Newly elected Churubusco Town Council members were sworn in on New Year’s Day at the Whitley County Court House. They were Council workers Alan Malcolm, Mark Pepple and Frank Kessler. Madalyn Sade-Bartl was sworn in as Clerk-Treasurer.
Curves of Churubusco reinvented itself as a “Curves Complete” Club. Now it had it all, diet, exercise and motivation. Curves was the only place to get all three.
Five Years Ago
Winners of the 16th Annual Churubusco News Decorating Contest were announced. First place was awarded to Wayne Krider, second place went to the Jason Bonar family and third place winners were the Keith Bair family.
The Churubusco area was in need of EMT volunteers to serve the community. There were 10 medics serving the Churubusco area, including Smith Township and parts of Allen and Noble counties.
Due to bad weather, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” was rescheduled to January 6.
Employees of Parkview Whitley in the 2nd Annual Food Drive collected nearly 400 food items that went to the four Whitley County food banks. In addition, various departments of Parkview Whitley had giving projects. The Family Birthing Center donated baby items to B.A.B.E. The Medical/Surgery Department provided gifts to families of jail inmates.
Ten Years Ago
The Churubusco Town Council passed an ordinance that gave town employees a four percent raise for 2003.
Whitley County Commissioners voted to close a portion of C.R. 700E near the new SDI steel mill. SDI requested a small portion be closed to locate rail spurs to connect to prospective businesses.
For the second consecutive year, vandals hit the same family. Someone slashed the new trampoline and shot arrows into the above ground pool. Someone had slashed the trampoline the year before. The family just replaced it without filing a police report. A report was filed this time and law officials were asking for information regarding the vandalism.
Hundreds of lawyers around the state announced they would be manning telephones and staffing community centers on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to answer Hoosiers’ legal questions free of charge.
25 Years Ago
After 17 years of service to Tri-County Publishing, Inc., Cecil Trowbridge retired. He worked as a camera and darkroom specialist.
Amy Woods was chosen D.A.R. Good Citizen to represent Churubusco High School.
Department of Natural Resources Director, Jim Redenour, reported the 1987 deer harvest was 14 percent higher then the record breaking 1986 total.
Citizens wishing to contact their local legislators during the 1988 season could now call a toll free number.
Stan and Doris Horne entered a gingerbread house at the “Festival of Gingerbread.” There were approximately 140 entries in four categories. The Hornes won first place in the Professional division.
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Mort celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house.
50 Years Ago
The new 1963 license plates went on sale this week. There was a new numbering system in which the two-number prefix identified the county and the letter identified the branch.
Churubusco would net $17,692.25 in the December distribution of taxes.
Whitley County’s business activity slipped some in 1962 according to Dun & Bradstreet. Manufacturers numbered 323 compared to 345 the year before. Churubusco lost nine businesses, slipping from 62 to 53.
Window clerks at the Churubusco Post Office greeted patrons in new uniform jackets.
Edgar Clingerman announced the opening of his accounting office at his home.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Leazier announced the birth of their son, James Ernest.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Treager announced the birth of their son, Robert Chance.
Mr. and Mrs. William Fletcher announced the birth of their son, Tony Neal.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Balmer announced the birth of their daughter, Lisa Gale.