November 25, 2009

Five Years Ago

Dana Corporation was honored as 

Business of the Year by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce.

Churubusco Town Council decided on a new health insurance package that resulted in more out-of-pocket costs for the employees.

Amy Anderson-Stoppenhagen and Jill Gaff joined the staff of Hair Solutions.

Richard and Pamela McCoy celebrated their 30th anniversary with an eastern Caribbean cruise and a surprise dinner with family and friends at Biaggi’s.

Ten Years Ago

Dale LeFever was honored and given a plaque of appreciation for his 45 years of service as Churubusco Clerk-Treasurer.

Farmers & Merchants Bank was  beginning construction on its new bank facility on U.S. 33, south of Churubusco.

The Chamber of Commerce’s Main Street project was completed. The last step was planting the trees along Main Street. A new karate school opened in Churubusco. Don Wallen, former state champion in open style karate instructed a school of martial arts located behind Subway on Main Street.

25 Years Ago

Thirty-eight members of Mrs. Parish’s a.m. and p.m. kindergarten classes went to Columbia City Pizza Hut to decorate for the holidays and enjoy lunch.

The Christian Center of the Hope Alive Family Ministries, Inc. opened in the Century Building in downtown Churubusco. Focus was on Christian fun for the whole family. Pastor Gary Swanson encouraged whole families to come and see the new Center.

Distribution of 277,680 pounds of cheddar cheese was given to eligible families in Noble, Allen and Whitley Counties.

The CHS Fine Arts Department presented a musical revue of all the musicals they had done in the past ten years.

An indoor bowhunting range opened at Green Township Community Center. The Green Center Indoor Bowhunters, a division of Deer Run Archery Club announced its winter schedule.

Mr. and Mrs. Garry Gorsuch announced the birth of their son, Ryne Andrew.

Mark and Teresa Bonar announced the birth of their son, Logan James.

50 Years Ago

The Town Board enacted an ordinance that pushed the town boundaries to the west along State Road 205. Included was the land on the south side of State Road 205 from the present city limits at the Lewis Clem residence, westward to the street just west.  Southern boundary of the annexed land was the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Northern boundary was the Tri-Lakes blacktop road.

For the second consecutive month, Indiana farm prices declined two percent. Purchasing power of Hoosier farmers slipped one percent.

Mr. and Mrs. Ora Crooks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house. 

Myers Food Center in Churubusco advertised five pounds of sugar for 49¢, butter 69¢ for three pounds and Bordens ice cream for 99¢ a gallon. 

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