Five Years Ago
Brad Thomas, a 2004 CHS graduate and a student at Taylor University recorded his first cd. All the songs were written and sung by Brad except for one. That one was written together by Thomas and Jered Blanchard, also a CHS graduate. Blanchard also played guitar on all the songs. Christie Barkley, another Busco grad, did all the photography.
Cameron Amber finished in first place in the punt pass and kick finals at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.
The Churubusco area Soup Kitchen was open, serving soup, sandwiches and dessert every Tuesday.
Ten Years Ago
The top three winners in the ninth annual Christmas Lighting and Decorating Contest were Wayne Krider, first place, the William Bennett home, second place and Mr. and Mrs. Newton took third place.
Eric Ott of Churubusco earned Reserve Champion in the Junior Division of the Showmanship contest at the Hoosier Beef Congress in Indianapolis.
Law officials arrested four suspects in the McDonald’s robbery. The night manager was arrested along with three suspects from Columbia City.
25 Years Ago
At a special meeting, it was announced the annexation of Dana and BRC had been dropped. Both companies said they would work with the Town to help with the financial crunch.
The SAT scores of Churubusco were reported. The national average in math was 475 and verbal 431. The average for all students in Churubusco was 442 in verbal and 476 in math.
Secretary of State Ed Simcox issued Hoosier informational booklets to fourth graders in Whitley, Wabash and Huntington Counties, with the hope the booklets would enhance students’ knowledge in Indiana history.
Alicia Cearbaugh placed 85th in girls 11-12 division of Cross Country National Junior Olympics Finals at Cincinnati. She ran 3,000 meters in 14 minutes. The team placed first in State, second in Regionals and sixth in Nationals.
50 Years Ago
A record number of pieces of mail had passed through the Churubusco Post Office since the first of December. That figure topped the 1959 figures by some 2,000 pieces.
A new policy for visitors at Whitley County Hospital was announced and would begin on January 1st. Only two visitors at a time would be allowed to see a patient.
Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Kirtley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Residents of Whitley County purchased $27,541 worth of U.S. Savings Bonds in November.
Charles Younis, owner of the Green Center General Store since 1925, passed away at the age of 73. Born in Syria, he came to the United States at the age of 16, settling first in Canton, Ohio.