Five Years Ago
The Turtletown Players were presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” at the high school auditorium.
Riley Templeton and family wanted to give back to Riley’s Children’s Hospital because of the miracle recovery Riley had with the care and attention received at the Hospital. A pop tab drive was organized, which most of Churubusco joined, and 387,800 tabs were collected and donated in Riley Templeton’s name.
CHS Class of 1954 celebrated their 50th year reunion at the Eagle’s Nest. They enjoyed a social hour and dinner. President Connie Teghtmeyer conducted the business meeting. Everyone received a gift of DeBrand’s Chocolates and a booklet with names and addresses.
George and Carol McBride and Bob and Linda Allman joined the approximately 60,000 people that walked the five mile Mackinac Bridge during the Labor Day weekend.
Tommy Beezley II clenched the Rookie of the Year Award in the Modified Division at the Gas City Speedway.
Joe and Loretta Blake celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
Ten Years Ago
In a Republican Town Convention, Anna Gordon won the office of Clerk-Treasurer.
Total school enrollment was 1,445, eight fewer than the year before.
CNN planned on spending a few days in Churubusco to film John Krieger and the businesses and people who watched after him. Larry Woods, producer of “Across America,” planned on airing the segment on an upcoming show.
Doug and Amy Pence announced the birth of their daughter, Cora Lynne.
25 Years Ago
Busco Pride was celebrating their Grand Opening. There were many specials offered like free fountain Pepsi with gas purchase. Although it was self-serve, they advertised they would pump the gas for handi-capped and senior citizens at no extra charge.
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Gaff celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house at the Green Center Community Center. Mr. and Mrs. Gaff and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Owens were married in a double ceremony by Reverend Marion Shroyer.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Renkenberger were guests of their children at the Factory Restaurant to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
50 Years Ago
Enrollment in the Churubusco Schools showed 470 pupils in grades one through six, an increase of one from the prior year. Grades seven through twelve had an enrollment of 411 students, 35 more than the year before.
Vandals broke into Thorncreek Center School and stole about $15 from the vending machines.
Mr. and Mrs. Ausburn Thompson announced the birth of their son, Jeffrey Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Elliott announced the birth of their daughter, Eonica Elaine.
Specials at Shelton’s IGA were tomato juice at 19¢ for a 46 oz. can, bread, two loaves for 29¢ and swiss steak at 53¢ a pound.