Five Years Ago
Vinyl Designs and Photo Expressions opened their doors just north of Turtle Town Plaza. Fox Tires had also moved to this location. Jeremy and Marie Fox and Dennis and Nancy Duggan worked diligently to restore the property for their businesses.
Sheridan ended Churubusco’s football season at Semi-State with a score of 48-13.
The teachers at Smith-Green had been working without a contract for 18 months. There was no progress in negotiations. A mediator had been called in to listen to both sides and help settle the dispute.
The Town Council voted to approve a waiver of non-compliance for C & A Tool. Although they were receiving tax abatements for the next ten years, they were also adding jobs at a high rate. Since July of 2005, the number of employees went from 280 to 426.
K & K Video and Books were celebrating their 10th anniversary with free refreshments, surprises and special prices.
Brandon and Jalynn Chordas announced the birth of their daughter, Addison Lane.
Ten Years Ago
Gretchen Meinzen was the winner of the Fox 55 Coloring Contest. Her artwork would be featured on the Fox 55 2003 Community Calendar.
Chicago celebrated 25 years of hosting the Chicago Marathon. Among the 37,000 runners was Kermit Hogeston of Churubusco. He completed the race in three hours, 32 minutes and placed 804th out of 3,580 men between the ages of 30 and 34. His over-all placement was 4,667th out of 31,108 runners who finished the race.
Health insurance cost for Town employees would see an 18 percent increase for 2003.
Jim and Mary Jane Earnhart celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
Dennis and Janice Ott celebrated their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Mark and Kimberly Pranger announced the birth of their son, Gavin Michael.
Brad Darland and Tiffany Gordon announced the birth of their daughter, Faith Kay.
Michael and Schaun Resler announced the birth of their son, Alan Michael.
Nick and Krista Brandt announced the birth of their son, Kyle Jackson
25 Years Ago
Whitley County United Way exceeded the 1987 goal of $110,000. The total collected was $123,560. Churubusco collected $10,962, exceeding the goal of $9,725.
Smith-Green School Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a new telephone system but tabled the request for the purchase of 17 new computers.
Cindy Barkdull, a pharmacist at Hooks Drugs in Churubusco, joined 39 other pharmacists on a week long trip to Bavaria for winning the “Very Important Pharmacists II” Sweepstakes.
Renee Bonar earned the International Buckskin Horse Championship and R.O. M. Championship with her horse Mitzie-Jo-Redford.
Thomas Jay Denistan was the newly assigned Conservation Officer in Whitley County.
Egolf’s IGA featured Thanksgiving Butterball Turkeys for 89¢ a pound.
50 Years Ago
Sugar Grove Church of God held a revival titled “A Living Message for a Dying World,” featuring Dr. Alvin Link.
CHS Music Department performed its first public concert under new director Harold Long on Sunday afternoon. Long said it was the first of what he planned to be a monthly event.
A polio chapter was organized for Noble County. Noble County had four patients receiving treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hursh celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knafel celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Grable celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Bradenton, Florida.
Birth announcements this week were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bianski, a son, Ralph Nicholas; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Parish, a son, Monte Duane; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Adkins, their daughter, Edna Teresa and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Evard, their son, Paul Eugene.