Five Years Ago
The 2-1-1 service was available in Whitley County. Code 2-1-1 is the national abbreviated code for free access to health and human services information and referral. Free and confidential help was available for many needs including housing, employment, legal aid, counseling, food, health care, support groups and more.
Kathy Ford filled in for Churubusco Elementary School Principal Kevin Kempton during National Principal for a Day.
A Thanksgiving fire on property owned by Donald Konger damaged a barn. The end that was used for storage was heavily damaged. The other end contained farm equipment. It was protected because a wall in the middle helped slow the spread of the fire. In May the family home was struck by lightning and suffered heavy damage.
Ten Years Ago
Habitat for Humanity was taking applications for a recipient of a home to be built in Churubusco.
The Lucky Lady Bar and Grill was burglarized. An undisclosed amount of cash and several bottles of alcohol were missing.
K & K Video celebrated its one year anniversary. Owner Karan Hill expanded the space to include a back entrance, a drop box and over 2000 videos to rent.
Jon Brunson of CHS was selected to attend U.S. Senator Richard Lugar’s “Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders” at the University of Indianapolis.
Josh and Danny Resler performed at the IRL Crew Driver Appreciation Dinner in Indianapolis. The boys sang “Racin at Indy,” a song written by their grandmother, Carol Resler.
25 Years Ago
Steve Creech and Cliff Smith were awarded plaques for saving the life of John Angel. The pair, trained in CPR, were able to keep him alive with CPR until the Medics arrived.
The School Board discussed coverting the school from its current electric heat to gas-oil hot water heat. The renovation was about $300,000. An estimated $60,000 would be saved annually if the school converted its heating system.
Mindy Green was selected as a State Finalist in the 1985 Miss America Co-ed Pageant. The pageant would be held in June of 1985. The winner would receive a $300 cash award, crown, banner, trophy and an all-expense paid trip to the national pageant in Honolulu, Hawaii.
50 Years Ago
Guy Gross and his brother, Herbert Gross, were selected the “Outstanding Neighborhood Beef Producer of 1959.”
Officials of Eel River-Perry Consolidated School opened bids on the new school annex. Seventeen bids had been submitted but the contract had not yet been awarded. The proposed addition was about $150,000.
Robert Sloffer, local well driller, was one of two men representing the Indiana Well Drillers Association at the national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Retail Division of the Chamber of Commerce began its Christmas events. Shoppers could register for more than $1,000 in cash prizes to be given away by the merchants. Twelve deluxe bicycles, bags of 50 silver dollars and a grand prize of 100 silver dollars would be awarded during the shopping season. Santa was scheduled to arrive on December 5th.
Officers for 1960 Turtle Days were elected. Don Fisher was elected chairman and Victor Barcus was name co-chairman. Marion Mayberry was treasurer and Lester Sheets, secretary.