One year ago

Churubusco High School’s New Era Show Choir won the Grand Champion trophy at the first competition of the season at Carroll High School. The group also won Best Vocals, and Jacob Skinner won Best Male Soloist in the show. Baylee Shively was selected as the group’s Outstanding Performer.

New Generation, the junior show choir, was named co-grand champion at Carrol Middle School. The choir was also awarded Best Choreography and Macy Cook won Best Soloist in the Show.

C&A Tool Engineering Inc. announced an expansion in operations that would create 51 new jobs.

Dekko Foundation recognized Sue Lough with a $500 grant for her devotion to the Churubusco School music department. She has become known in northeast Indiana as the “chime expert.”

Whitley County and Columbia City were one of 10 jurisdictions honored by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. President and CEO John Sampson said no other region in the country has showed the tenacity to pursue a streamlined permitting process.

Five years ago

Dalton Walker was the winner at Churubusco Junior High School Spelling Bee and Andrew Boggess was runner-up. Walker advanced to the county Spelling Bee.

Town Marshal Chad Fulkerson would work three days a week at Smith-Green Schools for the rest of the year as a resource officer. Smith-Green was in the process of securing a grant to fund a full-time officer.

Four Churubusco Elementary School students were selected through an audition process to participate in the Indiana Music Educator Elementary Honors Choir. The CES students receiving this honor were Taylor Bock, Rebekah Huelsenbeck, Rachel Jacquay and Julianne Edwards.

Smith-Green Schools was considering a new cafeteria. Quarters were tight in the current cafeteria. Space drove the schedule for both buildings.

10 years ago

The Churubusco Town Council warned it may disband the Churubusco Community Park Board because of lack of members. They had not been a full board for at least two years.

Frank Kessler was sworn in as a replacement on the town council to replace John Barrett who was elected to Whitley County Council.

A grant of $50,000 was made to Black Pine Animal Park by the Olive B. Cole Foundation to assist in the funding of the second phase of the sanctuary’s Relocation Project.

Gabe Erwin, a CES fourth grade student, participated in the Indiana Music Educators Elementary All-State Choir in Indianapolis.

Parkview Whitley Hospital presented a $6,000 check to the YMCA. The money was gifted for the purchase of a portable pool lift.

IPFW enrollment for the spring semester increased by 2.1 percent to 10,963.

U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh co-sponsored legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in 10 years. The proposed increase from $5.15 per hour would go to $7.25 per hour over the next two years.

23 years ago

The Town Board accepted the bid of H.O. Fairchild & Sons Inc. for work to be done on the basins at the Churubusco Wastewater Treatment Plant. After accepting the bid, the council entered into a settlement and a release agreement with Bonar & Associates, the engineers responsible for the faulty basins, to help share in the cost of the repairs.

Smith-Green Schools was offering the use of the school for interested citizens who would like a walking fitness regimen. The inside track would be available from 6-7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

The Churubusco grapplers made a strong showing at the NECC tournament. The Eagles finished a close second behind winner Prairie Heights.

A program to provide free eye examinations to low-income, uninsured working Americans and their families was underway in Churubusco and surrounding areas. Local optometrist Dr. Robert Robb was participating in helping those who qualified.

50 years ago

The Churubusco Town Council, after receiving word that the town’s application for a federal sewage grant had been denied, made new applications for sewage funds.

An overflow crowd attended dedication services of Churubusco’s new Faith Lutheran Church. Following the service, refreshments were served.

Some 700 fifth-grade children from Whitley and Noble counties were attending the Shrine Circus at the Memorial Coliseum.

Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s first atomic generating station would also be the first nuclear power plant to be built in Indiana. Scheduled for operation in the fall of 1972, the $80 million nuclear unit was to be built on NIPSCO’s 100-acre Bailly Station site on the Lake Michigan shore in Porter County.

The Smith Township Home Demonstration Club installed officers for 1967. Mrs. Allen Shively was president and Mrs. Max Gilliom was vice-president.

Mr. and Mrs. John Sturdivant announced the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann.

Mr. and Mrs. Loren Keister announced the birth of their son, Russell Lee.

Specials at Churubusco Super Dollar included Spam at $0.49 and pink salmon at $0.59.

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