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Turtletown Players to “Celebrate Our Favorites”

On Sunday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m. the Turtletown Players will present “Celebrate Our Favorites” at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Each performer will deliver a favorite song representing many genres. It may be singing, or playing an instrument, etc.
Some of those participating are Corey Bonar, Deb Rohrer, Cheryl Stucker, Carmen Fitzpatrick, Chelsea Roth, Val Eakins, Bill Anders, Melissa Baughman, Lisa Waterman, Alex McDowell, Greg Childs, Noah Stucker, Alissa Schoon, Trisha McDowell, Zane Sade, Nicole Byerly and Dan Hile.
A free will offering will be taken to aid the Soup Kitchen deliveries this fall and winter.

On Sunday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m. the Turtletown Players will present “Celebrate Our Favorites” at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Each performer will deliver a favorite song representing many genres. It may be singing, or playing an instrument, etc.

July 14, 2010

One Year Ago
The Churubusco Chamber was selling raffle tickets for a $300 first prize gift certificate. Prize winners would be announced at Picnic In The Park.
Tommy Beezley was the points leader at the Butler Motor Speedway.
Noble REMC was a sponsor of the 2009 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington D.C. Kayla Helfrich of Churubusco High School and Racheal Stump of West Noble High School were among the 78 students from the state to go on the trip.
Children at the Church of the Nazarene collected canned goods and money for the local food bank.  They gave close to $600 in groceries and cash.
Joshua and Krystal VanLaere announced the birth of their son, Joshua Allen.
Five Years Ago
Due to a study requested by the Churubusco Town Council, the speed zones on State Road 205, east of Churubusco, would be lowered.
Wanda Gall was the new marketing specialist for Indiana Lakeland Girl Scout Council in Noble and Whitley counties.
Fourteen members of the Churubusco United Methodist Church traveled to Kentucky to give their energy and talents to Ministry of Service. The local group’s project was to build a room addition on a mobile home for a handicapped man and to fix a porch for an elderly man.
Jake Hyndman was named to the IHSBCA All-State Team. He made the Class 2A First Team, first base.
Justin and Danielle Gaerte announced the birth of the their son, Zach Lee.
Ten Years Ago
“Dinger” the Wizard’s mascot visited the Churubusco Library for the summer reading kickoff.
The Eel River Baptist Church on Carroll Road was vandalized. Rocks had been thrown through the large stained glass windows causing nearly $10,000 in damage.
Long time residents of Churubusco and Columbia City, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fiedler were honored with a surprise 65th wedding anniversary hosted by their son, Jim.
Alix Edsall won the Indiana State MS Championship Race Round 2 at D & D Motor Sports at Reads Racing track in Rochester.
25 Years Ago
Congressman Dan Coats unveiled a new mobile office while in Churubusco.
Churubusco State Bank announced it would merge with Fort Wayne National.
The main topic at the Town Board meeting was the addition of another police officer, to have four full time officers. An executive meeting was scheduled to determine if funds were available.
Mindy Green was a finalist in the Miss America Coed Pageant at the Indianapolis Hilton.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rosenberry celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Allan and Anne Braiser announced the birth of their daughter, Karen Lynne.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Coffelt announced the birth of twin boys, Cory Eugene and Dustin Thomas.
50 Years Ago
State Senator F. Dale Barrett presided over the Turtle Queen crowning ceremonies. In the “Miss” division, Diane Boggess was the winner. The new “Mrs.” queen was Penny Carson.
Kenneth Gordon was promoted to manager of engineering at J.I. Case.He filled the vacancy created by the transfer of Carl von Linsowe.
Funds for research conducted by the National Foundation against Polio, Arthritis and Birth Defects were requested by Whitley County.
Eel River Baptist Church held evening outdoor worship services.
County bond sales were $29,472 compared to $31,191 for the corresponding month the prior year.

One Year Ago

The Churubusco Chamber was selling raffle tickets for a $300 first prize gift certificate. Prize winners would be announced at Picnic In The Park.

Tommy Beezley was the points leader at the Butler Motor Speedway.

Noble REMC was a sponsor of the 2009 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington D.C. Kayla Helfrich of Churubusco High School and Racheal Stump of West Noble High School were among the 78 students from the state to go on the trip.

Children at the Church of the Nazarene collected canned goods and money for the local food bank.  They gave close to $600 in groceries and cash.

Joshua and Krystal VanLaere announced the birth of their son, Joshua Allen.

Herron on HU EXCEL Dean’s List

HUNTINGTON, IN—Huntington University is recognizing 75 of its EXCEL students who were named to the Dean’s List. The Dean’s List is published two times per year at Huntington University. The honor recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement during the previous semester. Honorees must be classified as regular students, be enrolled full-time with a load of 12 hours or more in graded courses, and must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
EXCEL is Huntington University’s accelerated degree program for busy adults. Classes are offered in Huntington, Columbia City and Wabash as well as online.
The following student is a Dean’s List recipient from this area: LeaAnn Herron of Churubusco, is seeking an Associate of Science degree in Organizational Management.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Best Baccalaureate Colleges and Best Values in Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest region. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

HUNTINGTON – Huntington University is recognizing 75 of its EXCEL students who were named to the Dean’s List. The Dean’s List is published two times per year at Huntington University.

Churubusco Police Report for May 26-31

Wednesday, May 26: 0730 CP U11 CP in with concerns about a fridge sitting outside at Coal Street. Also there is a trampoline on the property which no one appears to supervise and many children in the area are using it. 0900 U11 Out on Coal Street. Told them to either take the doors off of the fridge or secure them. Will go back at one to check. 1200 U11 Stopped in at dentist office on E. Whitley to inquire whether someone from the Electric Co. had contacted them about  replacing the pole. They said that someone told them on April 30 that they would be replacing it on a weekend so as not to disrupt their business. They have not heard anything since. 1310 WC U11 Silver alert: 55 Year old black male out of Allen County, 5’8”, 145 lbs., wearing a grey t-shirt and jeans. Tattoo of “Slick Rick” on arm. On foot, possible disoriented. Believed to be in danger. 1325 U11 Tried to contact Cheryl at AEP several times with no luck. 1330 U11 Checked on fridge on Coal Street. Doors have been removed. Tried to impress upon owner the danger and liability involved with the unsupervised trampoline. He states they will keep a better eye on it and that they are going to be moving anyway. Attempted to call property owner just to make her aware, but could get no answer. 1415 U1 School check.; 1830 U1 WC Property exchange at Wheatfield. Male subject returning a motorcycle and picking up several items.  1850 U1 10-8 Male left washer, and several suit cases containing his father’s personal papers and clothes. I advised that whatever he did not take would be thrown in the trash. He advised that was fine because he did not want it. I called his brother, Doug, and left a message about all the papers that were left. No return call; 2000 U1 Co On station to report problems with her ex-husband. She lives at the lake and I told her to call WC. But if he shows up at residence, call 911 in reference to unwanted party.
Friday, May 28: 1330 U3 W/C 10-43 U1 At Madden and 205 with a subject on foot. 1335 U3 U1 Sig 9 Further almost 10-8. 1515 U3 W/C A/C Assist Allen County CPS case Greenwell Road; 10-23 CPS advised that interview of victim produced no disclosure. CPS was worried that the mother may arrive from Iowa during interview and become a problem. Interview complete. CPS advised that I and the two Allen County officers that just arrived could leave. 10-8.
Saturday, May 29: 0008 92-7 W/C Assist Sheriff’s Department with possible burglary at E 700N. We cleared the residence and everything 10-4, no evidence of burglary; 0108 92-7 W/C Report of barking 10-11’s at Wheatfield Lane. 10-11’s had already been put inside prior to my arrival. Signal 9 any further. 10-8, 10-24; 1348 U2 Car wash; 1450 U2 Citation seat belt, Reister, B; 1551 U2 Citation seat belt Langston, J. 1608 U2 Verbal warning improper use of seat belt, Penley, A. 1617 U2 Verbal warning, speed, Hearald, T.; 1643 U2 Verbal warning. No head light on motorcycle, Berger, M.; 1750 U2 Property damage accident. No report; 1838 U2 Possible 1055 Southbound on U.S. 33. Made stop, not 10-55 but wanted out of LaGrange County. Sig. 60 K. McDonald took to W-1; 1942 U2 PA Changed tire on 205 just north of 30; 2029 U2 Possible 10-10. Walking southbound on U.S. 33 by Dollar General. Possible wanted subject, J. McCormick. In custody. Gave to 92-3.
Sunday, May 30: 0940 92-3 U1 Lockout 500 E in Noble County; 1000 92-3 CP Mr. Sherwood picked up his wallet; 1605 U2 Fuel; 1544 U2 Verbal warning for speed to T. Dunn, CAD 142532; 1834 U2 10-10 Vandalia Apartment. Mother and daughter. I told them to go to court; 1928 U2 Property damage accident. 200 Block North Main, Morken/Neuhaus CAD 142534.
Monday, May 31: 0800 U2 Lock out.

Wednesday, May 26: 0730 CP U11 CP in with concerns about a fridge sitting outside at Coal Street. Also there is a trampoline on the property which no one appears to supervise and many children in the area are using it. 0900 U11 Out on Coal Street. Told them to either take the doors off of the fridge or secure them. Will go back at one to check. 1200 U11 Stopped in at dentist office on E. Whitley to inquire whether someone from the Electric Co. had contacted them about  replacing the pole. They said that someone told them on April 30 that they would be replacing it on a weekend so as not to disrupt their business. They have not heard anything since.

Mary Grace Deck

Deck to celebrate 80th birthday

Mary Grace Deck, Churubusco, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception hosted by her children for family and friends…

Douglas Street Gang

Lemonade Stand on Line Street

CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGE The “Douglas Street Gang” recently ran a lemonade stand along Line and Douglas Streets at…

Yukon Wreck

Wreck north of Busco on US 33

CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGE (photo by hiatt) Suzanne Lee, 54, of Cromwell, was driving northbound on U.S. Highway 33…

Manchester College Dean’s List

Area students were named to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2010 at Manchester College:
Samuel Ott of Churubusco is a philosophy and religion major. Ott is a graduate of Cornerstone Christian School.
Linsey Shannon of Churubusco is an English and English/Language Arts Education major with a minor in Spanish.
Shannon is a graduate of Carroll High School.
Ryan Marshall of LaOtto is an elementary education with mild interventions major.  Marshall is a graduate of Garrett Jr.-Sr. High School.
To achieve the Dean’s List distinction, students must earn a semester grade point of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 12 semester hours.  For more information on the programs and opportunities at Manchester College, visit www.manchester.edu.

Area students were named to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2010 at Manchester College:

Huntington University Dean’s List recipients

HUNTINGTON, IN—Huntington University is recognizing 322 undergraduate students who were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. The Dean’s List is published two times per year at Huntington University. The honor recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement during the previous semester. Honorees must be classified as regular students, be enrolled full-time with a load of 12 hours or more in graded courses, and must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale.
The following students are Dean’s List recipients: Mrs. Maresol N. Leitch of Albion, IN, Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Exercise Science.
Ms. Heather Marie Shively of Albion, IN, Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.
Parents:  Mark and Lorie Shively, Albion.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Best Baccalaureate Colleges and Best Values in Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest region. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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HUNTINGTON – Huntington University is recognizing 322 undergraduate students who were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. The Dean’s List is published two times per year at Huntington University. The honor recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement during the previous semester. Honorees must be classified as regular students, be enrolled full-time with a load of 12 hours or more in graded courses, and must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale.