Five Years Ago
With less than one percent of applicants getting a job, four Churubusco men survived the rigorous selection process to become conservation officers. They were Larry Morris, Terry Hyndman, Justin Blake and Jonathan Engle.
The Churubusco Lions Club presented a check to the Parks Department to help purchase new picnic tables for the Park.
CES was the new polling location for Smith East, Northeast and South and West.
Katie Konger, Jessica Tartaglia and Courtney Arrowsmith participated in the NFL Flag Football regional championships held in Baltimore, Maryland. Their team won the girls 12 – 14 age division and advanced to the National Tournament of Championships.
Bob and Phylis Zolman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter. Friends and family enjoyed dinner and reminiscing.
Ten Years Ago
Bert McLaughlin was hired as Girls Varsity Basketball coach. He was a Busco graduate and a three-sport standout.
Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) was taking applications for those needing help to pay utility bills.
Esther Whonsetler and Mary Ann Hazen received their 50 year pins from the Churubusco Chapter 136 of the Eastern Star.
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter cautioned Hoosiers against purchasing products that claimed to help protect against contracting anthrax and other biological diseases.
Applications were available to participate in a controlled deer herd reduction in 13 Indiana State Parks.
25 Years Ago
Dana Churubusco Distribution Center contributed $5,880 to the Whitley County United Way Campaign.
United Way update showed 57 percent of the Whitley County goal of $57,684 had been collected.
The Opportunity Center announced the opening of Second Time Around.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) units have made the t-square and pencil obsolete in drafting.
Despite the drought in the southeastern states, a record hay crop of 158 million tons was forecasted for the nation.
Kenneth and Geraldine Weeks observed their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at Farmers Corner Restaurant in LaOtto.
50 Years Ago
This year’s community Halloween celebration, held for the first time in the high school gymnasium, was nearly filled to capacity. Gwenn Johnson and Monte Egolf were crowned King and Queen at the Halloween celebration.
All Indiana high school basketball coaches were learning the rule changes for the 1961-62 season. Among the rule revisions were: the sudden death method of ending overtime games would be gone and three minute extra periods would be played until one team wins. There was a new neutral zone, 8 x 12 inches, separating the first and second places on each side of the foul lane. Each man in a jump ball situation could only have one foot inside the jumping circle. These rule changes were to help provide a better brand of ball, with some speeding up of the game.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Spear announced the birth of their daughter, Laurie Ann.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hyndman announced the birth of their son, David Lee.