Five Years Ago
Icy roads were to blame for many wrecks and school closings.
Churubusco was one step closer to applying for a grant that would help fund sewer plant improvements. The Town intended to apply for $475,000.
Benjamin and Aimee Rinker announced the birth of their son, Kameron Richard.
Ten Years Ago
Shelly Gaff, Orizon Real Estate, Inc., graduated from the Indiana Association of Realtors Graduate Realtors Institute in Merrillville.
Volunteer school crossing guard, Doretha Mae Straw was struck and killed at the school crossing. Police said rain and fog created a poor visibility factor.
The Churubusco Town Council for 2000 was Chuck Mathieu, John Barrett and Vivian Rosswurm. Ann Gordon was clerk-treasurer.
Todd and Sara Ramsey announced the birth of their daughter, Shaniah Madeline Sara.
Ryan and Melissa Belleville announced the birth of their son, Lance Clifford.
25 Years Ago
Formal dedication for Churubusco’s new Masonic Temple, located at the corner of Home Avenue and Mulberry Street was scheduled.
Appreciation was given to outgoing Fire Chief, Ray Rhodehamel. Jim Horne was the new Fire Chief. Mr. Horne requested from the Board that a 32-year-old pumper that was not being used, be refurbished and equipped to be used for city fires. Township trucks were currently being used and he felt the pumper was fully capable of being used. The Board agreed to look at the budget at the next meeting.
Randy and Cheryll Neith announced the birth of their daughter, Allison.
The Administration of SG School presented to the Board a list of new classes they would like to offer the coming year. The list included personal typing, computer literacy, word processing, consumer math, agricultural science, textiles and current problems. The Board ruled to accept the complete list for the ‘85 – ‘86 school year.
50 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richey announced the birth of their son, Kent Ramon.
Gary Lee Robbins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robbins, was the first baby of the new year.
Directors of the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce approved a record high budget of $2,050 for the betterment of the community. Top priority was off-street parking, so as to afford convenient parking for all patrons.
A great future for J.I. Case was predicted with a greater emphasis on the industrial division under which the Churubusco plant operated.