Five Years Ago
The Bargain House expanded into the vacated BMV office building. Small Business with a Heart is what the National Small Business Administration calls small businesses owned and operated by community residents. Bob and Michele Tartaglia, owners of the Bargain House exhibited this by Bob coaching and supporting youth sports, and their latest contribution of donated space for Campus Life.
Greg Haney from National City Bank was Honory Principal for the Day at CES.
Verizon Wireless announced the expansion of 3G wide area network to Fort Wayne. This was the area’s first.
Soundmasters Choir from CES performed at the Towne House Retirement Community and Hamilton House Assisted Living Center. They had a public performance at Von Maur Department Store.
A beaver dam on Blue Lake yielded a 55 pound beaver trapped by Shea and Skyler Greve.
Ten Years Ago
Bruce Shanabarger was awarded Firefighter of the Year.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce named 111 Indiana schools as the top “Best Buy High Schools” in Indiana, and Churubusco High School was listed near the top.
A photo and article submitted by Pepper Kirtley was featured in Reminisce Magazine. The photo showed Kirtley’s father, Paul Blacketor weaving a basket while his granddaughter, Kathy, Pepper’s daughter, looked on.
The Community Health Improvement Committee of Parkview Whitley Hospital awarded a grant of $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Whitley County to continue building homes for below-median income families.
Kevin Bailey, a 1995 CHS graduate, graduated Salutatorian with Highest Honors from ITT Technical Institute in Maitland, Florida, with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Telecommunications Engineering Technology.
Churubusco native David Bailey competed on the Co-Angler side of the Everstart Series Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. Out of a field of 158, he finished in ninth place.
Dana and Bobby Bering announced the birth of their son, Cole Louis.
25 Years Ago
Richard Parrish presented the Churubusco Police Department, with a new breathalizer. This eliminated having to take suspects to Columbia City to be tested.
A total of 327 Churubusco High School students took an Americanism and Government test. The test consisted of 50 questions and an essay. Only students completing the essay qualified for competiton in the District. In the tenth grade, Teresa Knight was the winner for the girls and Todd Linvill received the highest rank of the boys. In the eleventh grade, Cathy Ramsey and in the twelfth grade, Cyndi Wilkins were the winners. No boys qualified in these grades due to incomplete papers.
Kathy Shively was the weekly winner of the Register Tape Drawing at Rich’s Super Valu. She won $49.
50 Years Ago
Churubusco Librarian Nettie Gerard provided information about a series of educational programs titled “The World of Paperback” to be broadcast on WOWO. The series was sponsored by the University of Chicago.
Neighbors of Louis Fick harvested his corn crop since he was ill and could not do it.
Mrs. Marian Bloom and Mrs. Jane Henning, of the Gilbert Davis American Legion Auxiliary, were elected delegates to the district meeting held in Fort Wayne.
Helgesen Jewelry advertised wedding ring sets starting at $60.