November 3, 2010

Five Years Ago

A large crowd was expected at the Town Council meeting to discuss the Town Sign Ordinance.

The Churubusco Eagles won 21-20 in a double overtime thriller against Woodlan. They would face #1 Lewis Cass in the Sectional Championship game.

The 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Colonel Augustin de la Balme was commemorated with a ceremony near 7,000 de la Balme Road. A brass and stone marker placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1930 reads:  “In memory of Col augustin de la Balme and his soldiers who were killed in battle with the Miami Indians under Little Turtle at this place, November 5, 1780.”

Dr. Donald Welsh, owner of the Churubusco Veterinary Hospital, retired after 40 years of service to the community.

Perfection Bakery changed their name to Aunt Millie’s Bakery.

Justin and Christy Shively announced the birth of their daughter, Kyndal Claire.

Ten Years Ago

Dr. Don Lahrman took over Dr. Jack Hamilton’s orthodontist practice. Dr. Hamilton was having health issues.

Town and School officials traveled to the State Capitol to meet with Governor’s Assistant and State Highway Department Direction Addison Simpson to investigate the possibility of a new warning and light system at the school crosswalk on Short and Whitley Streets. Four flashing lights and school crossing signs were to be installed immediately and a traffic study made to determine if there was enough merit for a push-button traffic light.

Busco artist Richard Tuck was one of the artists whose work was featured at Bonus Show at Artlink in Fort Wayne.

Dana Corporation announced its sales for the third quarter were $2.9 billion, down from $3.1 billion for the same period the year before.

Neal and Becky Hazen announced the birth of their son, Paul Michael.

Jeremy and Michelle Lahr announced the birth of their son, Mitchell Reese.

Phil and Karen Kelly announced the birth of their daughter, Brooklynn Grace.

25 Years Ago

A dog pack killed 58 head of 40 pound feeder pigs at the farm of Kent and Sue VanGorder.

Area residents turned out in great fashion for the Jerry Insley family benefit dinner.  Over $9,000 was raised.

Churubusco United Methodist Church held a celebration service to rededicate their facility and burn the mortgage.

Jerry and Nancy Parish celebrated their 25th anniversary with a family dinner at the Cork ‘N Cleaver. They also planned a Hawaiian Cruise.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Herendeen announced the birth of their son, Justin Gene.

Nathan and Melanie Killworth announced the birth of their daughter, Alayna Louise.

Wesley and Marianne Nelson announced the birth of their son, Wesley Taylor.

50 Years Ago

Forty-nine students from Whitley County were enrolled in classes at Purdue University, West Lafayette campus. Total on campus enrollment was 15,640.

Herbert Dixon grew a 3 3/4 pound sweet potato. He said it was the largest one he had grown.

Sales of Churubusco High School’s yearbook “Tusitala” had begun. The goal was to sell 400.  The price was $3 and a down payment of $1.

The GOP had a landslide in the election. The only Democrat to get a majority was Joe Bauer, elected County Surveyor.

Congregation of Churubusco Evangelical United Brethren Church held a special supper and service to bid farewell to its old church.

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” was playing at the Columbia Theater.

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