1 year ago

Senior Churubusco High School basketball player Jalen Paul broke the school record for assists in a single game with 19. The previous record was 16 assists, set by Tom Geiger in 1988.

Senior members of the Churubusco High School Snowcoming Court were Dakota Barkley, Isaac Geiger, Gil Hesselschwardt, Trevor Kelley, Cole Lybarger and Jalen Paul.

Graduation rates were released, with Churubusco leading at 96 percent, Whitley County Consolidated Schools at 95.1 percent and Whitko schools at 92.4 percent.

Officials expected traffic could double if plans for U.S. 30 to become a freeway were completed. A U.S. 30 Coalition was formed to discuss plans and ideas for the largest highway passing through Whitley County.

The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce expanded its GROW Network to include meetings in Churubusco, South Whitley and Columbia City.

Columbia City’s Police Department purchased a new K9 officer, Cas, as Patrolman Gary Archbold’s new partner. The K9 was the only dog between the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Churubusco Police Department, South Whitley Police Department and CCPD.

Matthew and Anna Marr announced their wedding, which took place in September 2016.

10 years ago

The third annual Ice Carving Festival was planned for the end of January, hosted by the Columbia City Area Chamber of Commerce. Blocks of ice were purchased by local businesses and carved to put on display downtown.

The Kiwanis Club sponsored a “Jeopardy!” tournament at Peabody Public Library. Greg Hockemeyer took on the role of “Alex,” the show’s host.

Small business owner Jim Banks announced his candidacy for Whitley County Council.

Mike and Jenna Ott announced the birth of their son, Weston James.

15 years ago

Joan Lillmars was named Smith-Green Community Schools’ board president.

Churubusco Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Cindy Zollinger was honored at a Komet Hockey game after she was recognized by the People Helping People program as an invididual who plays an important role in the community and school.

Jennifer Shively, of Columbia City, was engaged to Benjamin Ladig, of Wolf Lake.

DVD’s became available for checkout at the Churubusco Public Library.

Fremont came to Churubusco for its boys basketball game with its white uniforms, instead of away jerseys. Fremont borrowed Churubusco’s away jerseys for the game

The Columbia City Kiwanis, Columbia City Optimist Club, Whitley County Safe Kids, Whitley County 4-H leaders and Whitley County 4-H Bicycle Club planned a Kiddie Safety Day at the 4-H Center, where a safety village was constructed.

25 years ago

Fifth-grade student Madalyn Sade was the winner of the Geography Bee and Mark Haire was runner up. Sade had the opportunity to go on to compete for a $25,000 college scholarship.

Precision Sharpening, owned by Dan Millikan, moved from Coal Street to 8435 E. U.S. 33, next to Bishop Video.

Kindergarten students Clayton Rollins and Lance Gordon were each honored on the Rainbow Hall of Recognition for being a “Math Whiz.”

Wayne Krider was selected as chief of the Smith Township Volunteer Fire Department. Todd Shively was assistant chief.

The Indiana State Police released a report on a crime and traffic summary for Whitley County in December. There were 22 criminal arrests, 127 traffic citations issued and 37 seat belt/child restraint tickets issued.

The Whitley County Senior Center planned to take a bus to the Mizpah Shrine Circus, leaving early to have lunch at the Country Buffet. The bus made stops in South Whitley, Columbia City and Churubusco, to pick up senior citizens.

50 years ago

People who allowed their dogs to run loose were targets of reminders by the Churubusco Town Board. The ordinance allowed for picking up and disposing of stray dogs, and the ordinances would be enforced to clear the town of dog packs that were running loose across properties.

The first fire call for the Churubusco Fire Department was to a house fire on State Road 105 East, on a property owned by Archie Wright. About $50 damage resulted.

The Mental Health Association of Whitley County gave Christmas cards to 18,000 patients at the Indiana state mental hospital. The association began seeking cards for the next Christmas starting in January.

William Shew, who had served as director of the Churubusco State Bank since the bank was chartered in 1928, retired as president of the bank. Everett Jones was named to the presidency of the bank, moving up from his position as executive vice-president.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cramer announced the birth of a daughter, Melissa Pauline.

The number of prisoners in Whitley County’s jail totaled 304 during 1967, up over one-third from the 1966 figure of 216.

Mrs. Graham Kleespie, executive secretary of the Whitley County Tuberculosis Association, reported that 1,765 school students were given the intradermal TB test in 1967. Of that number, 51 showed a positive reaction. The tests were given in conjunction with the county health office.

William Thomson Jr., of Columbia City, was named as Republican member of the Whitley County election board for 1968 and 1969.

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