Five Years Ago
Discussion continued at the Council meeting on renaming Coal Alley to Coal Street. Residents along the road did not have an official address and wondered if the alley could be renamed to a street. No final solution was reached. The matter remained open for future meetings.
Former Marines Roger Treece and Dick Tierney, Whitley County residents and the Leatherneck Coffee Club were instrumental in collections of donations for troops overseas.
Judy Bell and Ryan Cook were new real estate agents at Orizon Real Estate, Inc.
Roy Pontzius, Columbia City and Bob Egolf, Churubusco, were among 40 Hoosier farmers recognized as outstanding stewards of Indiana’s resources.
Ten Years Ago
Several residents and business owners donated enough money for the Churubusco Fire Department to purchase a new power washer.
Churubusco Rotary Club awarded Kimberly Sajdak of Biddle Chiropratic the “Rotarian of the Year” and Cindy Zollinger was “Non-Rotarian of the Year.” The Presidential gavel was given to incoming Rotary president, Debra Maus.
After thirteen years as Busco’s wrestling coach, Rod Strayer, stepped down. After 27 years of wrestling, both as a grappler and a coach, he said he needed a break. He planned to continue teaching at Churubusco Middle School.
The Longaberger Company recognized Debra Gebert and Kelly Geiger as 1999 National Sales Award winners.
Local resident Rob Ransom, owner of Ransom Technology Resources in conjunction with Handtech.com, was available to offer a variety of personal computer consulting to area businesses and residents.
Glenn and Kathleen Bonar celebrated their 40th anniversary with a family dinner.
Darrell and DaNette Sade announced the birth of their son, Jesse Wayne.
Thomas and Jennifer Beezley announced the birth of their son, Thomas Lee III.
25 Years Ago
Clarence Tennis became the new proprietor of the Ramble Inn.
Mary Poynter was the new clerk-treasurer for the Town of Churubusco.
Nipsco’s concession agreement was announced, an immediate electric rate decrease of approximately $10.41 million annually for all Nipsco customers.
Mr. and Mrs. Cary Blake announced the birth of their son, Kasey Joseph.
Deputy and Mrs. Steve Lawson announced the birth of their daughter, Danielle Rae.
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Dell announced the birth of their son, Brad Robert, II.
50 Years Ago
General Telephone of Indiana was seeking a rate increase. Private lines would increase from $5 to $7.05 and four-party residence lines from $3.50 to $5.
The Veterans of the Sixth U.S. Engineers, WWI, held their reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Scott on O’Day Road.
Arthur Helgesen was named winner of the adult checker game at OSD and Max Bechtel the youth tournament winner.
Clarence Feist, chairman of the Whitley County U.S. Savings Bond Committee, reported a rise in sales volume to $61,035.36, compared to $51,547.60 for the same period the year before.
Tastee-Freez’s special was a bar-b-q, malt and fries for 77¢.
SP/4 and Mrs. Edwin Rindfusz announced the birth of the daughter, Beverly Gay.