|April 11, 2012|
|Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:31|
One Year Ago
C & A Tool announced the company was expanding production capabilities at its Churubusco facilities. New equipment was being added to support new business.
Thirteen French students from the University of Lille’s SKEMA Business School in Lille, France, visited S-G Community Schools. The French visitors interacted with both elementary and high school students, toured the facilities and concluded with observing a New Era show choir rehearsal. They were impressed with the level of technology available to students in the classrooms and computer labs.
Lea Ann Herron was appointed by the Whitley County Democratic Chairman to fill the seat vacated by Viv Sade.
The Council accepted a $25,000 bid from Child’s Funeral Home for the old downtown police station.
Kevin and Knitta Carter celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Jered and Kimberly Blanchard announced the birth of their daughter, Nora Josephine.
Five Years Ago
The Turtle Days Association voted to change the annual parade route. The parade would begin on Clingerman Avenue, proceed south on Main to Washington and end up at the school.
Black Pine Animal Park hosted an open house in celebration of Earth Day.
Walnut Acres was the newest shop to open in the Central Building. Pam Ash started her business in 1994 at home with a country-style furniture line. The shop overflowed with creativity and hidden treasures.
Churubusco United Methodist Church sponsored “Leap Into Spring,” a Women’s Health Fair.
Winners of the Easter coloring contest sponsored by Churubusco News were Madison Murphy, Samantha Fulk and Holly Haupricht.
Jeffrey and Kristin Mains announced the birth of their son, David Bradley.
Ten Years Ago
Mediacom Online High Speed Internet service was now available in Churubusco and surrounding areas. Gone were the days of tying up the phone lines to get on the Internet.
A special Saturday Story Time was held at the Churubusco Public Library. As part of the continuing series on “Local Heroes,” Officer Bill Brice of the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department was featured. He shared stories, gave a presentation on what his job involves, read to the children and answered questions.
Sheriff Michael Schrader announced his intention to seek re-election as Whitley County Sheriff.
Daniel Ruettiger, the Notre Dame football hero on whom the movie “Rudy” was based, was the keynote speaker at Verizon Business Expo, the annual business trade show of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.
25 Years Ago
Jeanne Barrett of Churubusco was awarded the Vice-Presidential Scholarship at Indiana University in Bloomington. The award recognized the top student in each of 11 campus divisions.
Community Action of Northeast Indiana, executive director, Joseph Conrad, said the area was in desperate need of shelter for the homeless in Whitley, Noble and surrounding counties.
Mr. and Mrs. Onis Hartman observed their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception.
Linda Makowski and William King announced the birth of their son, William Otis.
50 Years Ago
Smith Township and the Advisory Board advertised for bids on the construction of four new classrooms to be added to the Churubusco High School.
The Churubusco Senior Class presented “The People Versus Maxine Lowe,” a drama where Paul Chapman was the prosecuting attorney, Linda Troyer, judge and Carol Miller as Maxine Lowe.
Churubusco Lions were making a clean sweep of the community with their broom sale. Proceeds would be used for a wide range of civic improvements, in addition to providing a market for “blind-made” merchandise.
A new group “Future Teachers of America” was being organized at Churubusco High School.
There was a lot of birth announcements this week –
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ohlwine, their daughter, Amanda Maude; Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Johnson, a son, David Allen; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sandell, a son, Byron Lee; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Brunson, a son, Timothy and Mr. and Mrs. DeWayne Mann, their son, Dallas DeWayne.