Five Years Ago
Through grant monies, three laptop computers were purchased for the Churubusco Police Department. The goal was for each full-time officer to be equipped with a laptop.
Curtain Company Players presented their final performance of “Nunsense.” The performance was a dinner theater performance. The cast and crew asked the audience to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the needy.
Spring and fall tax statements were to be mailed November 24 with a due date of December 9.
Dean and Shirley Call celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Eagle’s Nest.
Ten Years Ago
At the Fall Chamber of Commerce Banquet, Dr. Don Welsh was named Citizen of the Year. Churubusco Woodworking was named the Business of the Year and Churubusco Public Library the Group of the Year.
A total of $10,000 was allocated to the Town Park Project. The funds were to be used for the purchase of new playground equipment and the betterment of the community.
The fall production of the Churubusco Fine Arts Department was “A Few Good Men.”
Thomas and Helen Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
25 Years Ago
The Blue River Church of God went up for auction with the building and contents being sold. Declining attendance and membership were key factors in the Church’s closing.
Jeff Tracey acquired all accounts of Estelle Murphy’s accounting business. Tracey planned to retain the office at the same location.
Tri-County Publishing, parent company of the Tri-County Truth and two other weekly papers, went to computers for their typesetting.
A grand opening was held at the Skinner Lake General Store. Proprietors were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Herendeen and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Parks. They expected to sell gas, groceries, antiques and gifts.
The School Board approved purchasing a new diesel school bus at the cost of $32,222. It would be used on the longest route.
50 Years Ago
Bob Irons unveiled his newly remodeled Green Grill. Several more booths and tables were added to provide a seating capacity of 98. The new look included lowered ceilings, paneled walls, upholstery and a new floor. Patrons had a chance of winning door prizes.
Adrian Cook was accepted into the Great Lakes Navy Band. He was stationed at the Great Lakes Training Center.
David Jones and Diana Pressler were crowned Prince and Princess at the community halloween party.
Walls were going up at the White Swan Plaza. Completion was expected by January 1.
Richard Troyer, local postmaster, spent the week in Washington D.C. attending a national convention. The highlight of the convention was a ten minute address by President Eisenhower. Vice President Richard Nixon also addressed the group.
The Buy of the Week in real estate was a 2.69 acre lot with a modern six room house and attached garage for $8400.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bunyan celebrated their Golden Anniversary with an open house.