Five Years Ago
Transfer tuition fees were up an average close to $160 per grade. The fee for grades 9-12 was $2,470.
Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman toured the new Whitley County government building. She arrived in a Chevy SUV powered by ethenol.
Ronald McDonald visited the Churubusco United Methodist Nursery School. He shared a safety lesson and a magic show with the children.
The Churubusco Area Soup Kitchen was gearing up to begin their third year of service to the community.
Kala and Josh Warner announced the birth of their son, Isaac Paul.
Todd and Shanna Fleetwood announced the birth of their son, Jackson Allen.
Ten Years Ago
Students of CMS were sent home with a letter informing parents there was a confirmed case of tuberculosis. Whitley County Public Health Nurse said the student was not contagious.
Neighbors and friends pitched in to harvest crops for Loren Stahlhut who was recovering from a broken back.
The local PTA raised over $8,000 in entertainment coupon book sales.
Gamma Alpha Eta Chapter of Kappa Delta Phi Sorority hosted the 63rd North Central Regional Convention. “Under a Harvest Moon,” was held in Fort Wayne. Betty Zolman was recognized for 36 years as a charter member. Doris Martin presented a check to EMS Medic 21 from the Kappa Delta Phi Sorority.
25 Years Ago
The home of Dr. Dave and Debbie Bolinger was badly damaged by a fire. Local business owners and friends held a replacement household shower for the Bolingers at the home of Tim and Sue Holmes.
Members of the Tri-County Publishing staff were trained on a new two color Multilith press by a field training representative from Kalamazoo Printing Machinery (KPM).
The fortieth anniversary celebration of the Churubusco Woman’s Cultural Club was held at the United Methodist Church lounge. The club responded to many civic duties and contributed to worthy causes. Charter members Fannie Fry, Margaret Rosentrader and Lois Gross were present to enjoy a delicious lunch.
James and Natalie Foss announced the birth of their son, Cody James.
50 Years Ago
The Churubusco School was presented 450 of the “Presidential Handbook of 1960” by local insurance agent Pat Isay. The books were to be used as a teaching aid to election information.
LaOtto was to get a new doctor after 20 years of being without one. Dr. R. S. Carpenter opened an office in LaOtto and also maintained his office in Garrett.
A total of 16,516 voters had been registered in Noble County for the election. That was 949 more registered than in the 1956 presidential election.