September 28, 2011

Five Years Ago

Churubusco resident Kathy Shively was honored as Dispatcher of the Year at the 27th Annual Emergency Response Conference in Indianapolis.

Busco graduate Brian Sheppard, a senior theatre student at Butler University, made his Indiana Repertory Theatre debut in “Huckleberry Finn” as Huck.

Northern Indiana’s largest locally owned Independent Insurance Agency, Estlick-Girvin and Lefever, Inc., combined with Star Insurance Agency.

Zebra mussels were becoming a common inhabitant in area lakes.

Hoosiers with valid handgun licenses were now allowed to carry those firearms when under DNR jurisdiction.

Ten Years Ago

One of Churubusco’s oldest citizens, George Gump, 100 , passed away.

Whitley County Fire Department personnel, at multiple locations throughout the county, collected donations for the families of fallen firefighters and EMT’s in New York City.

Chuck Mathieu placed American flags in front of every home on Whitley and Main streets. The flags were purchased by the Town Council.

Jessica Lockhard was crowned 2001 Homecoming Queen.

The Churubusco Relief Fund was up and running, accepting donations to be divided and sent to victims and families in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

25 Years Ago

The Family Restaurant in Churubusco changed management. Jerry Schaper leased it for one year with the option to buy.

Charter Oak Community Church turned 100 years old. The church celebrated with morning worship, lunch, a program and special music.

Darrin Geiger was selected as a delegate to the National 4-H Congress. Approximately 160,000 4-H’ers from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico would meet in Chicago.

Dan and Nancy Poyser announced the birth of their daughter, Lane Elizabeth.

Stephen and Becky Woenker announced the birth of their son, Travis Robert.

50 Years Ago

Nineteen scouts from Churubusco Troop 81 were among the 1,350 attending the Anthony Wayne Council Camporee.

Jack Workman joined Krider Funeral Home following graduation from Indiana College of Mortuary Science.

Enrollment for Albion-Jefferson schools showed 659. A total of 395 pupils were enrolled in the elementary grades and 264 in junior and senior high.

Dr. Walter Grant, Whitley County Civil Defense director, held a meeting to plan actual operation procedures for a Fallout Shelter to be built on the Court House Lawn.

Reverend Bernie Wiebe was the new pastor at Green Center EUB Church, replacing Reverend Robert Kanthak.

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Wenner celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house at their daughter and son-in-law’s, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bixler.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ladig announced the birth of their daughter, Robin Louise.

Mr. and Mrs. Laurell Leitch announced the birth of their daughter, Carmen Sue.

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