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January 26, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 January 2011 16:28

One Year Ago
The Town agreed on a location for the splash pad. It was to be built between the existing baseball and softball diamonds. The Pool Committee gave the Town nearly $100,000 for up-keep and maintenance. It was estimated it would take about four months to complete and was planned on being done for Turtle Days.
The Whitley County Patriots were organizing. Citizens of Whitley County would be able to link with groups across Indiana and the nation to be heard as a unified voice against corruption, excessive taxation and lack of representation in government.
An area at the Churubusco School Campus to celebrate lives of those who passed away and individuals who dedicated themselves to the school and community was being developed. Community members were able to purchase bricks in the honor or memory of someone for $50.
Pit Stop Pizza completed its reconstruction project after a recent fire.
Danielle Hartmann would represent CHS as the 2009-2010 Good Citizen representative at the Colonel Augustin de la Balme DAR Chapter Tea.
Five Years Ago
Gerri Johnson announced her candidacy for Clerk-Treasurer, to be voted on at a Republican caucus.
The new web-based Indiana Sheriffs’ Sex Offender Registry provided the latest information to the public from a single, state-of-the-art website.
Town maintenance crews worked on relieving drainage problems at the corner of Mill Street and Millstone Run.
The sign ordinance was amended to increase signs allowed. The ordinance had to be enforced which meant if you wanted a temporary sign, you needed to get a permit.
Matt and Richelle Bock announced the birth of their daughter, Alayna Noelle.
Ten Years Ago
Copies of a 1994 letter regarding a proposed Churubusco bypass that was never pursued, was presented to council members. The letter was from U.S. Senator Dan Coats requesting information from the State Legislature on a proposed bypass. A traffic study was going to be requested.
A drug raid on a Rome City residence led to the body of a baby boy, large amount of drugs and drug manufacturing equipment. It would take several weeks before test results of an autopsy of the baby would be available.
Results of ISTEP+ test scores showed Smith-Green High School rated number 58 out of 386 schools in the State, while the Middle School was ranked number 47 out of 472 Indiana Schools.
Cassie Puff was the winner at the CES Spelling Bee and Alex Noah was runner-up.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harlan celebrated 25 years of marriage with a cake and punch reception at the Green Township Community Center.
25 Years Ago
Richard Miracle was this year’s Good Citizen Award winner.
Mary Goble, owner of H & R Block Tax Service Office in Churubusco announced the office was open full-time at 104 S. Main, Century Mall.
John Perlich won the Elks District Hoop Shoot Contest where he made 22 out of 25 free throws.
Smith-Green School Board approved the purchase of computers. Dr. Thornton recommended the IBM Series 36 as the best system for administrative needs at the total cost of $62,125.
Father Bernard Galic was appointed a Vicar by Bishop D’Arcy.  Father Galic was one of six priests to receive the appointment. St. John Bosco Parish was under his jurisdiction.
Lots of birth announcements were made this week. They were as follows:  Michael and Kari Hyndman, a son, Jacob Roger; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Geiger, a son, Jeremiah Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Haas, their daughter, Beverly Danielle; and Richard and Laura Lemish, their daughter, Amanda Renee.
50 Years Ago
Patch testing for tuberculosis for Churubusco Kindergarten students was complete.
Senator Dale Barrett and Representative Allen Bloom were named to committees for work in the 1961 Indiana Legislature.
U.S. Savings Bonds sales for 1960 were down 3.2  percent from the previous year.
Robert Gross offered to show a documented filmstrip showing blunders by various agencies of the U.S. which aided the onslaught of world communism. Nothing in the film was intended to reflect on patriotism, loyalty or integrity of any government agency; but the vulnerability of people and institutions to communist propaganda.

One Year Ago

The Town agreed on a location for the splash pad. It was to be built between the existing baseball and softball diamonds. The Pool Committee gave the Town nearly $100,000 for up-keep and maintenance. It was estimated it would take about four months to complete and was planned on being done for Turtle Days.

The Whitley County Patriots were organizing. Citizens of Whitley County would be able to link with groups across Indiana and the nation to be heard as a unified voice against corruption, excessive taxation and lack of representation in government.

An area at the Churubusco School Campus to celebrate lives of those who passed away and individuals who dedicated themselves to the school and community was being developed. Community members were able to purchase bricks in the honor or memory of someone for $50.

Pit Stop Pizza completed its reconstruction project after a recent fire.

Danielle Hartmann would represent CHS as the 2009-2010 Good Citizen representative at the Colonel Augustin de la Balme DAR Chapter Tea.

 
January 19, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:43

One Year Ago
Priscilla Andrews was the Third Place winner in the Christmas Decorating Contest.
The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce elected three new officers to serve on the Board of Directors. They were Dave Pearson, Debbie Lee and Steve Darnell.
Isabelle Turner was runner-up and Jacob Skinner was declared the winner of the Annual Spelling Bee at CES.
The Smith-Green school campus became a smoke-free campus.
At the annual organizational meeting of the Churubusco Public Library, the board members were elected for the 2010 year as follows:  Ava Lillmars, President, Greg Childs, Vice-President, Nancy Lewis, Secretary and Connie Bair, Treasurer. Sherry Johnson took the Oath of Office for another four year term and Lori Snyder took the Oath for her first term of four years, filling the vacancy of Jeanne Baughman, who had served 16 years.
Five Years Ago
During the State of the State address, Governor Daniels announced repayment to schools would begin. Passing the first balanced budget in ten years and responsible spending put the state in position to start repayment. Smith-Green was to receive $231,382.11.
The Whitley County Amateur Radio Club Amateur of the Year Award went to Don Evilsizor.
New officers for 2006 at the Churubusco Library were Jeanne Baughman, President, Greg Childs, Vice-President, Nancy Lewis, Secretary, Ava Lillmars, Corresponding Secretary and Connie Bair, Treasurer.
Kevin and Lisa Crick announced the birth of their son, Gage Joseph.
Mike and Jenna Ott announced the birth of their son, Warner Michael.
Ten Years Ago
Commencement that was scheduled for June 1 was changed to June 8 because of the number of make-up days added to the school schedule. All the make-up days built into the school calendar had been used.
Two of the four men who took part in the Churubusco McDonald’s robbery pled guilty. Two others filed for a continuance. Jason Tinsley and Justin Lock pled guilty and were awaiting their sentencing.
Layoffs at area Dana plants had no affect on the Busco plant. The Busco plant was in the process of calling the 50 employees laid off back to work.
After a year of not being able to get Thin Mints, the delicious cookies were available again for $3 a box.
25 Years Ago
One of the three dogs that killed pigs belonging to VanGorders was caught and disposed of. The VanGorders lost 58 feeder pigs. More than 100 farm animals in the area had been killed by the dogs.
Dr. Willyard’s temporary office facilities between Citizens National Bank and Egolf’s IGA opened. A permanent office was in the planning stages and was to be built in the spring.
Dr. David Murdock opened his chiropractic practice on Ley Road.
The Churubusco FFA Livestock judging team placed 11th at the State Duroc Bred Gilt Sale contest at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Members were Trisha Bangs, Todd Linvill, Matt Zeigler, David Brumbaugh and Tony Brumbaugh.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jones celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a surprise by all their children visiting them at their winter home in Sebring, Florida.
Lt. and Mrs. Jeffrey Smith announced the birth of their daughter, Amanda Erin.
50 Years Ago
Churubusco Chamber of Commerce installed Bob Aumsbaugh as President, Bob Boyer, Vice-President and Lester Sheets as Secretary.
Former president of American Tractor and later J.I. Case Marc Rojtman bequeathed the major part of his over four million dollar art collection to public institutions. Rojtman resided his Case presidency post reportedly as the result of a policy disagreement.
The Smith Township Band Parents took action to purchase additional instruments for the Churubusco Band. The group felt other instruments were still needed to place the band on a competitive basis with other schools in its class. The Band Parents had already helped purchase several expensive instruments and 72 new uniforms.

One Year Ago

Priscilla Andrews was the Third Place winner in the Christmas Decorating Contest.

The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce elected three new officers to serve on the Board of Directors. They were Dave Pearson, Debbie Lee and Steve Darnell.

Isabelle Turner was runner-up and Jacob Skinner was declared the winner of the Annual Spelling Bee at CES.

The Smith-Green school campus became a smoke-free campus.

At the annual organizational meeting of the Churubusco Public Library, the board members were elected for the 2010 year as follows:  Ava Lillmars, President, Greg Childs, Vice-President, Nancy Lewis, Secretary and Connie Bair, Treasurer. Sherry Johnson took the Oath of Office for another four year term and Lori Snyder took the Oath for her first term of four years, filling the vacancy of Jeanne Baughman, who had served 16 years.

 
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.

 
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