There will be a Financial Aid Meeting on January 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library. A representative…
(At left are the eight students who competed in the Geography Bee. Front row, left to right, are Jared Rosswurm, Trevor Kelley, Sam Richards, and Savannah Foote. Back row is Destiny Mascho, Carlin Amber, Cole Lybarger and Isaac Geiger.)
One Year Ago
New Churubusco Town Council President, Frank Kessler, presided over his first meeting.
Churubusco residents would see another increase in their water bills. This was to be the final installation of a planned increase to help fund a new water treatment plant.
Priscilla Andrews and Linda and Rich Reuter were first and third place winners in the Annual Contest sponsored by the Churubusco News. The second place winner had not claimed their prize.
The SG Board of School Trustees held its first meeting of the new year. The officers stayed the same as the prior year with Tanya Young president and Cathy Petrie vice-president.
All 2008 Churubusco Chamber of Commerce officers were reinstated for 2009. Jim Horne was president, DeeDee McCoy, executive secretary, Beth Brown secretary, Chris Tomlinson, vice-president and John Schmidt, treasurer.
Letter carriers in Indiana will make their appointed rounds to deliver mail in the aftermath of the recent heavy snow. As they prepare to face the elements, the United States Postal Service requests your help in clearing snow and ice from the approach to your mailbox.
CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGE Kandy, Keith, and Ken Bodhe, from left, were named the first place winners in the…
(Superintendent Steve Darnell, School Board President Tanya Young and Churubusco Teacher’s Association President Mark Cheshier signed the Race to the Top paperwork to get the ball rolling for the Federally funded project. photo by wagner)
Board approves elimination of high ability/gifted-talented coordinator
by Katie Wagner
Smith-Green Superintendent Steve Darnell briefed the Board on the “Race to the Top” program at the January 4, 2010 Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees meeting. According to Darnell, Race to the Top is a part of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The federal funding is a competitive grant program designed to encourage and reward states that are creating conditions for education innovation and reform, improving student outcomes and gains in student achievement and closing achievement gaps for students defined as at risk of not succeeding or graduating from high school.
by Katie Wagner
Smith-Green Community Schools plans to implement a parent/guardian notification system in the coming week to notify parents of delays, closings, emergencies and cancellations.
Gerri Johnson, Town Census Director
On April 1, the Census must count every person living in the United States. It is very important for the Churubusco community to calculate a correct census. Federal money is allocated every year to communities, based in part, on the census data.
New members sworn in
Smith-Green Community Schools Board of Trustees held its first meeting last week. The Board consists of Tanya Young, Steve Edwards, Nick Uecker, Mike Sturgis and Cathy Petrie.
17th Annual Christmas Decorating Contest
Priscilla Andrews and Linda and Rich Reuter won first and third place, respectively, in the Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Churubusco News.
One Year Ago
Patty Amber was sworn in as Smith Township Trustee and her husband Don as Whitley County Commissioner.
CHS senior Lance McParlon was the 152 pound champion at the John McKee Wrestling Invitational in Rochester. He won all four of his matches to win the championship.
Mary Jane George Rieth, prominent Indiana conservationist and philanthropist, passed away at her home in Goshen. In 1964, Mary Jane and her husband Lee Rieth co-founded the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake.
Churubusco Town Employees received a three percent pay raise.
Churubusco High School, along with all the rest of Whitley County High Schools, were named “Best Buy” by Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Joe Small was chosen Firefighter of the Year. Roger Bennett was named fire chief for 2009 and Wayne Krider, assistant chief. Several members received plaques for helping save the life of downed firefighter Chris Tomlinson in a February house fire.