August 19, 2009

Five Years Ago

The dental group of Gilliom, Zollinger and Hladin received the  Partner of the Year Award from the Business Education Community (BEC). The award is given to the business or person who makes a sizable contribution of time and effort to the BEC throughout the year.

Four local farmers received the River Friendly Farmer Award. The award is given annually to producers whose farming practices protect water resources. The recipients were Roy Pontzius, Bob Egolf, John Metzger and Dennis Ott.

Greg and Jeanine Childs celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple planned a trip to Mackinac Island.

Ten Years Ago

Senior project manager for Bonar Engineering, Mark Jesse, was at the Chamber Luncheon to unveil the architectural drawings for the Downtown Sidewalk Project. The project funded by a $75,000 State Downtown Renovation Grant, was to be completed in three or four weeks.

Mark Westrick was riding his bike across the state to support MDA. His journey covered approximately 1500 miles and took nine days. He made a brief stop in Churubusco, dropping off MDA sailboats that could be purchased for $1.

25 Years Ago

Drake Omstad was chosen Churubusco’s new band director, replacing Bill Quakenbush.

Churubusco Park received a new sign listing some of the do’s and don’ts for the park.

Dana Corporation hosted an open house with guided tours and refreshments.

Diann Nestel, formerly of Churubusco, was named head coach of women’s basketball at Yale.

TV Channel 55’s “Happy the Hobo” entertained children and adults at the Good News Baptist Vacation Bible School.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brendel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.

50 Years Ago

Marion Mayberry was named President of Whitley County Community Chest.

Harmon Boggs was appointed Green Township Trustee to serve the unexpired term of Isaac Diffendarfer, who passed away the prior week.

A private sale was set to sell the assets of Arlo Hobbs, former Noble County Credit Union manager, who was convicted of embezzlement.

Hazen’s Appliances advertised an automatic defrosting refrigerator for $299.95 and  electric ranges for $250.

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