Looking Back – May 1

Northside students gather around Craig VanNatta as he plays on a set of drums at the junior high school on May 1, 1974. The boy’s exhibition of drum playing was part of a crafts and hobby show sponsored by Northside for students and the general public.

From The Republic archives


Ceraland Park opened to the general public for the first time to generate additional revenue. Annual memberships became available for everyone, but Cummins employees still received generous discounts.


Senior Services of Bartholomew County, Area XI Agency on Aging and Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce directed the second annual Senior Expo. Among the expo’s more popular features was a segment on antiques, and the area’s Older Hoosiers of the Year were recognized.


Boy Scout Pack 501 of First Lutheran Church held its annual Pinewood Derby at the church. Kenny Patton won the race, Greg Martin finished second, Mike O’Brien was third and Brian Hall was fourth.