Looking Back – Nov. 29

Laurence Alexander, right, head of a firm coordinating the development of downtown Columbus, talks with Carl Miske, chairman of the mayor’s task force on total downtown development, prior to a morning meeting at city hall in 1973.

From The Republic archives


Columbus East High School students filled the school’s gym with cheers to give the football team a spirited sendoff before the Olympians went up against perennial standout Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger in the Class 4A state championship at Lucas Oil Stadium.


Indiana was among the top 10 states nationally for church arsons.


With only two days remaining before the Dec. 1 campaign deadline, the Bartholomew County United Way was at 93.4% of their goal.