Five Years Ago
Lightning struck the Charter Oak Community Church, reducing the more than a century old church to a pile of rubble.
The Town received a $500,000 Community Fund Focus Grant for use in the wastewater treatment plant.
Cub Scouts Troop 3081 announced the Bake-Off winners, Blake Wormcastle, Jerrod Spieth, Jeremy Barrus and Jakob Spieth.
Lots of births were announced, Joe and Brandy Boersema, their daughter, Ella Joelle; Chad and Beth Lehman, their daughter, Madison Alicia; Steve and Kathy Lawson, their daughter, Lilly Viola; and Chad and Katie Baughman, their son, Brodie Eugene.
Ten Years Ago
John Zale, Plant Manager at the Churubusco Dana Plant, filled in as Principal for the Day at CES. John Schmidt took over as Principal of the Day at CMS and Rob Marr was CHS Principal for a Day.
Churubusco EMS received donations from Precision Sharpening and Guiff Realty to be used toward the purchase of new radios.
The Town Council approved the final draft of the proposed water rate ordinance that would increase water rates by 64%. The Council decided to delay the proceedings, including a public hearing until after the first of the year.
The Tim Geiger family was thankful for the successful bone marrow transplant for their son, Justin. Justin’s older brother Eric was found to be a perfect match donor.
25 Years Ago
Virgil Fulk received a plaque from Creative Sports Magazine naming him “Area Football Player of the Year.” He held CHS records for yards rushing in a year (1,602) and a singe game (202) and for touchdowns scored in a season (16).
Whitley County Crime Stoppers, only in existence since October 1st, was sporting an impressive track record. Two felony cases had been scheduled resulting in one adult felony arrest and seven juvenile referrals. The arrests resulted in the recover of $3,800 in stolen items.
Churubusco State Bank presented a check to Whitley County Crime Stoppers in the amount of $200.
The children of Don and Joann Platt hosted a 35th wedding anniversary dinner at the Warsaw Ponderosa.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hovermale announced the birth of their daughter, Kathryn Nicole.
50 Years Ago
Thieves broke into Bockelman Implement Company and stole a 225 pound safe. The safe was later found in Allen County. The thieves had sawed the door hinges off only to find nothing but records and business papers which were thrown in the St. Joe River. Bockelman said he never locked the safe so it was a lot of work for nothing.
Bob Aumsbaugh was elected president of the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce.
Attendance at CHS for the second grading period averaged 96.6 percent.
Sharon McDaniels was selected to receive the Good Citizen Award offered by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Friends and relatives surprised Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Addis with a carry-in dinner to celebrate their anniversary.