December 16, 2009

Five Years Ago

High  school students at Smith-Green were above the national average by three points and 12 points above the state average according to SAT test score statistics.

The Town Council approved a 3.5% increase in salaries for town employees.

The BMV in Columbia City relocated to its new location at 662 Countryside Drive. 

John and Kristan Nicodemus announced the birth of their daughter, Kassidee Rebecca Louise.

Kerry and Jocelyn Clouse announced the birth of their daughter, Braya Gracelyn.

Ten Years Ago

Whitley Memorial Hospital raised over $800 at its second annual Christmas Bureau Benefit.

Kevin Riecke, owner of Brevin’s Downtown Eatery, announced a  free Christmas Dinner to area residents. Ham and all the trimmings were on the menu.

Churubusco Public Library received a $50,000 check from the Whitley County Community Foundation. The recent renovations were made possible by this gift.

Lois Bailey, an instructional aide at CMS, was recognized on the CMS Recognition Flag for going beyond her role and doing an outstanding job with students.

Kerry and Jocelyn Clouse announced the birth of their son, Jaydrian Grant.

25 Years Ago

Two bank robbers from an Ohio bank robbery were apprehended in the Churubusco area.  Churubusco policeman, Bill Schane and State Police Detective, John Barrett apprehended them after a chase through the county where their car veered off the road into a field.  The suspects were placed in the custody of the FBI.

The first measurable snow fell making roads slippery and hazardous.

The Fire Department flushed the sewage system out with 3,500 gallons of water to rid the area of an odor and traces of gasoline. The investigation was on- going to determine the origin of the gas traces.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fry celebrated their golden anniversary.

30 Years Ago

Local resident Keith Bair, along with two other Schneider drivers, saved the life of three-year-old Eric Williams. It took place at a company picnic at Eby Pines Campground near Bristol, IN. Driver Tom Hollis noticed the young boy floating face down and went in after him. Bair and driver Jim Gemmer performed CPR for several minutes until the boy regained conciousness. Williams was transported to the hospital and released.

50 Years Ago

New officers of the Churubusco Chamber were elected. Roger Stangland was president, Robert Geiger vice president and Lester Sheets, secretary-treasurer.

Ben McClain was the lucky winner of the 50 silver dollars in the Christmas give-away. Santa Claus also made his appearance, handing out treats to all the children.

Social Security benefits were slated for a 7% increase in January to off-set the cost of living but also effective in January, was the Social Security tax rate increase. The rate was going from 2-1/4% to 2-1/2% for employees and from 3-1/4% to 4-1/2% for the self-employed.

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