1 year ago

Sophia Gebhart was the Small Animal Round Robin winner at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

The Churubusco Board of Zoning Appeals approved the rezoning of a property south of town to allow for a slaughterhouse and meat market.

Brad Johnson was the winner of the Large Animal Round Robin.

Landon Pearson scored his first hole-in-one at Eel River Golf Course’s hole No. 6.

Adelaide Smith, age 10, of Columbia City, won the American Taekwondo Association world title in combat sparring at Little Rock, Ark.

Kelly Sheiss was given the Whitley County Adult Leadership Award and Jerry Ziegler received the Whitley County Distinguished Service Award after spending more than 30 years as a 4-H leader.

10 years ago

The Smith-Green Community Schools Board of Trustees approved extracurricular transportation fees to offset the costs of rising transportation costs.

Blue Lake received a $44,970 grant for lake enhancement projects.

The Turtletown Players planned to present “The Girls of the Garden Club” at the Churubusco High School auditorium. The cast included: Jeri Crance, Bob Schemm, Kayla Crance, Zane Sade, Gloria Parish, Liz Schemm, Carmen Fitzpatrick, Tori Schemm, Peg Wise, Mary Anna Leitch, Cassandra Petrie, Sandra Dunn, Sue Bennett, Andy Schemm, Deb Rohrer and Cathy Petrie.

Thirty-five players from six teams competed in the Churubusco High School home run derby. Corey Sarrazin of the 12&U Eagles won the derby with hits that questioned his status as a 12-year-old.

The Whitley County Tobacco Free Coalition was partnering with state health officials to encourage Hoosiers to stop using tobacco. For the second year in a row, the local tobacco control coalition sponsored a statewide stop smoking contest, Quit 2 Win, with cash prizes of up to $5,000.

15 years ago

There was smoke but no fire at the Ag Plus Inc. feed mill in Churubusco when shop manager Mike Earnhardt called 911.

The Churubusco license branch was honored with the Partnership for Life Award by the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization at a tree planting ceremony held at DeKalb Memorial Hospital. The Donor Recognition Award was presented to the Columbia City BMV.

The new wastewater treatment plant manager Bob Hyatt told a relieved Churubusco Town Council that the town shouldn’t have to pay any more fines to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The news was welcomed by a council that spent months negotiation with IDEM to find a lower initial fine assessment of about $14,000 for multiple violations, including the failure to submit required reports.

Scott Kevin and Teresa Smith announced the birth of their son, Tanner Michael.

Jeff Geiger pitched a no-hitter against Southeast during the All-Star game. He struck out 17 of his 18 batters, helping the team to a 9-0 victory.

Dick Buchanan of Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation’s Board of Directors signed documents for construction of new apartments off East Hannah Street in Columbia City that would serve low to moderate income families.

Ryan Gross was named academic all-state by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association.

25 years ago

The Indiana State Police arrested a Columbia City doctor on Warrants charging him with two counts of possession of a controlled substance by fraud and one count of failing to maintain controlled substance records. Dr. Willard Hagenmeyer turned himself in to investigators in Albion.

Sarah Gilbert sang the National Anthem for the American Legion state convention in Indianapolis.

Fees at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne increased its fees to $74.30 per credit hour.

Chris Mettert received the Sportsmanship Award for Churubusco little league baseball.

50 years ago

There was good news for taxpayers in proposed budgets advertised for Smith Green Community Schools, Smith Township and Churubusco Town. As a result of higher property valuations, both in Smith Township and in Churubusco, the proposed town and township levies were down from those payable in 1968, and the total school rate was only up 22 cents instead of the dollar that had been expected.

There was a groundbreaking for new sewer lines in Churubusco. There were several thousand feet of sewer lines planned with a total cost of $740,000.

Smith-Green Community Schools had an opening date set for Sept. 4.

Three local boys attended a Future Farmers orientation at Oliver Lake, designed for incoming FFA members. Those boys were: Dale Zeigler, Mel Egolf and Mike LaRue. Zeigler won the top leadership award for his district and Egolf placed second, representing a considerable honor for the Churubusco chapter.

Roger Crabill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Crabill, received the Purple Heart during ceremonies in Vietnam.

Rev. and Mrs. C.T. Fleetwood observed their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. David Salomon announced the birth of a son, Brian David.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dillman announced the birth of a son, Brent Allen.

Swoverlands on the Corner offered ladies pants, black for $7 and white for $5; canvas tennis shoes were $3 a pair; children’s shoes were $2; and golf shoes were $6.

Churubusco Woodworking Co. had exterior house apint on sale for $5.49 a gallon, a paint roller and tray for 98 cents and paint thinner for $1.09 a gallon.

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