Five Years Ago
The Churubusco Eagle Football team, with a 7-0 record, was ranked fourth in the IHSAA Coaches Polls in Class 1-A.
Indiana Michigan Power was offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information resulting in the arrest and conviction of persons stealing or vandalizing utilty equipment. The reward was because of an increase in metal theft from utility property.
John Green was presented with the John Whiteleather, Jr. Chairman’s Award during the Thomas Marshall Dinner. He received the award for his significant contribution of time, talent and treasures from the Whitley County Democratic Party.
Willis and Margery Friskney celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at Don Hall’s Guest House.
Ten Years Ago
Dena Jacquay was named Director of Human Resources for Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Parkview Whitley Hospital celebrated the opening of its new emergency department with an open house for business and community leaders. The emergency department served about 1,000 people a month at that time.
This year marked the 100th birthday of 4-H in the United States.
State health officials identified an Allen County individual as the fifth possible West Nile virus death in Indiana.
Fourteen contestants were vying for the title of Whitley County’s Junior Miss on Saturday. Three were from Churubusco. They were Amber Dafforn, Missy Shiriaev and Amanda Salesman.
Clarence and Ruth Resler would celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.
25 Years Ago
C & R Shoes, after 15 years of business, closed their doors. Chuck Ternet said the business had been for sale for a couple of years. After his sister, Janice, joined the Air Force, he began losing interest in the business. He planned to join the ministry.
An estimated five pounds of chlorine gas escaped a 150 pound cylinder at the Wastewater Plant. The accident was due to a faulty control valve. Four men were treated and released from Whitley County Memorial Hospital.
Both the Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support teams for the Whitley County EMS won first place in the state-wide Annual Governor’s Cup Competition. Members were Ned Gatchell, Fritz Martin, Don Amber and Gene Hicks.
50 Years Ago
Agricultural statisticians at Purdue estimated the production of fresh vegetables in Indiana as of September first. Watermelon production expected to total 105 million pounds, tomatoes, 3,520,000 pounds and cabbage, 27,300 pounds.
Sunday was World Wide Communion. For over 20 years, thousands of Protestant Churches joined on the first Sunday of October to observe the sacrament of Holy Communion.
The 1962 United Fund drive was underway with a goal of $2,125 for Churubusco.
Roscoe Hyndman and Roger Stampe’s names were drawn to take part in the 1962 deer hunt at Crane Naval Ammunition Depot and Camp Atterbury.
The Reverend Russell Brunt, Nazarene teacher and missionary, returned from Trinidad, where he had been since 1957. He shared his message and experiences at the local Nazarene Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Geiger announced the birth of their daughter, Connie Louise.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Flickinger announced the birth of their son, Seth Eric.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Harroff announced the birth of their daughter, Vicki Lynn.