Five Years Ago
Employees at Churubusco Dana Corporation were informed that the distribution center was for sale.
McKenna Zeller was chosen to be a Student Ambassador for the People to People Organization. Only 40 students from Northeastern Indiana and Northwest Ohio were chosen. She would travel to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the summer of 2006.
The Churubusco Subway completed its move to their new location at 3985 N. US 33.
Roger and Avonelle Stampe celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family dinner.
Brent and Amy Dreibelbis announced the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Claire.
Ten Years Ago
The Churubusco Chamber announced citizen, business and group of the year at their annual fall banquet. Rick Krider was named Citizen of the Year, Pro-Systems was Business of the Year and the Churubusco Rotary Club was Organization of the Year.
Area vets were honored during a special Veteran’s Day program at Churubusco Schools.
Kevin Pequignot was the winner of a remote control F-150 pickup at Churubusco Napa.
Pit Stop Pizza opened the end of May with evening hours only but planned to open for lunch in December.
Marilyn and Paul Parsons celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house.
25 Years Ago
Eleven years ago, members of the Churubusco Methodist Church built a new worship facility. The past Sunday, the mortgage was burned and the Church was rededicated.
Tri-County Publishing announced their opening of Butler Printing in Butler, Indiana. It would operate as a division of Tri-County Publishing. J. Mark Holbrook was manager at the Butler facility.
Egolf’s IGA was awarded Excellence in Sanitation for all IGA Bakeries throughout Indiana and Ohio.
With 1985’s huge crop expected to keep commodity prices down and increase carry over supplies, most farmers were very concerned about the coming year.
Monte and Peggy Diffendarfer announced the birth of their daughter, Ellen Evangel.
50 Years Ago
A public discussion on Whitley County’s proposed school reorganization was held. The new plan was for a single county wide administrative unit run by a seven member board. Meetings were being held at area schools.
About 40 friends and neighbors got together, pooled their equipment and harvested Rollie Twaits’ corn crop. He had been injured on his farm and was in the hospital. In picking the 46 acres of corn, the neighborly crew used 12 pickers, five elevators and over 20 tractors. About 30 women and children prepared food for the workers.
The Green Grill was holding a Grand Opening under new ownership. Billy Nix and his Blue Sky Boys entertained each night of the Grand Opening.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Deutsch were honored by their children on their 59th wedding anniversary which included a Thanksgiving Dinner.