One year ago

Residents who lived outside the corporate limits of Churubusco would see an increase of nearly $18 on their monthly sewer bills and all utility customers would see a new $2 storm water maintenance fee increase.

Officials of the popular American Pickers show announced they were heading to Indiana at the end of March and early April. They were looking for leads throughout the region, specifically interesting characters with interesting item to sell.

Twenty CES student musicians participated in the Area 2 Circle the State with Song Festival. The chosen students learned seven pieces of music, rehearsed, met with over 300 other elementary students and rehearsed with the other students, culminating with a concert.

The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce named Farmers & Merchants Bank as the business of the month.

Clara North-Shearer opened her new business, Clutter and Collect, at 564 S. Main Street. She also sold items for customers on Ebay on a commission basis.

Five years ago

Several graduating classes from CHS had money remaining in their class funds and had to use it or lose it. At little over $4,500 was in funds for CHS classes 2000 through 2011. Letters would be sent to existing class officers notifying them of options for the remaining monies.

Polling locations had been changed. Smith Township previously used four different locations but would be consolidated into two for the 2012 primary and general elections. Smith East, Northeast and South would vote at the Boy Scout Building, while Smith Northwest would vote at the Blue Lake Community Building.

The Eagles boys basketball team finished the season 14-7, with an NECC regular season record of 8-2. Their season ended at the first round of sectional play, being defeated by South Adams, 39-34.

Kewiki, Whitley County author of “Wilbur the Ant” series, visited Churubusco Elementary School for Read Across America Day. This also honored the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

10 years ago

The Churubusco Teachers Association opposed the 2007-2008 school calendar. Christmas break was cut short by two days, having teachers return on Thursday and students on Friday. There was a possibility of high absenteeism because of family vacations. The issue was tabled until a later date.

Daylight Savings Time was going into effect for the first time.

February’s cold weather made for great ice fishing.

Don Mueller retired from Dana Churubusco Distribution Plant after more than 38 years of dedicated service.

The deadline for television broadcasters to complete the transition from analog to digital was only two years away. Broadcasters had been preparing since the late 1990s.

The Whitley County Community Foundation approved a grant of $3,800 to True Life Choices, Inc. to be used to provide abstinence education to children at Churubusco Middle School.

23 years ago

Mike Tenwalde was the owner of a new Churubusco-based business that offered antenna and satellite services and installation. Antenna Specialist & Satellite offered a variety of services including installation of local TV antennas and a high quality satellite system, completely installed for only $1,995. Financing was available.

The Churubusco Elementary School commons area would be dedicated to the memory of Mary Chandler. It was very fitting since she was instrumental in the redecorating with new furniture and colorful murals painted on the walls.

Cy Imbody was the winner of Churubusco Woodworking’s “Beat the Blahs” vacation giveaway. The Imbody Family vacation gave them a 4-day, 3-night stay at their choice of four deluxe resort hotels.

The building trades’ students took advantage of the nice weather to work on their current project — a pole building to be used for storage by Smith-Green Schools.

Chester and Savilla Green were dinner guests of their daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Kyle Marshall, in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary.

Todd and Connie Pritchard announced the birth of their son, James Lee.

50 years ago

In what may have been the first reported UFO incident in the area, four unidentified flying objects were reported near Blue Lake. Four glowing white objects reportedly appeared at the northwest end of the lake, rather oblong in shape, were there for about 30 minutes, and then disappeared. The WOWO “Aces of the Air,” a basketball team composed of personalities and staff members of the radio station, would met Churubusco High School’s Fearless Faculty squad. Proceeds from the game would be used to purchase gymnastic equipment.

A new car wash “Clean Quick,” was coming to Churubusco. It would be located next to Super Dollar Market. Henry Sievers and Dick Salesman were the owners of the $0.25 car wash.

Radio station WAWK would begin broadcasting its AM programs at 1140 on the dial, changing from 1570 to increase its area coverage.

Mr. and Mr. Ross Leitch announced the adoption of son, Jonathan David.

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