January 20, 2010

Five Years Ago

University of Iowa Head Basketball Coach Steve Alford was on a recruiting trip to watch Lakeland’s Jon Workman at the Churubusco-Lakeland game.

Extremely foggy weather and icy roads caused many accidents in the area.

Dylan Jones and Gretchen Meinzen were the top winners of the Annual National Geography Bee.

Board members of the Youth League announced that soccer was coming to Churubusco. League members hoped to offer a spring and possibly fall league to interested boys and girls ages 4, 5 and 6.

Dick and Gladys Cleland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception.

Derrick and Elizabeth Wilson announced the birth of their son, Pryce Allen.

Ten Years Ago

Nicholas Bianski was the winner of the CES Spelling Bee. Runner up was Jennifer Thomas.

Indiana State Trooper Jason Beal was stuck by a passing vehicle while assisting a wrecker operator in removing a vehicle from a ditch.  Trooper Beal passed away a couple of days later as a result of injuries sustained at the crash.

One item dominated the agenda at the S-G School Board meeting – safe school crossings. Discussion focused on securing warning flashers on the highways and funding crossing guards.

25 years Ago

Good News Baptist Church welcomed their new pastor, David Hileman. He had been the associate pastor at the Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage, Alaska for seven years. Pastor Hileman, wife Sharon and children arrived in Churubusco on January 18.

Lee Greenwood, 1984 Male Vocalist of the Year, performed at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne with special guests, Overland Express.

Brent Gaff, New York Mets pitcher and native of Churubusco, was one of the guest speakers at a Baseball Clinic at the Churubusco High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Leitch celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

Pastor and Mrs. Don Coy announced the birth of their son, Darin Michael.

50 years Ago

Ethan Stangland, after a long and determined court battle, finally lost the tractor that figured heavily in the see-saw struggle with the federal government. He took the tractor to the Speedway Auto Auction to be auctioned off in settlement of the judgement against him.

Dr. Harold Luckey, a physician associated with the Luckey Hospital in Wolf lake, passed away.

Janet Hickman, of Churubusco High School, won the Betty Crocker 1960 Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow.

Jim Kirtley was a guest of J.I. Case on a trip to Florida.  He told of his introduction to the jet age as he left Chicago in snow and two and one-half hours later was in sunny 80-degree weather in Florida. He said the biggest difference was the speed but more astonishing was the lack of sound and vibration.

Robert Young filed a suit against four former officials of the Noble County Credit Union. The suit asked for $6,500, the amount Young claimed was falsely and frauduently obtained from him for deposit in the now-defunct credit union.

The bankrupt credit union moved a step closer  in the reorganization. The 33-year old Hobbs was serving a 15-year prison term for embezzlement.

A raid was conducted at the Tip Top Club, north of LaOtto.  Thirteen officers from Noble and Dekalb Counties swarmed the restaurant and truck stop to make the arrests. Eleven were arrested. Charges ranged from maintaining a house of prostitution, frequenting a house of ill fame and prostitution.

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