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BZA cancels meeting

Due to the lack of an agenda, the regularly scheduled meeting of the Churubusco Board of Zoning Appeals will not…

September 1, 2010

One Year Ago
C & A Tool began installing a new milling machine. The multi-million dollar machine, one of five in the United States, would take a month to assemble.
Tommy Beezley II was leading in points at the Butler Motor speedway in Quincy, Michigan and sixth in points at Gas City.
Local fisherman, John Grimm competed in the National Amateur Bass Fishing Tournament in Escanaba, Michigan. He was second on the Indiana State Team and 20th overall and an alternate for BASS Federation National Championship in Tavares, Florida.
Five Years Ago
The Town Picnic in the Park was a huge success.  Attendance surpassed 500 coming to enjoy the annual event.
A baby wildebeest was born at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.
Huntington College officially re-opened as Huntington University.
Josh and Jenifer Erwin announced the birth if their daughter, Ashlyn Rose.
Damon and Melinda Emgenbroich announced the birth of their daughter, Allison Grace.
Ten Years Ago
S-G Community Schools was one of 196 Indiana Schools selected to receive a Safe Haven school grant of $6,048.
The Noble County Fire Department won the Best of Show award at the Fire Truck & Equipment Show.
After several months of volunteer labor and work, the Habitat for Humanity home was complete. The new home owner, Gary Bingham and  his children received the house in an official dedication.
25 Years Ago
Dr. David Willyard began his general practice in Churubusco.
Charles Harker announced he would be a candidate for County Commissioner.
Grabill County Fair celebrated its 13th year. Crowd estimates the first year was 10,000. The past year over 30,000 visited the fair.
The post office was taking applications for clerk-carriers. Starting salary was $9.48 per hour.
50 Years Ago
The Churubusco School Band performed at the State Fair placing 20th in a field of 83. Director J. Tide Cook said the band had 70 members including the twirlers.
A grand jury investigation was called in the death of Gary Wade. Wade was killed in an accident on Anderson Road.
A crew from the Good and Good Drilling Contractors were drilling for oil on a farm on Butt Road near Lake Everett.
Members of the Ideal Fish and Game Club were furnished by the state conservation department with  about 250 ring-neck pheasants. The stipulation was they be turned loose in an area where water and feed were available.
There was an open house at Gold Medallion total electric model home.
Churubusco’s proposed golf course that was to open the next year had been dropped due to conflicting interest on the part of developer Harold McCoy.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Martin announced the birth of their daughter, Kathy Lynne.

One Year Ago

C & A Tool began installing a new milling machine. The multi-million dollar machine, one of five in the United States, would take a month to assemble.

Tommy Beezley II was leading in points at the Butler Motor speedway in Quincy, Michigan and sixth in points at Gas City.

Local fisherman, John Grimm competed in the National Amateur Bass Fishing Tournament in Escanaba, Michigan. He was second on the Indiana State Team and 20th overall and an alternate for BASS Federation National Championship in Tavares, Florida.

Muskies to be stocked in Lake Everett

ARCOLA – State fisheries biologists plan to approve a private request to stock muskies in Lake Everett in an ongoing effort to reduce an unwanted population of gizzard shad in the 43-acre lake northwest of Fort Wayne.
The step comes after an attempt to reduce shad abundance in September 2008, when DNR biologists applied 21 gallons of rotenone to the lake. Some shad survived and many returned to the lake by swimming up the outlet ditch.
Based on results of a survey conducted by the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife in early June, shad are still the most abundant fish in the lake, accounting for nearly half of the fish biomass.
“We knew some shad would eventually get back into Lake Everett but heavy rains this spring raised the water level in the ditch and allowed many to return,” said Jed Pearson, DNR biologist. “We now need to look into other options to manage the shad population.”
Gizzard shad are silver-colored fish that compete for food with bluegills and other popular sport fish. Their flesh is oily and of little interest to anglers. Although they are native to many Indiana lakes and rivers, including Lake Everett and the Eel River watershed, shad numbers can reach nuisance levels when predator densities are low. Biologists hope the stocked muskies will eat many of the shad in the lake.
According to Pearson, the Webster Lake Musky Club, headquartered in North Webster, has offered to purchase 250 muskie fingerlings this fall from a private hatchery in Wisconsin to stock Lake Everett. For that to be legal, the DNR must first issue a permit.
“We’re glad to see the Lake Webster Musky Club step forward to make this offer,” Pearson said. “Muskies will not only eat some of the shad, they will provide more muskie fishing opportunities in the area.”
Muskies are currently stocked in seven lakes in Kosciusko, Noble and Fulton counties but none are stocked in the Fort Wayne area. Once muskies are released in Lake Everett, plans are to continue to stock the lake with the fish annually.

ARCOLA – State fisheries biologists plan to approve a private request to stock muskies in Lake Everett in an ongoing effort to reduce an unwanted population of gizzard shad in the 43-acre lake northwest of Fort Wayne.

Etta Hamilton attends Celebrating Home rally event

Celebrating Home, a  leading direct selling company that provides home decorating and  entertaining products, headquartered in Marshall, Texas, is pleased to  announce that Etta Hamilton, a local Independent Designer with Celebrating  Home, of Churubusco, took part in the company’s National Rally 2010 event  held July 30-August 1 at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
Thousands of Designers from  all areas of the U.S. and Puerto Rico attended this highly anticipated  annual company event in Dallas.
“This year’s Rally gave me the opportunity to share ideas, make friends and attend training sessions that will help me provide even more value to my clients,” said Hamilton. “And, we also heard about the latest rewards and incentive programs which let all of us know that the company really values our work and rewards success.”
Designers at National Rally 2010 took part in a series of company-hosted training workshops, valuable new company product and program launches, and exciting cheer and applause filled ceremonies that recognized, honored and rewarded the company’s top sales field achievers from the past year.
Celebrating Home’s mission is to provide opportunities to those seeking fun, recognition and financial rewards by delivering quality products, world-class service and support in a spiritually fulfilling and loving atmosphere.
For more information on Celebrating Home in Churubusco, please contact Etta Hamilton at rhamilton7@verizon.net. Additional information about Celebrating Home products or business opportunities is available via the company website at www.celebratinghome.com.

Celebrating Home, a  leading direct selling company that provides home decorating and entertaining products, headquartered in Marshall, Texas, is pleased to  announce that Etta Hamilton, a local Independent Designer with Celebrating  Home, of Churubusco, took part in the company’s National Rally 2010 event  held July 30-August 1 at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

August 25, 2010

One Year Ago
The Smith-Green Community School Board voted unanimously to appoint Richard Trump to fill the vacated Board seat. The Board also voted to hire a new school psychologist.  Jayne Evens would fill the vacant school psychologist position.
Counterfeit ten dollar bills were surfacing in Churubusco. The Secret Service was investigating a counterfeit ring operating in Noble, Whitley and Allen counties. The FBI was looking for the people printing the bills, not passing them.
After the Council passed Ordinance 2009-10 to approve $5,000 in appropriations for the walking and exercise trails in Churubusco, the Town Council members discussed rules for the use of the trails. The rules would be posted on signs along the paths.
Greg and Jeanine Childs celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
Matt and Angela Blair announced the birth of their son, Brandt Krawczyk.
Five Years Ago
A celebration was held honoring Ann Davis’ retirement. She had worked 45 years as a waitress. She worked at the Green Grill and Turtle Town Inn which later became Lucky Lady.
A plan for sewer system expansion including the Waste Water Treatment Facility, was presented to the Town Council. The plan included a Community Focus Fund Grand request for $500,000 to defray part of the $1,325,000 cost of the project. Competition for the grant was high with 107 other towns applying for a maximum of $500,000 each. The Council planned on knowing if they received the grant by mid November.
The Whitley County Board of Commissioners wanted to know which time zone was preferred. Information would be forwarded to lobbying organizations.
Construction had begun on new restroom facilities at Diamond Two in Busco Park. Precision Sharpening donated the use of the big equipment.
Bill Claxton carved and donated a wooden sculpture of a coach, boy and girl to the Churubusco Park. ABC Tree and Landscaping also donated their services.
Ten Years Ago
Whitley County EMS brought home the Governor’s Cup after winning the emergency response competition. Four out of the past five years, the team had come from Whitley County.
Jennifer Lynn Gross was crowned 2000 Miss Limberlost.
The body of Donald Sundheimer, Warsaw, was found in a corn field north of Churubusco. A Pierceton couple, Eugene Nowak and Stephanie Smith were arrested in connection with Sundheimer’s disappearance and murder.
Enrollment was up at Smith-Green Schools.
25 Years Ago
U.S. Senator Dan Quayle, facing re-election, held a town meeting in Auburn.
Community Action of Indiana had 186,000 pounds of cheese and other commodities to distribute to eligible families.
Tom Beezley and Terry Hull won the modified and street stock track championship at Avilla Motor Speedway.
Agape Church of the Brethren installed its first full-time pastor. Reverend John Glick of Council Bluffs, Iowa was installed by the Northern Indiana District Executive, Reverend Charles Bieber.
Herschel and Ruth Arrowsmith celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Wayne and DeLoris Biberstein celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Becky and Stephen Woenker announced the birth of their daughter, Amber Nicole.
Michael and Georgia Stahlhut announced the birth of the daughter, Sarah Michelle.
50 Years Ago
Total enrollment in Churubusco’s schools rose to 899, compared to 680 in 1950.
A 6800 mile communications network was ready to speed customer orders and other messages for J.I. Case. The teletyperwriter service “tailor made” by Bell Systems linked the Churubusco plant to headquarters in Racine, WI, and eight plants and 28 branches in 23 states and Canada.
Elementary School Township Trustee Walter Gordon announced an expansion of a four room addition. This was part of an eight room section of the original master plan.
Bids were being received for the expansion and remodeling of Whitley County Hospital. A sale of $300,000 bond issue for financing the project took place.

One Year Ago

The Smith-Green Community School Board voted unanimously to appoint Richard Trump to fill the vacated Board seat. The Board also voted to hire a new school psychologist.  Jayne Evens would fill the vacant school psychologist position.

Counterfeit ten dollar bills were surfacing in Churubusco. The Secret Service was investigating a counterfeit ring operating in Noble, Whitley and Allen counties. The FBI was looking for the people printing the bills, not passing them.

After the Council passed Ordinance 2009-10 to approve $5,000 in appropriations for the walking and exercise trails in Churubusco, the Town Council members discussed rules for the use of the trails. The rules would be posted on signs along the paths.

Greg and Jeanine Childs celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

Matt and Angela Blair announced the birth of their son, Brandt Krawczyk.

AWANA to begin at Merriam Christian

The 2010-2011 AWANA program (kindergarten though sixth grade) at Merriam Christian Chapel begins Wednesday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m.
The evening’s activities, which include games, handbook time, and council time, conclude at 8 p.m.
AWANA, an international youth organization, provides a weekday club program to young people from churches of all faiths. It does not promote the doctrine of any specific church or denomination, but rather gives priority to the Bible as the Word of God.
For more information, call 636-7266.

The 2010-2011 AWANA program (kindergarten though sixth grade) at Merriam Christian Chapel begins Wednesday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Daniel Thompson

Thompson graduates from basic training

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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Daniel L. Thompson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of LeeAnn Thompson of North Line St., Churubusco.
The airman is a 2009 graduate of Churubusco High School.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Daniel L. Thompson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.