One year ago

More than 1,000 tickets were sold to Churubusco High School’s performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”

Assistant Director Melissa Baughman said many patrons came back a second and third time to watch the musical.

Robert and Kimberly Green brought back the beloved Thanksgiving meal hosted by the Churubusco Masonic Lodge. The dinner was previously hosted by the Masonic Lodge, but discontinued after the coordinators passed away.

Whitley County had its best turnout in elections since 1988. In 1988, the turnout was 77.59 percent turnout and, this year, it was 70.61 percent.

Tom and Lois Cormany celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. They would celebrate with a private party with family.

Five years ago

Churubusco native and high school graduate Roger Ranney was part of a team that was producing a short feature film called “Poker Donkey.” Based in Los Angeles, Ranney and his wife Laura’s goal was to compete at a number of festivals and eventually make “Poker Donkey” into a full length feature film.

Father and son Kermit and Connor Hogeston won their age divisions in the half and full Veteran’s Marathon in Columbia City. Kermit ran the half marathon race, 13.1 miles, with a first-place time of 1:27. Connor ran the full marathon, 26.2 miles, with a finish time of 3:13, coming in first in his division for the second year in a row.

Churubusco FFA was presented a plaque for ranking as a National 2-Star Chapter at the 85th National FFA Convention.

Tom and Lois Cormany were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated with a family dinner.

Jack and Betty Hill celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception, hosted by their family, at Sugar Grove Church of God Fellowship Hall.

10 years ago

The Churubusco Eagles football team won the regional championship game, defeating Triton 28-14. ’Busco would travel to Sheridan to play the No. 1 ranked Blackhawks. The winner would advance to the state championship.

The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce presented Chris Tomlinson, owner of Gonink, with the Business of the Year Award. Tomlinson created the Chamber’s website and helped design promotional material for the Chamber. His positive attitude and work ethic had been a great asset to the Chamber.

Center State Dance Academy performed at the Historical Embassy Theater’s Annual “Festival of Trees.”

The soup kitchen, a mission of the United Methodist Church, did not serve meals at the church this year, but made home deliveries. Emily Munk and her soup mobile delivered 62 meals the first week. The soup kitchen became a wider community effort, using donated space at Moutaintop and the VFW.

Churubusco High School students planned and presented the Veteran’s Day program. Approximately 20 veterans attended to hear the speakers and speeches.

23 years ago

Three new doctors were starting clinics at Whitley County Memorial Hospital. The three, a pulmonologist, Dr. Yatin Patel; a nephrologist, Dr. Timothy Reeb; and a psychiatrist, Dr. Frank Bender would conduct weekly clinics at the Lehmberg Medical Building.

Actor Roger Ranney, a former Churubusco man who resided in Orlando, Fla., was portraying a cop named “Hanson” on the television series Seaquest.

Ann Johnson, a graduate of Churubusco High School and a senior nursing major at Olivet Nazarene University, was one of five women selected to represent the University on the Homecoming Court for 1994.

Shelly and Jim Speakman announced the birth of their son, Michael James.

50 years ago

The annual Churubusco Parent Teacher Association open house was deemed “a big success” by PTA officials, with 643 people visiting the cafeteria and classrooms.

The Churubusco Volunteer Fire Department gained a “new” 1,000-gallon per minute American LaFrance pumper from the Warsaw Fire Department.

Airman George Lucas, formerly of Churubusco and stationed at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, received letters of commendation from his commanding officers for his outstanding work in the base photography lab.

Noble County Sheriff Roy Sayles Jr., was holding an open house at the new Noble County Jail.

Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce leaders were guests of the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce at their annual dinner meeting, where they exchanged information about their respective programs. The Fort Wayne men congratulated the Churubusco group on local rehabilitation efforts.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Gorsuch announced the birth of their daughter, Timberley Kay.

Churubusco Super Dollar specials included young turkey hens for 37 cents a pound, bacon at 69 cents a pound and fresh cranberries for 33 cents a 1-pound bag.

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