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Night Out with New Era this weekend

New Era Show Choir will host their annual “Night Out With New Era” on Saturday, October 16, and Sunday, October 17.
On Saturday, there will be dessert served starting at 6 p.m., featuring an ice cream sundae bar and various other dessert choices.  During this time, New Era will also be hosting a silent auction in the high school commons, to help raise money for the upcoming competition season.  The show will begin at 8 p.m. in the auditorium, and will feature musical numbers by New Era, as well as various solo and group acts by members of the group.  On Sunday, there will be a matinee performance of the show at 3 p.m. in the auditorium; however, no dessert or auction will take place on Sunday.
Tickets for each performance are $5 per person; tickets for the show plus dessert are $8 per person.  If you have questions, please contact New Era’s director, Daniel Hile, at Churubusco High School at 693-2131 extension 1251.

New Era Show Choir will host their annual “Night Out With New Era” on Saturday, October 16, and Sunday, October 17.

Local school officials attend conference

INDIANAPOLIS — School board members and administrators from around the state, including representatives from Smith-Green Community Schools in Churubusco attended the 61st Annual Fall Conference jointly sponsored by Indiana School Boards Association and Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents at the Indiana Convention Center on September 27 and 28.
The theme for the conference was “Navigating Public Schools Through Uncertain Fiscal Terrain: The Ultimate Budget Challenge for School Boards and Superintendents.” The program featured sessions such as: Cost of Educating a Student: Comparison of Health Care Plans: State and Local: Principals Evaluating Teacher Performance: A Key Ingredient to Student Learning: How Technology Can Reduce Education Costs While Maintaining Academic Exellence; Education Foundations and Their Value to School Corporations; and Early Retirement Incentives.
Outstanding speakers challenged conference participants in the Four General Sessions. Current & Future Indiana Economy — Revenues & Tax Issues, Larry DeBoer, Prof. of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University; Decades of Difference, Katheryn Gemberling, Educ. Consultant & co-author of NSBA’s Key Work Guidebook; How About Putting it in a School? Jane Pauley Community Health Center – A Unique Hospital-School Partnership, Jane Pauley, Former host of NBC’s Today Show and Dateline, and Bryan Mills, President and CEO of Community Health Network, will share this special partnership, and on Tuesday, Answering the Critics of School Administration, John Draper, Chief Executive Officer, Educ. Research Service.
Local board members and administrators atttending were Cathy Petrie, Board Member, and Steve Darnell, Superintendent.
This ISBA is a non-profit organization with 290 member schools, including every school board in the state. ISBA services to its members include, but are not limited to, legislative services, legal and school financial advice, board member training seminars and information dissemination on topics such as collective bargaining.

INDIANAPOLIS — School board members and administrators from around the state, including representatives from Smith-Green Community Schools in Churubusco attended the 61st Annual Fall Conference jointly sponsored by Indiana School Boards Association and Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents at the Indiana Convention Center on September 27 and 28.

October 13, 2010

One Year Ago
Two cases of H1N1 were confirmed at Smith-Green Schools.
Ground was broken for the new 22-unit senior housing apartment complex.
The Muller Pool committee presented plans to the Town Council for a splash pad.
Winners of the community pie contest sponsored by Sugar Grove Church, were announced. Best Over-all, Kathy Engle, Best Fruit Pie, Pam Hill, Best Cream Pie, Jean Allen, Best Meat Pie, Erna Maurer, Most Unique Pie, Julie Resler and Kids Category, Darian Manth. Over 82 pies were entered.
Gerald and Leone Geiger celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Bueford and Ardean Ebert celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
David and Carrie Hosted announced the birth of their son, Isaiah David Michael.
Five Years Ago
Churubusco Town Council voted to increase wastewater rates to help pay for a new wastewater treatment plant and make updates on the current one. A public hearing would be held before any final decision was made. The Council favored the increase to be $10.88 per 5000 gallons.
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation held an open house to celebrate its new offices in the new Whitley County Government Center.
Farmers began harvesting their crops. The dry weather gave them a head start.
Levi Smith of Churubusco won top honors in the bicycle competition at the 4-H National Engineering, Science and Leadership Conference at Purdue University. Riders from six states participated.
Neil and Alison Sengupta announced the birth of their son, Noah.
Ten Years Ago
Marjorie Daniels was sworn in as Churubusco’s new postmaster.
Michelle Shiriaev was crowned Miss Jr. Teen Indianapolis and would compete at the National Competition in Orlando.
Tomlinson’s Shooting Supplies was moving its store to a newer, bigger building south of the building they were occupying in Turtle Town Plaza. A new business, Small Blessings, was opening in their old space.
State Representative Gary Dillon visited the staff of the administrative office at S-G Schools and gave a presentation to elementary and middle school students.
Jason and Annette Arnold announced the birth of their son, Trae Charles.
Michael and Kira Sturgis announced the birth of their daughter, Miranda Ragen.
Curt and Stacy Bonar announced the birth of their son, Brayton Lee.
25 Years Ago
The Octoberfest of arts and crafts the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce scheduled in the town park was cancelled. The competition with other events in the area left little hope the event would succeed.
Ray Rhodehammel reported to the Churubusco Town Board of Trustees the results of a meeting in Indianapolis with the Indiana State Stream Pollution Board. The report included information indicating the town had until July 1988 to bring its sewage treatment plant output within environmental regulations limits.
Recent reports and market developments indicated consumers would continue to enjoy low food prices during the fall and into early months of 1986.
Connie Meyers who was nominated as a contestant in the Teacher of the Year Award had received word that she had reached the finals and was in the top six finalists. She would travel to Indianapolis for an interview with the panel of interviewers.
50 Years Ago
The Whitley County Community Chest office announced that they had exceeded their quotas for the year’s drive. The county goal was $25,022.
John Gilliom, senior at CHS, was honored for outstanding performance in the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. Although not a semi-finalist, his work along with some 28,000 others was so outstanding that they were singled out for special attention.
Specials at Shelton’s IGA, T-bone steak, 89¢/pound, milk, 69¢/gallon, chili beans, 10¢/can and 4 pounds of apples for 29¢.
Showing at the Columbia Theater was “Elmer Gantry” staring Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Zeigler celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and an open house.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Leitch celebrated their 60th anniversary with a reception hosted by their family.

One Year Ago

Two cases of H1N1 were confirmed at Smith-Green Schools.

Ground was broken for the new 22-unit senior housing apartment complex.

The Muller Pool committee presented plans to the Town Council for a splash pad.

Winners of the community pie contest sponsored by Sugar Grove Church, were announced. Best Over-all, Kathy Engle, Best Fruit Pie, Pam Hill, Best Cream Pie, Jean Allen, Best Meat Pie, Erna Maurer, Most Unique Pie, Julie Resler and Kids Category, Darian Manth. Over 82 pies were entered.

Hively Welcomed Home

Hively welcomed home

Late Monday night, area residents welcomed home Churubusco resident Tony Hively. Hively returned to the United States after serving 18…

Sarazins and Cindy Kostoff

Kostoff honored as CES Teacher of the Month

(Pictured l-r, Melissa, Tracy and Mitchell Sarrazin, Grandmother Rose Wynn and Cindy Kostoff. Mitchell was in Kostoff’s first special needs preschool class.) photo by wagner

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by Katie Wagner

kwagner@busconews.com

Cindy Kostoff, who teaches the Churubusco Elementary School special needs pre-school and extended day kindergarten students, was named Teacher of the Month at Monday night’s SGCS School Board meeting.

Katie Brumbaugh and Charlie Huelsenbeck

Area youth place in 4-H Showmen

(Katie Brumbaugh and Charlie Huelsenbeck)

Recently, Katie Brumbaugh, representing Noble County and Charlie Huelsenbeck, representing Allen County, participated in the 12th Annual 4-H Invitational Premier Show of Showmen.
This was a contest where competitors from nine combined counties in Indiana and Ohio showed four different species of livestock.  Each participant earned the opportunity to show by winning their own county fair’s top showmanship award.  The top competitor received $600.00 from the DeKalb Young Farmers who sponser this annual event.  Each individual specie winner  received a Montana Silversmith belt buckle.
Brennen North from LaGrange County was the overall winner. He also was top hog and sheep showman.
Katie Brumbaugh, daughter of Mike and Carla Brumbaugh, was the top Beef Cattle Showman.  Brumbaugh also won the interview question category and a $50.00 prize along with the belt buckle.
Charlie Huelsenbeck, son of Lynn and Mari Huelsenbeck, was the top Dairy Cattle Showman.

Recently, Katie Brumbaugh, representing Noble County and Charlie Huelsenbeck, representing Allen County, participated in the 12th Annual 4-H Invitational Premier Show of Showmen.