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Green Township 4-H news

by Moriah Goedtel
The Green Township 4-H Club opened their meeting with the 4-H trail. Then the secretary did roll call and after that the new members in the 4-H Club introduced themselves. Haley Teeter gave a health and safety report on tornados and how to stay safe.  Nate Konger, Devotions Leader, read the 4-H Club a poem. The 4-H Club voted on the share-the-fun and what we should do.
We all voted on dance with the 4-H’ers. The 4-H Club is buying flowers from the Jr. Leaders so they can plant them at the nursing homes. For the last part of the meeting, kids in the club did demonstrations. Callie Lemper and Christian Stoner told the group about judging. Ted Pearson told them how he made a computer. There were nine kids that sold candy. They were Moriah Goedtel, Sydney Nelson, Cheanne McClure, Dakota McClure, Peyton Gaff, Nate Konger, R. J. Sonnenberg, Jay Petrie, and Cassandra Petrie.
The next meeting is March 28 at 3 p.m. at the Green Center School.

by Moriah Goedtel

The Green Township 4-H Club opened their meeting with the 4-H trail. Then the secretary did roll call and after that the new members in the 4-H Club introduced themselves. Haley Teeter gave a health and safety report on tornados and how to stay safe.  Nate Konger, Devotions Leader, read the 4-H Club a poem. The 4-H Club voted on the share-the-fun and what we should do.

Churubusco Police Report for February 8-28

Monday, February 8: 1030 School check; 1300 U1 WC Sig. 8 Millstone Run in reference to 10-50 Hit and skip; 1305 U1 10-23 Talked with him. He advised a truck parked across the street backed into his truck five or six weeks ago. He talked to the driver and they made arrangements to get truck fixed. Has not had his truck fixed yet and is tired of waiting. He is going across the street to talk with them and get his insurance information. If not, he will call his parents. I told him since he knows who hit his truck, it is now a civil matter; 1630 U3 W/C Green Ford on North between East and 33 on the roadway with flashers on. 10-23, Unoccupied. Locked  with no keys. Dispatch could not tx registered owner. Decided to give it another hour. A pedestrian advised that the vehicle had been sitting there since 1:30 p.m. 1715 U3 C/P In reference to the rear alley door was kicked in. He stated he was going to board it shut. Is in Florida. He is needed. No other damage to the building. Nothing is missing; 1745 U3 Back out with vehicle due to it getting dark, and impending weather, Rohrer’s was called to tow it off the roadway; 2100 U3 W/C Possible 10-55 white van Northbound on 33 from Egolf’s C/P Advise vehicle swerving. Stopped vehicle in front of W3. Not 10-55!
Tuesday, February 9: 1430 U3 W/C She is picking up a table tomorrow at 10 a.m. She claims to have a court order. Is to meet me at W3 with her paperwork and then I will go with her to get the table; 1600 U3 Written warning for speed. Brazel, B.
Wednesday, February 10:  Went with subject to pick up the table without incident; 1040 U3 W/C Tx she is demanding that sign off the court claim on the table. The documents clearly shows that she has until March 9; 2154 WC U2 Slide off U.S. 33 North of 300N.
Thursday, February 11: 1201 Fuel; 1200 U3 W/C Background check for employment on station; 23 Cad Northbound on US 33 UTL.
Friday, February 12: 0547 CP U2 PD accident in Noble County just took information for her. 142044; 0743 U2 School traffic; 0942 U2 School check; 1100 U2 PA Finger prints; 1230 WC U2 There is a green Ford Thunderbird across from the Dr. office on the street going back to the school that will be moved this afternoon. Any questions call owner.
Saturday, February 13: 1039 WC U2 Assisted County on 10-16 North 700 East Cad 183449; 1230 U2 Funeral got light at 33 and 205.
Monday, February 15: 0850 Dropped off a purse that they found on 33. Belongs to a female from West Virginia. Her son sent the female a message on Facebook. Purse is in the back room.
Tuesday, February 16: 1030 U2 Fuel. 1035 IGA detail.
Wednesday, February 17:  2348 U2 Verbal Warning at traffic light, L. Millard CAD 142065.
Thursday, February 18: 0745 U2 School traffic; 0945 School check; 1111 WC U2 assisted the county on property damage accident in front of Dollar General.
Friday, February 19: 0740 School traffic; 1000 U2 School check; 1310 U2 Vehicle off the roadway across from Monarch Apartments. No damage. No accident report.
Saturday, February 20: 1100 U1 in for lifetime handgun permit; 1530 U3 W/C info. There is a hay bailer parked in front of the elementary school. The owner has a flat tire and is finding it difficult to find a new tire. Dispatch advised that it would most probably need to be moved by Monday morning; 1900 U3 School check; 2000 U3 Semi parked in Southbound turn lane in front of the BP. She moved; 2020 U3 Written warning for speed to Henry, B; 2200 92-9; Sunday, February 21: 0610 U1 WC Sig. 8 E. Whitley Street in reference to threats; 0615 U1 92-7 10-23 Talked with him and her. They advised her ex-husband called this morning and advised he was going to shoot both of them. Insist 92-7 and myself give him a protective order and file intimidation charges. I gave them both statement forms. Told them to wait till they were sober to fill them out and contact the court for the PO; 0630 U1 I talked to him and advised him not to be calling anymore and he wants to file charges for threatening his life. Told him to come to W3 and fill out a statement. In susp. prior. So if he shows up alone, whoever is here, check to see if he drove. He advised he would be here by 1400; 1000 U1 in for lifetime hand gun permit; 1830 U3 School check. Perimeter doors secure. Hay bailer from yesterday has been removed. Monday, February 22: 0720 U3 W/C Unwanted party North Main, Apartment 2, C/P Asked to leave. While there, found to have a warrant for a probation  violation. Took into custody w/o incident. Transported to W1. Data master .03. Also a violation;  0900 U3 10-8; 0930 U3 School check; 1400 U2 School check; 2030 U1 U2 v on 33 at Blue Lake Road. He has got help coming; 2117 U4 Arrested for HTV 10 year, stopped for disregarding an automatic signal. Sheckels, B. of Churubusco.
Tuesday, February 23: 0910 U3 Overheard radio traffic from the middle school.  He is having some trouble with (minor) planning to expel him. Sent him to ISS. The kid didn’t show up. I went to help and found the subject. I went to lot and woke up stepdad and asked him to come pick him up; 1215 U3 W/C Tx West Whitley in reference to a possible family member that spent the weekend. Does not believe they are who they claim to be. Gave me the white truck plate number of (M1). I advised I could not give him BMV, NCIC, or IDACS info. However, if I came up with a warrant, I would advise him. 1400 School check. 1823 W/C U2 Dog at West Washington. Picked up little dog; 2100 U2 Closed gate at Precision.
Wednesday, February 24: 0830 U3 School traffic; 0945 School check. 1430 U1 School check.
Thursday, February 25: 0110 WC A subject at West Whitley Street. Just slashed some tires on vehicles there and took off toward SR 205. 0200 U4 Never found subject. Seven tires cut and there were nails thrown all over the driveway/ 0204 WC 10-90 DVS. 0230 U4 10-8 Building checked out ok; 0242 57-7 U4 Backing him up. Sig. 27 with a vehicle at US 33/SR 9. Driver is Sig. 40; 0738 U2 School traffic; 0834 U2 VIN. 0923 WC U2 Traffic problems on 900E around construction. Told utility 1, he will take care of; 0955 U2  School check; 1000 CP U2 There are two more tires cut so I guess that makes the total 12 and they were not sure on the line-up. I marked who they thought the suspect was; 1200 U2 Funeral; Saturday, February 27: 0130 WC 92-9 Unwanted party. He stated that he is going to go get a gun. He left and was stopped by 92-15. Took the female driver; 0830 836 AC Sig. 26 Carroll and Madden Roads. Vehicle down embankment into some trees; 0835 836 Sig. 9. One patient with complaint of pain; 0900 836 Sig. 9. Sunday, February 28: 1430 U2 Fuel.

Monday, February 8: 1030 School check; 1300 U1 WC Sig. 8 Millstone Run in reference to 10-50 Hit and skip; 1305 U1 10-23 Talked with him. He advised a truck parked across the street backed into his truck five or six weeks ago. He talked to the driver and they made arrangements to get truck fixed. Has not had his truck fixed yet and is tired of waiting. He is going across the street to talk with them and get his insurance information. If not, he will call his parents. I told him since he knows who hit his truck, it is now a civil matter;

March 31, 2010

One Year Ago
The Churubusco Rotary’s sixteenth Community and Scholarship auction raised over $18,500 in profit for scholarships to CHS seniors and various local projects. Tim Holmes and Justin Gaerte auctioned off over 300 gifts donated by area individuals and businesses.
Smith Township Fire Department took delivery of a new 14 foot nonwalk-in rescue truck from Life Star Rescue of Van Wert, Ohio. It replaced a 1979 Chevrolet 1-ton van.
James and Georgia Schenher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Five Years Ago
Dick Conrow, Founder, President and CEO of C & A Tool was giving tours of the new main building south of Churubusco. At that time he announced an expansion project would be starting soon. He explained that he didn’t want to pack too many machines in the space but that had happened so it was time to expand.
South Mulberry Street was closed between West Pleasant and West Whitley for the installation of a new water main.
Although March came in like a lion with four inches of snow, the weather broke and temperatures were in the 60’s the last week in March.
The CHS Fine Arts Department presented “Legs Diamond.”
Whitley County’s approximately 450 first graders attended AG Day, hosted by Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District, Whitley County Cooperative Extension Service and Whitley County Farm Bureau, Inc. It allowed children to see and touch farm animals, sit on a tractor and to learn about the soil.
Ten Years Ago
Senator Potch Wheeler was the guest speaker at Churubusco’s Rotary Luncheon.
Hoosier Basketball Magazine released the ranking of the top 100 senior boy basketball players. Included on that list was Churubusco center David Keister.
Three CHS students were honored at a banquet at St. James Restaurant, Courtney Lange, Brad Bohnstedt and Shelby Alcock were selected to become members of the NECC All Academic team based on their outstanding GPA’s and SAT scores.
Kevin and Lisa Crick announced the birth of their son, Camron John.
25 Years Ago
Topic at the Town Board was a bid submitted to recurb intersections on Highway 33  from Dana to Clingerman Avenue. The town had $10,000 in available funds to finance the project but $17,000 additional funds were necessary in order to initiate the $27,688 project.
Ron Frazier and River City Band cut a new record at Sweetwater Sound. He said the concept of having to go to Nashville to get the best sound was wrong – Sweetwater Sound changed his mind.
Churubusco Agriculture Service, Inc. was honored for its outstanding sales and service during 1984 by Kent Feeds, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Fairchild announced the birth of their son, Joshua Brian.
Dallas and Nancy Nestel announced the birth of their daughter, Megan Annette.
Fred and Linda Richards announced the birth of their son, Zachary Steven.
Roger and Carol Allman announced the birth of their son, Glen Roger.
50 Years Ago
Dwight Runyon received the annual Hoosier Farmer FFA award. He had been in 4-H for nine years  and joined FFA when he started high school.
Adrian Cook was named director of the noted Great Lakes Service Command Band.
The Churubusco High School seniors presented ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ for their class play. Directed by Harold Norman, 40 seniors participated in the play.
K.J. Parker of Floyd’s Auto Sales was presented with a Ford 300-500 Award in Indianapolis by the manager of Ford Division’s Indianapolis Sales District. The 300-500  Club recognized salesmen who chalked up outstand sales the prior year.

One Year Ago

The Churubusco Rotary’s sixteenth Community and Scholarship auction raised over $18,500 in profit for scholarships to CHS seniors and various local projects. Tim Holmes and Justin Gaerte auctioned off over 300 gifts donated by area individuals and businesses.

Smith Township Fire Department took delivery of a new 14 foot nonwalk-in rescue truck from Life Star Rescue of Van Wert, Ohio. It replaced a 1979 Chevrolet 1-ton van.

James and Georgia Schenher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.

Turtle Days to change parade route

by Dave Crabill
dcrabill@busconews.com
Turtle Days president Kirk Gray was given an assignment by the Churubusco Town Council at their March 3 meeting.
Gray had informed the Council that the Turtle Days Board would like to re-route the annual parade to start south of town, at the former DANA building, and finish in the Methodist Church, north of town. He was asked by the Council to contact Whitley and Allen
County Highway Departments to see if they had any issues with the traffic route around town.
Turtle Days changed the parade route three years ago so that the main roads in town would stay open during the parade. Attendance has been down since the switch. Another complaint was the lack of seating for parade watchers.
Turtle Day’s Board wanted the Council’s blessing to change the route again.
Gray spoke with Whitley and Allen County Highway Departments who both said they had no problems with the traffic. Gray also spoke with Churubusco Town Marshal Chad Fulkerson who was present at the meeting. Fulkerson said that he had contacted Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges about the possibilities of using reserve deputies to help out with
the parade detail. Fulkerson said there were a number of officers willing to donate their time. “I think we could try it this year (the new route) and see how it goes from there,” said Fulkerson.
Council members Frank Kessler and Viv Sade both agreed to try the route this year and re-visit the change next year. Council member John Hart was on vacation.
The next regular scheduled Council meeting is on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall.

by Dave Crabill

dcrabill@busconews.com

Turtle Days president Kirk Gray was given an assignment by the Churubusco Town Council at their March 3 meeting. Gray had informed the Council that the Turtle Days Board would like to re-route the annual parade to start south of town, at the former DANA building, and finish in the Methodist Church, north of town. He was asked by the Council to contact Whitley and Allen County Highway Departments to see if they had any issues with the traffic route around town.

Community Easter Fun Day at the Nazarene Church

The Churubusco Church of the Nazarene will be hosting the Community Easter Fun Day on March 27, starting at 10 a.m. This is an annual event open to Churubusco and the surrounding communities. Chlldren can come and get their face painted, plant a flower and have their picture taken with baby chicks.
They will also have several carnival style games including a basketball shoot, duck pond, soda ring toss, cake walk and much more for children of all ages. Rain or shine there will be an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Weather permitting, the egg hunt will be outside. There will be several door prizes to be given away that were donated by local businesses.
Prior to the Easter Fun Day the CCN’s youth group will be holding an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. Free will donations will be accepted. The church is located at 1000 W. Whitley Street, Churubusco.
For more information, call the church at 693-9401.

The Churubusco Church of the Nazarene will be hosting the Community Easter Fun Day on March 27, starting at 10 a.m. This is an annual event open to Churubusco and the surrounding communities. Chlldren can come and get their face painted, plant a flower and have their picture taken with baby chicks.

Zumbrun and Petrie

Fundraiser at East of Chicago a rousing success

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Churubusco East of Chicago was pleased to present a check in the amount of $500 to the families of Joe Zumbrun and Cassandra and Jay Petrie to be used towards their tuition for this summer’s People to People Student Ambassadorship to Australia.
“We would like to thank everyone who helped make the night such a positive experience, from the customers who came out and bought pizza and contributed to the family and especially the Petrie and Zumbrun families who provided such great curbside service and promotion of the event.  It’s always a pleasure to help those willing to put in the time and effort that these two families put in order to achieve their goals!” said co-owner Scott Tomsits.
Joe, Jay and Cassandra are scheduled to begin their two week visit this June.

(East of Chicago co-owner Scott Tomsits presented a check to (left to right) Cassandra Petrie, Jay Petrie and Joe Zumbrun to be used towards their tuition for their trip to Australia this summer.)

Churubusco East of Chicago was pleased to present a check in the amount of $500 to the families of Joe Zumbrun and Cassandra and Jay Petrie to be used towards their tuition for this summer’s People to People Student Ambassadorship to Australia.

Rotary Auction

Rotary Auction held March 16

CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGE The 17th annual Churubusco Rotary Auction was held March 16 in the High School Cafeteria….