Looking Back – April 10

With the block-long expanse of The Commons area of Courthouse Center in the background, Ruth Sulke, a Columbus visitor from Hong Kong, explains one of the 11 floral and foliage arrangements she demonstrated in a program on ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, on April 10, 1974.

From The Republic archives


The Columbus Fire Department used thermal imaging cameras to locate and rescue Dylan the cat, who got himself stuck in the ceiling of his owners’ house. The cat, who belonged to Dave and Barb Kromphardt, had crawled into the house’s wall where their new shower was being installed.


Three Columbus students, George McAleese from St. Bartholomew Catholic School, Alden Oaks from Central Middle School, and Sydney Hatten from Northside Middle School, competed in the Indiana Geography Bee at IUPUI. McAleese advanced to the final round of 10 students.


The Card and Gift Gallery, owned by Jack Karhs and H.C. Elliot of Indianapolis, opened as the Courthouse Center’s 14th business. The store featured cards from American Greetings and Gibson, as well as candles, party goods, glassware and clocks.