States Senate Productivity Award.
A new ordinance was established by the Town Council. The ordinance was needed to rename a miscellaneous fund used for the use of promoting the town and its employees.
Dan and Luciana Young announced the birth of their son, Caleb.
Kendall Rebecca’s birth was announced by Roy and Melissa Stuckey. Jason and Erin Swain announced the birth of their daughter, Aubrie.
Ten Years Ago
Home schooled children from Whitley and Noble counties enjoyed a Pioneer Field Day at the home of Dan and Lori Miller. Over 200 attended the event.
Whitley Memorial Hospital announced that Lisa Hatcher, MD, had joined its staff as a family practice physician.
Smith-Green School Corporation hired Dawn Leon to fill the vacancy of high school and middle school physical education teacher.
Kimberly Burns was the new guidance  counselor at CMS.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Oak Pointe, Whitley County’s first independent living complex for senior citizens.
Duane Ginder was named Director of Whitley County Emergency Medical Services.
Russell and Martha Egolf celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering.
Gerald and Barb Jones celebrated their 40th anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
25 Years Ago
Indiana State Senator Potch Wheeler presented a State flag to the Chamber.
Mr. and Mrs. William Veazey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Churubusco United Methodist Church.
Sharon Jones and other Indiana Olympic athletes were invited to attend a momentous occasion in Indianapolis. They were there to observe the signing of a mutual understanding and cooperation in sports between the USSR and United States. Sharon won the gold medal for the 200 meter breast stroke and a bronze in the 100 meter breast stroke in the 1968 Olympics held in Mexico.
Linda Rich was the new I.C.E. coordinator.
Whitley County Memorial Hospital received a new state of the art analyzer. The RA 2X was an analyzer that aided the laboratory in chemically analyzing blood and other body fluids.
In the weekly crop report, two percent of the State’s corn crop had been harvested.
50 Years Ago
Smith Township Fire Department received a new pumper. It was a 750 gallon per minute volume pump that also carried a 1000 pound high pressure hose that could be operated while the truck was moving. A 1947 truck was traded in.  It did not meet State Fire Underwriters’ specifications. The new truck meant a 20 percent savings in insurance by meeting the specifications.
The motion to quash the indictment against Morris Manth was denied.
Harry Head was added to the Churubusco Police Force.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wheeler celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Receipts at the Churubusco Post Office climbed to a new high of $44,101 for the fiscal year ending on June 30. The new total was twice those reported in 1953.
The sleek Impala was one of 20 new Chevrolets introduced for 1961.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Herron announced the birth of their son, Jeff.

One Year Ago

Mother Goose visited the Churubusco United Methodist Church Nursery School.

The Chris Baryo family was the recipient of an REMC home makeover. The Baryo’s were chosen because of high heating bills. Insulation, a water heater and all the light bulbs were some of the items replaced.

Jimmie and Beulah Allman celebrated their 60th anniversary with a family gathering in Indianapolis.

Lucas and Jennifer Longer announced the birth of their daughter, Olivia.

 
September 22, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:04

One Year Ago
The first phase of the Churubusco Trailways project was complete, providing a half mile of trails through the Churubusco Park and connecting to the Thresher Ridge housing addition. The entire Trailways system would be about five miles in length and completion time projected was two to five years.
Taylor Sordelet was awarded first runner-up at the 2009 Whitley County Junior Miss Program.
Trenton Vogts, senior at CHS, clinched “Rookie of the Year” at Gas City I-69 Speedway for the 2009 racing season and finished 5th in the overall Thunder Stock Division points.
Todd and Heather Lortie announced the birth of their daughter, Brynn Adriane.
Five Years Ago
Local CHS and IU graduate, Patrick Gross was part of the Class of 2005 West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine that received their white coats.
Specialist KJ McAleesjergins, husband of Emily Plasterer, won the Military Idol Contest at Ft. Bragg. Specialist Emily, a 2002 CHS graduate, served as the singer for the Raleigh National Guard.
Todd Sherman clinched the season championship at the Montpelier Motor Speedway.
Tommy Beezley II was 42 points ahead at Gas City’s final points race, but it was rained out and Tommy was declared the winner.
Kyle and Gayle Marshall’s home-raised Maine Anjou bull was selected Grand Champion at the 2005 Indiana State Fair.
Renee Dammeyer was named a new independent Registered Agent for Child Shield, U.S.A., a national organization dedicated to the safety of America’s children.
Jason and Tiffany Trostel announced the birth of their son, Wesley Matthew.
Ten Years Ago
Amanda Hauser was crowned Homecoming Queen.
Smith-Green was the only county school that showed an increase in enrollment.
Phyllis Riecke was honored with a surprise birthday party and also celebrated her 50 years as an employee at Shroyer’s Variety and Hardware Store.
Robert and Tammy Crooks announced the birth of their son, Cody Allen.
25 Years Ago
The 1985 Homecoming Queen was Akiko Ishikawana, an exchange student from Japan.
The Dana Plant in Churubusco marked one year accident free.
A water main located on State Road 205 near Short Street broke closing the highway. Traffic was diverted down Pleasant Street.
Glen and Mid Anderson, Luther and Becky Gross and Vic and Sally Spear were truly surprised when their children threw them a 25th anniversary party. There was a hog roast and square dance.
Glen Bordner and Ronald Felger announced the formation of a partnership for the general practice of law with offices in the Fort Wayne National Building.
Churubusco had two semifinalists competing in the 31st Annual Merit Program, Deb Maucione and Rick Miracle .
Veronica and Jerry Lloyd announced the birth of their son, Jeremy Travis.
50 Years Ago
A book was presented to the Churubusco Library in remembrance of Mrs. Ted Green. The book, entitled ‘Destination America’ was donated by Mrs. E.H. Benson of Grand Island, Nebraska. The ladies had been pen pals for more than 50 years.
The Churubusco Rotary Club presented four tents to Boy Scout Troop 81.
The 1961 Ford Galaxie Club Victoria was a new model in the Ford line. Its crisp new styling was honored by an international fashion authority in Rome for its ‘Functional Expression of Classic Beauty.’
“Oceans 11” starring Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Angie Dickinson was playing at the Columbia Theater.
A motion to quash the indictment against Morris Manth was filed in Whitley Circuit Court.
The 1960 Community Chest kicked off their fund raising in Churubusco with their goal set at $4,845.

One Year Ago

The first phase of the Churubusco Trailways project was complete, providing a half mile of trails through the Churubusco Park and connecting to the Thresher Ridge housing addition. The entire Trailways system would be about five miles in length and completion time projected was two to five years.

 
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