Five Years Ago
With warm temperatures, most of the crops had been harvested and fields sprayed. Snow was predicted for the end of the week.
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary’s plans to move had been delayed. The move was now scheduled for sometime in 2007.
Whitley County Learning Services held classes at the County Extension Office. Ms Word Processing and MS Excel were offered for $60 each and Internet & E-mail was offered for $40.
Brian and Carey Jacquay announced the birth of their daughter, Katherine Grace.
Ten Years Ago
Interfaith Mission, Columbia City, received a $389,837 grant to purchase and renovate the old Columbia City Motel to be used as a shelter for the homeless.
The Churubusco Town Council approved a four percent salary increase for Town employees.
John Baker was named the new branch manager of National City Bank in Churubusco.
Kay McClurg won the Kit Kitteridge American Girl Doll given away by the Churubusco Public Library.
Shawn Kelley completed requirements for the “God and Me” award in the local Cub Scout Bear Den of Pack #3081.
Jon and Angie Green announced the birth of their daughter, Allison Erin.
25 Years Ago
Local student Missy Johnson won the slogan contest sponsored by the Indiana Department of Commerce’s Division of Energy. Her winning slogan was “Plan it for our Planet.”
The Navy Achievement Medal was presented to ER1 Patrick Joseph Barrett. The medal was for professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Electronic Communications Group Supervisor.
Dr. Linus Minick was recertified as a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice as a result of passing a recertification test. He thus maintained specialist status.
Awards to owners of 180 superior Indiana dairy herds was announced by the Indiana State Dairy Association. Local recipients of the award included Russell Egolf & Sons, Thomas & Dan Hague, SW & DE Boner and James Ruckman.
50 Years Ago
The Chamber of Commerce announced local merchants would remain open until 8:30 p.m. for Christmas shoppers.
Johanna Linvill was elected the D.A.R. Good Citizen of the Churubusco Class of 1962.
The inclusion of Eel River Township in Whitley County’s school reorganization was stymied as Judge Hartzler granted a permanent injunction requested by Eel River Township residents.
An albino raccoon was shot along the Eel River. The animal with white fur and pink eyes was considered a rarity.
Joe McGuire Realtor “Buy of the Week” featured a nine room, five bedroom home with a garage and other buildings for $16,900.