One year ago

Winds, freezing rain and colder temperatures made for hazardous conditions. Power outages and downed limbs were reported across northeast Indiana.

This was the second year Sheets and Childs Funeral Home sponsored Christmas socks stuffed with goodies for local veterans. Last year the community donated 80 stuffed socks, this year an astounding 313 socks were stuffed.

Mike Earnhart, manager of Ag Plus, donated $500 for the Churubusco United Methodist Food Pantry. The donation was matched with another $500 from the Land O’ Lakes Company which also went to the pantry. The pantry serves an average of about 350 people every week.

Bill and Shirley Claxton, their children and grandchildren, donated Claxton Woods, 93 acres of Claxton family legacy timber, to ACRES Land Trust. ACRES promised to preserve the property from development and transfer.

The Community Foundation of Whitley County awarded grants totaling $68,380, including $1,000 for the continuation of the Churubusco Public Library summer concert series.

Five years ago

The Town Council approved the ordering of a new squad car for 2012.

Two members of the Town Council marked their last meeting. John Hart served four years as an elected official and Lea Ann Herron finished the term vacated by Viv Sade. Two new members, Alan Malcolm and Mark Pepple, would fill those positions.

J.D. Krider was the winner at the Churubusco Elementary School Spelling Bee and would represent Churubusco in the Whitley County Spelling Bee.

Marleen Green was the lucky winner of the Churubusco VFW Post 3846 raffle for a Henry .22 caliber rifle. Proceeds of the raffle would refurbish the VFW kitchen.

Colonel Augustin de la Balme DAR Chapter recognized three high school seniors in their annual Good Citizen contest. Haleigh Laine Gross represented Churubusco; Michaela Thomas, Columbia City; and Joshua Wilkinson represented Whitko High School.

Dustin and Tara Oberholtzer announced the birth of their son, Collin James.

10 years ago

Commissioner Blake Ress announced the enrollment figures and classifications for each football-playing school for 2007-08 and 2008-09. Churubusco was among the schools moving from Class 2A to 1A.

McGregor Furniture in Columbia City was having a going-out-of-business sale.

Mayor Graham Richard was joined by the city of Fort Wayne, Allen County and state government leaders, as well as the owner of the Fort Wayne Wizards, business, community and neighborhood leaders, to present updated plans for a downtown development project with the working name of Harrison Square.

23 years ago

Proposed state cuts in Medicaid funds for developmentally disabled adults living in group homes would seriously affect group homes in Whitley County.

Lutheran Medical opened a new Transitional Care Unit within the Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne. Patients admitted to this unit were initially unable to participate in an acute rehab program because of endurance, stamina or medical conditions. They instead would receive more progressive rehab.

Jones Insurance Agency was appointed as an agency for Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Agency.

Indiana’s six state park inns offered winter discount programs. Inn guests could enjoy two consecutive nights for the price of one night.

State Sen. Robert Meeks was encouraging participation in the Vision USA Program. The program, sponsored by the Indiana Optometric Association, provided free eye exams to low-income working people and their families.

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