Five Years Ago
Over 50 campers at Chain O’Lakes State Park had a chance to meet Smokey Bear and hear his message on fire prevention.
Mahle celebrated five years of Zero Lost Time Accidents.
The State of Indiana had plans to restructure and reform State Government. One of the things being looked into was the consolidation of public libraries. A Stop the Consolidation petition was being circulated and would be presented to the Local Government Reform Committee.
A newly organized law enforcement group was sponsoring the Haunted Jail at Albion’s Old Jail Museum.
Ten Years Ago
A Special Session of the Indiana General Assembly increased state sales tax to six percent effective December 1.
Parkview Whitley Hospital announced that David Lieb, MD, joined their medical staff.
Almost 25 years after the Giang family arrived in America from Vietnam, they returned to Churubusco for the Blue River Church of the Brethren’s 150 year anniversary celebration. The church congregation sponsored the family. The father and two sons came first, then a little more than two years later the rest of the family arrived. Seeking a warmer climate, the family moved to Garland, Texas.
The number of cases of West Nile virus in Indiana continued to rise, the count was at 204.
The South Whitley Public Library was ranked Number 1 in the nation in the October edition of American Libraries.
Matthew and Angela Blair announced the birth of their daughter, Magdelyn Rose.
25 Years Ago
Deanna Delanoy was the 1988 Homecoming Queen at CHS. CHS Junior Class won the float competition in the Homecoming Parade.
Churubusco Town Board of Trustees passed a recommendation to increase insurance coverage on various town structures. Total coverage for town structures went from $568,893 to $1,330,700. The annual premium increased from $2,640 to $4,444.
“The Miracle Worker” was the fall presentation of the Churubusco Fine Arts Productions. Helen Keller was portrayed by Amy Amber and Annie Sullivan was Amy Snyder.
Citizen’s National Bank kicked off Churubusco’s participation in Whitley County United Way Campaign. The goal for Churubusco was $9,725.
Ralph and Eloise Juillerat celebrated their golden anniversary with an open house.
50 Years Ago
Boy Scout Explorer Post 88 joined about 220 Boy Scouts and 40 Scoutmasters at the fall camporee of the Tomahawk Boy Scout District at South Whitley. The boys heard C.N. Scott relate the local Indian history and the adventures of Little Turtle.
The Churubusco Town Board issued a warning against blocking alleys in town.
The average 1961 net farm income of 504 Indiana farmers who kept records with Purdue University’s agricultural department was $11,642 compared to $10,868 in 1960.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Furnas celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by entertaining guests.
“Bird Man of Alcatraz,” starring Burt Lancaster, was showing at the Columbia Theater.
Myers Food Center specials were 10 pounds of potatoes for 59¢, lean ground beef at 49¢ a pound and four pounds of Jonathan apples for 39¢.