Five Years Ago
Interim High School principal Mark Snyder was appointed full-time principal.
Governor Mitch Daniels awarded James Miller of Churubusco for 45 years of State service.
Inabelle Egolf celebrated her 90th birthday with family at Don Hall’s Guesthouse.
Local resident, Keith Wyss opened Aim Mail Center franchise at 6413 Lima Road. It was the first Aim Mail Center in Indiana.
Churubusco Woodworking started a complete liquidation sale of 20 percent off all merchandise.
Rowland and Elaine Gilbert celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.
Steve and Amber Warnick announced the birth of their son, Isaac Joachim.
Ten Years Ago
Crime Stoppers was offering a $3,000 reward for information on the mass destruction of headstones at Egolf Cemetery in Thorncreek Township.
Channing Cecil was the new owner and instructor of Churubusco’s Midwest Taekwondo Center.
Free, anonymous and confidential IV testing was being done at the Whitley County Health Department.
Jason and Jathnie Richards announced the birth of their daughter, Kierra Nichole.
Tim and Dianne Addis announced the birth of their daughter, Hope Nicole.
25 Years Ago
Tri-County Publishing announced plans to move, as the company’s location was part of the Orlo McCoy Estate and would soon be sold. The exact location had not been determined.
A cherry clock was stolen from the Whitley County Extension office. The clock was Trisha Bangs’ State Fair entry. A reward was offered for the return of the clock.
Wayne Krider handed over the keys to the new Whitley County EMS unit to Don Amber, EMS Captain. Krider assembled the new GMC chassis on the EMS unit. This was thought to give the vehicle another seven years of usage. The overall cost was $22,000.
The 810 Cord was the Car of the Year at the Auburn Cord Duesenburg Festival.
50 Years Ago
School started September 5th. Kids entered the new four classroom addition to Churubusco High School. The cost was well over $100,000 paid out of the cumulative building fund. It was to be used by three first grade classes and a high school art class. It was the first time elementary students had attended classes outside the old elementary building.
Famed evangelist Dr. Russell DeLong was conducting worship at the fourth annual Community Crusade for Christ, sponsored by all local protestant churches.
Whitley County Hospital planned an open house to mark the completion of its new addition.
Bang’s 5 Cent to $1 Store just received a new shipment of “Chatty Cathy” dolls. Cash discount price was $12.77.
Shelton’s IGA featured Jiffy cake mixes for 10¢ each and celery for 19¢.