Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was the featured speaker at the Whitley County Republican Breakfast.
The Smith-Green Board elected Cathy Petrie as Board President.
Emanuel Geiger celebrated his 100th birthday with an open house in his honor at the Churubusco Nazarene Church.
Impact CNC, LLC, a production machining company, announced plans to establish a new facility in Gateway Park in Whitley County.
Five Years Ago
John Hart resigned his duties of Town Marshal. Hart won a seat on the Town Council and decided to step down as Marshal. He would stay on as a deputy.
Flooding forced some town residents to evacuate their homes. Sandbagging crews were called to the scene. Record setting temperatures, melting snow and heavy rains, contributed to the flooding. Schools were delayed due to high water on many area roads.
Emanuel Geiger celebrated this 96th birthday with a card shower.
The Mark Pletcher family moved into the fourth Habitat home built in Churubusco.
Charles and Lois Shively celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Justus and Brandy Erwin announced the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Ray.
James and Meghan Wilkins announced the birth of their son, Joseph Frank.
Michaela Geiger and Jerry Agler announced the birth of their son, Colton James.
Ten Years Ago
Ike Younis was the first place winner of the annual Churubusco News Christmas Decorating Contest. Priscilla Andrews took second place and the Ken Bohde family took third place. Salesman & Son Trucking won the Most Original prize with their decorated dump truck and loader.
Aaron Lee, an eighth grader at CMS, made it to the 2002-2003 NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick National Finals. Three and a half million kids competed, but only 32 made it. The competition would be the next Saturday prior to the AFC Divisional Play-off Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans.
CMS students Andy Schemm and Hillary Newman-Jacobs participated in the 22nd Annual Northeast Indiana All-Region Honor Band at Manchester College.
James and Jana Bolen announced the birth of their son, Samuel Joseph Tyler.
25 Years Ago
Business manager David McComb addressed the School Board about transporting special-ed students to locations throughout Allen County. NW Allen County was unable to help transport students because of an increase in students that filled the busses. The Board approved keeping the old 24-passenger bus and hiring a driver.
The Town Board voted to adopt Ordinance 490 allowing for the construction of improvements to the town’s sewage works and authorizing the issuance of $470,000 in bonds to finance the project.
CHS student Jeff Perlich was listed by the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc., as a top scorer in the state. Perlich had 231 total points, an average of 28.8 per game. His highest scoring game was 44 points. Only four other high school basketball players in the state had higher averages.
A group of concerned citizens met to discuss the planned building of an airport by Marcus Brewer on McDuffee Road. Two attorneys were hired to contest the proposed airport.
50 Years Ago
Miss Jeanne Gross was named Whitley County Winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award.
For the first time, Churubusco State Bank’s assets went over the six million dollar mark.
The New Year’s baby in the Churubusco area was Susan May Helgesen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Helgesen. She was born at 4:11 p.m. on January 1.
There was a delay, that could extend to several weeks, in installing the new mercury-vapor street lights in the downtown area. A spokesman for I & M said the installation was delayed because of the lack of brackets that must be used with the lamps.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wolfe celebrated their golden anniversary with a family dinner at the Beacon Restaurant near Kimmell.
Bacon was 53¢ a pound and milk 69¢ a gallon at Shelton’s IGA.