Taylor Sordelet was awarded first runner-up at the 2009 Whitley County Junior Miss Program.
Trenton Vogts, senior at CHS, clinched “Rookie of the Year” at Gas City I-69 Speedway for the 2009 racing season and finished 5th in the overall Thunder Stock Division points.
Todd and Heather Lortie announced the birth of their daughter, Brynn Adriane.
Five Years Ago
Local CHS and IU graduate, Patrick Gross was part of the Class of 2005 West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine that received their white coats.
Specialist KJ McAleesjergins, husband of Emily Plasterer, won the Military Idol Contest at Ft. Bragg. Specialist Emily, a 2002 CHS graduate, served as the singer for the Raleigh National Guard.
Todd Sherman clinched the season championship at the Montpelier Motor Speedway.
Tommy Beezley II was 42 points ahead at Gas City’s final points race, but it was rained out and Tommy was declared the winner.
Kyle and Gayle Marshall’s home-raised Maine Anjou bull was selected Grand Champion at the 2005 Indiana State Fair.
Renee Dammeyer was named a new independent Registered Agent for Child Shield, U.S.A., a national organization dedicated to the safety of America’s children.
Jason and Tiffany Trostel announced the birth of their son, Wesley Matthew.
Ten Years Ago
Amanda Hauser was crowned Homecoming Queen.
Smith-Green was the only county school that showed an increase in enrollment.
Phyllis Riecke was honored with a surprise birthday party and also celebrated her 50 years as an employee at Shroyer’s Variety and Hardware Store.
Robert and Tammy Crooks announced the birth of their son, Cody Allen.
25 Years Ago
The 1985 Homecoming Queen was Akiko Ishikawana, an exchange student from Japan.
The Dana Plant in Churubusco marked one year accident free.
A water main located on State Road 205 near Short Street broke closing the highway. Traffic was diverted down Pleasant Street.
Glen and Mid Anderson, Luther and Becky Gross and Vic and Sally Spear were truly surprised when their children threw them a 25th anniversary party. There was a hog roast and square dance.
Glen Bordner and Ronald Felger announced the formation of a partnership for the general practice of law with offices in the Fort Wayne National Building.
Churubusco had two semifinalists competing in the 31st Annual Merit Program, Deb Maucione and Rick Miracle .
Veronica and Jerry Lloyd announced the birth of their son, Jeremy Travis.
50 Years Ago
A book was presented to the Churubusco Library in remembrance of Mrs. Ted Green. The book, entitled ‘Destination America’ was donated by Mrs. E.H. Benson of Grand Island, Nebraska. The ladies had been pen pals for more than 50 years.
The Churubusco Rotary Club presented four tents to Boy Scout Troop 81.
The 1961 Ford Galaxie Club Victoria was a new model in the Ford line. Its crisp new styling was honored by an international fashion authority in Rome for its ‘Functional Expression of Classic Beauty.’
“Oceans 11” starring Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Angie Dickinson was playing at the Columbia Theater.
A motion to quash the indictment against Morris Manth was filed in Whitley Circuit Court.
The 1960 Community Chest kicked off their fund raising in Churubusco with their goal set at $4,845.