Gerald and Leone Geiger celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Bueford and Ardean Ebert celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
David and Carrie Hosted announced the birth of their son, Isaiah David Michael.
Five Years Ago
Churubusco Town Council voted to increase wastewater rates to help pay for a new wastewater treatment plant and make updates on the current one. A public hearing would be held before any final decision was made. The Council favored the increase to be $10.88 per 5000 gallons.
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation held an open house to celebrate its new offices in the new Whitley County Government Center.
Farmers began harvesting their crops. The dry weather gave them a head start.
Levi Smith of Churubusco won top honors in the bicycle competition at the 4-H National Engineering, Science and Leadership Conference at Purdue University. Riders from six states participated.
Neil and Alison Sengupta announced the birth of their son, Noah.
Ten Years Ago
Marjorie Daniels was sworn in as Churubusco’s new postmaster.
Michelle Shiriaev was crowned Miss Jr. Teen Indianapolis and would compete at the National Competition in Orlando.
Tomlinson’s Shooting Supplies was moving its store to a newer, bigger building south of the building they were occupying in Turtle Town Plaza. A new business, Small Blessings, was opening in their old space.
State Representative Gary Dillon visited the staff of the administrative office at S-G Schools and gave a presentation to elementary and middle school students.
Jason and Annette Arnold announced the birth of their son, Trae Charles.
Michael and Kira Sturgis announced the birth of their daughter, Miranda Ragen.
Curt and Stacy Bonar announced the birth of their son, Brayton Lee.
25 Years Ago
The Octoberfest of arts and crafts the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce scheduled in the town park was cancelled. The competition with other events in the area left little hope the event would succeed.
Ray Rhodehammel reported to the Churubusco Town Board of Trustees the results of a meeting in Indianapolis with the Indiana State Stream Pollution Board. The report included information indicating the town had until July 1988 to bring its sewage treatment plant output within environmental regulations limits.
Recent reports and market developments indicated consumers would continue to enjoy low food prices during the fall and into early months of 1986.
Connie Meyers who was nominated as a contestant in the Teacher of the Year Award had received word that she had reached the finals and was in the top six finalists. She would travel to Indianapolis for an interview with the panel of interviewers.
50 Years Ago
The Whitley County Community Chest office announced that they had exceeded their quotas for the year’s drive. The county goal was $25,022.
John Gilliom, senior at CHS, was honored for outstanding performance in the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. Although not a semi-finalist, his work along with some 28,000 others was so outstanding that they were singled out for special attention.
Specials at Shelton’s IGA, T-bone steak, 89¢/pound, milk, 69¢/gallon, chili beans, 10¢/can and 4 pounds of apples for 29¢.
Showing at the Columbia Theater was “Elmer Gantry” staring Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Zeigler celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and an open house.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Leitch celebrated their 60th anniversary with a reception hosted by their family.