Looking Back – August 23

Around Columbus

Aug. 23News around Columbus and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in the pages of The Evening Republican and The Republic 10, 25 and 50 years ago.2005

Operating costs, vandalism, frequent flooding and lower revenues prompted Columbus Parks and Recreation Department to “unplug” the Festival of Lights Winter Park display, maybe for good.


”Dancing With Dinosaurs,” a short story written by Charles Eckert of Columbus, won an international competition for science fiction writing and was chosen for publication in a new book, “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future.”


Burglars broke into Clifty Elementary School, causing an estimated $100 worth of damage and stealing about $100 worth of tools and other school property.