Five Years Ago
The Churubusco Middle School cheerleaders competed in the Annual Cheerleading Competition in Elkhart and placed first against nine other squads.
Capt. Fred Richards was sworn in as the Inspector General for the 76th Infantry Brigade in Afghanistan. Capt. Richards was in the Indiana Army National Guard, assigned to the 76th Brigade from Indianapolis.
George and Barbara Kirkpatrick celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant in Shipshewana.
Ten Years Ago
Sheri Millspaugh, sales associate with Orizon Real Estate, was awarded the Accredited Buyer Representation Designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors.
The Fire Truck and Equipment Show, hosted by the Churubusco Fire Department, boasted trucks and equipment from 17 different area departments. Awards were given to the Avilla Fire Department for the “Newest Truck” and to the New Haven/Adams Township Fire Department for “Traveling the Furthest.” The crowd was on hand for the third annual Chamber vs. the Firemen Ball Game in the Park. It was the first time the Firemen beat the Chamber with a score of 15-8.
25 Years Ago
Dick and Marion Parish opened the new “Busco Pride” Convenience Store at the corner of US 33 and SR 205.
Churubusco had three foreign exchange students, Dario Chiriboga from Ecuador, Juan Varona from Spain and Takeshi Minami from Japan.
Coloring contest winner at Super Valu was Carla Zeigler. She received four tickets to Cedar Point and spending money.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Smith-Green School Corporation, former board members were recognized for their service. Those present were Jason Smith, Everett Jones, Phil Arehart and Lester Sheets.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Davis announced the birth of their daughter, Amber Marie.
Rob and Jill Marr announced the birth of their son, Bryan Robert.
50 Years Ago
A window display at Barnhart Pharmacy won a $1,000 first prize in a national contest sponsored by Shulton, Inc., manufacturers of Old Spice. The display featured gift items for Father’s Day. It was built by Larry Thornburg, pharmacist.
Summer vacation was over as Churubusco schools headed back to class on September 1.
The ninth annual reunion of the Class of 1950 was at the Boy Scout Building. A potluck dinner was enjoyed. Officers elected were Wade Fredrick, President, Phil Arehart, Vice President and Doris Patton, Secretary-Treasurer.
Shelton’s IGA featured smoked picnic hams at 29¢ a pound, pure strawberry preserves, 19¢ for a 20 oz. jar and one pound of coffee for 49¢.