One year ago

Sandra Potter, of Churubusco, was one of the lucky winners of $1,000 in the H&R Block sponsored giveaway.

Churubusco History Center representatives Chuck Jones and Chuck Mathieu accepted a check for the center from Bob Allman. Allman’s company printed the 2016 history calendars, then donated half of the sales revenue to the History Center and the other half to the Churubusco Public Library.

Northeast Indiana Works, the regional work force development board, launched a website that included information on programs and services offered through the nonprofit organization.

Five years ago

Churubusco volleyball players presented a $500 check to Parkview to go toward the mobile mammogram program.

Whitley County Republicans named Indiana state Sen. Jim Banks Republican of the Year.

Churubusco Eagles basketball ended its regular season with a flurry, winning nine out of 10 games since the conference tourney. The Eagles finished the season with a 14-6 record. Then it was onto sectional play, facing Adams Central.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources law enforcement and outdoor recreation divisions were partnering to offer an online all-terrain vehicle course. Along with the popularity of the vehicles, officials offered the course because there were a lot of crashes.

The annual “Good Citizens Recognition Tea” was hosted by the Colonel Augustin de la Balme DAR Chapter honoring Haleigh Gross, Churubusco High School; Michaela Thomas, Columbia City High School; and Joshua Wilkinson, Whitko High School.

10 years ago

Over the course of two meetings, the Churubusco Town Council appointed four Park Board members. Nancy Poyser returned to the board and new members were: Ken Bohde, Tom Fletcher and Pat Sanford. Indiana code requires that the board is to consist of six members, four appointed by the Town Council, one appointed from Smith-Green Schools and one appointed from the Churubusco Library. The school representative was Bob Amber and the library had no representation.

Chelsea Keith, a senior at Churubusco High School, was the school’s representative at the DAR Good Citizens Tea. Callista Duggins represented Whitko and Erin Murphy represented Columbia City.

A new business, Rick’s Acrostics, opened in Churubusco by Rick VanHorn. Rick’s Acrostics offered personalized framed art pieces. He had begun the business part-time 20 years ago, and now incorporated it into a full-time venture.

Kathy Heuer, from Blue River Senior Housing, attended a council meeting to inform of the intention to build a senior housing complex.

23 years ago

Timberlane Estate Mobile Home Park was the main subject at the Town Council meeting. Council members rejected a request to help share the cost of extending the Blue Lake sewer line to the 20-lot park. The Indiana Attorney General’s office ordered the owner to come up with a viable solution to the sewer problems that plagued the park.

Lori Baughman and Taryn McEowen advanced to the state level of competition in the ISSMA Vocal Solo Ensemble Contest and both brought home first place.

Miss Chrissy Ramsey was selected as a finalist in the 23rd Annual Indiana National Teen-ager Pageant in Indianapolis.

Joel Kennemore, a senior at CHS, was selected as a member of the Indiana Bandmasters Honor Band in Terre Haute.

Columbia City American Legion Post 98 was celebrating the 75th birthday of the American Legion with a dinner-dance gala.

Jeffrey and Pamela King announced the birth of their son, Alexander Tyler.

50 years ago

Members of Local 2034, International Association of Machinists, voted to end their strike against Victor Manufacturing and Gasket Company. The back-to-work vote was 133 for and 104 against. In voting to end the strike, the union accepted a 4 ½ percent wage increase.

Churubusco State Bank, which sponsored the Charge-It retail charge card in the area, explained a new “loss protection” feature of the card that originated with Harris Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago. The protection was at no cost to the card holder. It offered 100 percent protection against loss if the bank was notified before fraudulent use.

Members of Gamma Alpha Eta Chapter, Kappa Delta Phi Sorority had a “hearty” response to their third annual Heart Fund door-to-door canvas. They were $100 over the 1966 donations and just a few dollars short of the $500 mark, which was their secret ambition.

Mrs. Donald Welsh was elected president of the Woman’s Culture Club for the 1967-68 club year.

Some 32 contestants braved the wintry elements in the Churubusco Area Jaycees annual Screwball Golf Tournament. Irv Greshwell came in first and Pete Geiger finished second.

Two Churubusco Eagle basketball team members were named to the All-Allen County Athletic Conference teams, with 15 boys from the nine participating schools honored. Stan Schenher and John Bonar were named to the third team.

A cattle “selloff” at Bauman’s Market resulted in the sale of nearly 200 head. The protest sale was to draw attention to low prices received by dairy farmers. It was estimated that each cow sold meant a production loss of one calf during the year plus 10,000 to 15,000 pounds of milk.

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