Five Years Ago
Smith-Green Community Schools hired two new speech language pathologists, Judy Welti and Jaime Pflueger.
Dennis and Barb Campbell, Churubusco area residents, started a new business in Fort Wayne. Chem-Dry of Allen County provided a highly carbonated solution that penetrated each fiber of carpet and emulsified the dirt and stains.
Former resident Pamela Craig was appointed part-time Municipal Court Judge for the city of San Antonio, Texas.
Sherry and Dave Brady, owners of Brady’s Auto Service, relocated to 9377 Merchants Drive. The new location allowed them to serve more customers at a time.
Roger and Margaret Bayford celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Krider Farm. They received a special surprise of an Amish buggy ride through the countryside.
Ronald and Marna Morris celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the St. James Restaurant.
Ten Years Ago
Students of CES hosted several money raising events for the Red Cross Relief Fund, collecting $1,596. As an added bonus, Star Financial Bank agreed to match the amount raised which brought the total to $3,192.
Local firemen collected money for victims and families of the NYC Fire Department. The county collected $8,355 with Busco collecting $3,040.
Smith-Green Schools hosted a grand opening of the new technology labs at the middle and high schools.
Local residents Jan Lillmar and Don Amber were honored as board members at the Annual Passages meeting.
Grant and Julie North announced the birth of their son, Jake Tyler.
25 Years Ago
Wendi Gatton was the 1986 Homecoming Queen.
Whitley County United Way reported 18.3 percent of the total goal of $102,000 had been reached. Churubusco’s goal was $9,425 with nine percent collected.
The Sophomore Class won Best Float at Homecoming. “Catch the Wave to an Eagle Victory” was the theme. The Eagles came up short, losing to Eastside 13-12.
Congressman Dan Coats’ mobile office visited Noble and Whitley counties.
Kevin and Kim Ware announced the birth of their daughter, Kyley Jane.
50 Years Ago
Smith Township Trustee Walter Gordon said that plans were a go-ahead in construction of a fire escape for the elementary school building in Churubusco. This was at the recommendation of the State Fire Marshal.
Famed embezzler Arnold Hobbs was seeking an early release. Judge Pefley received letters of praise about Hobbs. The Judge said he had no idea why the letters were sent to him as he had only a minor involvement with Hobbs.
Charter Oak Church observed its 75th anniversary with homecoming and a rally.
Walt Disney’s “The Parent Trap” was playing at the Columbia Theater.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Clingerman announced the birth of their daughter, Sarah Sue.
Myers Food Center featured 50 pounds of potatoes for 89¢, Bordens ice cream at $1.09 a gallon and Pure Sealed milk at 69¢ a gallon.
The Buy of the Month at McClain and Aumsbaugh Furniture was an eight piece sectional, complete with tables and lamps for $249.