Yesterday

One year ago

The FBI and Indiana State Police were asking for help identifying a man who was involved in an armed robbery at Fort Financial Credit Union.

Walter and Donna Jean Roberson celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Katie Monk, a graduate of Churubusco High School, broke the Great Lakes Valley Conference shot put record with a throw of 49.75 feet while attending the University of Indianapolis.

Local manufacturing business, Precision Plastics announced plans to expand its facility, adding equipment and 32 new jobs.

10 years ago

Winners of the 2008 Turtle Days Parade were: Allen County Llama Lovers, Churubusco High School cheerleaders, Muller Memorial Community Pool, VFW/American Legion, Shear Creations, Lucky 13 and Roger Smith Antiques, in their respective categories.

Ken and Kandy Bohde celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

15 years ago

The Churubusco Town Council selected Robert Hyatt to replace Ray Rhodehamel as operator of the wastewater plant. Rhodehamel died suddenly and the town had 30 days to replace his position.

Robert and Delores Richards celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mabel and Karl Gilmore celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Derek Gordon, Josh McBride and Brad Dell were named All-State in baseball in Class 2A.

25 years ago

The community mourned the loss of Leslie Green, a 16-year old who died in an automobile accident on U.S. 30. The accident attracted national attention due to the irony of Leslie, who was president of the local chapter of Students Against Drunk Driving, being killed by a drunk driver.

Winners of the Whitley County Extension Homemakers annual Fashion Show were: Cynthia Russel, Cynthia Fletcher, Beverly Yingst, Nikki Moore, Gina Hively, Deb Vance, Bradie Vance, Brooke Vance and Cynthia Russel.

The Linvill Center offered water aerobics classes at Burnworth Memorial Pool through the summer. Sessions met three evenings a week for two weeks and cost $25.

Trier Ford-Chrysler in Columbia City held a Fourth of July sale, offering a 1993 Taurus for $14,999, a 1993 Mercury Topaz for $9.999, a 1992 Ford Festiva for $4,999, a 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier for $3,498 and a 1988 Ford Mustang convertible for $5,950.

50 years ago

The 1968 Turtle Days wound up with what was considered to be one of the biggest crowds ever to attend the celebration in a single night. The record crowd saw Jenny Gaff receive the crown as Turtle Days Queen. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gaff won the crown and a $250 cash prize for selling the greatest number of queen tickets. Runner-up was Kathy Amber, followed by Ellen Hardacre, Terry Wimberly, Valerie Schwaberow, Joan Honeywell and Roslyn Butler.

An X-ray unit would be stationed in three different places in the county. People who were not X-rayed in the past two years were advised that it would be wise to have another taken.

Julie Ann Lott joined the Whitley County REMC with the position of home service consultant.

The Senior Citizens Club of Churubusco met at the home of Mrs. Marie Wolfe on the north shore of Blue Lake for a carry-in dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hill announced the birth of a daughter, Dawn Michelle.

Indiana Senator Birch Bayh and Whitley County Democratic Chairman Willis Goble announced the appointment of Keith Schinbeckler as “Bayh for Senator” coordinator for the upcoming election in Whitley County.

Nancy Barnhart was named to the Dean’s List for the spring term at Manchester College.

Some 1,025 members of the Whitley County 4-H Club were eligible as exhibitors in the 44th annual Whitley County 4-H Fair, planned for Aug. 6-8.

A public hearing on the new proposed zoning ordinance for Whitley County was planned for the 4-H community building. The zoning ordinance would cover Whitley County, including Blue Lake and the town of Larwill, but not Columbia City, Churubusco or South Whitley. Those three communities were developing their own ordinances.

Herschel Aumsbaugh was named to the Whitley County Public Welfare Department’s board by Judge Edward J. Meyers. He replaced Byron Beaber.

The county dress revue would feature 309 girls who were enrolled in the clothing project.

The Tri-State Twins Club planned its annual gathering at the Jack and Jill Amusement Park on the U.S. 30 bypass in Fort Wayne.

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