One year ago

Churubusco FFA’s Forestry team of Blaire Foote, Alexis Starkey, Faith Resler and Ben Teague placed first out of 15 teams in the regional senior forestry judging competition.

Five Churubusco band members were selected from 170 applicants to perform at the Indiana Bandmaster’s Association All-District Honor Band event — Marissa Lehman, Kaitlynn Shull, Sam Keily, Ethan Krider and Audrey Orth.

Five years ago

Former Whitley County auditor Jennifer McGuire pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and one count of official misconduct. She was accused of stealing funds from Whitley County and the Indiana County Auditors Association, including misuse of a county credit card for more than $100,000 in personal spending.

The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce had numerous events in the hopper, including a Valentine’s Day bake sale, and a wine and beer tasting event in March.

Churubusco’s boys basketball team won the Northeast Corner conference tournament — their first in history — after defeating Fairfield, Prairie Heights, Westview and Lakeland.

The partners of S&V Liquors found a location for their newest store — right in their hometown. Kenny and Carolyn Bultemeier and their daughter Kristen Holzinger purchased the Ramble Inn restaurant property on south Main Street. They planned to demolish the building and build a new liquor store on the site.

Joe Shively celebrated his 90th birthday.

15 years ago

Extremely foggy weather and icy roads were blamed for a serioes of accidents, including two fatalities, throughout northeast Indiana and Ohio.

Dick and Gladys Cleland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Dylan Jones and Gretchen Meinzen were named the winners of the annual Geography Bee at Churubusco Elementary School.

20 years ago

David Zumbrun, of Smith Township, and Pat Murphy, of Columbia Township, were named Indiana River Friendly Farmers by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation.

Justin Cornewell, a sixth-grade student at Churubusco Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee for a chance to win a $25,000 scholarship.

Nicholas Bianski was the winner of the Churubusco Elementary School spelling bee and Jennifer Thomas was runner-up.

25 years ago

A man received a 120-year sentence for attacking a rural woman in her home on the Whitley/Allen county line. He was sentenced by Whitley County Judge Edward Myers for the event that took place September 1994. The man was convicted of hiding in a barn, sneaking through the back window of a house and attacking the woman while her small child was in its crib.

Smith-Green Community schools received more than $4,000 from the state for academic achievement “beyond the normal expectations.”

Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Hyndman, son of Clarence Hyndman, reported for duty with the 3rd Batttalion.

50 years ago

The Churubusco Town Council re-appointed Raymond Watson as trustee of the Library Board. Other board members were Pauline Clingerman, Frances Ort, Carolyn Wright, Walter Gordon, Inabelle Egolf and Rex Bangs.

Nationally famous “Donkey Basketball” was coming to Churubusco, hosted by the band parents, to bring the famous four-legged court starts to the Churubusco High School gymnasium in a “family night” program.

Mr. and Mrs. John Boggess announced the birth of a son, John Robert.

Shelton’s IGA was selling five pounds of Gold Medal flour for 39 cents, a gallon of low fat dairy milk for 69 cents, six 12-ounce cans of canned pop for 59 cents, ribs for 65 cents a pound and minced ham for 99 cents a pound.

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