Looking Back, Sept. 17, 2023

Nancy McKinney of Columbus, center, talks with Susan Crouch of Edinburgh about their dogs’ chances in the Irish setter conformation class at the 88th All Breed Dog Show in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1973. At far right, Jimmie McKinney gives the coat of the McKinneys’ dog, Kelly, a final once over before competition began.

From The Republic archives

Sept. 17


Inductees of the inaugural Bull Dog Hall of Fame were Columbus High School graduates Ross Barbour, Shirley A. Lyster, William L. “Bill” Stearman, Ray Eddy, Sandra Bridges Newkirk, Robert N. Stewart, W. Paul “Dutch” Fehring, Thomas E. Spurgeon and Charles H. “Chuck” Taylor.


Marion “Shorty” Prather, owner of Shorty’s diner for 52 years, put a “For Sale” sign in front of the business at Sixth and Wilson streets.


Pilot Virginia McKee was second among 52 participants in the Indiana Fairladies air race sponsored annually by the Fairladies Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, a national organization of women pilots.