Five Years Ago
Kaley York was crowned Homecoming Queen. Homecoming festivities were dedicated to junior Homecoming Court Representative Samantha Merchant who died in a car accident three days before. Her car struck a utility pole and came in contact with downed lines.
Fort Wayne resident Charles Webb stopped to help and also died when he came into contact with the powerlines.
The five year class reunion was cancelled due to a lack of interest.
Churubusco resident Kermit Hogeston was among the 250 that competed in the Wisconsin Ironman held in Madison, Wisconsin. His finish time was 13 hours and 25 minutes. His overall placement was 1,108 and 230 in his age group.
10 Years Ago
An unsubstantiated rumor of gas embargoes and shortages spread after the terrorist attacks. As the long lines formed, many owners of gas stations and convenience stores raised their prices to the point of gouging.
Former local resident Trent Green described the terror and sadness of the terrorists attacks. Trent was serving an internship at Boeing in Washington D.C.
Churubusco Rotary presented $500 to United Way of Whitley County.
The Churubusco High School Marching Pride, directed by Mark Cheshier, participated in the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band. The goal was to flood Ross-Ade Stadium with color and musical pageantry on “All-American” Band Day.
25 Years Ago
Yoeman Second Class John Barrett was awarded his second Navy Achievement medal. The medal was for professional achievement as administrative services clerk.
The Churubusco Library featured a display of souvenirs from Egypt. The collection was loaned to the library by Wanda Gordon who had visited Egypt.
State Senator Potch Wheeler was in Churubusco and met with constituents at the Magic Wand.
The Churubusco Chamber said retail merchants had events planned for each month of 1986 to encourage business.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shoda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
There were lots of birth announcements this week:
Barney and Vicki Dice, daughter, Amanda Joan.
Gene and Debbie Freeman, son, Bryan Franklin.
Mike and Beth Konger, daughter, Jessica.
Mike and Sandy Parks, son, Todd Michael.
Herb and Tina Skidgel, daughter, Abbie Kristine.
Ken and Sharell Wilson, son, Caleb Daniel.
50 Years Ago
Jimmie Allman, president of the Churubusco Volunteer Fire Department, announced two-way radios had been purchased to use on the fire trucks.
Enrollment in Churubusco High School rose from the previous year. The upper four grades enrollment went from 254 to 281.
The Red Cross announced it would make its first visit to Churubusco in November with a quota of 50 pints in Churubusco and Smith Township.
The Tri-County Truth picked Sara Townsend as the winner of the Book Review contest held in conjunction with the library summer reading program.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Stangland announced the birth of their son, David Jay.
“The Guns of Navarone” starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn, was playing at the Columbia Theater.