Five Years Ago
Tanya Young and Cathy Petrie won the At-Large Smith-Green School Board seats.
Smith-Green Community Schools hired two assistant principals to take care of all three schools. Nicole Singer was hired as the elementary and middle school assistant and Jerry Lange was reassigned as the high school assistant.
“Thunder on Sycamore Street” was presented by the Churubusco High School Fine Arts Department.
A representative from an ordinance publishing company made a sales presentation to transfer all the Town ordinances to CD’s. The ordinances were kept in large book volumes that were hard to handle. The Council expressed interest and would make a decision by the next month.
Harold and M. Adena Fairchild celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
Ten Years Ago
Smith-Green Community Schools’ employees raised $2,370 (an increase of 32% over the previous year) to support local programs of United Way.
Whitley County Deputy Tony Helfrich, Indiana State Trooper Joel Lemmon, Whitley County Deputy Charles Vogley and Indiana State Trooper Aaron Cook saved Joe Heidenreich from a burning car. He was airlifted to Parkview and treated for burns. All four officers were treated for smoke inhalation and burns.
CVS Corporation announced the closing of 200 stores. Churubusco was not on the list. Most of the stores to close were on the East Coast.
The Churubusco Fire Department had a new website that contained information about events, procedures and pictures.
Shane and Tracie Manth announced the birth of their daughter, Darian Marie.
25 Years Ago
Churubusco was to receive $400,000 through the Community Improvement Grant from the Indiana Department of Commerce. The money was to be used to upgrade and enlarge Churubusco’s sewer lines and wastewater treatment plant.
Hartwill Giles turned in his resignation to the Park Board. Lee DeTurk was appointed to take his place.
Churubusco Junior-Senior High School Fine Arts production was “Our Hearts Were Young and Gay.”
The American Legion sponsored the Americanism and Government test, administered to all 10, 11 and 12th grade students at CHS. The purpose was to give students an opportunity to test their knowledge of Indiana and National government.
Robert and Peggy LeFever announced the birth of their son, Nicholas Ryan.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Helgesen announced the birth of their daughter, Jennifer.
Julie and J.D. Theobald announced the birth of their son, Kyle Lee.
50 Years Ago
The 1962 tax rate for Smith Township went up 26 cents from the 1961 rate. Churubusco residents would pay 36 cents more.
Paul Chase of Chase Associates showed a total of $70,000, which his organization raised in a drive to raise $75,000 for a new education unit at the Churubusco First Methodist Church.
Smith Township, effective with the 1962 general election, would have four voting precincts instead of three. The Blue Lake area was the newly established precinct. The increasing population at Blue Lake was the reason for the addition.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Deutsch observed their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Boy Scout Community Building.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Hyndman announced the birth of their son, David Lee.