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Community Easter Fun Day at the Nazarene Church

The Churubusco Church of the Nazarene will be hosting the Community Easter Fun Day on March 27, starting at 10 a.m. This is an annual event open to Churubusco and the surrounding communities. Chlldren can come and get their face painted, plant a flower and have their picture taken with baby chicks.
They will also have several carnival style games including a basketball shoot, duck pond, soda ring toss, cake walk and much more for children of all ages. Rain or shine there will be an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Weather permitting, the egg hunt will be outside. There will be several door prizes to be given away that were donated by local businesses.
Prior to the Easter Fun Day the CCN’s youth group will be holding an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. Free will donations will be accepted. The church is located at 1000 W. Whitley Street, Churubusco.
For more information, call the church at 693-9401.

The Churubusco Church of the Nazarene will be hosting the Community Easter Fun Day on March 27, starting at 10 a.m. This is an annual event open to Churubusco and the surrounding communities. Chlldren can come and get their face painted, plant a flower and have their picture taken with baby chicks.

Zumbrun and Petrie

Fundraiser at East of Chicago a rousing success

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Churubusco East of Chicago was pleased to present a check in the amount of $500 to the families of Joe Zumbrun and Cassandra and Jay Petrie to be used towards their tuition for this summer’s People to People Student Ambassadorship to Australia.
“We would like to thank everyone who helped make the night such a positive experience, from the customers who came out and bought pizza and contributed to the family and especially the Petrie and Zumbrun families who provided such great curbside service and promotion of the event.  It’s always a pleasure to help those willing to put in the time and effort that these two families put in order to achieve their goals!” said co-owner Scott Tomsits.
Joe, Jay and Cassandra are scheduled to begin their two week visit this June.

(East of Chicago co-owner Scott Tomsits presented a check to (left to right) Cassandra Petrie, Jay Petrie and Joe Zumbrun to be used towards their tuition for their trip to Australia this summer.)

Churubusco East of Chicago was pleased to present a check in the amount of $500 to the families of Joe Zumbrun and Cassandra and Jay Petrie to be used towards their tuition for this summer’s People to People Student Ambassadorship to Australia.

Rotary Auction

Rotary Auction held March 16

CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGE The 17th annual Churubusco Rotary Auction was held March 16 in the High School Cafeteria….

CES books

Hoosier soybean farmers donate books to Churubusco Elementary School

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (March 22, 2010) — Students from Churubusco Elementary School recently had the opportunity to learn more about the importance of agriculture thanks to Hoosier soybean farmers. The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) donated two books to the school’s library as part of a continued effort to educate today’s youth about the role Hoosier farmers play in feeding the world, with a specific emphasis on the many uses of soybeans.
ISA – the state soybean checkoff – is partnering with the Indiana FFA Association and the Indiana FFA State Officer Team to deliver the books to more than 100 elementary school libraries across the state from mid-February through May of this year. During the visit to Churubusco Elementary School, the Indiana FFA State Officers talked to students about the vital role of Indiana agriculture and soybeans while presenting the books to the school library.
“We’re so excited to be partnering with the Indiana FFA Association on this effort to teach Indiana youth about our industry,” Teel said. “The young people of the FFA are the future of Indiana agriculture, and it’s a great opportunity for these young FFA members to share their knowledge of our industry and their vision for the future with elementary students who will one day be the consumers of our agricultural products.”
The two books are “Awesome Agriculture: Soybeans A – to- Z,” which illustrates the many uses of the “miracle bean” soybean, and “Soybeans in the Story of Agriculture,” which explores soybean production, processing, distribution and marketing. Both books are authored by Susan Anderson and JoAnne Buggey.
“Many of today’s students are two or three generations removed from the farm,” said ISA President Lynn Teel, a soybean farmer from Chalmers, Ind. “Because we recognize the growing gap between farmer and consumer, it is increasingly important to share agriculture’s success story early on to help these youth realize the important role we as farmers play in their lives every day.”
For additional information on these books or to learn more about requesting a set for your local school, contact the Indiana Soybean Alliance office at 317-347-3620.

(School principal Nicole Singer (far left), Indiana FFA State officer Emmy Kratz (second from left), and school librarian Julie Mast (right) are shown with CES students and the two new books donated to Churubusco Elementary School’s library by the Indiana Soybean  Alliance. The books are designed to teach students about the important role of agriculture in their lives, and particularly the many uses of soybeans in their daily lives.)

Students from Churubusco Elementary School recently had the opportunity to learn more about the importance of agriculture thanks to Hoosier soybean farmers. The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) donated two books to the school’s library as part of a continued effort to educate today’s youth about the role Hoosier farmers play in feeding the world, with a specific emphasis on the many uses of soybeans.

March 24, 2010

One Year Ago
Movies were shown at the Churubusco Public Library during Spring Break. “Space Buddies” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” were shown. The event was open to the public.
Churubusco Youth League held a First Aid and CPR training class for umpires. Nearly 50 coaches and umpires participated in the mandatory training.
Churubusco Middle School seventh graders attended the “Reality Store” to learn how budgets and home finances affected their lives. CMS Guidance Counselor Kim Burns had organized the event for all nine years the event has taken place.
Churubusco’s track team had twenty athletes compete at the State indoor meet in West Lafayette. Kyle Mathewson finished tenth in the long jump. Tiffany LeFever placed fifteenth in the 55 meter dash.
Five Years Ago
Smith-Green hired Adam Skiles to replace Joel Weaver as IT Manager. Mr. Weaver planned to retire at the end of the school year.
The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association awarded Certificates of Excellence in Education to 132 veterinarians throughout the state in recognition of their commitment to excellence in the health care of animals. Dr. Donald Welsh of Churubusco was one of the recipients.
The Rotary Auction raised $17,000 for scholarships for local students.
Ten Years Ago
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church dedicated its new fellowship hall. There was an open house with refreshments. The new addition to the building began one year before with groundbreaking on March 29, 1999.
CHS Fine Arts Department was performing the hit musical “Oklahoma.” Alissa McDowell and Andrew Norris played the lead roles of Laurey and Curly.
Children who were fifth graders were eligible for their mandatory MMR vaccinations free at the Health Department Annex in Columbia City.
The CES musical group “The Soundmasters” performed in the FAME Festival at the Grand Wayne Center. The group received rave reviews for their enthusiastic performance.
25 Years Ago
Smith-Green was presenting the “Music Man” under the direction of Rosalie Gibson and Harold Norman.
Summer classes would be offered at Smith-Green.  Drivers Ed was also offered for the fee of $100.
The Economic Development Commission of Churubusco and the Town Board met in a special meeting where two economic development bonds were to be proposed and considered. One bond totalled $1.8 million which was equal to the amount needed to purchase the vacant Dana Plant 9 by BRC Injected Rubber, Inc. The other for $2.9 million was to be used to furnish and equip the new plant.
Steve and Sherri Bushong announced the birth of their daughter, Stacie Eileen.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wagner announced the birth of their son, Austin Blaine.
Hollywood film star and Nashville recording artist, Jerry Reed performed at the Embassy Theater.
The Blue Lake Association held their Annual Banquet with the main topic being weed control for lakes.
50 Years Ago
Dean Fauber of Churubusco was chosen as representative of Troop 81 at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Yellow Springs, Colorado.
The Gilbert American Legion Post 157 celebrated its 40th birthday.
The Tri-Lakes Lions Club was five years old and planned to make it a banner year for Lions activities.
Bond sales were up in Whitley County from the year before. There was a 3.4% increase from the year before.
All Noble County Schools would operate on a nine month term according to Joseph Adair, president of the Board of Education. The ruling affected three township schools operating on 8-1/2 month terms.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rindfusz had two sets of twin calves born on their farm the prior week. One set was the first calves of a Brown Swiss heifer. The vet said the odds of twins being born on a first birth were at least 8,000 to 1.

One Year Ago

Movies were shown at the Churubusco Public Library during Spring Break. “Space Buddies” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” were shown. The event was open to the public.

Churubusco Youth League held a First Aid and CPR training class for umpires. Nearly 50 coaches and umpires participated in the mandatory training.

Churubusco Middle School seventh graders attended the “Reality Store” to learn how budgets and home finances affected their lives. CMS Guidance Counselor Kim Burns had organized the event for all nine years the event has taken place.

Churubusco’s track team had twenty athletes compete at the State indoor meet in West Lafayette. Kyle Mathewson finished tenth in the long jump. Tiffany LeFever placed fifteenth in the 55 meter dash.