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July 14, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 July 2010 21:01

One Year Ago
The Churubusco Chamber was selling raffle tickets for a $300 first prize gift certificate. Prize winners would be announced at Picnic In The Park.
Tommy Beezley was the points leader at the Butler Motor Speedway.
Noble REMC was a sponsor of the 2009 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington D.C. Kayla Helfrich of Churubusco High School and Racheal Stump of West Noble High School were among the 78 students from the state to go on the trip.
Children at the Church of the Nazarene collected canned goods and money for the local food bank.  They gave close to $600 in groceries and cash.
Joshua and Krystal VanLaere announced the birth of their son, Joshua Allen.
Five Years Ago
Due to a study requested by the Churubusco Town Council, the speed zones on State Road 205, east of Churubusco, would be lowered.
Wanda Gall was the new marketing specialist for Indiana Lakeland Girl Scout Council in Noble and Whitley counties.
Fourteen members of the Churubusco United Methodist Church traveled to Kentucky to give their energy and talents to Ministry of Service. The local group’s project was to build a room addition on a mobile home for a handicapped man and to fix a porch for an elderly man.
Jake Hyndman was named to the IHSBCA All-State Team. He made the Class 2A First Team, first base.
Justin and Danielle Gaerte announced the birth of the their son, Zach Lee.
Ten Years Ago
“Dinger” the Wizard’s mascot visited the Churubusco Library for the summer reading kickoff.
The Eel River Baptist Church on Carroll Road was vandalized. Rocks had been thrown through the large stained glass windows causing nearly $10,000 in damage.
Long time residents of Churubusco and Columbia City, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fiedler were honored with a surprise 65th wedding anniversary hosted by their son, Jim.
Alix Edsall won the Indiana State MS Championship Race Round 2 at D & D Motor Sports at Reads Racing track in Rochester.
25 Years Ago
Congressman Dan Coats unveiled a new mobile office while in Churubusco.
Churubusco State Bank announced it would merge with Fort Wayne National.
The main topic at the Town Board meeting was the addition of another police officer, to have four full time officers. An executive meeting was scheduled to determine if funds were available.
Mindy Green was a finalist in the Miss America Coed Pageant at the Indianapolis Hilton.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rosenberry celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Allan and Anne Braiser announced the birth of their daughter, Karen Lynne.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Coffelt announced the birth of twin boys, Cory Eugene and Dustin Thomas.
50 Years Ago
State Senator F. Dale Barrett presided over the Turtle Queen crowning ceremonies. In the “Miss” division, Diane Boggess was the winner. The new “Mrs.” queen was Penny Carson.
Kenneth Gordon was promoted to manager of engineering at J.I. Case.He filled the vacancy created by the transfer of Carl von Linsowe.
Funds for research conducted by the National Foundation against Polio, Arthritis and Birth Defects were requested by Whitley County.
Eel River Baptist Church held evening outdoor worship services.
County bond sales were $29,472 compared to $31,191 for the corresponding month the prior year.

One Year Ago

The Churubusco Chamber was selling raffle tickets for a $300 first prize gift certificate. Prize winners would be announced at Picnic In The Park.

Tommy Beezley was the points leader at the Butler Motor Speedway.

Noble REMC was a sponsor of the 2009 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington D.C. Kayla Helfrich of Churubusco High School and Racheal Stump of West Noble High School were among the 78 students from the state to go on the trip.

Children at the Church of the Nazarene collected canned goods and money for the local food bank.  They gave close to $600 in groceries and cash.

Joshua and Krystal VanLaere announced the birth of their son, Joshua Allen.

 
July 7, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 July 2010 21:17

One Year Ago
Town Council agreed to move ahead with a proposed annexation project. Approximately 144 acres that would be affected included six commercial and one residential property.
Smith-Green Community Schools interim superintendent Bruce Hippensteel presided over his last board meeting. He took over when Carol Kaiser resigned. The board hired Stephan Darnell. All the administrators’ contracts were extended a year until 2011 and they all received raises.
Matthew and Kelly Haber announced the birth of their daughter, Clair Lynn.
Mike and Jenna Ott announced the birth of their daughter, Delaney Larie.
Five Years Ago
Dr. David Reinhard joined the Parkview Medical Group in Churubusco.
Rural interstate speed limits were increased to 70 mph.
The State announced the Churubusco License Branch was on the review list for closure. A petition drive was started and was to be presented to a representative from the BMV during a public hearing.
State Health officials reported an Allen County resident was the first human case of West Nile virus infection in Indiana this year.
Max and Noreeta Person celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
R.T. and Stacy Refeld III announced the birth of their daughter, Eva Elizabeth.
Ten Years Ago
Dr. Kim Sajdak was the incoming president of the Rotary Club. Chuck Jones was the 2000 Rotarian of the year and Sheila Strunk the 2000 Non-rotarian of the year.
Close to 600 Indiana residents congregated at the landmark Washington National Cathedral to participate in a major event honoring the State and its people.
25 Years Ago
The 35th annual Turtle Days was a huge success. Turtle Days Queens were Mrs. Kim Heck, Mrs. Category; Mrs. Jan Books, Grandmothers category and Miss Jodie Huffman, Miss category. Grand prize winners of the raffle were Tom and Anna Gile. They won a 1985 1/2 Ford Escort.
A new attraction at Turtle Days was a waterball fight and demonstration put on by Smith Township-Churubusco Fire Department.
Hilger’s Farm Market advertised Bing cherries for 99¢ a pound and peaches for 39¢ a pound.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Snavely announced the birth of their daughter, Alexis Lynn.
Jonathan and Debbie Arehart announced the birth of their son, Joseph Lynn.
50 Years Ago
Turtle Days was off and running for three days.
The Albion float that was exhibited at the Lions International Convention in Chicago won fourth out of all floats from the U.S. and foreign countries.
Interstate 69 construction was progressing. Work was being done on the bridge located just off Washington Center Road.
Churubusco High School band was to participate in statewide band festivals. The 72 member band would first go to Purdue to participate in the 1960 High School Band Day then to Indiana University.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Zumbrun celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house.
Mr. and Mrs. James Shlater announced the birth of their son, Ricky Lee.

One Year Ago

Town Council agreed to move ahead with a proposed annexation project. Approximately 144 acres that would be affected included six commercial and one residential property.

Smith-Green Community Schools interim superintendent Bruce Hippensteel presided over his last board meeting. He took over when Carol Kaiser resigned. The board hired Stephan Darnell. All the administrators’ contracts were extended a year until 2011 and they all received raises.

Matthew and Kelly Haber announced the birth of their daughter, Clair Lynn.

Mike and Jenna Ott announced the birth of their daughter, Delaney Larie.

 
June 30, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 19:34

One Year Ago
Churubusco’s Autry Keener played on a power soccer team that won the National Championship in Fishers. Power soccer is an adaptive wheelchair sport created for power chair users offered through Turnstone in Fort Wayne.
New laws went into effect for drivers under the age of 18. They included no telecommunication devices, except to call 911, were to be used while driving, hours changed when they could drive, and no passengers unless accompanied by a valid Indiana driver over age of 25 or parents or guardians.
Thelma Leitch celebrated her 100th birthday with a celebration at the Churubusco United Methodist Church.
Estel and Mary Murphy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Daniel and Megan Carlson announced the birth of their son, Corbin James.
Five Years Ago
Lt. Governor Becky Skillman awarded a $145,000 Community Development Block Grant to Whitley County for new sewer lines.
A small grass fire broke out along US 33 due to the extremely dry conditions.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo was celebrating its 40th Anniversary season.
Grocery prices dropped the second quarter of 2005. The cost for 16 basic food items, $37.42 was $1.20 lower than March and $1.50 lower than August 2004.
After a 26 year hiatus, Churubusco American Legion Post 156 was sponsoring a local team, the Busco Bombers, to participate in the American Legion Baseball League.
Aaron and Kim Rapp announced the birth of their son, Andrew Nick.
Ten Years Ago
The Environmental Appeals Board of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency ruled that three areas of the SDI permits needed to be revamped.  This delay put construction on hold.
A $75,000 grant from the Lilly Foundation allowed the former fish hatchery site to be transformed into a local park for Tri Lakes residents. The completion date was scheduled for the end of August.
At the Town Council meeting, the insurance package was presented with the premiums about $2,300 less than the year before and better coverage.
The Habitat for Humanity home on Beaver Street was about four weeks ahead of schedule because of the generous donations and volunteered help.
25 Years Ago
Super Valu was burglarized. Entry was gained through the back door. The store was ransacked and the safe broken into. Money and merchandise had been taken.
Tom Beezley won his fifth straight modified feature at Avilla.
Hilger’s Farm Market opened a 25 acre field to the area’s unemployed to pick berries free. About 6,000 people participated. The activity was featured on “Paul Harvey News.”
The Churubusco Police Department announced the Junk and Abandoned Vehicle Ordinance would be strictly enforced. Any vehicle without a license or not garaged, was subject to being tagged and moved. There would be a  fine of $50 a day for vehicles not removed.
Billy and Etta Davis celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
Richard and Gina Tartaglia announced the birth of their daughter, Corinne Suzanne.
Bill and Mary Lou Vaught announced the birth of their daughter, Brandi Nicole.
50 Years Ago
The population of Churubusco had increased by 64 in the last ten years. The 1950 census was 1,220, 1960 was 1,284.
Sunshine Farm Hatchery and Feed Mill announced they were discontinuing business in Churubusco. The hatching operations would stop on August 4 and the feed division would close the middle of October.
Farm Bureau Co-op advertised a 50’ x 60’ erected ranch type pole barn for $3,240.
Whitley County buyers of U.S. Savings Bonds helped to push the state’s sales total for May to $38,145.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren DeLong announced the birth of their son, Rickie Lee.

One Year Ago

Churubusco’s Autry Keener played on a power soccer team that won the National Championship in Fishers. Power soccer is an adaptive wheelchair sport created for power chair users offered through Turnstone in Fort Wayne.

New laws went into effect for drivers under the age of 18. They included no telecommunication devices, except to call 911, were to be used while driving, hours changed when they could drive, and no passengers unless accompanied by a valid Indiana driver over age of 25 or parents or guardians.

Thelma Leitch celebrated her 100th birthday with a celebration at the Churubusco United Methodist Church.

Estel and Mary Murphy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Daniel and Megan Carlson announced the birth of their son, Corbin James.

 
June 23, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 June 2010 15:47

One Year Ago
Area residents enjoyed breakfast at the Half Acre Cafe with Governor Mitch Daniels.
CHS student Shannon Kuznar earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, an accomplishment achieved by only five percent of Senior Girl Scouts across the nation.
Turtle Days was a “Giant” success with Crunch, the 165-year-old alligator snapper weighing 150 pounds, performing for spectators. Crunch is owned by Churubusco resident Rusty Reed.
Five Years Ago
Smith-Green School Board voted to transfer high school assistant principal Craig Sloan to the newly vacant position created when Becky Perkins accepted a principalship at LaOtto Elementary.
M. Hallowell Chapter of the American Business Woman’s Association honored three area seniors with scholarships. Deanna Craig was the recipient from Churubusco. She planned to attend Manchester College.
The Reverend James Hook was invited to preach at the United Methodist Church as part of the Church’s summer renewal program. Reverend Hook was pastor of the EUB church, which merged with the Methodist Church, from 1955 to 1964.
Bill and Peggy Kreger announced the birth of their son, Jedidiah.
Evan and Stephanie Boggs announced the birth of their son, Dillon Marshall.
Ten Years Ago
Smith-Green School Board approved a three year teachers’ contract.
Whitley County Economic Development Corporation was named a winner in International Marketing Competition. They earned a Superior Award for their General Purpose Promotion entry.
Grand Champion of the Turtle Days turtle race went to Katie Brumbaugh, Tiny Division to Dane Dietz, Small Division, Eric Marquardt and Large Division to Michelle Creech.
25 Years Ago
The Smith-Green Community School Board voted unanimously to renew Duane Rynearson’s teaching contract. After reviewing 23 hours of testimony in the form of 593 pages and 30 exhibits, the board president renewed his contract. The dispute was whether certain job descriptions were administrative or teaching.
Tri-County Truth welcomed JoAnn Kiehm to their staff. She was bookkeeper and office manager.
Jeff Gilbert was named a local hero for rescuing a three or four-year-old boy at Chain O’ Lakes State Park.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Troyer celebrated their silver anniversary with an open house.
Philip and Mary Dooley announced the birth of their daughter, Kathryn Lynn.
John and Karen Hood announced the birth of their son, Justin Lee.
Brian and Julie Bohnstedt announced the birth of their daughter, Brianne Kay.
Denny and Cynthia Baker announced the birth of their daughter, Alicia Joy.
Bill and Ilze Shively announced the birth of their daughter, Karen Michelle.
50 Years Ago
The Churubusco Fire Department honored township trustee Walter Gordon at a banquet. He received a plaque for his nearly 40 years of service.
New, modern medical facilities were planned for Churubusco. A new clinic at West Whitley and Mulberry Streets was a project of Dr. Linus Minick.
Miss Vera Erdly, Green Center first grade teacher, announced her retirement. She had taught school for 40 years.
The Ideal Fish and Game Club sponsored a tractor pull. The winners were Allen Zeigler in the 3,500# class, Cecil Herendeen in the 5,000# class, Larry Herendeen in the 6,500 # class and Charles Geiger in the 8,000 # category.

One Year Ago

Area residents enjoyed breakfast at the Half Acre Cafe with Governor Mitch Daniels.

CHS student Shannon Kuznar earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, an accomplishment achieved by only five percent of Senior Girl Scouts across the nation.

Turtle Days was a “Giant” success with Crunch, the 165-year-old alligator snapper weighing 150 pounds, performing for spectators. Crunch is owned by Churubusco resident Rusty Reed.

 
June 16, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 June 2010 21:28

One Year Ago
The Smith-Green Board of School Trustees voted to upgrade the computer servers for the price of $81,621.74. The Board also voted to purchase a print management plan.
The 60th anniversary for the Hunt for Oscar was being celebrated with the annual Turtle Days Festival.
Turtletown Players were presenting “Celebrate Contemporary Broadway.”  The freewill offering was to help support the Turtletown Scholarship Endowment.
Ducks Unlimited, the world’s leading wetland conservation organization, awarded Indiana DU a Comprehensive State Award for a variety of their fundraising and recruitment accomplishments. Indiana earned 7th place among all states.
Bill and Sharon Anders celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Five Years Ago
The Churubusco License Branch was placed on the under review for closure list by the BMV Commissioner.  Nine branches were closed and 24 branches were on the review for closure list by the end of the year.
Chuck Matheiu turned in his resignation from the Town Council. He was in his third term.
Churubusco Middle School student Briana Munson was named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics. The Academy recognizes fewer then ten percent of all American high school students. Briana, nominated by her teacher Judith Gallagher, appeared in the “United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook.”
Ten Years Ago
The first Habitat for Humanity house in Churubusco was a step close to completion, thanks to a $12,500 grant from the Whitley County Community Foundation.
PBS had camera men in Churubusco taping footage of the pond near Madden Road where Oscar was sited.  The men were filming a segment for “Across Indiana” that aired on PBS.
C & A Tool Engineering was featured for the third time in an article in Modern Machine Shop.
Thomas and Bonnie Sanders celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
25 Years Ago
The main topic at the Town Board meeting was enforcing a local curfew. The Board voted to enforce City Ordinance 308 that indicated anyone under 18 years of age must observe a curfew of 11:00 p.m. If ignored and convicted, a fine from $1 to $25 could be imposed.
Contestants for Turtle Queen were Kim Heck, Jodie Huffman, Christy Listenberger, Jan Books and Dorothy Diller. The 35th annual parade almost didn’t happen but thanks to Lindsey Edwards the parade was being planned and scheduled for the end of June.
Good News Baptist Church announced the opening of a new day care center in the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brumbaugh celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Ed and Fran Kuehner announced the birth of their son, Jesse Edward.
Dan and Lori Miller announced the birth of their son, Joshua Daniel.
50 Years Ago
J.I. Case showed a first half of the year loss of $4,523,158 compared to a profit of $3 million in the same period a year before.
Reverend Kenneth Tousley became the new pastor of the Wesley and Robinson Chapels.
Whitley County fell short in its quota of 127 pints of blood when the Red Cross bloodmobile visited Columbia City.
Clyde Zolman was injured while tearing down a building. A beam fell on him, cracking his shoulder.  He was recuperating at home.

One Year Ago

The Smith-Green Board of School Trustees voted to upgrade the computer servers for the price of $81,621.74. The Board also voted to purchase a print management plan.

The 60th anniversary for the Hunt for Oscar was being celebrated with the annual Turtle Days Festival.

Turtletown Players were presenting “Celebrate Contemporary Broadway.”  The freewill offering was to help support the Turtletown Scholarship Endowment.

Ducks Unlimited, the world’s leading wetland conservation organization, awarded Indiana DU a Comprehensive State Award for a variety of their fundraising and recruitment accomplishments. Indiana earned 7th place among all states.

Bill and Sharon Anders celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

 
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