November 7, 2012

Five Years Ago

The CHS Football Team celebrated its Sectional Championship after defeating Adams Central 17-14.  They now would face the Triton Trojans.

In the municipal elections, the top three for Town Council were Frank Kessler, Vivian Rosswurm and John Hart.  Geri Johnson was Clerk-Treasurer.

New member Nicole Singer, was welcomed to the Churubusco Rotary Club.

“The Unusual Suspects” was the fall show of the CHS Find Arts Department

Whitley County EMS Department, in cooperation with the Churubusco Fire Department, was hosting two open houses. Guests would tour the station; learn about emergency practices and information on EMT training classes.

UPS announced an expansion of its packaging hub in Fort Wayne, creating 25 new jobs.

Scott and Dena Jacquay announced the birth of their son, Logan Wade.

Ten Years Ago

The General Election turn-out in Whitley County was 45%.

Keith Wyss and Ned Egolf secured the two at-large Smith-Green School Board seats.

Road crews finished up the Line Street project.  New water lines, loops and road resurfacing took several weeks to finish.

Local runner Patrick Gross was a participant in the Chicago Marathon where he finished 497th out of 31,108 runners.

Churubusco Fine Arts Department’s fall play was “Clean Slate.”

Pit Stop Pizza, owned by Chad Brenneke, treated free slices of pizza during trick or treat. In two hours, 460 slices were handed out.

Adam Lich was invited to join a team of cross country athletes from forty states to participate in the famous San Silvestre de Barcelona Race.

Tom and Lois Cormany celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.

Bret and Kari Anderson announced the birth of their son, Maxton Lee. 

25 Years Ago

Many residents noticed the Indiana University insignia north of town on U.S. 33. The I.U. pond, owned by James Williams, was reported to house minnows.

This week’s Churubusco Truth was the last week to be a tab size newspaper. It was changing to the standard size because the column format was easier to read.

The Whitley County United Way campaign had reached 78 percent of their goal.

Don Runyan was named Account Manager for the Columbia City and LaGrange districts of United Telephone of Indiana.

Everett and Aldena Harris celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.

Lewis and Janet Telschow celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Dan and Cindy Nestel announced the birth of their daughter, Emily Suzanne.

Bill and Pam Fogle announced the birth of their son, Zachary Phillip.

Gene and Carolyn Tope announced the birth of their son, Andrew Jordan.

Wayne and Holly Gibson announced the birth of their daughter, Christy Lyn.

50 Years Ago 

Whitley County voters defeated the proposed school re-organization by a hefty 2-1 margin.

Diane Graft was named third alternate for a trip to Miami Beach in the Purdue Apple Pie contest.

Harold McCoy, Vice President of McCoy’s Churubusco Lumber Company, attended the annual convention of National Retail Lumber Dealers in Chicago.

Fall fishing in northeastern Indiana received a boost with the release of 7,200 rainbow trout.  Lake Gage received 2,000, South Twin Lake and Pretty Lake each received 2,000 and Oliver Lake was stocked with 1,200.

The 1962 United Fund drive was at 33 percent of their goal.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gordon announced the birth of Zania Lee.

Mr. and Mrs. Galen Gilbert announced the birth of Michael William.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gatwood announced the birth of Mark Allen.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baughman announced the birth of Marla Jean.

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