The American Legion Post 157 presented Mary Ellen Hauser with a Lifetime Auxiliary Membership. Commander Fletcher said Hauser goes above and beyond in her duties.
The sixth grade Churubusco Jayhawks were both League and Tournament Champions at Spiece. Coaches were Jeff Perlich and Troy Horn. Team members were Hunter Perlich, Elijah Hales, Bryce Geiger, Josh Bear, Brayden Simmons, Riley Perlich and Garret Horn.
Dustin and Tara Oberholtzer announced the birth of their son, Collin James.
Five Years Ago
Governor Daniels announced state employee salaries would increase by 4.8 percent in 2008.
Indiana State Representative for the 83rd District, Matt Bell, presented the Whitley County Christmas Bureau with gifts and food gift certificates donated by members of the Indiana House of Representatives.
Work was under way on the inside of Black Pine Animal Park that would house snakes, iguanas, tortoises and a bearded dragon. The building was sponsored by Corporate Construction of Auburn, Indiana. Jeff Bowser and the team at Arrow Fence in Fort Wayne made generous donations of wood fence panels.
The United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots held their 60th annual toy drive, collecting at Fort Financial Credit Union. Coordinator Barry Yeakel was amazed at the generosity of the community.
Dustin and Brandalyn Frain announced the birth of their daughter, Alanna Michelle.
Ten Years Ago
Three men from Fort Wayne were charged in connection with the murder of James Piatt, who was found in a cornfield in the rural Churubusco area. Charges were filed by the Whitley County Prosecutor’s office against Christopher Hovis, Benjamin Hovis and Ronrico Hatch. Two of the men, Hatch and Christopher Hovis, were also connected to the death of Cheri Sue Hartman.
Whitley County surpassed economic growth investment expectations for the sixth consecutive year. The investment in Whitley County for 2002 was $36 million.
Students of first grade teachers Helen Laws, Linda Landram and Linda Smith saved their money, donated it and went shopping for a family of five that they had adopted.
Dale and Lois Hull celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at St. James Restaurant in Avilla.
25 Years Ago
A wind storm, with winds up to 60 miles per hour, downed power lines and trees throughout northeast Indiana.
The Churubusco Chamber re-elected three current members and elected two new members. Newly elected were Charles Ashcroft and Jerry Schaper. Re-elected were Linda Reiling, Gary Wright and Chuck Jones.
The Town Board established the pay scale for all town employees for 1988. Full-time employees began at $10,932.77 per year or $5.23 an hour and went up to $21,321.41 per year or $10.25 per hour.
The highway department expressed little hope in installing a traffic light at the Dana and Bluffton Rubber Company entrance.
Dave and Sarah Garman announced the birth of their son, Kyle Joseph.
50 Years Ago
No paper published this week.