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Churubusco News Christmas Decorating Contest

The Churubusco News is sponsoring the 18th Annual Christmas Decorating Contest.
If you would like to participate in the contest, make sure your outside lights are turned on after 5 p.m. on December 20 through December 25, when the judging will take place.
Three prizes will be given. All three winners will receive a one-year subscription to the Churubusco News plus a monetary prize. The first place winner will receive $50, second place will receive $25 and third place will receive $15.
Winners will be announced and photos of the winning homes will be published in the Churubusco News.

The Churubusco News is sponsoring the 18th Annual Christmas Decorating Contest. If you would like to participate in the contest, make sure your outside lights are turned on after 5 p.m. on December 20 through December 25, when the judging will take place.

Fatality in early morning accident

An Albion man was fatally injured in an early morning accident on December 4.
At approximately 2:38 a.m., the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene of a single vehicle accident on County Road 900 East, Churubusco. The driver of a 1992 Saturn, Earl Coppock, age 30, was northbound when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and struck an REMC utility pole on the west side of the roadway. He was fatally injured, while his passenger, 39-year-old Allen Taylor of Columbia City, sustained only minor injuries.
Several residences in the area were without power as a result of the accident.
Whitley County Deputies were assisted by Churubusco Police, Smith Township Fire Department and Whitley County EMS.

An Albion man was fatally injured in an early morning accident on December 4. At approximately 2:38 a.m., the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene of a single vehicle accident on County Road 900 East, Churubusco.

Shrimp and Tenderloin Dinner at the Legion

American Legion Post 157, Legion Riders Chapter located at 115 South Main Street, Churubusco, will hold a Breaded Shrimp or Tenderloin Dinner on Friday, December 11.
The event starts at 11 a.m. and will run until sold out. Cost of the dinner is $6 and includes tenderloin or shrimp, freedom fries and coleslaw. Customers may dine in or carry out. Delivery is available for large orders to local businesses. For more information call 693-6263.

American Legion Post 157, Legion Riders Chapter located at 115 South Main Street, Churubusco, will hold a Breaded Shrimp or Tenderloin Dinner on Friday, December 11.

Churubusco Public Library news

Following are some of the upcoming events to be held at Churubusco Public Library:
Holiday Storytime with Miss Sam
In December the Churubusco Public Library will be holding Holiday Storytime at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings! Each week library staff member, Miss Sam, will be sharing popular holiday stories, and even some of her personal favorite Christmas tales, for children of all ages. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal.
Dial-a-Story
The Churubusco Public Library will be offering “Dial-a-Story,” a new outreach service that allows children of all ages to listen to a story over the phone. This outreach is being made available as a result of memorials given to the library in memory of loved ones. A new story will be introduced each week! Dial-a-Story offers free storytelling that is accessible 24/7 and runs about 7-8 minutes long. Stop by the library to obtain the Dial-a-Story phone number.
Grim Readers
The Grim Readers book club will be meeting Friday, December 18 at 5 p.m. at the library. This month the group will be discussing (or should we say dissecting?) “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” by Jeff Lindsay. So grab your syringes and microscope slides and join the discussion of everyone’s favorite serial killer. All middle school and high school students are welcome to attend! Next month the discussion will be on “Life As We Knew It” by Susan Beth Pferrer.
Adult Discussion Group
The Adult Discussion Group will be meeting Thursday, December 17 at 10 a.m. This month, the group will be discussing “The Purpose of Christmas” by Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life.” Everyone is welcome to attend as we discuss the “reason for the season” this month.
New Movies
The following new movies are available to check out at the library:
“Angels & Demons,” “Four Christmases,” “G Force,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” (#6) “Julie & Julia,” “My Sister’s Keeper,” “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” “Santa Buddies,” and “Wizards of Waverly Place.”
Santa Claus is Coming
to Town
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Churubusco Public Library on Saturday, December 19 at 1 p.m. Santa will share some of his favorite holiday stories and listen to Christmas wishes. Bring your camera!
Toys for Tots collection
This holiday season, the Churubusco Public Library will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the library and placed under the Christmas tree until Monday, December 14. All donations will be given to the Toys for Tots foundation who will distribute the toys to children in need who may not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas. This year remember the reason for the season and give a donation to a child less fortunate.
Movie at the Library
Take an adventure with the Churubusco Public Library on Tuesday, December 22 at 10 a.m. as the library presents Disney Pixar’s “Up!”
With the winter season ahead of us, the possibility of inclement weather increases. Chances are if the weather is keeping you off the road, it is keeping us from them too. If the weather is causing treacherous driving conditions, be sure to call the library to find out if we are open. The library number is 693-6466.
The library would like to thank all who participated in the Fall Fun Raffle by purchasing tickets and supporting the library and businesses and organizations that donated items for the raffle. There were 1,032 tickets turned in and a grand total of $2,727 was raised for the library.

Following are some of the upcoming events to be held at Churubusco Public Library:

Holiday Storytime with Miss Sam

In December the Churubusco Public Library will be holding Holiday Storytime at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings! Each week library staff member, Miss Sam, will be sharing popular holiday stories, and even some of her personal favorite Christmas tales, for children of all ages. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal.

December 9, 2009

CN December 09, 2009
Yesterday
One Year Ago
Bob Amber received a plaque to commemorate his years on the S-G School Board.  His seat was filled by Steve Edwards.
Lt. Governor Becky Skillman gave more than 72,000 pounds of donated Indiana poultry products to food banks around the state in time for the holidays.
Center Stage Dance Academy performed at the Festival of Trees in Fort Wayne.
Five Years Ago
Dana Corporation celebrated two years with no lost time accidents.
Matt Marr and Christy Gibson, CHS students, were selected for “Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders” in Indianapolis.
Cameron Amber, son of Bob and Marna Amber, finished fifth at the state level of competition for the NFL & Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick Contest held at the Colts/Titans game in Indianapolis.
Dick Conrow received his 25-year membership pin from the Masons. Mason Worshipful Master, Joe Dickason presented the pin and congratulated Conrow for his years of support of Freemasonry and thanked him for all of his community service.
Ten Years Ago
Dale LeFever was retiring, after serving almost 38 years, as Churubusco Clerk-Treasurer.
Five members of the CHS classes 1928 and 1929 met at Brevin’s to hold their 70th and 71st year class reunion.
Denise Smith, wife of Lt. Col. Jeff Smith of Churubusco, participated in a spouse orientation flight aboard an Air Force KC-135 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. She observed air fueling of a variety of aircraft, including a B-52 bomber flown by her husband.
Darrell and Vicki Resler celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a surprise open house hosted by their children.
Chad and Jani Creech announced the birth of their daughter, Kira Dominique.
Kevin and Aimee Lehman announced the birth of their son, Austin Eugene.
25 Years Ago
Ruth Ann Coburn was named DAR Good Citizen. She planned to major in special education in college.
Lindsey Edwards was the editor of Tri-County Truth. He took over as editor from Debra Mason, who had been appointed advertising manager of Tri-County newspapers.
Construction and renovation had begun at the former Montgomery Ward Center in Northcrest for the new Kohl’s store. Grand opening was planned for April, 1985.
Headlining the agenda at the School Board meeting was the issue of the State requirement of three additional credits of required courses, beginning the next school year. Required was an additional year of English, math and science. Required credits went from 35 to 38.
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Jefferies announced the birth of their daughter, Tess Ann.
50 Years Ago
Work was underway for Churubusco’s second well. Construction had begun on the foundation of the pump house. The new well would produce water at the rate of 200 gallons a minute. No definite date was set for the well to go into operation.
Plans were underway for the Mother’s March and New March of Dimes by the Whitley County Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The Mother’s March would include a door count to see who had arthritis, who was born with a defect and if anyone in the home ever had polio.
Burglars broke into the Mayberry Furniture Store and stole loose change from the cash drawer. The thieves jimmied the lock on the back door to gain entrance.
The general construction contract for Eel River-Perry School was awarded to Hawk Construction Company.  Hattersley & Sons, the plumbing, and Elevator & Salvage Company, a filter bed and septic tank. The two story addition was to be completed by the next fall.
Judge Pefley set aside an execution order through which Mrs. Dora Jean Hobbs would receive $16,000 from Noble County Credit Union funds.  The execution order would not be reinstated until Mrs. Hobbs paid $1,500 in rents, profits and dividends she collected from the credit union.
Mr. and Mrs. David Hyndman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Green Grill Restaurant.

One Year Ago

Bob Amber received a plaque to commemorate his years on the S-G School Board.  His seat was filled by Steve Edwards.

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman gave more than 72,000 pounds of donated Indiana poultry products to food banks around the state in time for the holidays.

Center Stage Dance Academy performed at the Festival of Trees in Fort Wayne.

Genealogical Society to meet

The December 9 meeting of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana will feature members relating their favorite “Black Sheep”…

Make plans for Hanging of the Greens

The 17th Annual Festival of the Hanging of the Greens will take place at the Churubusco United Methodist Church on the weekend of December 12 and 13. The Saturday performance will take place at 5 p.m., and the Sunday performance is at 2:30 p.m.
The Festival is a celebration of the birth of Christ. It includes the history of many of our Christmas traditions, such as where the poinsettia flower came from, why we decorate Christmas trees and exchange gifts, and why bells play such an important role at Christmas.
It also features beautiful seasonal music performed by the Festival Choir as well as a number of solos and ensembles. The highlight of the Festival is a live nativity complete with the Holy Family, shepherds, wise men and angels.
There is no charge for admission. Seating will be open this year, and there is no need to obtain tickets in advance. For more information, call 693-2154.

The 17th Annual Festival of the Hanging of the Greens will take place at the Churubusco United Methodist Church on the weekend of December 12 and 13. The Saturday performance will take place at 5 p.m., and the Sunday performance is at 2:30 p.m.

New Era Bazaar Saturday

The Churubusco Show Choir, New Era, will host a bazaar on Saturday, December 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m….