Looking Back – Feb. 3

Members of the sixth grade at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church at 27th Street and Home Avenue, rehearse the play they would present during a 10th anniversary celebration on Feb. 2, 1974. Depicting laying of the church cornerstone are, from left in back, David Kerns, Mark Staublin, Steve DeHart, Todd Baker, Ed Stout and Robert Copple; in front, Julius Perr, left, and Bryan Hayes.


The 24th annual Taste of Chocolate fundraiser at the FairOaks Mall attracted around 2,000 people with its more than 30 vendors selling pies, cakes, cookies, torts and other chocolate treats. The fundraiser generated several thousand dollars to benefit Reading Is Fundamental and Youth Leadership Bartholomew County.


The City of Columbus recognized its “unsung heroes,” who ranged from Jeanne Carteaux, city clerk-treasurer, to the city services crew members who braved snow and ice to ensure city residents’ trash could be picked up.


Columbus North High School students participated in a salesmanship class taught by Barbara Snyder. The class included eight- to 12-minute demonstrations graded by Snyder and critiqued by classmates.