Looking Back – June 28


After many years of “borrowing” storage buildings each year, Columbus Fireman’s Cheer Fund organizers began searching for their own storage and distribution site and a weatherproof semitrailer to stockpile Christmas toys.


More than 3,000 amateur athletes began a weekend of competing in 16 sports at the White River Park State Games Southeast Regional in Columbus.


A Teamsters union representative from Indianapolis was jailed in Columbus overnight on drunk and reckless driving charges after being chased by state police who later found weapons ranging from brass knuckles to a pistol in his car.