One year ago

Amy Johns was named development director of Passages Inc.

Churubusco’s Town Council made the decision to create an additional police officer position beginning in 2020. The position would help reduce part-time wages and keep the schedule filled.

Kallene Pepple took over as head coach of Churubusco’s girls basketball team.

The town of Churubusco took its next steps toward a potential sewer project south of the town limits. The project would provide sewer service to several residents in need, and town officials felt the project could encourage residential growth that would benefit the town as a whole.

5 years ago

Churubusco town council members were not excited about the county’s plan for a new income tax. Council president Mark Pepple voted against the local option income tax, which would net about $87,000 for the town but tax about $2.50 per every $1,000 earned by residents.

Teachers at Smith-Green Community Schools would get a 1.85% salary increase for the next two years, according to the directives of the new contract.

The Churubusco Public Library hosted its first annual Churubusco Fine Arts Festival outside the library on Mulberry Street, organized by Shanna Fleetwood.

20 years ago

Ralph and Betty Whaley celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary.

Whitley County Memorial Hospital gave three scholarships to local students, including Columbia City’s Jessica Whaley, Churubusco’s Audrey Comparet and Whitko’s Rachel Lehman. The scholarships were $1,000 each for the students who were pursuing careers in the health care field.

Churubusco Middle School students presented Whitley Superior Court Judge Michael Rush with a plaque of appreciation for his commitment to Whitley County youth. He had been responsible for brining Law Day to CMS 8th graders for the previous four years.

Three Whitley County EMS paramedics, Mark People, Michelle Hoskins and Tim Trimmer, were to compete in the William H. Shearer Invitational Advanced and Basic Life Support Competition in Orlando against 59 other EMS teams from around the world.

Chuck Jones was the recipient of the Churubusco Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year award. Non-Rotarian of the Year was Shelia Strumb. Dr. Kim Saydak was the incoming president.

50 years ago

Two local Methodist churches planned a vote on whether or not to unite. The Faith United Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Methodist Church called for annual church conferences to be held, where leaders would hold a vote for the two Churubusco churches.

Gene Willis won the runner-up plaque in the championship tournament at Eel River Golf Course and Dan Imbody was club champion.

Jerry Partin was named to the 1970 Allen County Athletic Conference Summer Baseball All-Star Team as an all-star infielder. Gary Byrd, Steve Cassidy and Dennis Konger were given honorable mentions.

Ball Furniture was selling bedroom suites for $198, mattresses for $127, sleep loungers for $208 and sofas for $149.

The E.U.M. Nursery School in Churubsvco had 50 students enrolled, an increase over previous years.

Completion plans for the use of a new portable building at Churubusco High School were discussed by the school board. The building would sit on the east side of the school near the football field to be used as an administrative office.

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Frazier announced the birth of a son, Scott Eugene.

More than 300 people attended the Homecoming ceremony at Churubusco High School, according to Leonard Hazen, past president of the organization.

Shelton’s IGA was selling Hershey’s chocolate syrup for 23 cents a bottle, Fould’s noodles for 19 cents a package, celery for 29 cents per stalk, a container or Miracle Whip for 49 cents, a five-pound bag of grapefruit for 69 cents and beef rib steaks for 99 cents a pound.

Mr. and Mrs. John Flory announced their 25th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gloyd announced the birth of a daughter, Angela Lee.

Mr. and Mrs. James Allen Smith announced the birth of a daughter, Tina Marie.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fletter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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