1 year ago

The Churubusco Youth Foundation met its funding goal for a new playground in Churubusco Community Park, exceeding its $25,000 matching grant goal.

The Louisiana Stars drum and bugle corps stopped in Churubusco on their way to Sheffield, Penn. The Stars consisted of 127 members who practiced at Churubusco High School during their stop.

Jeff Schenher won his class at the Fort Wayne Region Sports Car Club of America autocross held at the Memorial Coliseum’s parking lot.

There were 154 cars from 30 cities across Indiana and Michigan in the annual Junior Achievement Car Show in downtown Columbia City.

10 years ago

Smith-Green School Board member Brandon Almas turned in his resignation. He was the second board member in two months to announce resignation. Almas, the youngest board member in Churubusco history at age 18, said he was leaving to finish his schooling.

Brock Egolf received grand champion, supreme champion and reserve grand champion in the dairy show at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

The annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition was planned for mid-August at Columbia City High School.

Thomson GM in Columbia City was selling a 2008 Chevrolet Impala LT for $16,200 and a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS for $16,900.

James Lewis Guiff was the last known living alumnus from the Churubusco High School Class of 1928.

15 years ago

John and Rosalie Rosenogle celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

At the Whitley County 4-H Fair, James Workman won grand champion for his woodworking project, a grandfather clock, and also won grand champion in shooting sports. He was named the senior showman in dairy steer feeder calf as well.

25 years ago

Neighbors and friends of the Parker family tied yellow ribbons to their trees and car antennas to show support for Gavin Parker, 20, who was sentenced to four years in prison for fatally shooting his brother-in-law, Bradley England, 25, of Churubusco. England was seen peering through a window at the Parker residents. When Parker and his father ran after him, Parker attempted to shoot at the unknown man’s legs, but instead shot him in the back and killed him.

The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce was hosting a contest for citizens to design a summer street banner to be displayed on Main Street in Churubusco.

Jesse and Martha Roberson were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

50 years ago

Despite the remarks about the “failure” of the pool project in Churubusco, many argued that it wasn’t “sunk” yet. About 140 people expressed support for the pool, with a goal of 250 to move forward with funding construction.

The Turtle Days Association gave back $12,000 to the town for the betterment of the Churubusco Community over the previous years. In 1961, Turtle Days money was used to purchase land from Wesley Roberson for the park, totaling $1,500.

Joe Huntsman, agriculture teacher for Smith-Green Community Schools, attended the State Vocational Education Conference at Ball State University.

Dick Crampton, CHS varsity football coach, reported the Eagle gridders were hard at work getting ready for their upcoming season, with 28 boys working out twice a day.

Mr. and Mrs. James Curry announced the birth of a daughter, Catherine Ann.

Mr. and Mrs. Monte Gaff announced the birth of a son, Noel Jefferson.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bloom announced the birth of a daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thompson announced the birth of a son, Larry Eugene Jr.

Linda Sue Cole and Michael Barker were named king and queen of the Noble County Fair.

Contracts for fuel oil for heating and gasoline for school buses were awarded by the school board. Fisher Oil Company was the winning bidder at 22.9 cents per gallon for gasoline for the buses.

A campaign goal of $38,645 was set for the Whitley County United Fund, announced by David Martin, UF president. Martin also announced that Rex Schrader, Columbia City realtor, would serve as the 1968 campaign chairman.

The Churubusco Super Dollar offered rib pork chops for 79 cents per pound, two dozen of eggs for 89 cents, three one-pound packages of frozen vegetables for $1, a head of lettuce for 19 cents and five one-pound cans of pineapple for $1.

It was “Melon Days” at Conoco. One could purchase a 20-25-pound watermelon for 49 cents if he or she purchased eight gallons of gasoline.