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Pen pals put pen to paper to communicate

Pen pals put pen to paper to communicate across the ocean

(Karen Lahr of Churubusco holds up a newspaper article from England about her and her pen pal.)by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com More than 50 years ago, Karen (Rapp) Lahr of Churubusco wrote to...

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Judy sworn in

Judy sworn in

State Representative Christopher Judy was sworn in as 83rd District Indiana State representative on Monday. He is taking Kathy Heuer’s spot after she resigned to take another job. Pictured is...

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Wappes honored at football game

Wappes honored at football game

Longtime Busco Football fan and Chain Gang worker Bernie Wappes was honored by the team with a helmet prior to the Prairie Heights game for his years of service to...

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Schinbeckler to fill auditor’s term

Schinbeckler to fill auditor’s term

(Jana Schinbeckler (second from left) was nominated by the Whitley County Republicans to put her name on the ballot this fall for the County Auditor position. The vote was needed...

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Chamber versus Fire Department softball

After visiting the town wide garage sales on Saturday, stop by the Churubusco Town  Park to watch the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce and the Smith Township Fire Department go head-to-head...

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Chili and hot dogs to benefit Martin fam

On October 11, from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Boy Scout Building at the Churubusco Community Park friends of Tom Martin will be holding a Chili and Hot Dog...

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Blood drive at Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church, located at 9251 E. SR 205 in Churubusco will be holding a blood drive Thursday, October 2 from 1-6 p.m. The drive will be held in the...

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Council introduces Tree Ordinance

by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com The Churubusco Town Council introduced a proposed Tree Ordinance for first reading at last Wednesday’s meeting. The proposed Tree Ordinance involves a penalty clause; therefore, it will require...

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Broasted Chicken this Saturday

This Saturday, the Churubusco VFW Post 3846 is having a Broasted Chicken Dinner. Beginning at 4 p.m. until gone, the cost is $6.50. Karaoke will be provided by Myron Green and...

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Child Care annual auction

It is time again for the Churubusco Child Care Center (a non profit organization) to have their annual fundraising auction. Thursday, September   25, they will be offering free admission with a...

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Fall town clean-up October 4

Churubusco’s fall town clean-up day will be held  Saturday, October 4. Please make sure items are placed at the curb on Friday night to ensure pickup. Items that will not be accepted...

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Free electronics drop off plus free brea

Bring in your old electronics free of charge to any Farmers & Merchants Bank location on Saturday, October 4 from 8 a.m. – noon. Breakfast will be served. Items accepted are...

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New Era selling Nelson’s chicken this Sa

The Churubusco High School New Era Show Choir will be selling Nelson’s chicken during the townwide garage sale this Saturday. From 10 a.m. until sold out, you may purchase half a...

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Churubusco Police Report for September 1

The following is the Churubusco Police Report for September 15 – 21. September 15 00:30 Lassus detail. 07:50 School detail. 08:12 Lockout at United Methodist Church. 08:22 Alarm at Fort Financial. New employee, false trip.

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Turtle Days selling porkburgers Saturday

The Turtle Days Association will be selling porkburgers during the Churubusco townwide garage sale on September 27 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in front of DIY Craft Boutique (corner of Main...

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PED virus info to be covered at conferen

A conference sponsored by Purdue Extension will present updated information on the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus as well as a panel discussion by swine experts. The Purdue PED Conference will be...

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Whitley County AARP meets

Whitley County Chapter of AARP met September 2 at the Woodlands. Vice President Terry Almon presided by opening the meeting with the pledge to the flag and a prayer. Guest Diane...

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Sheriff to speak at meeting

The Whitley County Patriots proudly hosts Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges as the speaker for the October 7 meeting. Sheriff Hodges will be addressing concerns of Homeland Security and domestic terrorism. His police career spans nearly 30 years in...

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County Chamber sponsors 7th annual Fall

Any fall festival just wouldn't be complete without showcasing the county's harvest -- the biggest, brightest pumpkins, heaped fruits and vegetables and everyone's favorite fall desserts. As they have since 2008,...

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Collins UMC celebrates 100 years

Collins UMC celebrates 100 years

(Members of the Collins United Methodist Church pose for a picture commemorating the 100 year annivesary of the local Church.)by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com The congregation at Collins United Methodist Church welcomed guests...

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Big win at home for Eagles, 35-6

Big win at home for Eagles, 35-6

(Beau Barkley runs the ball during Friday’s game with Prairie Heights. The senior finished with 87-yards and a touchdown in the 35-6 victory.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Churubusco...

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Cross Country teams compete in Invitatio

Cross Country teams compete in Invitational

(Jacob Eyer received a medal at Saturday’s West Noble Invitational for his 26th place finish.)by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com On Saturday the boys and girls cross country teams took part in the...

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Volleyball 1-1 for the week

Volleyball 1-1 for the week

(Olivia Huelsenbeck goes up for a hit during a match against Westview. The Lady Eagles lost 0-3.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com On Tuesday, the Lady Eagles hosted Prairie...

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Tennis defeats North Side

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com On Tuesday, the Eagles’ tennis team traveled to take on Fremont who took the win 5-0. In #1 singles, Luke Lillmars fell 6-0/6-1. Derek Bowyer was in #2...

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Eagles fall against rival Blazers

Eagles fall against rival Blazers

(Busco’s Landon Harris is led by the blocking of Jacob Geiger during their game with Eastside. Harris led the team with 148-yards on the ground in the 14-6 loss. The...

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Ladies Volleyball defeats Fremont

Ladies Volleyball defeats Fremont

(Alisha Farner gets above the net and spikes it during the Lady Eagles’ game with Fremont on Thursday. Farner led the team with 13 kills in their 3-0 win.) photo...

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Cross Country sets records in IWU Classi

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com On Tuesday, September 9, the Cross Country team traveled to compete in the 4-County meet at Prairie Heights. There were many who set new personal records. Julia...

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Tennis falls to West Noble

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Tuesday, September 9, the Eagles hosted West Noble who came ready to play. They took the win 4-1. Luke Lillmars provided the 1, playing #1 singles, defeating his...

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Senior Men’s League golf scores

Following are the scores from Eel River Golf Course for the Senior Men’s League from September 15. Senior Division Low gross: Jim Clugston 81; Low net: Jim Clugston 73.

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Churubusco Youth Football League ‘Night

On September 27, the Churubusco Youth League will be hosting a 'Night Under the Lights' event. A pre-game party, starting at 5:30 p.m., will start the evening at the high...

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Busco Archery Club sign-up

Busco Archery Club sign-up will be held Monday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The club is open to students in grades 3-12 and is sanctioned by the National...

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Railroaders steam past Busco 29-7

Railroaders steam past Busco 29-7

(Carson Gatton puts pressure on Garrett's quarterback in the 29-7 loss. He finished with eight tackles.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Churubusco welcomed back Garrett to the NECC when...

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Tennis takes two, falls to Lakeland

Tennis takes two, falls to Lakeland

(Derek Bowyer of the Eagles won his #3 singles match against a Prairie Heights opponent. Bowyer won in straight sets 6-4/6-2.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com  Tuesday, September 2,...

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Cross Country sets personal bests at Mar

The Churubusco High School Cross Country team competed with more than 2000 other runners at the Marion XC Classic Saturday, September 6. Both the girls and boys set personal best records....

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Ladies defeat Fremont at Garrett Invite

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com The Lady Eagles volleyball team traveled to take on the Columbia City Eagles on Tuesday, September 2, where they lost in four. They played a close first...

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Busco Men’s Golf League at ERGC

Following are the scores from Eel River Golf Course from September 3 and 4: September 3 Wednesday, Gold Cy Imbody and Jeff Herron 126; Kevin Michel and Jerry McCoy 125; Thomas Brumbaugh and...

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Eagles fall to Kings

Eagles fall to Kings

(Senior Cole Tinney makes a tackle during the game Friday night. Busco fell to the Kings 16-7.)by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com On Friday Busco made the 85 mile drive to Walton, Indiana...

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Obituaries

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Elna Fuhrmann

HOAGLAND – Elna C. (Schaper) Fuhrmann, 88, of Hoagland, Indiana, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in the Woodview Healthcare, located in Fort Wayne. Elna was born...

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Donald Eckert

Donald Eckert

ALBION – Donald W. Eckert, 74, of Albion, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at North Ridge Nursing Home in Albion. Mr. Eckert was born on May...

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Patricia Novak

Patricia Novak

CHURUBUSCO – Patricia A. (Ellet) Novak, 63, of Churubusco, passed away at her home surrounded by her family and friends on Monday September 22, 2014. Born February 18, 1951 in Wabash,...

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Emanuel Geiger

Emanuel Geiger

CHURUBUSCO – Emanuel "Snick" N. Geiger, 102, of Churubusco, passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014 at his home in Churubusco. Mr. Geiger was born on January 16,...

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Kimberly Davis

CHURUBUSCO – Kimberly R. Davis, 38, of Churubusco, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Mrs. Davis was born on January 13, 1976. She was married to Robert Davis. The surviving relatives...

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Max Bowers

CHURUBUSCO – Max L. Bowers, Jr., 65, of Churubusco, died on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Arrangements by Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.

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Wayne Long

FORT WAYNE – Wayne L. Long, 80, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was a resident at the Bethlehem Woods Nursing Center....

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Mary Meskimen

APACHE JUNCTION – Mary (Blanchard) Meskimen of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014. She was born on January 1, 1941. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held...

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Mary Alice Gray

Mary Alice Gray

CHURUBUSCO – Mary Alice Gray, 94, a resident of Churubusco and widow of John C. Gray, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical...

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Ray Ashbaugh

Ray Ashbaugh

FORT WAYNE – Ray E. Ashbaugh, 96, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and long-time Lake Township farmer, passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the...

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Terry Stabler

HUNTERTOWN – Terry J. Stabler, 74, of Huntertown, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. He was married to Joyce A. Stabler, she survives.

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Robert Winebrenner

Robert Winebrenner

ALBION – Robert "Mike" R. Winebrenner, 97, of Albion, went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Velda at 12 a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014 at...

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Benjamin Harris

CHURUBUSCO – Benjamin F. Harris, 79, of Churubusco, died on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home.

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Sarah Salas

CICERO – Sarah Anne Foote Salas, 54, passed away in her sleep, July 24,2014, in Cicero, Illinois. She was born on April 13, 1960 in Churubusco at Blue Lake, Indiana. She...

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Dorcas Pressler

Dorcas Pressler

CHURUBUSCO – Dorcas J. Pressler, 81, a resident of Churubusco and widow of Donald "Tod" Pressler, passed away at 1:54 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages...

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Susan Gering

CHURUBUSCO – Susan D. Gering, 53, of Churubusco, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Miss Gering was born on May 15, 1961. The surviving relatives include two brothers, Danny  Gering of...

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Alton Parker

ALBION – Alton W. Parker, 89, a resident of rural Albion and widely acquainted York Township farmer, passed away at 5:50 p. m. on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Prescense...

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Raymond Shoda

COLUMBIA CITY – Raymond Shoda, 74, of Perrysburg, Ohio and formerly of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. He was born on October 14, 1939.

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Jeffery Trahin

FORT WAYNE – Jeffery Trahin, 54, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. He was married to Cindy Trahin, she survives.

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Deborah Pettit

ANGOLA – Deborah Pettit, 64, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. She was born December 13, 1949. On June 15, 1991 she married David Pettit, he survives. Also surviving are her mother,...

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