Five Years Ago
Sarah Haber was named Home Coming Queen.
The Lucky Lady Lounge held a Grand Opening showing renovations and a new menu featuring Mexican food.
Josh Resler’s Denmark Missy was crowned Grand Champion Brown Swiss Cow at the Indiana State Fair.
Indiana Manufacturers Association visited Dana Corporation. The reason for this visit was that the facility had been selected as one of four finalists for Indiana 2004 United States Senate Productivity Award.
A new ordinance was established by the Town Council. The ordinance was needed to rename a miscellaneous fund used for the use of promoting the town and its employees.
Dan and Luciana Young announced the birth of their son, Caleb.
Kendall Rebecca’s birth was announced by Roy and Melissa Stuckey. Jason and Erin Swain announced the birth of their daughter, Aubrie.
Ten Years Ago
Home schooled children from Whitley and Noble counties enjoyed a Pioneer Field Day at the home of Dan and Lori Miller. Over 200 attended the event.
Whitley Memorial Hospital announced that Lisa Hatcher, MD, had joined its staff as a family practice physician.
Smith-Green School Corporation hired Dawn Leon to fill the vacancy of high school and middle school physical education teacher.
Kimberly Burns was the new guidance counselor at CMS.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Oak Pointe, Whitley County’s first independent living complex for senior citizens.
Duane Ginder was named Director of Whitley County Emergency Medical Services.
Russell and Martha Egolf celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering.
Gerald and Barb Jones celebrated their 40th anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
25 Years Ago
Indiana State Senator Potch Wheeler presented a State flag to the Chamber.
Mr. and Mrs. William Veazey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Churubusco United Methodist Church.
Sharon Jones and other Indiana Olympic athletes were invited to attend a momentous occasion in Indianapolis. They were there to observe the signing of a mutual understanding and cooperation in sports between the USSR and United States. Sharon won the gold medal for the 200 meter breast stroke and a bronze in the 100 meter breast stroke in the 1968 Olympics held in Mexico.
Linda Rich was the new I.C.E. coordinator.
Whitley County Memorial Hospital received a new state of the art analyzer. The RA 2X was an analyzer that aided the laboratory in chemically analyzing blood and other body fluids.
In the weekly crop report, two percent of the State’s corn crop had been harvested.
50 Years Ago
Smith Township Fire Department received a new pumper. It was a 750 gallon per minute volume pump that also carried a 1000 pound high pressure hose that could be operated while the truck was moving. A 1947 truck was traded in. It did not meet State Fire Underwriters’ specifications. The new truck meant a 20 percent savings in insurance by meeting the specifications.
The motion to quash the indictment against Morris Manth was denied.
Harry Head was added to the Churubusco Police Force.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wheeler celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Receipts at the Churubusco Post Office climbed to a new high of $44,101 for the fiscal year ending on June 30. The new total was twice those reported in 1953.
The sleek Impala was one of 20 new Chevrolets introduced for 1961.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Herron announced the birth of their son, Jeff.