One Year Ago
Several graduation classes from CHS had money in their class funds and had to use it or lose it, based on a Class Fund Resolution passed by the Smith-Green Community School Board of School Trustees. Balances ranged from $83.23 to $833.16. The current listing of funds was grandfathered until their next 10-year reunion.
Kewiki, Whitley County author of the “Wilbur the Ant” series, visited CES for Read Across America Day, a day set aside to encourage children to celebrate reading.
Debbie Beers presented poll location changes for the 2012 elections to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners. Several locations had been combined to save money and provide better accommodations. Smith Township previously had four locations that now were consolidated into two. The two locations were the Boy Scout Building and the Blue Lake Community Building.
Five Years Ago
The Churubusco Youth League, in meeting new safety standards for baseball/softball, discovered that helmets were now required to have face masks. The league requested funding from Smith Township to replace the helmets that did not meet the new standards. Smith Township officials agreed money spent from the Township Recreation Fund was appropriate.
Dr. Diane Hopen, of Parkview Whitley, was named to the Upstate Indiana’s 2008 Top Docs List. She was the medical director of the emergency room.
The CES Commons was decorated by Jill Bontrager to look like the Amazon Rain Forest for the “Study a Country” program. Brazil was the country they were studying.
Mary (Ohlwine) Leitch celebrated her 80th birthday with an open house at the Carriage House.
Ryan and Karlea Cook announced the birth of their son, James Ryan.
Ten Years Ago
School officials received word that a high school student had been hospitalized suffering from bacterial meningitis. Schools were closed for a day and were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
About 20 Churubusco students cleaned the second story of the Bargain House to accommodate Churubusco Campus Life meetings. They hoped to have the newly decorated space ready for meetings for the start of the 2003-04 school year. Michelle and Bob Tartaglia donated the space.
Drug sniffing dogs helped Churubusco Police conduct a drug search at Churubusco High and Middle Schools. As a result, three juveniles were arrested for possession of marijuana.
Parkview Whitley’s Community Health Improvement Program approved a $7,600 grant to help provide a wheelchair equipped mini-van for the Council on Aging.
The Churubusco and Montpelier BRC Rubber & Plastics Plants received Improvement awards for worker health and safety from the Rubber Manufacturers Association.
Brittany Crabill, CES, won a $50 savings bond for a winning poem she wrote that would be published in Creative Communications. She was named one of the state’s Top Ten Young Poets.
Bob and Kay Hearld celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
25 Years Ago
The Churubusco Town Board signed an agreement with Bonar and Associates, Inc. for the company to develop a preliminary master plan for a housing development on the northwest side of Churubusco. The board was not ready to say where the development would be located.
Wayne Krider, Smith Township Fire Department, announced that Whitley County could now dispatch the Churubusco Fire Department for calls in Smith Township between 450E and 250E. The new system was more efficient for Smith Township.
Environmental representatives from across Northern Indiana met to form a regional organization. A goal was established to develop the “Three R Program,” reduce, reuse and recycle, as a pilot program to be put into action as an example for the region.
The Churubusco Tri-County Truth kicked off a bumper sticker contest. A picture of a car with the sticker ran each week in the paper. A subscriber to the paper received $50, a non-subscriber $25.
There was a lot of discussion at the Town Board meeting about the possible inclusion of the Blue Lake area in the current updating of Churubusco’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. If the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) decided to include the area, the waste water plant capacity would need to be increased. IDEM was to inform town officials of their decision.
50 Years Ago
A major annual event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, was scheduled this week. The Home Show and Cooking School was to start on Thursday. A big attraction was the cooking school that this year featured Peg Buchan of Indiana & Michigan Electric Company. Truth Publisher Jim Kirtley was master of ceremonies for the cooking school. Co-chairmen of the event, Harold and Jerry McCoy, planned music, entertainment and demonstrations.
The Smith Township PTA elected officers for the 1963-64 school year. Mr. and Mrs. John Ford were chosen to head the organization. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Allman were to serve as co-vice presidents, Mr. and Mrs. David Bonar as co-secretaries and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fuller were co-treasurers.
A resolution to form a community school corporation in central Noble County was adopted. The action cleared the way for the formation of the new corporation to be known as “The Chain of Lakes Community School Corporation”, with the publication of a legal notice for two consecutive weeks. After that, a referendum vote could be called in any of the counties affected.
Lynn Gross and Paul Felger served as pages at the State Senate. Lucius Somers, Joint Senator for Allen and Noble Counties, appointed them.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Carriger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson announced the birth of their daughter, Mitzi Lou.
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Davis announced the birth of their daughter, Mary Ann.