1 year ago

Smith-Green Community Schools’ board members Jeremy Hard, Dean Geiger, Nick Uecker and Luke Gross all had the opportunity to hand their children their diplomas at Churubusco High School’s graduation. All four students — McKenzie Hart, Ashley Uecker, Brein Gross and Bryce Geiger — graduated with honors. Hart was the salutatorian.

After 48 years in the classroom, 34 years of coaching cross country and 28 years as the head girls track coach at Columbia City High School — Bob Fahl retired. He started teaching at the school in 1970.

Camp Whitley was preparing for its 90th season of summer fun and enjoyment.

Ralph Bailey was 2018’s Old Settlers Day president.

10 years ago

C&A Tool Engineering purchased the MAHLE Clevite property to accommodate future company growth. The 330,000 square-foot facility was located on 42 acres at 570 S. Main St. in Churubusco.

Churubusco High School’s Top 10 seniors were: Alayna Skinner, Allison Norris, Tiffany Lefever, Kelsey Gibson, Amanda Hunsberger, Ashley Wallace, Alyssa Carpenter, Kayleigh McClure, Andrew Grawcock and Tom Zumbrun.

Matt and Amanda Dennis announced the birth of their daughter, Caroline Marie.

Diamond One at Churubusco’s Town Park had a new name — Cramer Field, named after Denny Cramer.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new water treatment plant in Churubusco, a $2.5 million project. Present at the ceremony were Town Councilmen Viv Sade and Frank Kessler, and Town Clerk Gerri Johnson.

Jim Hodges, left, was sworn in as a new member of the Churubusco Town Council by Attorney John Whiteleather in 1974. He filled the vacancy left by the death of his father, Ellsworth Hodges. Other members of the board present were, from back left, Dale LeFeer, clerk-treasurer; Brian Weaver, president, and Milo Gray.

15 years ago

The C&A Tool team won Best Decorated Campsite at the Whitley County Relay for Life held at Indian Springs Middle School.

Churubusco High School graduated 91 seniors in the class of 2004.

Paul and Verdonna Konger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Terry and Carolyn Byrd celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, and Mr. and Mrs. Ira Schlotterback are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Megan Daily, daughter of Orissa and Jim Daily, was the valedictorian of Churubusco High School’s class of 2004. Colin Ahlfeld, son of Leslie and Doug, was salutatorian.

25 years ago

Churubusco High School graduated 118 students.

The Eagles’ boys baseball team was sectional champion in Warsaw. Team members were Kyle Geiger, Nick Leitch, Trent Gerig, Eric Dirig, Jason Richards, Ben Miller, Travis Osbun, Todd Fleetwood, Travis Rehrer, Paul Kennerly, Shawn Targgart, Justin Miller, Justin Gaerte, Troy Gaff and Brent Lang.

Smith-Green Community Schools’ board of school trustees voted 5-0 to approve the final drawings for the new middle school submitted by the architectural firm.

Helpline of Whitley County officially opened its phone lines to dispense information to people in emergency situations; referring them to agencies and/or organizations and providing assistance for their particularly needs.

Rachel Eyermann was champion and Sarah Feagles was runner-up in the third-grade spelling bee at Churubusco Elementary School, students of Amy Snyder’s class.

Churubusco senior Cody Hogeston placed seventh in the state finals in pole vault in Indianapolis.

45 years ago

Circuit breaker tax relief, the extra tax relief for low income, over -65 and/or disabled Indiana taxpayers, was available to those who filed claims, according to Revenue Commissioner Donald Clark.

Mike Hazen was the new president of the Churubusco Area Jaycees. Other officers were Lloyd Dubea, Ken Coffin, Stan Schenher, Jack Berryhill and Dennis Lamle.

Churubusco Super Dollar was selling a dozen of eggs for 39 cents, Elf peanut butter for 59 cents, a two-pound box of Velveeta cheese for 99 cents, three loaves of bread for $1 and a 32-ounce jar of Miracle Whip for 58 cents.

Indiana State Police troopers, in response to growing public demand, stepped up enforcement against truckers violating traffic laws on Hoosier highways. According to State Police Superintendent Robert DeBard, troopers arrested 1,712 truck drivers during March 1974 for speeding and other moving violations — more than double the 742 arrests recorded in February.

Culligan in Columbia City was offering its soft water exchange service for $4.25 a month.

Churubusco FFA members Paul Kimmel, Jeff Rosswurm, Steve Earnhart and Bryan Ruckman participated in the State Livestock Judging Contest at Purdue University. They were first in swine judging, fourth in sheep and seventh in beef for an overall ranking of third.