Residents at Parkside Court were treated to a Valentine surprise when several local firefighters arrived by fire truck, before dancing with residents to some classic tunes. Enrichment coordinator Courtney Bell and staff members came up with the idea as a way for the residents, 90% of whom were women, to all participate in a Valentine’s Dance.
Southside Elementary School students acted as reporters and staged a press conference during “Edison Alive,” one of the Indiana Humanities Council’s History Alive! programs. Thomas Edison, played by Hank Finken of Indianapolis, was brought to life along with Henry Ford and Francis Yale.
Columbus resident and Indiana State Trooper Donald Spurgeon was named the Exchange Club Officer of the Year for 1974 during a banquet at the Donner Center. The banquet was a highlight of National Crime Prevention Week in Bartholomew County.