December 1, 2012

Churubusco Wrestlers traveled to Butler to meet the Eastside Blazers. The Eagles won with a 54-27 score to remain undefeated in Conference play.

A light snowfall made roads very slippery but temperatures were predicted to reach the 50’s later in the day and the following day.

Jerry and Gloria Addis celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.

Five Years Ago

The County-wide goal for United Way was $230,000. Churubusco’s goal was to raise $35,475.

Linda Buescher appeared on “The Price is Right” game show. She brought home merchandise valued at nearly $8,000.

Justin Snyder, a member of the Smith Township Fire Department, was given the Chief’s Award for his pro-activeness in achieving grants for the fire department to purchase needed equipment. He also was given the “Firefighter of the Year” Award for his ongoing dedication, great attitude and involvement in the department and community.

Technical Sergeant Alan Butler, son of Oras and Donna Butler of Churubusco, was retiring from the U.S. Air Force following 20 years of service. He graduated from CHS in 1986.

Ten Years Ago

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” presented by the Turtletown Players, was at Churubusco High School.

Lutheran Hospital of Indiana was named as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals that had achieved excellence in quality of care, efficiency of operations and sustainability of overall performance.

Lt. Governor Joe Kernan announced he would not seek election to the Indiana governor’s seat.

The 2000 census showed a decrease of 115 people in Churubusco since the 1990 census and  Whitley County’s increase was only six. The State gained 45,526.

Mark and Jackie Young announced the birth of their daughter, Megan Sue.

John and Megan Krider, Jr. announced the birth of their daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth.

25 Years Ago

Whitley County Opportunity Center, Inc. received two Governor’s Showcase Awards at the Sixth Annual Governor’s Conference on Mental Health.

Churubusco Town Board members signed a sludge removal contract with Gene Heinfeld of Gene’s Septic Tank Service. Heinfeld would haul and dispose of sludge from the Waste Water Treatment Plant for $17 per 1,000 gallons.

The Whitley County Friends of the America’s Christmas Box Project sent the first shipment of 34 gift boxes for children in Central America.

Mike Hazen of Churubusco and Max Kaylor of Huntington were recognized for outstanding service to youth by the Tomahawk District of the Anthony Wayne Area Council. They received the highest district appreciation award available.

Barry and Jackie Miller announced the birth of their daughter, Amber Renee.

Brian and Christine Fairchild announced the birth of their son, Samuel Herbert.

50 Years Ago

Another “Beast of Busco” in the form of a fairly well-preserved skeleton was unearthed near Blue Lake, presumably a mastodon or a bison-like animal.

Four from Churubusco, Donald Mayberry, Richard McGuire, Barbara Milliren and Paul Shively, were among the record enrollment of 8,371 students at Ball State’s Teachers College.

Old Man Winter struck a long, hard blow to the area with temperatures plunging below zero and high winds drifting snow into five foot banks. Schools were closed and area garages were really busy.

Sixteen new mercury-vapor lights were installed in the downtown area. The new lights were said to be three times brighter than the old bulbs.

Pat and Verna Crooks invited everyone to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pat’s Café with nickel coffee, 15 cent hamburgers and 20 cent malts.

A new beauty shop, owned by Mr. A. D. Johnson, Lorene’s Stylon, opened at Blue Lake.

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