Five Years Ago
United Way of Whitley County reached 80 percent of its goal. The goal was $258,000.
Three new school board members were sworn in. Brandon Almas, Bob Amber and Paul Bowser were elected in the November election. Rev. Danney Pinto, a Sri Lanka native and priest in Ege and Churubusco, hosted a community service in memory of the recent tsunami that killed over 160,000 people.
Sgt. Jeff Lewis was named new Chief Deputy of the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department replacing Chief Deputy Ted Linn who recently retired. Churubusco’s William Brice, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Officer, was appointed to full- time WCSD Deputy.
Ten Years Ago
Diana Baker of Floral Creations by Diana, celebrated her tenth anniversary as a Churubusco florist.
Ruthie, the Country Fresh mascot, made her appearance at Rich’s Super Valu as part of a holiday promotion of dairy products.
At the school board’s annual reorganization meeting, Ned Egolf was elected President, Joan Lillmars, Vice-president and Randy Zolman, Secretary.
Sheri Millspaugh of Orizon Real Estate, Inc. graduated from the Indiana Association of Realtors Graduate Realtors Institute in Merrillville.
25 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Winebrenner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children and grandchildren.
There were 76,329 unemployment insurance claims during the week ending December 22. That was an increase of 5,733 from the prior week but below last year’s claims at 86,202. There were 1,459 new claims.
Specials at Rich’s Super Valu included chuck roasts at $1.57 a pound, navel oranges at 4 lbs. for $1.39 and Era laundry detergent at $3.19 for a 64 oz. container.
50 Years Ago
Members of the newly elected Churubusco Town Board took their oath of office. Ralph Longsworth, Ben Brown and Wilbur Gaff were sworn in. Ben Brown was named President.
The Whitley County Community Chest fund drive attained 93% of its goal by year’s end. A total of $24,912.41 of the $26,550 goal had been received.
The annual March of Dimes campaign got underway in Churubusco. The campaign was a new March of Dimes because the National Foundation had singled out three major fields of crippling diseases. The drive had been against the dreaded polio but now included birth defects and arthritis.
Assets of the Churubusco State Bank just missed the five-million dollar mark which was an all-time high at the close of business in 1959.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Campbell announced the birth of their son, Dennie J.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Hyndman announced the birth of their son, Paul Duanne.