|May 23, 2012|
|Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:47|
One Year Ago
LaOtto residents Jeremy and Jennifer Lutter opened Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard near County Road 38 and State Road 3.
Governor Mitch Daniels visited C & A Tool. Daniels ended months of speculation when he announced he would not run for President of the United States.
Center Stage Dance Academy participated in competition at Encore Dance in Toledo, Ohio. The group did very well, scoring two of the three highest scores of the day. They received two Platinum’s and many High Golds and Silvers.
Ruth Egolf, former Churubusco area resident, now living at Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester, In., celebrated her 90th birthday.
Five Years Ago
Major Moves was the name of the program by Governor Daniels to lease the Toll Road in Northern Indiana for 3.85 billion dollars. The State appropriated $11,430 of these funds to Churubusco. The money was to be used for the purchase of a trailer to haul equipment to job sites. The balance was to be used for Bobcat repairs.
The School Board implemented the use of exit interviews to gain feedback from employees as to their reason for leaving and suggestions for the school system.
Midwest Transit Equipment of Indiana submitted the lowest bid for the 14 passenger activity bus the School Board approved for purchase. The quote came in at $45,929.
Congresswoman Jill Long Thompson was the guest speaker at the Indiana Third District Democrats Breakfast at Brevins’ Restaurant.
The Annual Republican Whitley County Lincoln Day Dinner was held at The Eagle’s Nest Event Center. Tim Goeglein, Special Assistant to the President of the United States, George W. Bush, was the main speaker.
Wade and Shuree Bogard announced the birth of their daughter, Merisa Lynnell.
Ten Years Ago
The Humane Society of Whitley County conducted a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of the Animal Shelter for Whitley County.
The Whitley County YMCA celebrated its fifth year of being in their facility. They had a week long birthday party planned for the first week in June.
Jennifer Gross, of Churubusco, was scheduled to perform in the summer weekend productions of “Holiday in Rome” at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Lois Gross celebrated her 90th birthday with family members.
Kolton Coyle was the lucky winner of two top prizes at the Spring Carnival hosted by the Youth League of Whitley County. He won a new bike and a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Brent and Amy Dreibelbis announced the birth of their daughter, Madeleine Laille.
Troy and Jill Gaff announced the birth of their daughter, Madison Marie.
Alisha Beeks and Dan Ferguson announced the birth of their son, Daniel Lyle.
25 Years Ago
Churubusco Junior Senior High School joined the North East Corner Conference after the Smith-Green Board of Trustees approved the recommendations. The change was not effective for two years and only partially effective during the 1988-89 year because of football contracts that had to be honored.
Drag racing action opened for another season at the Avilla Dragway.
Tom Beezley, defending Avilla modified champion, won his first modified main event of the season.
50 Years Ago
Victor Gasket and Manufacturing Company announced plans to hire 150 persons in the Churubusco facility.
Harold Long, music director at Fremont Schools, was selected as music director for Churubusco High School.
Ralph Pressler was chosen as president of the Churubusco Lions Club, succeeding John Ford.
The former Luckey Hospital building in Wolf Lake was purchased by Mrs. Patricia Phalen, who was operating it as the C.J. Hocker Memorial Nursing Home.
Whitley County’s cumulative bridge fund, which lapsed in 1962, was due to be reinstated in 1963 for four years. The proposed rate was 10 cents on each $100 assessed valuation.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Clifford announced the birth of their daughter, Teresa Marie.
Mrs. And Mrs. Larry Carter announced the birth of their son, Marc Tryon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Diffendarfer announced the birth of their daughter, Lea Diane.
Memorial Day specials at Churubusco Woodworking featured an eight foot picnic table kit for $24.95, house paint at $6.55 a gallon and an electric drill for $18.95.