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January 12, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:20

One Year Ago
Emanuel Geiger celebrated his 98th birthday at  home with family.
Carlen Amber was the winner of the Fifth Grade Geography Bee. Jared Rosswurm was runner-up.
Kandy, Keith and Ken Bohde were named first place winners in the 18th Christmas Decorating Contest sponsored by the Churubusco News. John Scott had helped the Bohde’s with their decorating.
Superintendent, Steve Darnell, School Board President, Tanya Young and Churubusco Teacher’s Association’s President, Mark Chesier signed the  Race to the Top paperwork. By participating, Smith-Green was eligible for at least $60,000 in Federal money. The funds were to reward school districts who adopted standards that prepared students to succeed in the workplace, college prep and to compete in a global economy.
Five Years Ago
The State Board of Accounts said the Town Council President could appoint an interim Clerk-Treasurer. Gerri Johnson was appointed.
Two new board members were welcomed to the Churubusco Public Library Board. Sherry Johnson and Lew Wise joined the staff. Rob Marr and Linda Reiling had departed from the Library Board.
The Whitley County Historical Museum was having repairs made, thanks to the Adam’s Trust and Whitley County Community Foundation.
Lonnie and Renata King announced the birth of their daughter, Madison Grace.
Ten Years Ago
After a public hearing, Churubusco Town Council voted to approve a 64.18 percent water rate increase effective immediately. The February bill would reflect the increase.
Because of a larger consolidation plan, Herdrich Petroleum closed the Churubusco Office. Customers would be serviced by the Albion or Ft. Wayne offices.
Widely acquainted businessman and former resident of Churubusco, Richard Parish, passed away at his residence in Adel, Georgia.
25 Years Ago
Churubusco Dana Corporation contributed over $5,600 to Whitley County United Way.
The annual subscription rate for one year of the Tri-County Truth increased to $12.
“Rocky IV” was showing at the Silver Screen in Garrett.
Effective the first of January, certain motorboat owners were required to title their motorboats. This affected new owners, those who wished to sell or transfer ownership or those who mortgaged their boats. The cost of a title was $6.
The Police League of Indiana announced its second annual “Most Creative Excuse for Speeding” contest. Competition was open to all police officers.
Gene and Diane Fischer announced the birth of their daughter, Emily Kaye.
Mr. and Mrs. Scottie Davis announced the birth of their daughter, Alisha Danielle.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Shively announced the birth of their son, Trent Robert.
50 Years Ago
The Auto License Bureau moved from Mayberry Furniture to Isay Insurance.  J.L. Isay was the new manager.
Morris Manth entered a plea of guilty to reckless homicide. A sentence of 90 days at Putnamville was given.
Pam Wilson, CHS senior, was named 1961 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Fisher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miller announced the birth of their daughter, Monica Kay.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ford announced the birth of their son, Terry Lynn.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wappes announced the birth of their son, Wayne Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. George Leininger announced the birth of their son, Douglas Blin.
Specials at Myers Food Center were chuck roast at 39¢ a pound, bread, two for 33¢ and 50 pounds of potatoes for $1.19.

One Year Ago

Emanuel Geiger celebrated his 98th birthday at  home with family.

Carlen Amber was the winner of the Fifth Grade Geography Bee. Jared Rosswurm was runner-up.

Kandy, Keith and Ken Bohde were named first place winners in the 18th Christmas Decorating Contest sponsored by the Churubusco News. John Scott had helped the Bohde’s with their decorating.

Superintendent, Steve Darnell, School Board President, Tanya Young and Churubusco Teacher’s Association’s President, Mark Chesier signed the Race to the Top paperwork. By participating, Smith-Green was eligible for at least $60,000 in Federal money. The funds were to reward school districts who adopted standards that prepared students to succeed in the workplace, college prep and to compete in a global economy.

 
January 5, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 22:03

One Year Ago
Adam Skiles, Smith-Green Community Schools Director of Business & Technology resigned his position to accept a position at Huntington Community Schools. He took the job so he could be closer to home and be able to spend more time with his family.
Smith Township Fire Department donated their rescue truck, a 1979 Chevrolet 1-ton van to the Richland Fire Department in Earl Park, northeast of Lafayette, Indiana. After receiving a newer, safer, more up-to-date rescue truck, the department decided to donate the old one to a fire department in need, rather than selling it.
Sixteen brave souls participated in the annual Blue Lake Polar Plunge. The temperature was 15 degrees.
Five Years Ago
A counterfeit $100 bill was passed at the Citgo store at SR 9 and US 33. More were being watched for and the incident remained under investigation.
A $2,472 check was presented to the Churubusco United Methodist Nursery School from a very successful candle sales fundraiser. Courtney Drummond and Showlyn Patee were the two top sellers.
A large amount of diesel fuel spilled in Merriam leading to  response by personnel from several agencies. Some neighboring residents were evacuated from their homes for a short time.
Hoping to make 2006 the “Year of the Democrat Party,” the Whitley County Democrat Chairman was inviting anyone interested in running for office to an informational breakfast.
Shane and Amy Stoppenhagen announced the birth of their daughter, Shealyn Ann.
Ten Years Ago
The rate of a first class postage stamp went to 34 cents.
National City Bank introduced online banking for small businesses, giving them convenient, real-time access to banking services that are tailored to meet their needs.
Winners of the “News from Afar 2000” were announced. First place was Beth Leitch atop a mountain in southern Peru. Second place went to Dustin Karr in front of the Ancient Coliseum in Rome. Third place went to Betty and Don Wolf in front of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.  Fourth place went to Jenny Sonner and friends who were touring Stonehenge in England.
Brian and Carey Jacquay announced the birth of their daughter, Rachel Elisabeth.
25 Years Ago
Winners of the Christmas Decorating Contest sponsored by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce were announced with first place, Ike Younis, Joan and David Schnellbach second and third went to Ed Parker.
Dr. David Willyard announced the opening of a Family Practice at 707 S. Main Street.
The first of 26 F-4E jet aircraft arrived at Baer Field Air National Guard, another step forward for the 122nd Tactical Fighter Wing in modernizing its fighter squadron with firstline combat equipment.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Goheen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house. In a little information blurb about the Goheen’s, he said Jim Kirtley was one of his students in Forest Park Junior High School.
Bob and Kathy Gray announced the birth of their son, Jonathan Robert.
50 Years Ago
Rapp’s Television and Appliance Store was robbed resulting in a loss of $650-$700. Among the things stolen were two television sets.
Assets of the Churubusco State Bank topped $5 million, the first time since the bank was chartered in 1928.
The clock on the Whitley County Court House had a real malfunction as a different hour showed on each of its four faces. First the striking mechanism failed and later the whole business started running backwards. A clock maker from Springfield, Ohio removed the works for repair.
Construction on the four new classrooms had begun at the Churubusco Schools.

One Year Ago

Adam Skiles, Smith-Green Community Schools Director of Business & Technology resigned his position to accept a position at Huntington Community Schools. He took the job so he could be closer to home and be able to spend more time with his family.

Smith Township Fire Department donated their rescue truck, a 1979 Chevrolet 1-ton van to the Richland Fire Department in Earl Park, northeast of Lafayette, Indiana. After receiving a newer, safer, more up-to-date rescue truck, the department decided to donate the old one to a fire department in need, rather than selling it.

Sixteen brave souls participated in the annual Blue Lake Polar Plunge. The temperature was 15 degrees.

 
December 29, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 17:39

One Year Ago
East of Chicago was robbed. A man wearing a ski mask entered the store, displayed a weapon and locked an employee in the cooler before taking an undisclosed amount of cash. The case was under investigation.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of C & A Tool, founder Richard Conrow was presented with a commemorative coin with 40th Anniversary on one side and Conrow’s image on the reverse side.
New requirements to get your driver’s license went into effect. The documents only needed to be provided once. Needed were proof of identity, proof of Social Security number, proof of lawful status and proof of Indiana residency.
Five Years Ago
Clerk-Treasurer Anna Gordon resigned from the Clerk-Treasurer job, effective immediately.
Bubbles and Barks, a dog grooming business, moved into the Central Building.
Candy Guiff and Kate Enright were first place winners in the 14th Annual Christmas Lighting Contest.  Ken and Kandy Bohde were second place winners.
U. S. Senator Lugar announced that Indiana communities would share a $2,863,002 grant from FEMA as part of its Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
Ten Years Ago
Michael Shanabarger and Brandon Porter, students at CMS, were accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program and were busy raising funds for a trip to Australia in June.
The estimated number of attendees of the Christmas Walk was 750.
Kenneth and Esther Kauffman received the “greatest Christmas gift” with the arrival of their daughter, Karla Marie. In doing mission work in Guatemala, Esther noticed Karla Marie, then ten years old and found out that she was eligible for adoption. Now at the age of 15, Karla Marie is home in the United States with her new family.
Michael Miller was presented a plaque and recognized for his 12 years of service on the Smith-Green School Board. Carol Vinnedge assumed his seat.
25 Years Ago
Fifty-two students from CHS helped by donating blood, to ease the blood shortage felt by the Red Cross.
Adult education was offered at Smith-Green Community Schools. Among the classes offered were Basic Computer Programming, Welding, Crafts, Computer Word Processing and Women’s Physical Education. Fees ranged from $5 to $15.
Whitley County Crime Stoppers “Crime of the Week” was looking for information concerning the arson at Marlow’s Market. The fire was discovered by a passing motorist. The arsonist had used petroleum based accelerants in several locations throughout the building.
50 Years Ago
Sharon McDaniel was named recipient of the Whitley County Good Citizen Award presented by the Daughters of American Revolution.
William T. Horn, executive secretary of the Indiana Taxpayers Association said Whitley County taxes payable in 1961 showed an increase of $130,546 over 1960. Horn commented “public officials from the Governor on down have said that real and personal property cannot bear a higher tax burden.” He also went on to say property taxes are becoming so high that home ownership is being discouraged.
Thomas Gordon, a senior at Marian College in Indianapolis, was accepted for listing in the National “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
According to Dun & Bradstreet, Churubusco businesses increased from 60 to 65 during the past year.

One Year Ago

East of Chicago was robbed. A man wearing a ski mask entered the store, displayed a weapon and locked an employee in the cooler before taking an undisclosed amount of cash. The case was under investigation.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of C & A Tool, founder Richard Conrow was presented with a commemorative coin with 40th Anniversary on one side and Conrow’s image on the reverse side.

New requirements to get your driver’s license went into effect. The documents only needed to be provided once. Needed were proof of identity, proof of Social Security number, proof of lawful status and proof of Indiana residency.

 
December 22, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:09

One Year Ago
Sons of American Legion Commander, Matt Hutton presented a check for $200 to the Churubusco United Methodist Church “Soup to Shut-in” ministry. He also presented a $150 check towards Christmas for a local family. SAL had returned over $11,000 to the community in the last two years.
Smith Township Fire Department responded to a fire at Love Trucking. The building was destroyed along with two dump trucks, a semi-tractor and other tools and equipment. Fire departments from Albion, LaOtto and Columbia City also responded to the call.
Cub Scouts from Pack 3081 participated in the ninth annual bake off. Twenty-five boys participated. The top winners were Cody Parish, third, Andrew Boggess second and first place went to Morgan Bell.
The Smith-Green School Board approved the reconfiguration of the schools. A major change in the plan was keeping the sixth grade in the secondary setting.  Instead of an elementary, middle and high school, there would be elementary composed of K-5 and a Junior-Senior High School  composed of grades 6-12.
Five Years Ago
Brad Thomas, a 2004 CHS graduate and a student at Taylor University recorded his first cd. All the songs were written and sung by Brad except for one. That one was written together by Thomas and Jered Blanchard, also a CHS graduate. Blanchard also played guitar on all the songs. Christie Barkley, another Busco grad, did all the photography.
Cameron Amber finished in first place in the punt pass and kick finals at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.
The Churubusco area Soup Kitchen was open, serving soup, sandwiches and dessert every Tuesday.
Ten Years Ago
The top three winners in the ninth annual Christmas Lighting and Decorating Contest were Wayne Krider, first place, the William Bennett home, second place and Mr. and Mrs. Newton took third place.
Eric Ott of Churubusco earned Reserve Champion in the Junior Division of the Showmanship contest at the Hoosier Beef Congress in Indianapolis.
Law officials arrested four suspects in the McDonald’s robbery. The night manager was arrested along with three suspects from Columbia City.
25 Years Ago
At a special meeting, it was announced the annexation of Dana and BRC had been dropped. Both companies said they would work with the Town to help with the financial crunch.
The SAT scores of Churubusco were reported. The national average in math was 475 and verbal 431. The average for all students in Churubusco was 442 in verbal and 476 in math.
Secretary of State Ed Simcox issued Hoosier informational booklets to fourth graders in Whitley, Wabash and Huntington Counties, with the hope the booklets would enhance students’ knowledge in Indiana history.
Alicia Cearbaugh placed 85th in girls 11-12 division of Cross Country National Junior Olympics Finals at Cincinnati. She ran 3,000 meters in 14 minutes. The team placed first in State, second in Regionals and sixth in Nationals.
50 Years Ago
A record number of pieces of mail had passed through the Churubusco Post Office since the first of December. That figure topped the 1959 figures by some 2,000 pieces.
A new policy for visitors at Whitley County Hospital was announced and would begin on January 1st. Only two visitors at a time would be allowed to see a patient.
Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Kirtley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Residents of Whitley County purchased $27,541 worth of U.S. Savings Bonds in November.
Charles Younis, owner of the Green Center General Store since 1925, passed away at the age of 73. Born in Syria, he came to the United States at the age of 16, settling first in Canton, Ohio.

One Year Ago

Sons of American Legion Commander, Matt Hutton presented a check for $200 to the Churubusco United Methodist Church “Soup to Shut-in” ministry. He also presented a $150 check towards Christmas for a local family. SAL had returned over $11,000 to the community in the last two years.

Smith Township Fire Department responded to a fire at Love Trucking. The building was destroyed along with two dump trucks, a semi-tractor and other tools and equipment. Fire departments from Albion, LaOtto and Columbia City also responded to the call.

Cub Scouts from Pack 3081 participated in the ninth annual bake off. Twenty-five boys participated. The top winners were Cody Parish, third, Andrew Boggess second and first place went to Morgan Bell.

The Smith-Green School Board approved the reconfiguration of the schools. A major change in the plan was keeping the sixth grade in the secondary setting.  Instead of an elementary, middle and high school, there would be elementary composed of K-5 and a Junior-Senior High School  composed of grades 6-12.

 
December 15, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 December 2010 15:32

One Year Ago
Churubusco High School was named a “Best Buy” by Indiana Chamber of Commerce in the 11th edition of its “Indiana’s Best Buys” report. Schools offering the highest educational achievement levels for the lowest amount of tax dollars were the ones named “Best Buy.”
C & A Tool celebrated 40 years in business. Dick Conrow opened the shop in his garage in 1969. By the end of the first year, there were five employees. Now 40 years later there are approximately 530 employees with around 70 percent from the Churubusco area.
A total of 133 deer were taken during the recent controlled hunt at 17 Indiana state parks.
Five Years Ago
Old man winter dumped eight and a half inches of snow on Churubusco with more expected.
Churubusco native Guy McCoy passed away at the age of 107.
Benny Sery and his dad Mike were top sellers in the fund raiser at Churubusco Child Care. Gold Canyon candles were sold to assist with improvements to the playground. Emma Anna and Tina Bulmahn were second place sellers.
Phase four of Thresher Ridge Subdivision development was beginning. The new section would have an entrance off 550 North.
Council approved a four percent pay increase to Town workers.
Ten Years Ago
Employees of McDonald's restaurant were robbed at gun point. Three employees were cleaning up and preparing to close when two males wearing ski masks entered the building. The robbers, carrying a semi-automatic handgun and a baseball bat began waving the weapons and screaming at the employees for the money. Two of the employees were tied up and put in the cooler. Then the third one was taken into the cooler. One employee had called for a ride home. When the person came, he found the door ajar, went in and found the employees and called the police. The case was still being investigated.
Town employees received a five percent pay increase and an additional half day holiday, giving them nine and a half holidays.
CES Soundmasters singing group performed at Glenbrook Square and then traveled to Columbia City to perform at Miller’s Merry Manor and The Oaks.
25 Years Ago
Tri-County Publishing office was broken into and robbed. An undetermined amount of cash was taken from the safe as well as hand held cassette recorders. Desk drawers were ransacked and dumped on the floor.
There were delays in the opening of the toboggan run at Pokagon State Park caused by the design of the new track and refrigeration system. Everything else was open and officials hoped to have the problems corrected very soon.
The motor vehicle commissioner announced the extension of vehicle registration from six months to ten months.
Fred and Bernice Guiff celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Ed and Kate Gebhart celebrated their silver wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children.
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Teague announced the birth of their son, Spencer Joseph.
50 Years Ago
Information for this week was not available.

One Year Ago

Churubusco High School was named a “Best Buy” by Indiana Chamber of Commerce in the 11th edition of its “Indiana’s Best Buys” report. Schools offering the highest educational achievement levels for the lowest amount of tax dollars were the ones named “Best Buy.”

C & A Tool celebrated 40 years in business. Dick Conrow opened the shop in his garage in 1969. By the end of the first year, there were five employees. Now 40 years later there are approximately 530 employees with around 70 percent from the Churubusco area.

A total of 133 deer were taken during the recent controlled hunt at 17 Indiana state parks.

 
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