Looking Back – May 2

Robert Wissman, church maintenance manager, and Katie Tieman reign as King and Queen of the May Festival of the Sewing Circle of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Columbus on May 2, 1974.

From The Republic archives


$2,079 was raised for the Bartholomew County Humane Society during the inaugural “Paws for a Cause” fundraiser at the Central Middle School track. The event allowed people to pay an entry fee to walk their dog around the track, and homemade dog treats and dog-related cookbooks were also available.


Downtown Columbus was filled with glitz and glamor as students arrived for the East-North prom. Students were brought to The Commons in a variety of vehicles, including a horse-drawn carriage, stretch limousines, a semi-truck, antique cars, a tractor and monster trucks.


Members and guests of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Sewing Circle turned the calendar back to the turn of the century with a May Festival program in the church fellowship room. The highlight of the event was the crowning of the May King and Queen, church maintenance manager Robert Wissman and librarian Katie Tieman.