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Rotary Scholarship winners

Rotary Club honors Churubusco High School students

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CHS Seniors James Fehring, Katie Brumbaugh, Danielle Hartmann and Alex McDowell were each awarded a $4,000 scholarship to be used toward the first two years of higher education. Churubusco Rotary Club President Richard Zollinger noted that the Churubusco Rotary Club has distributed over $200,000 in scholarships in the past 17 years.

The Churubusco Rotary Club held its annual Honors Luncheon on Tuesday, May 18, at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center. Several groups were recognized along with Rotary Scholarships being awarded.

Green Twp 4-H'ers and Sacred Heart residents

4-H’ers plant flowers with Sacred Heart Home residents

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(The Green Township 4-H Clubs planted flowers with the residents at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.)

The May 23 4-H meeting was called to order by R. J. Sonnenberg. Roll call was then taken. Nate Konger led the 4-H Trail and also did devotions. Peyton Gaff led the group in singing.
The group will be filling Vera Bradley Bags with goodies for the upcoming Silent Auction. Each member will be assigned something to bring.
It was voted on to purchase a Memorial Brick at the Churubusco High School. Everyone is to bring $2 to the next meeting.
At the end of the meeting the “Share the Fun” kids performed for the rest of the group.
T-shirts have arrived and are ready to sell for $10 each. Contact any 4-H member to purchase one.
Remember the garage sale at the Green Township Community Center June 3, 4, 5, and June 10, 11, and 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. all days.
The next regular meeting is June 27 at 4 p.m.

The May 23 4-H meeting was called to order by R. J. Sonnenberg. Roll call was then taken. Nate Konger led the 4-H Trail and also did devotions. Peyton Gaff led the group in singing. 

Bible School at Good News Baptist

“High Seas Expedition 2010” will be held at Good News Baptist Church located at 812 Anderson Road, Churubusco on June 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
In “High Seas Expedition,” children will explore the mighty love of God. Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure through God’s Word, and discover that God shows his powerful love through Scripture. Join the Good News Baptist Church, Churubusco, for exciting Bible stories, crafts, games, music, snacks, and God sightings! Best of all, kids will discover that God is active in our lives and that his fingerprints are everywhere. Bring your friends ages five through eighth grade each day June 14-18 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.
For more information or to sign up a child for this vast voyage, call the church office at 693-2108.

“High Seas Expedition 2010” will be held at Good News Baptist Church located at 812 Anderson Road, Churubusco on June 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Summer event at Chief Richardville House

FORT WAYNE – “Miami Indian Heritage Days” presents the second in a series of summer events open to the public on Saturday, June 5 at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.
Sue Lester will display traditional Miami clothing research and fabrication.
In addition, Mary Tippmann will perform traditional Miami dance. Tippmann was the 2007 Head Lady for the Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow.
Sponsored by the History Center, Miami Indian Heritage Days programs are held from 1-4 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month, May through November, and feature local artists, performers, and representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American groups demonstrating aspects of their lasting heritage for the public to enjoy.
Admission for each Saturday event is  $7 adults and $5 students and seniors. History Center members and children ages five and under are free.
Admission also includes the opportunity to visit the Chief Richardville House.  The home, built by Miami Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville, is recognized as the oldest Native American dwelling in the Midwest and the first Greek Revival style house in northeast Indiana.
Richardville built a trading empire in this area that made him the richest man in Indiana by the time of his death in 1841. His home, built in 1827, is one of the premier attractions in the Historical Society’s collection since the restoration of the building’s exterior.
July 3,  Erik Vosteen, one of the region’s leading authorities on ancient lifeways, will demonstrate the use and construction of traditional Great Lakes pottery, stone crafts and tools.
The August 7 program by Katrina Mitten will feature Native American bead work.
September 4, Dani Tippman presents “Miami Harvest” on edible and usable plants and materials.
M.I.A.M.I. (Miami Indiana Alliance of Miami Indians) will present programs on October 2 about  traditional wikiami building and cattail matting.
November 6 and 7 is Traders Days. Vendors, craftsmen and artists sell quality Native American items including fine art, gourd work, beading, carved wood pieces, corn husk dolls, Christmas ornaments, Native American shields, jewelry, clothing, feather work, homemade baked goods and more.
Traders Days events are free to the public and are open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, contact the History Center at (260) 426-2882 or visit the website at www.fwhistorycenter.com.

FORT WAYNE – “Miami Indian Heritage Days” presents the second in a series of summer events open to the public on Saturday, June 5 at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.

USF to offer Pre-College Summer Music Technology

The School of Creative arts at the University of Saint Francis will host a pre-college summer Music Technology Academy, available to high school students in grades 9-12. Classes will run from July 6-July 23 (three-week term) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the North Campus, 2702 Spring Street.
The academy provides meaningful training in the musical arts and guides students as they create their own digital recordings utilizing the university’s music technology studios and MIDI lab. Each day’s activities include both group classes and individual instruction.
The cost is $85 per student and includes tuition, lunch and all materials. For a registration form or further information, contact the School of Creative Arts at (260) 399-7700, ext. 8001.

The School of Creative arts at the University of Saint Francis will host a pre-college summer Music Technology Academy, available to high school students in grades 9-12. Classes will run from July 6-July 23 (three-week term) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the North Campus, 2702 Spring Street.

Shaping a Lifetime: Trine hosting second Hoosier Boys State

ANGOLA, Ind.–Trine University will impact the lives of certain, select high school junior boys by offering its second American Legion Hoosier Boys State June 12-19. The 73-year-old non-partisan program moved to Trine last summer after 39 years at Indiana State University.
Taking the theme “A Week to Shape a Lifetime: A Lesson in Citizenship and Patriotism,” the week-long residential learning experience examines the operation of Indiana’s democratic form of government, the organization of political parties and the practical application of the knowledge gained from both.
Delegates study how government operates at the city, county, and state level, and learn the duties of the office holders associated with each level. Opportunities to heighten delegate awareness and broaden the skills necessary to function in a democratic society are offered through special schools focused upon law, media and politics, speech, leadership, legislative processes, military service careers, lobbying, and law enforcement.  This year, a three-judge panel of the Indiana Courts of Appeal will hear oral arguments on a current case in criminal jurisprudence.  The Court will convene at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday June 16. Because of space constraints, however, non-delegates will be kept to a bare minimum.
Professionals from many walks of life, including Trine and Purdue professors, representatives from the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Indiana General Assembly, and other agencies will present the motivational, entertaining, and informative classes.
Indiana government leaders who have been American Legion Hoosier Boys State high school delegates include Gov. Mitch Daniels, former Gov. Frank O’Bannon, Senator Richard Lugar, former Senator Birch Bayh, and former U.S. Congressmen Phil Sharp and Lee Hamilton.
The program is open to over 600 young men who have just completed their high school junior years or a junior year equivalency test through their secondary home school. Many schools recommend applicants, often students involved in many extra-curricular and athletic activities.
For more information, contact Trine conferences and events coordinator Kristina Johnson at johnson-funkk@trine.edu or 260.665.4131; or Hoosier Boys State Director Steven Bowman at bowmansteve@sbcglobal.net.

ANGOLA – Trine University will impact the lives of certain, select high school junior boys by offering its second American Legion Hoosier Boys State June 12-19. The 73-year-old non-partisan program moved to Trine last summer after 39 years at Indiana State University.

IPFW students achieve academic excellence

More than 2,600 students achieved either the Dean’s List (D) Semester Honors List (S) or both lists (B) during the spring 2010 semester. The students will be recognized at a fall honors convocation.
The Dean’s List includes those who have completed at least 12 credits toward graduation resulting in at least a 3.5 graduation index and who carried at least six credits during the semester resulting in at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
The Semester Honors List includes those who have completed at least six credits toward graduation resulting in at least a 2.0 graduation index and at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.
Students from Churubusco are Courtney Coil, B; Shannon Elward, B; Alexander Fabian, B; Andrew Grawcock, B; Crystal Harter, B; Joseph Harter, B; Maria Hiester, B; Amber Johnson, B; Christopher Johnson, B; Kasey Miller, B; Natasha Perrine, B; Kacie Ruble, B; Averi Smith, B; Abigail Shurboff, D; Joshua Adams, S; Rachel Brice, S; Cody Gordon, S; James Harris, S; Jennifer Jones, S; Brandon Kope, S; Elaine Lewis, S; Cara Meeks, S; Mary Milner-Tarr, S; Zachary Roth,  S; Cory Scherer, S; Ashley Wetzel, S; James Wormcastle, S.
Students from LaOtto are Kayla Crance, B;  Patrick Grawcock, B; Khanh Le, B; Blaine Cox, S.

More than 2,600 students achieved either the Dean’s List (D) Semester Honors List (S) or both lists (B) during the spring 2010 semester. The students will be recognized at a fall honors convocation.

Chris Rosswurm

Local student receives FLAS award

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (April 20, 2010) — Christopher Edwin Rosswurm, 22, a junior at Indiana University and a 2006 graduate of Churubusco High School, has been awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship in the Russian language for the 2010 Summer Workshop in Slavic and East European Languages (SWSEEL).
Rosswurm, a political science and Russian major, was selected out of dozens of candidates by the REEI fellowship committee on behalf of the Russian and East European Institute of Indiana University. This award consists of a stipend of $2,500 and ten graduate credits of IU tuition during the Summer Workshop, June 18-August 13.
Rosswurm also has been named  to the Dean’s List in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences every semester in 2008 and 2009. Eligibility for the Dean’s List is reserved for those students who complete at least 12 graded credit hours in a single semester, and must earn a GPA of at least 3.7 out of a possible 4.0.
He is the son of Chris Rosswurm of Albion and Vivian Sade of Churubusco.

BLOOMINGTON — Christopher Edwin Rosswurm, 22, a junior at Indiana University and a 2006 graduate of Churubusco High School, has been awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship in the Russian language for the 2010 Summer Workshop in Slavic and East European Languages (SWSEEL).