Five Years Ago
Three generations set records at the “SLP Indiana State Fair Bench Press Championships.” Karsten Lehner, a junior at CHS, lifted as a novice and benched 235 lbs. His Dad, Chad Gudakunst, lifted as a novice and benched 450 lbs. Lehner’s grandfather, Fred Gudakunst, at over 65, lifted 270 lbs. All three set state records in their divisions and all three received First Place.
Don Orig and Gerry Nagael of Willowrush Promotions, Inc., debuted their antique show at the Classic City Center in Auburn to coincide with the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival.
The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce held its 11th annual Community Picnic featuring many entertaining activities, good food and the Chamber versus Firemen softball game.
Ten Years Ago
Authorities confirmed the identity of the man’s body found in the corn field near Anderson Road as that of James Piatt. He died from multiple gunshot wounds. Piatt had been missing since July 9.
Judy Geiger retired after 30 years of service at Dana Corporation. Her plans were to play golf and shop.
The Churubusco High School construction class under direction of Mark Grove, was looking for area citizens in need of a small storage shed. The class would furnish labor; the owner would furnish materials and moving the facility to their property.
Whitley County Prosecutor John Whiteleather, Jr. objected to a request of sentence modification by Stephanie Smith. Her original sentence was eight years for her part as an accomplice in the robbery and murder of Donald Sunheimer.
Junior and Carol Bender observed their 50th wedding anniversary.
Terry and Candi Ross celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Galen, Jr. and Taya Walden announced the birth of their son, Galen Earl III.
25 Years Ago
James Horne was sworn in to serve on the Churubusco Town Board. He would serve the remainder of Donald Swoverland’s term.
George Dingledly, governor of Rotary District 654, addressed the Churubusco Rotary Club in which he challenged the local group to increase membership and to include women. There were no women members of the Churubusco Club.
Tom Beezley and Tom Martin both claimed the season championships in their classes at the Avilla Motor Speedway.
Herb and Joyce Ohlwine celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Curt and Monica Collinsworth announced the birth of their son, Travis Ryan.
Specials at Rich’s Super Valu included a gallon of Borden’s 2% milk for $1.19 and two pounds of coffee for $3.89
50 Years Ago
Dr. Alvin Link, pastor of the First Church of God, was named to the pastorate of the Blue River Church of God and the Thorncreek Church of God.
For the second year in a row, the team of Harry Worden and Lamoile Ford, along with team sponsor, Clarence Raypole, picked up the championship of the Men’s Golf League.
Cheryl German was one of the eight contestants for the honor of State Pork Queen at the State Fair.
Dr. John Whitcomb, professor of Old Testament at Grace Theological Seminary, conducted a one-day conference at Burr Oak Baptist Church.
Jacob Kell was recognized for saving the life of friend Anson Warner when Warner was overcome by acid fumes. The Huntertown Lions Club presented him with a plaque.
There were lots of birth announcements this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Inn Bolen announced the birth of their son, Francis Mark.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Householder announced the birth of their son, Rex Eugene.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sickafoose announced the birth of their son, Kirk Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Maggart announced the birth of their son, Danny Ray.
Mr. and Mrs. Kemal Tulley announced the birth of their son, Gregory Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anders announced the birth of their son, Robert Lee.