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Gross Memorial Scholarship fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:23

The Barry Gross Memorial 4-H Scholarship was started in 2007 in memory of Barry Gross who was killed in a car accident in 1987. The Gross family started a memorial fund back in 1987 with the help of 4-H and the Churubusco community. After many years of careful consideration, a scholarship was a logical solution to the growing memorial fund providing a way for the Gross family to give back to 4-H and the families who supported them in 1987.
To date the $250 scholarship has been awarded to 23 final year 4-H members. With the hopes of increasing the number of scholarships awarded, the scholarship committee will be selling Mishler 1/3 pound pork burger meals for $5, two coney dog meals for $4.50 and a two hot dog meal for $3.50 starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29 in the Egolf’s IGA pavilion. The meals include a bag of chips and a soft drink or water. You also may purchase items separately. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.
Your tax deductible donations will be accepted at the site as well.

The Barry Gross Memorial 4-H Scholarship was started in 2007 in memory of Barry Gross who was killed in a car accident in 1987. The Gross family started a memorial fund back in 1987 with the help of 4-H and the Churubusco community. After many years of careful consideration, a scholarship was a logical solution to the growing memorial fund providing a way for the Gross family to give back to 4-H and the families who supported them in 1987.

 
Churubusco Junior High honor rolls for second semester 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:22

Following are students named to Honor Rolls for second semester:
Honor Roll
Grade 8
Andrea Aung, Shelby Brockman, Anna Bulmahn, Camille Cseri, Robert Dreyer, Julia Folland, Bridgette Foote, Donovan Geiger, Reed Geiger, Molly Green, Alexandra Hatton, Jhai Herendeen, Elaine Horn, Joshua Howk, Dalton Kimes, Kendall King, Olivia Knight, Skyler Konger, Cortney Luttman, Marcus Moog, Alec Nash, Jackson Ostrowski, Zachary Rice, Thomas Savieo, Garett Simmons, Lucas Smith, Davis Sturgis, Lucas Sturtz, Caitlyn Young, Griffin Young.
Grade 7
Taylor Baker, Sierra Bell, Calla Boruff, Tori Bradfield, Zachory Bultemeier, Robert Burita, Nathan Downing, Michael Erwin, Jacob Eyer, Stacia Fester, Isaac Geiger, Autumn Gray, Britney Gressley, Peyton Hicks, Nicole Keener, Trevor Kelley, Sierra Long, Kelsie Newsom, Bethany Parish, Mallory Pearson, Samuel Richards, Jacob Skinner, Cheyenne Smith, Abigail Stanford, Paige Stauffer, Isabelle Turner, Charley Wood, Blake Wormcastle.
Grade 6
Mason Anderson, Alexia Aung, Breanna Barnhart, Allison Beckman, Dalton Blessing, Caden Bonar, Daulton Brockman, Emma Bulmahn, Levi Burch, Kira Creech, Kaley Darr, Isabelle Duncan, Bryce Geiger, Justin Geise, Meredith Green, Brein Gross, McKenzie Hart, Clarissa Hogeston, Isabelle Hogeston, Garrett Horn, Christian Huguenard, Katelyn Johnson, Allison Keener, Grace Keener, Zoe King, Jacob Kreager, Austin Lehman, Callie Lemper, Ashlie Martz, Kyre Mercer, Cora Pence, Riley Perlich, Sophie Perlich, Delaney Peters, Hailey Przemielewski, Shaniah Ramsey, Summer Schnurr, Brayden Simmons, Isaac Smith, Ashley Uecker, Heidi Zeigler.
Honorable Mention
Grade 8
Klarrissa Alvord, Alyssa Anderson, Marc Bair, Brody Belh, Dalton Birk, Jeremiah Bock, Carly Bonar, Drew Buffenbarger, Amy Bunn, Braxton Clark, Sierra Coil, Alissa Edsall, James Fry, Chance Gallmeier, Morgan Gressley, Shyenne Greve, Cole Grim, Ralph Harshman, Alyssa Helbert, Sarah Holloway, Vincent Johnson, Alek Kintz, Deserea McConnell, Emily Murphy, Galeana Murphy, Derek Noyes, Landon Pence, Kory Poyser, Kyriah Ramsey, Kara Reed, Danielle Rollins, Gage Shively, Bethanie Smith, Noah Stucker, Alexandria Sutton, Cody Thomas, Zachary VanEvery, Jeffrey Wallace, Morgan Wormcastle.
Grade 7
Riley Basinger, Jacob Bear, Keith Boggs, Brehtt Brown, Mercade Chambless, Sebastian Coe, Kourtnee Davis, Brittney Elliott, Samantha Evans, Keely Fester, Luke Foote, Jack Hall, Grant Huelsenbeck, Jarett Kilgore,   Alexander King, David Knezevich, Tyler Koontz, Destiny Mascho, Trey Mayer, Leah Miller, Hanna Morris, Gerica Murphy, Nicholas Murphy Reece Partin, Jenna Pittenger, Jocelynn Powell, Landen Pulley, Valencia Reister, Tyler Robinson, Jakob Spieth, Trey Springer, Lindsey Standridge, Noah Stephan, Clay Tinney, Matthew Troyer, Kayla Turner, Shelby Widmer, Nash Wood, Nancy Zarazua.
Grade 6
Jasmine Ardhuerumly, Jacob Barger, Joshua Bear, Clara Betley, Andrew Boggess, Garrett Bordner, Jaydrian Clouse, Cameron Crick, Kailey Eminger, Everett Franklin, Peyton Gaff, Camie George, Branson Heidenreich, Trevor Holloway, Christopher Koogler, Joseph Leazier, Jordon Lenwell, Brant Miller, Kayla Neely, Eric Peterson, Maxim Sajdak, Ian Schaefer, Sherry Simmons, Alyssa Sobasky, Brent Teague, Taylor Wager, Destiny Walker, Austin Wilkins, Roger Wood.

Following are students named to Honor Rolls for second semester:

Honor Roll

Grade 8

Andrea Aung, Shelby Brockman, Anna Bulmahn, Camille Cseri, Robert Dreyer, Julia Folland, Bridgette Foote, Donovan Geiger, Reed Geiger, Molly Green, Alexandra Hatton, Jhai Herendeen, Elaine Horn, Joshua Howk, Dalton Kimes, Kendall King, Olivia Knight, Skyler Konger, Cortney Luttman, Marcus Moog, Alec Nash, Jackson Ostrowski, Zachary Rice, Thomas Savieo, Garett Simmons, Lucas Smith, Davis Sturgis, Lucas Sturtz, Caitlyn Young, Griffin Young.

 
Fellowship of Wesley Chapel plans Mission's Trip PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:16

Senior High Youth Group(The Senior High Youth Group of the Fellowship of Wesley Chapel is raising money to go on a mission’s trip this month. They will be involved in general home improvement projects for low income residents.)

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The Fellowship of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Senior High Youth Group is planning to go on a mission’s trip to Port Jervis, New York, in June.
The Wesley Chapel group consists of nine teenagers and four chaperones, according to Christine Hambrock, the Wesley Chapel Senior High Youth Leader.  The youth group – which consists of freshmen through seniors from Carroll High School, Churubusco High School and North Side High School in Fort Wayne, include the following individuals:
Alissa Edsall, Corinne Hobbs, Lisa Speakman, Cody Thomas, Haleigh Gross, Olivia Huelsenbeck, Blake Gross, Coty Fett, and AJ Thomas. The youth leaders include: Chris Hambrock, Kelly Gross, Bobby Hambrock and Wesley Chapel Local Lay Pastor Kevin Thomas.
According to Hambrock, the youth have been planning this mission trip for the past two years. The youth selected Port Jervis, New York as their destination last June. They will be there from June 24-30.
The group will leave the Wesley Chapel UMC Church, located three miles southwest of Churubusco and in Eel River Township, on June 23. They will return home on July 1. Hambrock says the group will be traveling in a 15-passenger van and pulling a trailer. The trailer will be used for storage of tools, clothes, and food. They will go to a middle school in Pennsylvania, which is located approximately 10 miles from Port Jervis, and stay there with other youth groups that will be working in the Port Jervis area.
According to Hambrock, the youth will be involved in general home improvement projects for low income residents. For example, they will fix roofs, fix porches, build wheel chair ramps, and paint houses. “We will not know the specific projects until we get there,” Hambrock said.
Each day will start with breakfast at 8 a.m. and the youth groups will receive their assignments. Each group will be sent to the job sites, where they will work until approximately 4:00 p.m. Hambrock commented, “When we come back, we will report on our work. There will be a supper and devotion/prayer time.  It’s like a camp. We will be staying in a middle school and there will be up to 450 kids from all over the U.S.”  The Wesley Chapel youth will have an opportunity to meet a lot of people from different states.
The youth group leaders began discussing a mission’s trip in Oct. 2010. They agreed to participate with a mission’s organization called – Group Cares, of Loveland, Colorado.  Hambrock commented that the youth groups have always wanted to go on a mission trip. “We did not want to do this alone,” Hambrock said. So they searched for mission organizations and decided to work with the group in Loveland, Colorado. “We knew this would be beneficial for the kids in their spiritual walk. When I presented this to the kids, they were ecstatic,” she noted.
They learned that the fee is $449 per person, which is used for meals, lodging, supplies, t-shirts, and anything needed for the projects. The Wesley Chapel youth group began the task of raising money for the trip in November 2010. They have reached their goal of raising $11,100.00. As part of the fundraising efforts, the youth group was involved in several fundraising campaigns.
“We got the idea from another church to sell flamingo insurance.  If you purchased flamingo insurance, you were guaranteed that flamingos were not put in your yard,” Hambrock said. If someone did not buy the flamingo insurance, the youth could place 15 - 20 large pink flamingos in their front yard sometime during the nighttime hours. They would also place a sign in the yard to notify the homeowner that they could donate money to remove the flamingos and assign the flamingos to another person’s yard.
Hambrock commented, “I want the kids to learn how to serve and serve with the right heart. Hopefully this will allow the kids to see that God will continue to make them new every day.”

The Fellowship of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Senior High Youth Group is planning to go on a mission’s trip to Port Jervis, New York, in June.

 
Local students selected for Hoosier Boys State PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:04

Brown, Petrie, Boggess(The three boys, Chandler Brown on left, Jay Petrie, center, and Austin Boggess on right, were named to participate in Hoosier Boys State at Trine University.)

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ANGOLA -- Jay Petrie, Chandler Brown and Austin  Boggess, all from Churubusco High School were selected to participate in the American Legion Hoosier Boys State at Trine University. Founded in 1937, the organization is celebrating its 75th year.
All three students were sponsored by American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco.
They heard an inspirational message from Hall of Fame football coach and Trine trustee Lou Holtz last Wednesday. In addition, they met multiple local and state leaders throughout the week.
Taking the theme "A Week to Shape a Lifetime," Boys State – a weeklong residential learning experience – examines the operation of Indiana's democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the practical application of the knowledge gained from both. Over 500 high school junior boys from across the state are participating in the program.
Holtz admitted he wasn't a politician, but felt he could teach them a thing or two based on his 75 years of experience as a winning coach, mentor and New York Times Bestselling author. He offered advice on attitude, accomplishments, goals and commitment. His speech garnered him a standing ovation and an initiation as an honorary "Hoosier Boys Stater."
"Leaders must have a vision," Holtz told the crowd, encouraging them to figure out what's important, have the right attitude and make good choices. "Our future is determined by the choices we make. ... Making good choices is critical. First, you've got to do right. Second, do everything to the best of your ability and then show people that you care."
He encouraged the boys to set goals – in relationships, religion, finances, work and fun.
"If you have fun doing something, people will want to do it with you," Holtz said. He mentioned that – a long time ago – he set goals to have dinner at the White House, meet the Pope, travel around the globe and run with the bulls in Pamplona with someone who was slower than him. To date, he said he has accomplished every goal, except running with the bulls.
His talk then took a more serious tone, and he discussed adversity, calling it his most significant motivating factor. Overcoming obstacles is key to success, he said, emphasizing that "it will turn out to be OK in the end."
Toward the end of his speech, to everyone's surprise, he jumped off the stage with microphone in hand and took questions from Boys State participants. He answered four questions, without hesitation. "Leaders have an obligation to make people the best they can be," he said in response to one question, closing his talk. "Be significant, not successful."
Following his speech, Trine University president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Holtz presented Hoosier Boys State director Steve Bowman and his senior staff of the American Legion with a plaque for his dedication to the organization and commemorating its 75 years of success.

ANGOLA -- Jay Petrie, Chandler Brown and Austin  Boggess, all from Churubusco High School were selected to participate in the American Legion Hoosier Boys State at Trine University. Founded in 1937, the organization is celebrating its 75th year.

 
Five generations PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:55

5 GenerationsFamily members gathered for a five generation photo. Pictured from left are great-great-grandma Mary Stampe, Columbia City, holding baby Noah Warren; great-grandpa Roger Stampe, Churubusco; grandma Rhonda Gorsuch, Albion; and mother Justine Warren, Albion.

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33 Marine owners want to be your "Boat Doctor" PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:22


Porter and Schomburg(33 Marine owners, Jim Porter, left and Joe Schomburg, started their business in a one car garage six years ago. They then built a 30,000 square foot facility to serve their ever expanding customer list. 33 Marine specializes in boat repair and restoration as well as a wide assortment of boating and water accessories. Porter and Schomburg say that they enjoy sharing their boating knowledge with customers and understand that people’s boating is important to them.)

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Many people have a preferred dentist or hairstylist, but Jim and Joe at 33 Marine are on a mission to become your "Boat Doctors."

 
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