|November 23, 2011|
|Tuesday, 22 November 2011 13:51|
One Year Ago
Churubusco Eagles football season ended in Lafayette with a 12-2 season. Churubusco American Legion Post 157 donated money for a comfortable charter bus for the team to travel to Lafayette.
All 100 members of the Indiana House of Representatives, including Rep. Kathleen Heuer and 180 other newly elected members were sworn in on Organization Day by Chief Justice Randall Shepard.
The Busco FFA Forestry Team of Charlie Huelsenbeck, Brittany Geiger, Colton Geiger and Austin Hively, placed fourth overall out of 20 teams at the area contest. This high placing qualified the team to compete at the State Contest at Purdue University in December.
Ed and Kate Gebhart celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Justin and Chelsey Nicodemus announced the birth of their daughter, Emma Louise.
Five Years Ago
Churubusco town employees would receive a 3.5 percent increase in 2007 but their health insurance rose five percent.
Charter Oak Community Church dedicated their new church building. One year before, lightning struck the bell tower and the century old church burned to the ground. The cross that hung above the altar was the only thing left.
The Council decided to hire Sunshine Publishing from Battle Ground, Indiana to assemble together the town ordinances in digital format.
Council member John Barrett turned in a letter of resignation after being elected to the Whitley County Council.
Jenni and Nick Gump announced the birth of their son, Tyler Nicholas.
Todd and Jodi Clark announced the birth of their son, Aaron Matthew.
Ten Years Ago
Local artist Richard Tuck had been selected to display five of his sculptural reliquary boxes at the Indianapolis Art Center during the Regional ‘02 Fine Arts Competition.
The Churubusco Plan Commission approved a new seven lot subdivision located east of Blue Lake Road between S.R. 205 and County Road 300 North.
The S-G School Board agreed unanimously to purchase a new mini van to replace the 1993 Dodge Caravan.
Taylor’s Ornamental Grass Farm was visited by cook book author Marcia Adams and featured in Adam’s newsletter.
Greg Childs received a Service of Distinction Award at the Annual Chamber Fall Banquet. Every year Childs produced a keepsake video for the “Person of the Year.”
Churubusco PTA donated $6,750 to CES Science teacher Liz Schemm. The money was raised through sales of the CES Entertainment Book fundraiser and was to be used to refurbish the classroom science kits.
25 Years Ago
The Churubusco FFA Soil Judging Team competed in the State Soils Contest where they placed 24th in the Red Ribbon group. The team members were David Brumbaugh, Todd Linville, Trisha Bangs and Don Cummings.
Sluggish economic growth for Indiana in 1987, with increases in personal income continuing to lag behind the rest of the nation was forecasted by Indiana University Business Outlook Panel.
A new feeder-calf class would be offered the next year for members in the 4-H dairy-beef project.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Riddle celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Don and Lana Krider announced the birth of twin boys, James Matthew and Jacob Edward.
50 Years Ago
Mrs. Cliff Runion, a supervisor at Blue Bell, Inc., won the regional safety contest in the Indiana Manufacturers Association Meeting.
The Town Board was to meet to consider an appropriation for repairs to the police station and fire department building. A total of $1,000 was to be transferred from the city’s building and structures fund to the town building fund.
Legionnaires from Busco and Columbia City visited the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. Each month the Legionnairs of one of the four districts were designated to visit hospital patients.
The Indiana Public Service Commission approved a plan where Churubusco and other nearby communities would be linked into one calling area, eliminating long-distance charges.
The Columbia City telephone exchange converted to a dial system.
“Splendor in the Grass” starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty was showing at the Columbia Theater.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Goodrich celebrated their golden anniversary with an open house.