One year ago
Several local Boy Scouts and their leaders received awards at the annual Lincolnway District Celebration Dinner. Columbia City Troops 3082, 3086, 3088, 3089, 82, 83, 84, 86 and Crew 2084 received the Gold Journey to Excellence award, as well as South Whitley Troop 85.
Columbia City High School’s Fire and EMT programs graduated 11 students.
Indiana State Police Trooper Joe McLauglin went the extra mile in helping a young child after his father was injured in a four-wheeling accident.
Several Whitley County track athletes competed in the state finals in Bloomington, including Churubusco’s Sam Wood, Maggie Burita, Brayden Simmons and Garrett Horn, and Columbia City’s Liam Hesting, Eden Oddou, Gabby Fry, Lauren Keller, Lillian Oddou and Alex Scharpenberg.
Churubusco head wrestling coach Sam Riesen was named East Noble’s head wrestling coach. He had been with Churubusco for 10 years.
10 years ago
C&A Tool Engineering purchased the MAHLE Clevite facility to accommodate future company growth. The company had 530 full-time employees, and the new property was located at 570 S. Main St. in Churubusco.
15 years ago
Jeff and Deena Rosswurm would be features on the HGTV show, “Restore America,” twice in the week to showcase the Edith Wharton home in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. The Rosswurms were Churubusco residents.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home donated a commemorative WWII picture and plaque to the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts during a Memorial Day service held at Eel River Cemetery.
Kevin and Melinda Love announced the birth of their twins, Makayla Kaye and Brock Lewis.
25 years ago
The Whitley County Community Foundation sponsored an organizational meeting of Churubusco community leaders to discuss a partnership between business, education and the community. After discussion, it was decided to appoint a task force and charge members to investigate a mission statement, goals and a possible beginning project.
C&A Tool in downtown Churubusco planned a 25th anniversary open house for the public.
Churubusco’s softball team won the school’s first ever sectional championship with a victory over East Noble.
Tom Smith was the winner of the annual Churubusco News Mushroom contest, winning $25 for the largest mushroom of the season.
Barry Anderson was named an Eagle Scout.
Churubusco senior Cody Hogeston earned a spot in the state track meet, clearing 14 feet in pole vault.
45 years ago
Timothy Shambaugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shambaugh of Columbia City, graduated with high distinction from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He would begin a residency in oral surgery at Marion County General Hospital in July 1974.
Miss Sherry Fulk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Fulk of Churubusco, was selected to represent Indiana and the United States as an International 4-H Youth Exchange student in Finland.
Blue Lake Community Club planned to canvass Churubusco and the Blue Lake area to secure funds for July 4 fireworks. The group also planned a fishing contest, watermelon eating contest and horseshoe pitching event.
Golfers from 12 schools gathered at the Eel River Golf Course for sectional action, hosted by Churubusco High School. East Noble won the championship with 295 total strokes.
Shelton’s IGA was selling chicken breasts for 69 cents a pound, Eckrich Old Fashioned Loaf for $1.29 a pound and a Heinz keg of ketchup for 59 cents.