|November 16, 2011|
|Wednesday, 16 November 2011 17:27|
One Year Ago
Dick and Judy Littlefield, owners of McDonald’s in Churubusco and Avilla, were named Churubusco Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business of the Year at the annual Chamber Banquet.
The Churubusco Eagle Football Team won their second Regional Championship in four seasons by defeating the Hagerstown Tigers. Next was Semi-State at Lafayette Central Catholic.
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” a musical comedy was presented by the Churubusco High School Fine Arts Department.
Churubusco McDonald’s owners Dick and Judy Littlefield unveiled an outdoor picnic area at the restaurant. The picnic area was dedicated to the late Charlie Leffers, who designed the area. Sons Josh and Joe Leffers completed the work laid out by their father. Dick and Sara Conrow donated a plaque to denote the area in memory of Charlie Leffers.
Five Years Ago
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home was named Business of the Year by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce. It is Churubusco’s oldest continuing business tracing its roots back over 134 years to 1872.
Local Scouts from several Churubusco organizations collected a record total of 200 bags of food to be distributed to Churubusco’s food pantries.
The Slaughter Bus, located in Wolf Lake, joined forces with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry to donate venison to area food banks.
Devil’s Forty Tree Farm (Art Tilbury) and Indiana Christmas Tree Growers’ Association were participating in “Trees for Troops.” It was a nationwide program delivering 11,000 real Christmas trees to our troops and families.
John Wall and Don Hull from Dana Corporation were installing and repairing Churubusco’s Christmas lights. Dana personnel had been maintaining the lights for five years.
Ten Years Ago
Churubusco Police Department was named Group of the Year, Jones Greenhouse, owned by Sharon and David Jones, was presented Business of the Year and Harold Norman was presented Citizen of the Year at the 2001 Chamber of Commerce annual Fall Banquet.
Don Amber of Busco Buffalo Farms, won the first cowboy boot throwing contest held at the Triple U Buffalo Ranch in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota.
The Churubusco Library received a $500 gift from Columbia City Auxiliary #1906 Fraternal Order of Eagles. The money was designated for seniors. Plans were to purchase audio tapes.
CHS Fine Arts Department presented “Les Miserables” at the Jason Smith Auditorium.
Churubusco Community Child Care Center held an open house to show the new 3,600 square foot addition.
Cuno Water Treatment dedicated a new flag to honor victims of September 11th.
25 Years Ago
The Churubusco Town Board unanimously passed an ordinance to annex 49.6 acres south of town into the city limits.
Whitley County was to have its own theater. The Whitley County Regional Arts Center would locate in the old water plant on Chauncey Street.
Indiana’s new Statewide Testing or Educational Progress Program (ISTEP) was the linchpin in the state’s drive toward educational accountability.
According to Purdue University Extension agriculture economists, consumers would not have to worry about a shortage of chicken or turkey for Thanksgiving.
Charles and Helen Prince celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house.
Kirk and Tammy Magnuson announced the birth of their son, Austin Michael.
Roy and Jody Vanderford announced the birth of their daughter, Whitney Lee.
50 Years Ago
Esli Shively of Smith Township was the 1961 “NEO Sheepman of the Year.”
Jeanne Gross was one of 23 young people representing Indiana farm youth in New York City during National Farm City Week.
Churubusco taxpayers would pay 36¢ more than in 1962 for a total rate of $7.92.
Local Lions Club members installed a number of “Children Playing” signs around Churubusco.
Wilbur Green was awarded “Outstanding Neighborhood Beef Producer of 1961.”
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Crabill celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house.
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Frederick announced the birth of their son, Brian David.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Funk announced the birth of their daughter, Kristine Marie.
Rev. and Mrs. Tobian announced the birth of their daughter, Jaynn Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson John Frank, Jr. announced the birth of their daughter, Loreen Dee.