October 6, 2010

Five Years Ago

For the fourth straight year, enrollment in the Churubusco School system was down. Exact numbers were not known yet.

The Smith-Green, West Allen Special Education Cooperative was approved.

A Town Hearing was held to discuss the future of the Churubusco License Branch. Closure was likely with a decision to be announced later in the week.

The Class of 1950 celebrated their 55th class reunion at the Masonic Lodge.

The presence of the emerald ash borer, an exotic species of beetle that destroys ash trees, was confirmed in LaGrange County.

Ten Years Ago

Farmers & Merchants Bank celebrated their new Busco branch with an open house and reception.

S-G Board of Trustees agreed to help the Town in purchasing flashing yellow lights and school crossing speed limit signs for the intersection of Short Street and Indiana 205.

Whitley County Council decided to close the county-funded facility, Meadowbrook Manor, formerly known as the county farm.

A surprise 40th anniversary party was held for three Churubusco couples, Glen and Mid Anderson, Luther and Becky Gross and Vic and Sally Spear. Children of all three couples hosted a casual reception.

Timothy and Patricia Wilkins celebrated their 30th anniversary.

Jorel and Tiffany Longardner announced the birth of their son, Jaymin Patrick.

25 Years Ago

Darrin Geiger represented Churubusco at the 35th Eastern National 4-H Engineering event at the State Fairgrounds in Richmond, Virginia. All contestants, their leaders and parents spent two days at the State Fair.  

Karen Lynn Delaplane was the new Spanish – 

English teacher at Churubusco High School.

Miss Cynthia Myers was recommended to the Indiana Department of Education as Churubusco’s candidate for Indiana Teacher of the Year. A new safety feature, an eye level rear brake light was required on all cars manufactured after September 1, 1985. The third stop lamp was mounted on the centerline of a vehicle between the trunk and top of the roof.

50 Years Ago

Attendance at Churubusco High School averaged 97.8 percent for the first grading period. The seventh grade topped all with an average of 98.8 per- cent.

Judge Pefley ordered an immediate curfew to be placed in effect for all of Whitley County. The order affected all youth under the age of 18 who had to be off the streets by 11 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Irons of Churubusco, owners of the Green Grill Cafe became the new owners of the Garrett Country Club.

The Churubusco Package Liquor Store had its license suspended for a 30 day period as the result of sales of alcohol to a minor.

James Kirtley participated in the inauguration of Dr. Joseph Martin as the 24th President of Taylor University at Upland, Indiana. Kirtley, a trustee of Evansville College particpated in the ceremonies along with representatives of 160 other colleges.

Ronald and Deborah Fritz announced the birth of their son, Stefan James.

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