1 year ago

Churubusco Town Councilman Frank Kessler was the first of seven people to be added to the county’s Regional Sewer District. Kessler would represent the town of Churubusco on the board, which would also include one person from South Whitley, one representative for Columbia City, one appointed by the Whitley County Council and three by the Whitley County Commissioners.

Churubusco’s Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual beer tasting event at Brevin’s.

15 years ago

The Churubusco Town Council denied a change to the ATV ordinance to allow ATVs to be operated on town roadways.

Anne Creech from Churubusco appeared on Hoosier Millionaire. She traveled to Indianapolis for the taping of the show. She won the chance to appear after scratching off a lottery ticket that was given to her in a birthday card.

Lynn and Joellen Gross celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Jerry Campbell, longtime employee of Dana Corporation, Churubusco, retired after almost 41 years of service.

Dave Maugel was appointed as the new principal of Churubusco High School. He was previously a math/science teacher at Central Noble High School. He would replace CHS principal Bill Griffith, who was retiring at the end of the school year.

20 years ago

Churubusco’s Town Council granted a tax abatement to C&A Tool for the company’s investment in equipment and jobs. The company had announced an $8 million expansion in Whitley County, and the payroll was at $20 million per year.

Alex Noah and Alex Murphy were named to the NECC All-Academic Team.

Churubusco High School would no longer offer drivers training due to a new state law that required vehicles to be titled. Under the new law, it would cost Churubusco $10,000 per car. The school would need to have 20 students per car sign up in order to recoup the costs, and the cost to the student would be $600-$700.

Churubusco Elementary School’s second-grade student Dalton Blessing named the student of the month. He received a $100 savings bond from the Churubusco branch of Farmers & Merchants Bank.

Bill Overdeer announced he would be running for re-election for Whitley County Council for his fifth term.

Floyd and Dolores Herdman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Doug and Tara (Fleetwood) Tonkel announced the birth of their son, Carson Douglas.

25 years ago

The colorful Oscar signs welcoming travelers into Churubusco were now up, thanks to the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce.

The Smith-Green School Board of Directors voted 5-0 to install the “Silent Witness” program and video cameras on Smith-Green school buses for the upcoming 1993-94 school year. Jacqueline Beery, assistant superintendent, showed a 7-minute video with testimonies saying the video system was guaranteed to cut down on school bus disciplinary problems. The district handled about 150 disciplinary referrals each year from school bus incidents.

Specials at Kriders’ Meats included picnic hams for $0.99 per pound, turkey breast for $2.99 a pound, whole rib-eye steaks for $4.99 a pound and smoked pork chops for $2.79 per pound.

50 years ago

Three positions of the Smith-Green School Board were up for election, including Robert Johnson’s, Lester Sheets’ and Clarence Resler’s.

Donald Fisher, 52, was in “fair” condition after he was hospitalized from receiving three gunshot wounds in a service station robbery. Fisher was the attendant at a Conoco service station at 1702 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne.

The Indiana State Board of Finance approved a loan of $30,000 to the town of Churubusco from the Post War Planning revolving fund. The loan, if Churubusco’s Town Board decided to proceed with the application, would provide funds to help pay for engineering studies made in developing plans for the town’s new sewage disposal program.

Officers of the Churubusco Parent Teacher Association announced that over $800 was raised from the school carnival. There were about 75 door prizes given away, provided by Churubusco area businesses.

Joel Weaver was the winner of a color television in the Churubusco Area Jaycees TV drawing. Tom Roberson was the chairman for the fundraising project.

Patrice Clapp of Columbia Township School was the winner of the Whitley County Spelling Bee held at Churubusco High School. Runner-up was Mary Smith of Thorncreek Township. Ten contestants participated, with Cheryl Konger, of Churubusco, coming in sixth.

Glenn Snapp, Columbia Township farmer, announced his candidacy for Whitley County treasurer.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allman announced the birth of their son, Dennis Lynn.

Mrs. Robert Fuller and Mrs. Marie Wolf were hostesses for the Smith Extension Homemakers Club in the civic room of the bank. The topic was “Laundry of New Fabrics.”

The town of Churubusco planned to construct a new sewage treatment plant near the Allen County line, south of the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks.

Shelton’s IGA advertised potatoes for 69 cents for 20 pounds, a gallon of 2-percent milk for 69 cents, young tender beef liver for 39 cents per pound, butter for 69 cents per pound, a dozen tangerines for 39 cents and cake mixes, four for $1.

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