Five Years Ago
The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce presented Chris Tomlinson, owner of Gonink, with the Business of the Year Award. He created the Chamber’s website and helped design promotional material for the Chamber.
The Churubusco football team won the IHSAA Class 1A Regional Championship, defeating the Triton Trojans 28-14. They advanced to Semi-State where they would meet the defending state champs from Sheridan.
An analysis by Indiana Chamber of Commerce Political Director, Michael Davis, revealed 38.1 percent of incumbent mayors lost in Tuesday’s election. Of Indiana’s 119 cities, more than half of the city halls would have new mayors.
The soup kitchen, a mission of the United Methodist Church, delivered sixty-two meals during the first week of delivery.
Ten Years Ago
Mike and Bonnie Hazen were named Churubusco’s Citizens of the Year by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce. Churubusco Medic 21 was named Group of the Year and Eel River Golf Course was the 2002 Business of the Year.
Dozens of businesses were damaged and five Ohio people were killed when a fast moving cold front swept though Northern Indiana and Ohio.
Drew Childs was cast as James Keller in the production of “The Miracle Worker” at Taylor University.
The Churubusco Masons were sponsoring the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner.
A Noble County jury delivered a guilty verdict in the murder trial against Donald Houser in the suffocating death of 86-year-old Julie Gaerte.
Christopher and Melissa Stucker announced the birth of their daughter, Molly Jane.
Cindy Raker announced the adoption of her son, Dakota Aleksander.
25 Years Ago
The Whitley County United Way campaign had reached 93 percent of their goal with $102,661 collected.
The Churubusco Town Board approved the purchase of a trench box for town employees. Jack Burks, Town Manager, recommended the purchase for the safety of town employees.
“The Miracle Worker” was presented in the Jason Smith Auditorium at CHS.
Employees from the company, Mr. Sandman, had been sandblasting and painting many of the buildings in Churubusco.
Dick and Millie Troyer deeded 100 acres of virtually untouched land on St. Joseph Island, Canada to Marion College.
Cliff and Laura Cornewell announced the birth of their son, Justin Robert.
50 Years Ago
A 40 by 60 foot, concrete block research building for Indiana University, would be constructed at Crooked Lake, north of Columbia City, under a new grant of $126,500 from the National Science Foundation.
Dan “Hoss” Blocker, star of the “Bonanza” TV show, had a teacher- student reunion with Lloyd Hawkins of LaOtto. “Hoss” was a student of Hawkins in Reserve Officers Training School at Texas Military Institute.
Whitley County’s Neighborhood Extension Organizations honored their members with Producers of the Year Awards. Russell Johnson was selected as Swine Producer of the Year, and Guy Jagger was named Outstanding Beef Producer.
A total of 1,363 teacher-parent visitations were made in the week’s “open house,” according to Principals Jason Smith and Clare Alexander.
Lee Gorby, third grade CES student, was selected for top honors in the community’s summer reading program, sponsored by the Woman’s Cultural Club. He received a $1 prize from the Truth and a free book.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Harris celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.