Pat Esslinger is the first female commander of American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco. She was named to the post alongside fellow legionnaires Ron Kizer, Scott Royer, Tom McAtee, Dave Vaughn, Jean Harter and Thomas Garrison.

Blaire Foote and Nate Konger won the Indiana State FFA Welding Contest.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School FFA members Blaire Foote and Nate Konger were named state champions in the Indiana FFA Welding Contest.

In the this particular contest, only two individuals can make up a team. Konger lead the way, placing first individually in the state out of 125 top welders from across Indiana.

Foote placed 12th individually, giving the two-person team what it needed to secure a victory.

Both Knoger and Foote will be honored and receive awards as they walk the stage at the Indiana State FFA Convention in June.

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