1 year ago

A grand re-opening ceremony was held at the Churubusco McDonald’s restaurant after several areas of the restaurant were remodeled.

One of Whitley County’s first cemetery’s, Concord Cemetery, was found in disarray, with several tombstones in poor condition and overgrown grass. Local residents were working on improving the property.

Columbia City government meetings were relocated while City Hall underwent updates and renovations.

Whitko’s softball team won back-to-back sectional titles after defeating Oak Hill in the title game.

Rachel Burkholder was the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center’s featured artist in the organization’s “Focus on the Arts” series for the month of May.

10 years ago

Churubusco captured second place at the global Destination ImagiNation competition at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Alayna Skinner and Allison Norris were named valedictorian and salutatorian of Churubusco High School’s Class of 2009.

Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams advanced 13 people to the regional competition, including Rachel Fehring, Heather Monk, Tiffany LeFever, Brooke Shearer, Peyton Summers, Karston Lehner, Alex Zolman, Zach Armstead, Jordan Hamilton, Travis Knapp, Jeremy Forker, Michael Hall and Brian Trump.

15 years ago

Kelsey Shanabarger, Chloe Kattau, Melissa Bueker, Emily Wyss, Shannon Kuznar, Brianna Wheaton, Cassandra Petrie, Dylan Geiger, Michael Hockerman, Kyle Monk, Justin Norris and Jonathan Hilsmier were honored by local school officials as well as the President of the United States via a congratulatory letter and signed certificate, the Presidential Award.

Don and Joan Bingham celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The top sophomores at Churubusco High School were Matthew Marr and Lindsey Haygood and the top freshmen were Bryan Sims and Kayla Crance.

This 1949 photograph shows the groundbreaking ceremony prior to the construction of the Scout Building in Churubusco Community Park. Participants were, from left: Alva Miller, Abe Nestel, Jerome Krider, Henry Shoda, Marion Mayberry, Donald Mayberry and Guy Gross. Krider was president of the Churubusco Rotary Club when the rite took place, and the building was completed in 1950.

25 years ago

Angela Targgart was valedictorian and Luciana Krawczyk was salutatorian of the Churubusco High School Class of 1994. Targgart finished with a GPA of 10.3 out of 12, and is the daughter of Dan and Cheryl Targgart. She planned to attend Anderson University to major in business.

The Churubusco Rotary Club gave $10,000 in scholarships to Terry LeFever, Amanda Gordon, Josh Tuck and Brian Bair.

Churubusco State Bank pledged to donate $1,000 per year for the next five years to supplement the Health Career Tuition Assistance Program at Whitley County Memorial Hospital.

Churubusco’s baseball team came out on top of the NECC tournament with a 3-2 victory over Eastside.

45 years ago

Whitley County would be represented on a television show called “4-H in Action.” Wayne Rothgeb, farm director, would host two 4-H leaders, six 4-H members and several young musicians from Whitley County. The show would feature a presentation by Ray Zeigler of Smith Township, also Marcia McNagny of Columbia Township would talk about working with cats and Mrs. Gary Deutsch, county cat leader, would also be featured on the subject. Others participating included Mrs. Richard Hoffman, Chris Kitt, Jill Jeffries, Sharyl Cummings, David Geiger, Phil Genth, Liz Berry, Lisa Hamilton and Sheldon Bixler.

Two Churubusco Elementary School teachers, LuAnn Davis and John R. Davis, were chose Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America for 1974. They were nominated by their principal and selected on the basis of their professional and civic achievements.

Former Churubusco resident Darold Tackett was hired as a member of the Churubusco Police Department, replacing Lee Bradley.

Whitko ousted Churubusco in sectional baseball play, 6-3. For the Wildcats, Matt Winger pitched, collected two hits, scored two runs and was credited with an RBI, while Jim Rupley drove in three runs on two hits for the winners.

Bruce Wright received a trophy as MVP of the Churubusco High School golf team during Awards Day ceremonies.

Bangs store was selling panty hose for 84 cents and Bic butane lighters for $1.49.

Shelton’s IGA was selling a pound of Braun-Schweiger for 69 cents, 100 Solo cups for 79 cents, a one-pound roll of Kraft Longhorn cheese for 99 cents and a 28-ounce bottle of Open Pit barbeque sauce for 49 cents.

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Nicole is editor of IN|Whitley County and the Churubusco News. She has a passion for Whitley County and is always open to new story ideas. Contact her at nminier@kpcmedia.com.