Five Years Ago
Students, teachers and parents packed into the School Board meeting to protest an action item on the agenda – the renewal of administrative contracts. The Board voted 5 – 0 to extend administrators’ contracts. Superintendent David Martin’s contract was extended until 2009.
Students, members of Future Teachers of America and Key Club, along with their teachers, assisted with Area 3 Special Olympics Bowling.
The Churubusco Area Soup Kitchen and the Churubusco Masonic Lodge #515 were offering free Thanksgiving dinners.
John and Ina Young announced the birth of their son, Caden Jaret.
Ten Years Ago
Local orthodontist, Richard “Jack” Hamilton was one of the winners of the United Way of Whitley County Over the Top Awards. Other local winners were Smith-Green Schools, Gilliam, Zollinger and Hladin, DDS and Dana Federal Credit Union.
Churubusco Rotary presented Churubusco United Methodist Nursery School a check for $450 to be used for nursery school scholarships.
Bill Kirby celebrated his first year anniversary as superintendent of Smith-Green. He and his wife, Debra, bought a house in Old Mill Place and looked forward to becoming part of the community
Bob and Trella Mae Geiger celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.
25 Years Ago
Helen Bowers was awarded “Citizen of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce.
Lynn Gross was the new owner of Churubusco Auto Electric.
The first snow of the season fell with about a one-half inch on the shrubs and grass.
Jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie was performing with the Ft. Wayne philharmonic. He was one of the most renowned figures in music.
State parks were offering a special rate of two nights for the price of one at six state park inns. The special rates ran through March.
50 Years Ago
Traveling science teacher, Gilbert Dehne from Michigan State University visited Churubusco High School and presented special lecture demonstrations during his visit.
Stronger grain prices and weaker livestock prices summarized the farm market for October and November.
The new Churubusco Astronomical Society elected its first officers. President was George Leininger, John Schubert, vice president and Roger Stangland, treasurer.
Jim Adams, Columbia City banker and industrialist told the Rotary Club, “The U.S. is losing friends at home while trying to make friends all over the rest of the globe.” Adams had just returned from Costa Rica and said the U.S. had better take a closer look at its diplomatic and economical policies towards Latin America before it loses all of its friends and customers south of the border.
Rambler Sales advertised a 1960 Rambler American for $1795.
The county-wide Community Chest Drive was inching closer to its $26,550 goal. The County was at 68 percent of the goal but Churubusco produced a record total and for all practical purposes, the Drive was concluded.