Looking Back – May 3

Jim Ruble shows his wife, right, which spot of ground is theirs on a scale drawing of the six acres open for garden renting. Watching is Mrs. Robert Niemoeller, originator of the “rent-a-garden” idea at the southeast corner of the Columbus Industrial Park on the Niemoeller’s property.

From The Republic archives


Crooners for CASA, a fundraising event to support Columbus-based nonprofit Advocates for Children, drew a sold-out crowd and generated about $40,000 in donations. More than 200 people packed the Mill Race Center to see five groups of performers and vote for their favorites.


The sounds of the ’50s and ’60s filled Mill Race Park when singer Bobby Vee brought his tunes to the 13th annual Hospice of South Central Indiana/Arvin Foundation concert.


Mary Ann Meyer was named valedictorian of the Class of 1974 at Hauser High School in Hope, with Cynthia Hull named salutatorian. Other students ranked in the Top 10 were Natalie Scheidt, Janice Finke, Irma McQueen, Floyd Rutan, Teresa Tedder, Kevin Lashley, Dawn Weeks and Leland Ramsey.