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Single car accident

Single car accident

CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGE A single car accident occurred Saturday south of Churubusco on U.S. 33 at the intersection…

Singer kisses pig

Churubusco Elementary holds “penny war”

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CES Student Council, sponsored by Ms. Allen and Mr. Tomlinson, held a “penny war” to raise money for teacher Cindy Bartlett’s traveling and medical expenses as she undergoes cancer treatments. CES Principal Nicole Singer challenged students to raise $1300—and if they did, their teachers would have to kiss a pig or a cow.
Each teacher was assigned a bucket for students to put money in. Pennies added to the total, while bills or any kind of silver coin took away from the teachers’ totals. In the end, CES raised $1,315.38—of which $986.54 will go to Mrs. Bartlett and $398.84 will go to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. The five teachers with the most money in their buckets—along with the teachers with the least amount of money in their buckets—kissed the farm animals of the students’ choice on Thursday at an afternoon assembly.
Singer handed out breath mints and put lipstick on to kiss both the calf and piglet. What a sport! The top five teachers were Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Landrum, Mrs. Lange and Mr. Smith. The bottom five teachers were Mrs. Naragon, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Ray, Mrs. Lantz and Mrs. Crum. Mrs. Thomas was also chosen to kiss a cow.
The piglets were provided by the Kyle Johnson family, while Mel and Susie Egolf, with the help of Brandon Chordas, provided the calf.

(CES Elementary principal Nicole Singer kisses a pig as a part of a “Penny War” at school. photo by wagner)

by Katie Wagner

kwagner@busconews.com

CES Student Council, sponsored by Ms. Allen and Mr. Tomlinson, held a “penny war” to raise money for teacher Cindy Bartlett’s traveling and medical expenses as she undergoes cancer treatments. CES Principal Nicole Singer challenged students to raise $1300—and if they did, their teachers would have to kiss a pig or a cow.

Faith and Grace Circles honor Resler

The Faith & Grace Circles of the United Methodist Women gathered May 1 to honor Ruth Shipe Resler. As an only child she graduated from Wawaka High School. She also graduated from IPFW and married Clarence Resler. Together they had sons, David (Laramie) and Darrell (Vickie) and have six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Ruth worked at Victor Gasket (later Dana Corporation) and Dr. Minick’s office. Additionally, she taught two years at Green Center and two decades with Smith-Green Community School Corporation. She has served as Indiana’s Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star as grand organist and choir director. She has also served on various other committees and locally at Churubusco Chapter 136 as Worthy Matron, secretary, and organist. Presently she serves on the church’s financial committee and secretary of Grace Circle.
Ruth has provided music for T.A.P., weddings, funerals, for church and wherever music is needed. Now because of their health and retirement she enjoys sewing and quilting, but says she must give up some of her activities, but not her music.

The Faith & Grace Circles of the United Methodist Women gathered May 1 to honor Ruth Shipe Resler. As an only child she graduated from Wawaka High School. She also graduated from IPFW and married Clarence Resler. Together they had sons, David (Laramie) and Darrell (Vickie) and have six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Preserving Nature’s Bounty workshop in Churubusco June 7

Picture your garden overflowing with plump, juicy tomatoes, shiny green peppers, and crisp green beans. Imagine picking juicy peaches, pears, and apples from the local orchards or selecting fresh produce from baskets at the farmers’ markets.
Why not save some of this bounty to enjoy all through the year? Food preservation is the process of treating and handling food to stop or greatly slow down spoilage, loss of quality, edibility or nutritive value caused or accelerated by micro-organisms.
Learn to preserve foods safely. The Purdue Extension service in Whitley County will be conducting ‘Preserving Nature’s Bounty’ workshops to discuss safe home food preservation procedures and to answer the frequently asked questions on canning, freezing, and drying foods.
Workshops are scheduled for:
Thursday, June 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at South Whitley Town Hall.
Monday, June 7 from 1-3 p.m. at Churubusco Town Hall.
Wednesday, July 7 from 930-11:30 a.m. at South Whitley Town Hall.
Wednesday, July 28 from 1-3 p.m. at the Whitley County Extension Office.
Wednesday, July 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Churubusco Town Hall.
Wednesday, August 18 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Whitley County Extension Office.
Wednesday, August 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Whitley County Extension Office.
Wednesday, August 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Whitley County Extension Office.
To register, call 244-7615 or 625-3313. Cost is $3 per person, payable at the door. For more information, contact Cindy Barnett, Extension Educator at cbarnett@purdue.edu.

Picture your garden overflowing with plump, juicy tomatoes, shiny green peppers, and crisp green beans. Imagine picking juicy peaches, pears, and apples from the local orchards or selecting fresh produce from baskets at the farmers’ markets.

Churubusco Police Report for March 17 – April 4

Wednesday, March 17: 1700 U3 W/C (3) Vin checks, two ATV’s and one trailer at Greenwood Drive. $15. #717244; 1800 U3 W/C Female in station to speak to an officer. Divorced since September 08. Came home today and found her ex-husband in her garage. Wanted to know what to do. She did not use a lawyer for divorce. No paper work in reference to marital property. She has never told her ex not to be there and she got mad at me when I asked her how else he could know. Obviously the ex needs to be told what her expectations are. I told her to call us next time and we will come tell him. She refused to fill out any statement form and left angry. I believe she lives in Thresher Ridge; 2250 U15 92-9 Possible B&E or prowler at Windsor Drive. Unable to locate.
Thursday, March 18: 1430 U11 Out at school to pick up video from fight on Friday. Not ready yet. 1530 U11 Out at residence on 350 E. to pick up evidence for school in reference to their investigation; 1700 U11 CP on station for finger printing; 1800 U11 Out at US 33 to take statement for criminal mischief case from 3-12. 1830 U11 Coroner would like me to check for a vehicle at Madden and Carroll in reference to a case he is working on; 1840 U11 Vehicle is on lot of Baptist Church. Will stand by until coroner arrives; 2100 WC U11 Report of reckless driver northbound on 33 from Carroll Road. 2105 U11 Out with vehicle. Not 10-55. Did not witness any reckless driving 10-8; 1900 U11 10-8.
Friday, March 19: 1400 WC 92-3 Lockout at Childcare. Black Jeep Liberty; 2128 WC 92-3 Kids playing in road on West Pleasant. Unable to locate.
Saturday, March 20: 1617 92-7 WC 10-16 Report at Vandalia Apartments. Apparently tx came in 911 by third party and they didn’t know the apartments are numbered, not lettered. I did find that the 10-16 (it was verbal) had occurred and the subjects left before my arrival. CP tx’d again and advised everything 10-4. 10-8, 10-24 No contact made CAD 142198.
Sunday, March 21: 0900 Open door at Turtle Run house under construction. Pulled door shut but will not lock. Wind probably blew it open. 1530 U1 WC Sig. 8 Meadow Way in reference to possible protective order violation. 1535 U1 10-23 Talked with woman. Advised her ex-boyfriend was walking in the park staring at her kids. He never made contact but she knows he was only there to make kids nervous. 1540 U1 10-8 I advised her it was not a violation and I would talk to James. 1550 U1 Out at Wheatfield and talked with him. He advised me he walked to McDonald’s with his wife and kids and on the way back, he observed the kids in the park. He did not walk to the park just to make kids feel nervous. 10-8.
Monday, March 22: 2330 WC 92-9 10-90 At West Pleasant Street residence. False trip.
Tuesday March 23: 1015 U1 School check. 1600 U3 Set appointment with Brady’s in reference to vehicle security lock, drop off Thursday at 2 p.m. Hope to get it back by Friday evening; 1610 U3 C/P 10-50 pd only on CVS lot. Ramsey/Green. No alcohol; 1900 U3 U1 Out at the high school in reference to gifted student career class. 1830 U3 10-8 from school.
Wednesday, March 24:  1430 School check. 1840 U2 Out at U.S. 33 in reference to battery complaint. Seems yesterday she and her sister were arguing at the doctor’s office and choked; 1930 U2 Out at Denzel Drive. Spoke with mother and she told me they did not want to do anything about this.
Thursday, March 25: 0700 U3 Crash report #142210 Ramsey/Green completed; 1402 U2 School check; 1859 WC U2 Lock out at IGA.
Friday, March 26: 0745 U2 School traffic.
Saturday, March 27: 1300 U2 I had CP give me a debit card, if anybody calls it is in my squad – will turn it in to Fort Financial Monday.
Sunday, March 28: 1700 U3 C/P turned in a cell phone he found at the park; 1730 U3 W/C ATL. Suicidal female, F/W 5’7: 38-43 years old, driving  tan Ford Windstar van. If located, check welfare. Hold and advise Huntington County. 1810 U3 W/C Cancel ATL. Female was located.
Monday, March 29: 1000 U1 School check. 1201 I1 WC Verbal 10-16 West Street/ Barr residence/ 1204 I1 10-23 Talked with B. Barr. He advised he wants girlfriend S. Isom to leave. They are not married and she does not own any part of residence; 1225 U1 10-8 Male left and has given the female until 2000 hours on Tuesday to leave the residence. He will contact our department then to go over and make sure she is gone. 2145 U3 W/C Possible 10-55 Northbound on 33 from Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank. A white Chevy Blazer weaving all over the road. 2150 Observed vehicle driving left of center on the curve at Clingerman. Sig. 27 Kreiger Drive and 33. Not 10-55. Subject trying to fix his GPS. Citation for driving left of center, Serrato, J.
Tuesday, March 30: 1349 U2 School check; 1609 CP U2 CP Stated there was an intoxicated father picking up his kids at the dentist office by Subway. I spoke with the driver.  He is not 10-55 and the CP turned out to be his ex sister-in-law; 1926 WC U2 Possible theft North Mulberry. Lost check book. Will check back later and speak with son CAD #142249.
Wednesday, March 31: 1402 School check; 1442 U2 Fuel.
Thursday, April 1: 0745 U2 School traffic; 0948 U2 School check; 1330 CP U2 Thinks someone cut her spare tire cord. CAD #142257; 1841 WC B92-7 Possible 1055 US 33 550E; 1927 B92-7 Welfare check West Street. No one home CAD 142259; 1935 WC B92-7 PD accident East Whitley. Hit and run; 2345 92-9 10-90 National City Bank. Just the cleaning crew.
Saturday, April 3: 1200 CP U11 In to report his boat stolen; 1230 U11 He located it. A friend borrowed it. 1236 WC U11 Lock out for county.
Sunday, April 4: 1306 C/P 92-3 In to report that he lost his wallet, unsure where. 1345 U3 W/C Possible intoxicated driver southbound on 33 from 600 North. Small blue car. C/P on tx. Advised car weaving all over the road. Crossing and fog line, slowing, nearly went head on into a pickup truck. Looked as though the front seat passenger was grabbing the wheel. Sig 27 In block South Main Street. Arrested Skinner, D. OWI. OWI Per se Arrested passenger: Stevens, P. #185007. Public intoxication, resisting law enforcement. Car went to Rohrers. Dog “Jack” went to the Humane Shelter. 1700 U3 10-7 W-3 Ref case report. 1720 U3 C/P Found the wallet on 375 North. I called. He is on the way. 1730 U3 C/P Dropped off a lost trailer plate he found along the road.

Wednesday, March 17: 1700 U3 W/C (3) Vin checks, two ATV’s and one trailer at Greenwood Drive. $15. #717244; 1800 U3 W/C Female in station to speak to an officer. Divorced since September 08. Came home today and found her ex-husband in her garage. Wanted to know what to do. She did not use a lawyer for divorce. No paper work in reference to marital property.

May 12, 2010

One Year Ago
S-G Community Schools hired Stephan Darnell as Superintendent.
Jessie Tartaglia and Jordan Hamilton were prom queen and king.
The National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive was a huge success in Churubusco, collecting over 105 pounds of food to distribute to local food banks
The CES Student Council helped collect over $1,000 for Riley’s Hospital for Children.
Churubusco racer Bryan Martin opened his second season of competition at Gas City I-69 Speedway. After totally rebuilding his car, he scored his first ever win in the eight lap heat race.
The Town Council agreed and voted to accept the lowest bids for the water treatment project that was to start June 1.
Five Years Ago
Katie Hursey and Deanna Craig were named Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the 2005 CHS Senior Class.
Faith Lutheran Church presented a request to the Town Council to relocate the posted 55 mph speed limit sign to outside the Town boundaries.
Ten Years Ago
Town Council tabled the decision on the amount of the water rate increase until more information was gathered. The original planned increase was between 64.18% to 100.34%.
Dana Corporation announced first quarter sales at nearly $3.5 billion, more than a two percent increase of the same period the prior year.
Special Olympics were held at Leo High School.  Sarah Gilbert opened the games by singing the National Anthem.
Brian and Janet Lehmkuhl announced the birth of their son, Mitchell Keith.
25 Years Ago
Joe Mathieu, an outstanding basketball player, signed to play at St. Francis College.
The 1984 4-H Fair announced a few changes that would take place. The public would still watch all the events for free. There were three musical shows and two pulls scheduled. All 4-H members received discounts to these events. Re-landscaping was planned to enable a bleacher area to be set up. Volunteer help was being asked for.
The main topic at the S-G School Board meeting was the proposed non-renewal of the contract of elementary Assistant Principal Duane Rynearson. A request was made for a hearing.
Former Busco teacher and band director, Peter Foster was selected to represent Indiana in the Freedom Festival Parade in Philadelphia.
The “Care Bears” movie was playing at the Silver Screen in Garrett.
50 Years Ago
A new business, “George’s Casual Shop” opened in Churubusco. They sold mostly men’s work and dress clothing and ladies’ sport clothes. Mr. and Mrs. George Armel were the owners.
A new machine was being installed at the Churubusco State Bank. It was a “Sensitronic” bookkeeping machine. It was a computer that operated electronically and magnetically.
The former Noble County Credit Union’s doors did not open as planned. They did not get the bond in the amount needed. The bond was to cover employees and protect investors.
Mr. and Mrs. Oral Miller celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for their family and friends.

One Year Ago

S-G Community Schools hired Stephan Darnell as Superintendent.

Jessie Tartaglia and Jordan Hamilton were prom queen and king.

The National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive was a huge success in Churubusco, collecting over 105 pounds of food to distribute to local food banks

The CES Student Council helped collect over $1,000 for Riley’s Hospital for Children.

Churubusco racer Bryan Martin opened his second season of competition at Gas City I-69 Speedway. After totally rebuilding his car, he scored his first ever win in the eight lap heat race.

The Town Council agreed and voted to accept the lowest bids for the water treatment project that was to start June 1.

Reslers

Young Eagles Flight Rally May 8

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Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 8, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 2 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Smith Field Airport, Fort Wayne.
The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.  Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.5 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.
Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally. Pilots hope to build one-to-one relationships between themselves and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.    Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.
Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle.  Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI.  The Logbook is also accessible on the web at www.youngeagles.org.
Other activities scheduled for the Flight Rally may include information booths for the Aviation Explorers, 99s (an organization of women pilots), and Ivy Tech State College.
Along with flight rallies, EAA members also fly Young Eagles on an individual basis.  Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people.
Those attending the flight rally on May 8 are asked to come to the main hanger, starting at 10:00 a.m. to register for their flight. Registration closes about 12:00 noon. Flights will begin at 10:00 a.m., weather permitting.
Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet.  Access to EAA’s Home Page is available at www.eaa.org.  The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org. The EAA Chapter 2 web page is www.eaa2.org.

Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 8, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 2 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Smith Field Airport, Fort Wayne.