Five Years Ago
Rev. Danney Pinto, priest of St. John Bosco Catholic Church, had been planning to visit his family in Sri Lanka. With the earthquake and tsunami hitting, the trip had taken on a whole new urgency. He heard from his sister that his family had survived. Pinto, with several friends from the United States, planned to spend three weeks there helping rebuild homes.
Sue Lough was named Indiana Music Teacher of the Year. She would be honored at the Indiana Music Educators Association State Convention in January.
Winners of the 15th Annual Churubusco News Decorating Contest were Gary and Aimee Savieo, Ike Younis, Ken and Kandy Bohde and Doug Thomson.
Ten Years Ago
In honor of Wayne Yager’s 17-year career with Chemical Engineering, a bench was donated to the Churubusco Park.
The U.S. Army Reserve announced it was offering an $8,000 cash enlistment bonus to qualified recruits.
Whitley Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services Department introduced MedCar 15, a new vehicle that allowed paramedics to respond more quickly to non-trauma patients.
The DNR announced snowmobile fees were $30 and valid for three years. More than 18,000 snowmobiles were registered in Indiana. The fees collected assisted the DNR in maintaining trails.
25 Years Ago
The Green Township Wesleyan Church changed the name of their church and announced plans to relocate to Merriam. The church would be known as Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Building of the new worship facility was planned for the spring.
Calvary Chapel announced they would be in their newly purchased property of the Blue River Church of God. Steven Ardhuerumly was the pastor.
Norm Decker, owner of Norm’s Barber Shop, was among five Whitley County residents to earn their 32nd degree in Scottish Rite Masons.
50 Years Ago
Mrs. Laura Stone of Fort Wayne was the third weekly winner of 50 silver dollars.
A re-organizational meeting was held by the defunct Noble County Credit Union. If re-organization was approved by two-thirds of the shareholders, share accounts of each shareholder would be reduced by $70, thus recovering only 30 cents on each dollar.
Postmaster Richard Troyer said business was up from the prior year. This was the first Christmas season that the post office used the new electric cancelling machine. Troyer believed the machine helped speed things up.