|July 18, 2012|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:03|
One Year Ago
Work had begun on the South Main Street water main extension beginning at the Lassus gas station and ending at 375 N. The project cost over $420,000. Work was to be done in three weeks.
Brownie Troop 10392 hosted a “My Doll and Me Tea Party” at The Eagle’s Nest Event Center. The girls made summer items for their dolls, received awards, sipped on tea and punch and snacked on cucumber sandwiches.
Due to a computer error, a gas station in Huntertown lost between $1,600 and $2,000. The gas pump price read .3949 per gallon when it should have been $3.949. After about five hours, a customer notified them of the error.
A Purdue economist expected Indiana farmland values to continue rising. The trend had seen them increase 270 percent since 1985.
The tower that housed the bell on the Believer’s Bible Fellowship Church was lowered 15 feet.
Mathew and Kelly Huber announced the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Gail.
Five Years Ago
Ben Moore was hired as the school-wide Media Specialist.
Leonard Hazen was recognized for his 50 years of service to the Churubusco Masonic Lodge.
The School Board voted unanimously to hire Central Indiana Hardware to install a security camera system. The entire cost, $24,607, was paid from the Capital Project Fund.
Dr. Chris Sloffer, a CHS graduate, completed a six year Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Illinois. He accepted a position with the Great Lakes Neurosurgery Associates in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ten Years Ago
Rita Wilkinson and Trent Marsh were crowned Miss and Mr. Whitley County.
Churubusco resident Edyie Addis opened a new preschool, Brite New Beginnings, in LaOtto.
Pete Edwards earned a position on the Indiana State High School Rodeo team for his expert calf-roping skills. He would travel to Farmington, New Mexico to compete at the 54th Annual High School Finals Rodeo.
The Smith-Green School Corporation Board of School Trustees approved a resolution which allowed the school to issue a General Obligation Bond for $1,050,000 to pay for its unfunded obligation of teachers’ retirement and severance benefits to the employees’ state retirement fund.
Robert and Barbara Hursey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
25 Years Ago
The National Weather Service’s July forecast was for above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall.
The DNR stocked 68,000 walleye into Sylvan Lake. Walleyes were now abundant in the lake, due to successful stocking.
In phase two of the Strengthening Tomorrow’s Schools study, the task force recommended to the School Board of Trustees to change School Board elections from primary election time to the general elections in November.
Renee Bonar was selected Miss Tri-State at the 4-H Horse and Pony Show.
Mike and Bonnie Hazen celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
Dennis and Cathy Barnes announced the birth of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh.
Mark and Denise Ramsey announced the birth of their son, Joshua Mark.
50 Years Ago
The Churubusco Town Board advertised for bids on a new police car to replace the 1958 Chevrolet.
Shirley Marschand won an Indiana 4-H scholarship to Purdue University’s home economics school. The scholarship furnished tuition for four years.
“Let’s Beautify Busco” was the theme of the community cleanup campaign. Local Boy Scouts painted downtown trash barrels and cut weeds. Downtown businessmen planned to place large urns, filled with flowers, on the sidewalks.
A new community calendar, listing events in the Churubusco area, was on display in the police station. It could be used by any organization or individuals wishing to publicize coming events.
Walt Disney’s “Big Red” was showing at the Columbia Theater.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Claxton announced the birth of their daughter, Conita Rae.