Looking Back, Nov. 1, 2023

After winning a theater weekend in New York City in a contest sponsored by Columbus Arts Guild in 1973, Mr. and Mrs. O.R. Olson of Franklin Street, seated, were shown travel brochures by Rovene Quigley, left, president of the guild, and Marcia McKay, an Irwin Union Bank travel representative.

From The Republic archives

Nov. 11


The newly renovated gymnasium at Foundation for Youth reopened with a Biddy Basketball tournament and a free-throw shooting contest.


An anthrax scare, determined to be a hoax, closed the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Seymour for about two hours.


Local firms, including Cummins Engine Co., Hamilton-Cosco and Arvin Industries, lowered thermostats in anticipation of a predicted fuel shortage, the all-night floodlights at Bartholomew County Courthouse were turned off at 11 p.m. each night and an “energy crisis” committee was organized to bring together governmental leaders, spokesmen for the fuel industry, utilities personnel and hospital representatives.