Five Years Ago
Clerk-Treasurer Anna Gordon resigned from the Clerk-Treasurer job, effective immediately.
Bubbles and Barks, a dog grooming business, moved into the Central Building.
Candy Guiff and Kate Enright were first place winners in the 14th Annual Christmas Lighting Contest. Ken and Kandy Bohde were second place winners.
U. S. Senator Lugar announced that Indiana communities would share a $2,863,002 grant from FEMA as part of its Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
Ten Years Ago
Michael Shanabarger and Brandon Porter, students at CMS, were accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program and were busy raising funds for a trip to Australia in June.
The estimated number of attendees of the Christmas Walk was 750.
Kenneth and Esther Kauffman received the “greatest Christmas gift” with the arrival of their daughter, Karla Marie. In doing mission work in Guatemala, Esther noticed Karla Marie, then ten years old and found out that she was eligible for adoption. Now at the age of 15, Karla Marie is home in the United States with her new family.
Michael Miller was presented a plaque and recognized for his 12 years of service on the Smith-Green School Board. Carol Vinnedge assumed his seat.
25 Years Ago
Fifty-two students from CHS helped by donating blood, to ease the blood shortage felt by the Red Cross.
Adult education was offered at Smith-Green Community Schools. Among the classes offered were Basic Computer Programming, Welding, Crafts, Computer Word Processing and Women’s Physical Education. Fees ranged from $5 to $15.
Whitley County Crime Stoppers “Crime of the Week” was looking for information concerning the arson at Marlow’s Market. The fire was discovered by a passing motorist. The arsonist had used petroleum based accelerants in several locations throughout the building.
50 Years Ago
Sharon McDaniel was named recipient of the Whitley County Good Citizen Award presented by the Daughters of American Revolution.
William T. Horn, executive secretary of the Indiana Taxpayers Association said Whitley County taxes payable in 1961 showed an increase of $130,546 over 1960. Horn commented “public officials from the Governor on down have said that real and personal property cannot bear a higher tax burden.” He also went on to say property taxes are becoming so high that home ownership is being discouraged.
Thomas Gordon, a senior at Marian College in Indianapolis, was accepted for listing in the National “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
According to Dun & Bradstreet, Churubusco businesses increased from 60 to 65 during the past year.