1 year ago

A new company, 46 Graphics, planned an open house at its location at 101 S. Main St., Churubusco.

Delaney Davis and Katy Dreibelbis would advance to the regional competition with their science fair projects.

Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Billy Reffitt, Brad Minear and Eric Trabert were Whitley County representatives as 40 Under 40 winners.

Kissinger Electric announced it would expand its operation and build a new facility in Park 30 Business Park, adding eight new jobs to its current workplace.

Churubusco’s boys basketball team scored 113 points against Hamilton, led by Dakota Barkley with 33 and Jalen Paul with 32 points.

10 years ago

The town of Churubusco’s brand new police car was in. Town Marshal Chad Fulkerson showed off the 2008 Crown Victoria, complete with a new look. Locals Ryan Gaerte and Brock Shultz were credited with the new design.

Reverend Marvin B. and Janet Troyer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to the Bahamas, a gift from their children.

Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges reported that his department was obtaining funding for a K-9 program. Deputies Todd Cook, Tony Helfrich and Jason Spencer were contacting county businesses for donations to operate the new program. The goal was to obtain two dogs.

Corey Richards advanced to the state finals in wrestling after finishing third at the Woodlan Wrestling Semi-state at the Fort Wayne Coliseum.

15 years ago

The Churubusco Plan Commission approved the construction of 79 new homes in Thresher’s Ridge.

Parker Brown, son of Gary and Patricia Brown, was the winner of the Whitley County Spelling Bee.

Peabody Public Library planned a county-wide art show to feature the work of youth all over Whitley County.

Van transportation was now available for Whitley County seniors through the Whitley County Council on Aging. Transportation was available 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The HANDS Foundation Youth Pod was busy and productive while helping out Saint Nick at Head Start Preschool and presenting its Littlest Philanthropist program to third graders. The Youth Pod was a group of students and advisers chosen from schools across Whitley County to represent HANDS, a local philanthropic group.

The Indiana State Department of Health began vaccinating health professionals who volunteered to be part of Indiana’s Smallpox Prevention Project. Indiana’s 92 counties were organized into 10 smallpox prevention districts.

Danielle Minear, Whitley County’s representative at the Indiana Junior Miss program, was welcomed home. The Whitley County Junior Miss Program received a four-star rating, the highest rating a local program could achieve.

25 years ago

Heavy snowfall had many people pushing their vehicles out of the snow.

Smith-Green Community Schools was the only school system in the state to be accredited by both the Performance Based Accreditation and North Central Association Accreditation.

The Whitley County Community Foundation received a gift of $100,000 from the Dekko Foundation Inc. The gift was made on behalf of Heaters Engineering Inc. and Larwill Products, two Whitley County manufacturing firms operated by Group Dekko International. Sharon Beckman was the executive director of the WCCF at the time.

Judy Deck’s sixth-grade students at Churubusco Elementary School completed research on famous African Americans in conjunction with February’s Black History Month.

Whitley County Memorial Hospital’s Home Health Care and the Senior Citizen’s Center coordinated a support and sharing group for anyone who was giving care to a spouse, child, parent, sibling or friend. The group was open to anyone whose life was changed by being a caregiver.

Churubusco grappler Geoff Schenher missed a trip to the state finals by two points.

30 years ago

According to the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Jeff Perlich was tied for fifth in the state on average points scored per game.

50 years ago

Smith-Green School Board opened school bus bids. The board planned to purchase two 66-passenger buses for use during the 1968-69 school year. The bids ranged in price $7,751-$8,574.

A crash on U.S. 33 resulted in serious injuries for a local area boy, six-year-old Jeffery Konger.

Two new officers were added to the Churubusco Police force. Wayne Morgan and Clarence “Shack” Shackles.

A fourth man was in custody in the Whitley County Jail in connection with a 1967 burglary at Churubusco High School. About $20 in cash was taken, along with a television set which was intended as a giveaway prize by the Churubusco Booster Club.

Mr. and Mrs. William Shroyer announced the birth of their first child, Barton Leroy, born at the Whitley County Hospital.

A memorial was published for Perry Ort, a former president of the Whitley County Bar Association. He was a Whitley County resident and largely practiced in Whitley, Noble and Allen counties. Ort was also a trustee of his church and served many years as a Sunday School teacher at Evangelical United Brethren Church north of Churubusco.

At Shelton’s IGA, celery was on sale for $0.29 per stalk, a quarter of Columbia Dairy chocolate milk was two for $0.39, and a five-pound bag of flour was $0.39.

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