Five Years Ago
Mor For Less, owned by Rich and Jeanne Baughman, was named Business of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce banquet.
A cold front caused gusty winds that knocked down many trees and caused damage in Whitley and Noble Counties. The same system sent a tornado through southern Indiana and Kentucky, killing 22 people.
The Sign Ordinance was forwarded to the Churubusco Planning Commission for review. The Commission would make a recommendation to the Town Council regarding any or all changes to the Ordinance.
C & A Tool officially broke ground for an additional 75,000 square foot facility.
Ten Years Ago
The Blue River Church of the Brethren hosted a birthday open house for George Gump in honor of his 100th birthday.
The Indiana State Fair Board unanimously elected District 3 member Bob McDowell as president for 2001.
Residents of North Main Street attended the Council meeting asking for their support on efforts to get some safety devices installed on U.S. 33. State Representative Robert Alderman had been made aware of the concerns. Alderman promised to investigate the situation and talk with the Indiana State Highway Department.
Former Busco Principal, Dr. Lee Harmon, now Superintendent of Warsaw Community Schools, received the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendent’s “Indiana Superintendent of the Year” award for 2001. Harmon was principal of CES for two years.
25 Years Ago
Grand Nite CH, “PR” Miller’s Beaver Lake Magic won the 1985 Purina Outstanding Coonhound Nite Hunt Award. Miller’s Beaver Lake Magic was co-owned by Charles Miller and trained and handled by other co-owner, Bryan Ruckman.
Cornerstone Wesleyan Church held dedication ceremonies in their new worship facility.
Churubusco was notified that the Indiana Public Service Commission had granted a 32 percent water rate increase for local users. Town officials had requested a 40 percent increase. The rate increase was not in force as repetitioning PSC for an additional eight percent increase was being filed. The increase was to make necessary improvements in the city’s water system as well as meet loan payments. It was the first rate increase in ten years.
Churubusco High School’s Fine Arts Department was performing “Dino.”
Bobby and Sally Davis announced the birth of their daughter, Natasha Danielle.
50 Years Ago
Mrs. Merle Butler, charter member of Northeast Smith NEO Group, was chosen Whitley County’s 1960 “Homemaker of the Year.”
Bids were being accepted for the proposed addition to Churubusco Schools. The anticipated cost of about $100,000 for the four room addition would be paid for entirely from the cumulative building fund with no increase in township indebtedness. The original plan was for eight rooms. The other four room construction was planned for 1963.
The congregation of the Churubusco Evangelical United Brethren Church bid farewell to its old church and moved to the new church at the north end of Churubusco.
Ralph Zeigler was selected as the Outstanding Neighborhood Poultryman of 1960. Fifteen Whitley County poultrymen were recommended for the honor. Zeigler was chosen by virtue of a high degree of skill in poultry management.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hostetter observed their golden wedding anniversary with a family dinner and open house.