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H1N1 immunizations available in Churubusco

April Waugh of the Whitley County Board of Health, Immunization Clinic has announced that H1N1 immunizations will be given in Churubusco on December 5.
The clinic will be held at the Churubusco United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.  This will be the first immunization clinic to be held in Churubusco. Staffing for this clinic will be composed primarily by Churubusco citizens who are volunteering their time.
According to Dr. Lisa Hatcher of the Whitley County Board of Health, there will be a sufficient amount of vaccine to administer to all age groups.  If you have questions about this clinic, contact April Waugh at 244-2310.

April Waugh of the Whitley County Board of Health, Immunization Clinic has announced that H1N1 immunizations will be given in Churubusco on December 5.

Holiday season is upon us

The 500 block of South Main Street in Churubusco is about to become an electrical masterpiece combining electricity, music and lights, all synchronized together to form an animated show.
The theme this year is “Listen to the Lights.” The show features over 22,000 lights twinkling to the music. The show will run nightly from 6 to 10:30 p.m. starting this Saturday. The only exception will be if it is raining. Music can be heard on any FM radio tuned to 95.7 or through the speakers located in the yard. During non-show hours, the lights will be on in static mode. For additional information please visit www.buscochristmas.com.

The 500 block of South Main Street in Churubusco is about to become an electrical masterpiece combining electricity, music and lights, all synchronized together to form an animated show.

EMS offers free CRP class

Whitley County Emergency Medical Services, operated out of Parkview Whitley Hospital, will host a Free Family and Friends CPR class on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Churubusco at the Mountaintop Coffeehouse, 209 S. Main Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.
Since February 2007, Whitley County Emergency Medical Services has provided free CPR classes, training more than 2,000 people in the county. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest.
For 50 years, CPR has consisted of the combination of artificial blood circulation with artificial respiration, that is, chest compressions and lung ventilation.
However, in March 2008, the American Heart Association and the European Resuscitation Council, in a reversal of policy, endorsed the effectiveness of chest compressions alone — without artificial respiration — for adult victims who suddenly collapse in cardiac arrest.
Parkview Whitley Hospital teaches both procedures, but emphasizes that chest compression alone is adequate.
“Along with the resuscitation change, it is recommended that anyone who has been trained in CPR re-take the instruction every two years,” said Debra Brice, paramedic and CPR program coordinator. “It is an opportunity to get refreshed on the techniques required to perform CPR, as well as to learn of any new changes in policy and procedure.”
To register for any of the classes or for more information, call (260) 248-9351 or send an e-mail to learn.cpr@parkview.com.

Whitley County Emergency Medical Services, operated out of Parkview Whitley Hospital, will host a Free Family and Friends CPR class on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Churubusco at the Mountaintop Coffeehouse, 209 S. Main Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Busco Lions Club Christmas Dinner

Make your reservation now for the Wednesday, December 2 Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner by calling Bonnie at 693-3724 or Janice…

Safe Thanksgiving tips from State officials

INDIANAPOLIS—The Thanksgiving feast traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday season, and the Indiana State Department of Health is offering some timely food safety tips.

“The single best way to prepare and consume food safely is to wash your hands before cooking, serving, or eating,” said Amie ThurdeKoos, enteric disease epidemiologist at the Indiana State Department of Health’s Food Protection Program.  “Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after touching raw meat, like ground beef or poultry.”

Increased Patrols Continue As Holiday Travel Peaks

Indiana law enforcement out in full force through Thanksgiving weekend  

Indianapolis, IN. – In an effort to prevent deaths and injuries on Indiana roadways this Thanksgiving, the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) is urging Hoosiers to celebrate responsibly this holiday weekend.

November 25, 2009

CN November 25, 2009
Yesterday
One Year Ago
Bruce Hippensteel was introduced as the Smith-Green interim superintendent. He was hired as a replacement for Carol Kaiser who took a position in the Hanover School District.
The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce named K & K Video and Books Business of the Year of 2008.
Churubusco area Scouts participated in the annual food collection. Almost 400 bags of food items were collected and distributed to the food pantries at St. John Bosco Catholic Church and Churubusco United Methodist Church.
Gabe and Christina VanEvery announced the birth of their son, Elliot Reid.
Brandon and Sarah Perlich announced the birth of their son, Kyle Burton.
Five Years Ago
Dana Corporation was honored as
Business of the Year by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce.
Churubusco Town Council decided on a new health insurance package that resulted in more out-of-pocket costs for the employees.
Amy Anderson-Stoppenhagen and Jill Gaff joined the staff of Hair Solutions.
Richard and Pamela McCoy celebrated their 30th anniversary with an eastern Caribbean cruise and a surprise dinner with family and friends at Biaggi’s.
Ten Years Ago
Dale LeFever was honored and given a plaque of appreciation for his 45 years of service as Churubusco Clerk-Treasurer.
Farmers & Merchants Bank was  beginning construction on its new bank facility on U.S. 33, south of Churubusco.
The Chamber of Commerce’s Main Street project was completed. The last step was planting the trees along Main Street. A new karate school opened in Churubusco. Don Wallen, former state champion in open style karate instructed a school of martial arts located behind Subway on Main Street.
25 Years Ago
Thirty-eight members of Mrs. Parish’s a.m. and p.m. kindergarten classes went to Columbia City Pizza Hut to decorate for the holidays and enjoy lunch.
The Christian Center of the Hope Alive Family Ministries, Inc. opened in the Century Building in downtown Churubusco. Focus was on Christian fun for the whole family. Pastor Gary Swanson encouraged whole families to come and see the new Center.
Distribution of 277,680 pounds of cheddar cheese was given to eligible families in Noble, Allen and Whitley Counties.
The CHS Fine Arts Department presented a musical revue of all the musicals they had done in the past ten years.
An indoor bowhunting range opened at Green Township Community Center. The Green Center Indoor Bowhunters, a division of Deer Run Archery Club announced its winter schedule.
Mr. and Mrs. Garry Gorsuch announced the birth of their son, Ryne Andrew.
Mark and Teresa Bonar announced the birth of their son, Logan James.
50 Years Ago
The Town Board enacted an ordinance that pushed the town boundaries to the west along State Road 205. Included was the land on the south side of State Road 205 from the present city limits at the Lewis Clem residence, westward to the street just west.  Southern boundary of the annexed land was the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Northern boundary was the Tri-Lakes blacktop road.
For the second consecutive month, Indiana farm prices declined two percent. Purchasing power of Hoosier farmers slipped one percent.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Crooks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Myers Food Center in Churubusco advertised five pounds of sugar for 49¢, butter 69¢ for three pounds and Bordens ice cream for 99¢ a gallon.

One Year Ago

Bruce Hippensteel was introduced as the Smith-Green interim superintendent. He was hired as a replacement for Carol Kaiser who took a position in the Hanover School District.

The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce named K & K Video and Books Business of the Year of 2008.

Churubusco area Scouts participated in the annual food collection. Almost 400 bags of food items were collected and distributed to the food pantries at St. John Bosco Catholic Church and Churubusco United Methodist Church.

Gabe and Christina VanEvery announced the birth of their son, Elliot Reid.

Brandon and Sarah Perlich announced the birth of their son, Kyle Burton.

Churubusco Elementary School honor roll

Following is the list of students from Churubusco Elementary School that have been named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period.
Second Grade
All A’s
Myah Bear, Dylan Resler, Maya Wilkes, Kaylee Simmons, Gage Kelly, Evie Bridegam, Max Gatton, and Taylor Culls.
Haley Buckles, Christian Cseri, Daniel Ferguson, Ian Fleming, Kaitlynne Gaerte, Allison Green, Rodney Hyser, Terra Meyer, Maison Peters, Mackenzie Pittenger.
Brooke George, Cole Hart, Karma Kemp, Gabrielle Louden, Austin Martz, Alexis Starkey.
Kaitlynn Shull, Olivia Whan, Darian Manth, Madison Gaff, Sam Wood, Breanna Lehman and Isaiah Anderson.
Second Grade
All A/B’s
Ben Sery, Melanie Geiger, Case Lemper, Hannah Sower, Klayton Brown, Blake Andis, Reaona Lindzy.
Cole Bering, Kurstin Clark, Madeleine Dreibelbis, Makiya Jackson, Deja Monroe, Hunter Perlich, Makenzi Tonkel, Jordan Wagoner.
Klayton Alvord, Maggie Burita, Guadalupe Cruz, Richard Duncan, Jacob Fulk, Cassidy Geise, Breanna Jackson, Maggie Johnson, Aiden Liska, Thomas Martin, Cayden McCoy, Fiona Nelson, Matthew Palmerton, Madison Simmons, Dylan Stilwell.
Claire Shively, Taylor Bock, Edwin Thomas, Max Burch, Paris Bingham-Spieth, Icesis Frisbey, Hunter Enright, Aundrea Hamilton, Jaelyn Fox, Joe Schenher, Wyatt Johnson, Blake Trostel, Colton Anderson.
Third Grade
All A’s
Rebekah Huelsenbeck, Rachel Jacquay, Nathaniel Keener, Brooklynn Kelley, Juliet Pyle.
Breanna Baughman, Brayton Bonar, Tyler Elliott, Nathan Konger, Meranda Malott, Kameryn Strong, Kobe Tonkel.
Dylan Brady, Shelby Brown, Julianne Edwards, Abigail Erwin, Levi McClure, Bailee Osborne, Tom Richards.
Jacob Cummings, Blaire Foote, Eli Foote, Katie Shambaugh
Third Grade
All A/B’s
Makayla Clark, Alyssa Enright, Alayna Fulkerson, Rhett Norris, Brandt Parsons, Miranda Sturgis, Parker Sturtz, Blake VanHouten, Dennis Wallace.
Bryck Bridegan, Sophia Gebhart, Mason Gibson, Mason Gray, Kayla Heidenreich, Andrew Knezevich, Kyler Price, Sierra Przemielewski, Taylor Stouder, Seth Tolin, Katelyn Zeller.
J. D. Krider, Andrew Leeuw, Brant Marks, Hayley Morgan, Evan Myers, Rebecca Schmidt, Jon Shepler, Trinity Smith, Cordell Thomas.
Emma Arend, Alex Enright, Tabatha Evans, Amelia Fairchild, Kacie Fedock, Noah Forsberg, Jada Kirkpatrick, Tyler Knight, Jaymin Longardner, Ashley Murphy, Rebecca Reed, Cassidy Thran.
Fourth Grade
All A’s
Caden Bonar, Jaydrian Clouse, Brein Gross, Summer Schnurr.
Meredith Green, Jacob Rensner, Ashley Uecker.
Mason Anderson, Dalton Blessing, Emma Bulmahn, Clarissa Hogeston, Isabelle Hogeston, Grace Keener, Zoe King, Kyre Mercer, Riley Perlich.
Cora Pence, Ashlie Martz, Allison Beckman, Brayden Simmons, Austin Lehman.
Fourth Grade
All A/B’s
Breanna Barnhart, Garrett Bordner, Kira Creech, Kailey Eminger, Ben Geise, Laura Nagle, Kayla Neely, Eric Peterson, Shaniah Ramsey, Alex Springer, Brent Teague, Destiny Walker, Tyler Wilkins, Heidi Zeigler.
Andrew Boggess, Harrison Brady, Daulton Brockman, Cameron Crick, Bryce Geiger, McKenna Gibson, Lynette Guffey, Katelyn Johnson, Joseph Leazier, Callie Lemper, Joseph Rennaker, Isaac Smith.
Levi Burch, Grace Cartwright, Everett Franklin, Peyton Gaff, Morgan Gebhart, Trevor Holloway, Allison Keener, Kirstin Nevil, Sherry Simmons.
Delaney Peters, Hailey Przemielewski, Josh Bear, McKenzie Hart, Garrett Horn, Sophie Perlich.
Fifth Grade
All A’s
Robert Burita, Zach Bultemeir, Ashley Davis, Samantha Fulk, Trevor Kelley.
Jacob Skinner, Isabelle Turner.
Fifth Grade
All A/B’s
Carlin Amber, Keith Boggs, Mercade Chambless, Kourtnee Davis, Nathan Downing, Taylor Fisher, Autumn Gray, Colin Mullins, Mallory Pearson, Tyler Robinson, Clay Tinney.
Destiny Mascho, Leah Miller, Bethany Parish, Sarah Russell, Cheyenne Smith, Lindsey Standridge, Paige Stauffer.
Jacob Bear, Samantha Evans, Britney Gresley, Peyton Hicks, Abigail Holle, Randy Johnson, Kelsie Newsom, Jenna Pittenger, Jocelynn Powell, Trey Springer, Matthew Troyer, Shelby Widmer.
Michael Braco, Brehtt Brown, Tayler Cushman, Keely Fester, Stacia Fester, Luke Foote, Carson Gatton, Nicole Keener, Jarret Kilgore, Nick Murphy, Nancy Zarazua.

Following is the list of students from Churubusco Elementary School that have been named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period.

Medical equipment installer coming to Churubusco

CHURUBUSCO – Maxim Medical Services Inc., a medical equipment installation and repair firm, announced today that it will expand its operations here, creating 51 new jobs by 2012. The company, which installs, services and resells surgical lighting and imaging equipment, will invest more than $1.6 million to expand its distribution operations and establish a light manufacturing center in an existing 50,000 square-foot facility in Churubusco, 16 miles northwest of Fort Wayne. The larger facility will enable Maxim Medical Services to realize its projected annual revenue of $20 million by fourth quarter 2012.