Five Years Ago
School enrollment was down by 28 students. A concern was if the kindergarten numbers didn’t increase, it would affect the staffing.
Ashlee Pequignot was crowned Homecoming Queen.
Out of six top finishers at Victory Christian SK8 competition, three were from Churubusco. Winners were Paul Maillet, Mason Myers and Chris Rosswurm.
Donna and Darren Dafforn announced the birth of their son, Drew Fancis.
Tom and Stacey Keily announced the birth of their son, Jacob Daniel.
Chris and Molli Hamman announced the birth of their daughter, Kena Lynn.
Ten Years Ago
Smith-Green Schools approved a new long term disability insurance carrier that resulted in a savings of over $15,000 annually.
CNN sent a three man crew to Churubusco to film John Krieger and the businesses who had employed him over the years.
Roger and Sharon Gorsuch celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple also took an anniversary trip to Europe.
Alex Murphy was in the Fort Wayne Youth Theater production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Civic Theater.
Steve and Kathy Lawson announced the birth of their daughter, Sara Grace.
Kenneth and Deborah Blessing announced the birth of their son, Dalton Kenneth.
Daniel and Emily Stangland announced the birth of their daughter, Ruby Anne.
Jonathan and Katherine Parker announced the birth of their son, Klayton Lee.
Phil and Tara Lemper announced the birth of their daughter, Callie Morgan.
Brian and Noeloni Stephens announced the birth of their son, Dakota Spencer.
25 Years Ago
Green Center General Store, operated by Mary Younis, closed ending 52 years of service to the community. Mary was not selling the building or land, just the contents left in the store.
Tri-County Truth was gearing up to celebrate its 100th birthday. An open house with refreshments and door prizes was planned for October 18. The paper was founded in 1884. The People was the first name, as chosen by the Kenzie Brothers. Omar Downey bought The People in 1888 and changed the name to The Saturday Truth, which later became The Churubusco Truth. Jim Kirtley purchased it in 1940 and owned it for 41 years. He changed it to the Tri-County Truth. He sold the paper in 1981 to Edward Dooley.
In support of United Way, Dana Corporation Foundation made a $2500 donation. Churubusco lead the county in the annual drive.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lynn Geiger announced the birth of their daughter, Jessica Dawn.
Dr. and Mrs. Ed McEowan announced the birth of their son, Benjamin Lee.
Bill and Ruth Johnson announced the birth of their son, Joseph C.
50 Years Ago
Ethan Stangland took his case to the U.S. 7th District Court of Appeals in Chicago in another attempt to reclaim a tractor confiscated because he exceeded his wheat quota in 1954. The judges took the case for study.
The 1959-60 Community Chest campaign in Whitley County set their goal at $26,550.
Barnhart Drug Store on Main Street remodeled their store and added a new store front. To celebrate, they had many bargains including Sealtest ice cream, 1/2 gallon for .89.
A Noble County Circuit Court jury found Walter Campbell not guilty of aiding his brother-in-law, Arnold Hobbs in the embezzlement of Noble County Credit Union funds.
PFC and Mrs. Myron Dominy announced the birth of their son, Terri Lynn.