|October 19, 2011|
|Tuesday, 18 October 2011 17:45|
One Year Ago
The Churubusco Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization donated $6,100 to purchase smartboards in the elementary school. Smartboards would take the place of chalkboards and provide interactivity with the students.
Churubusco Rotary Club presented Rebecca Chantelois an adult scholarship to be used toward her pursuit of a nursing degree at the University of Saint Francis.
Superintendent Steve Darnell announced the results of the 2010 Indiana P.L. 221 for Smith-Green Community Schools. Overall the school system was on “academic watch.” Individually, the high and middle schools were on “academic watch,” the elementary school on “academic progress.”
Kendrick and Whitney Oler announced the birth of their daughter, Jayda Ann.
Five Years Ago
Snow made its first appearance of the season. Milder temperatures were expected for the rest of the week.
For the first time in five years, local units of government across the state received direct state support for bridges and road projects. Whitley County was to receive $435,244.32.
CHS New Era Show Choir presented a Dinner Show in the auditorium.
Churubusco Family Medicine and Urgent Care announced Dr. Joseph Mattox was joining Dr. Thomas Kintanar in the practice.
The Smith-Green School Board said “no” to a swimming pool. They said the money would go back to the Whitley County Community Foundation.
Brian and Marilyn Parish celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at Good News Baptist Church.
Ten Years Ago
Smith-Green Schools moved forward in obtaining bonding for construction in the renovation project that included a new chilling system for all three schools and renovation of the elementary classrooms and ventilator system. The estimated total was $2 million.
Many of the nation’s 52 million school students joined to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at 1 p.m. The national recitation was orchestrated by Celebration U.S.A.
Karleton James changed his plea to guilty for his part in robbing Peoples Federal Savings Bank in Columbia City. His sentence would take place in November.
Shear Creations owned by Bonnie Gaff Lambert celebrated twenty-five years of styling the hair of area residents.
Adrianne Boylen of Churubusco accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and would be honored at a campus ceremony at Indiana University.
Ronald and Janet Shroyer celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
David and Jill Maxton announced the birth of their son, Elijah William.
25 Years Ago
The Churubusco Chamber made a plea for donations for Christmas decorations.
The Southtown Market in Avilla was robbed. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The robbery was under investigation by the Avilla Police Department and the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.
Coldwell Banker Auer & Davison Realtors announced the addition of Tom Lower to their sales staff.
United Way was at 29 percent of their 1986 goal.
Mark and Sheila Spencer announced the birth of their son, Nicholas Robert.
Jane and Robert Overmeyer announced the birth of their daughter, Katherine Ann.
Hilger’s Farm Market’s apples were between $7.99 and $8.99 a bushel.
50 Years Ago
Churubusco taxpayers were relieved of the honor of paying the highest rates in the county when the proposed rate was reduced from $8.17 to $7.98 per hundred assessed value.
Emanuel Geiger lost his hand in a corn picker accident. The injured man was taken to Whitley County Hospital by his brother Murray.
Ellen Linville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Linville, was county winner of a poster contest sponsored by the Whitley County Fireman’s Association and the Churubusco Fire Department. The winner received $10 and a trophy went to CES.
Savings accounts at the Churubusco State Bank were earning three percent interest.
The “Devil at 4 O’Clock” starring Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra was playing at the Columbia Theater.
Leitch’s Market was celebrating their 35th anniversary with specials of ground beef, 3# for $1.39, lard, 7# for $1 and beef liver at 19¢/#.