Looking Back – June 28

Mrs. Clifford Gordon of Columbus sells sugar cakes to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith of Schaefer Lake near Hope at the Moravian Kola Sunday School booth during opening day of the Hope Firemen’s Festival on June 28, 1974.

From The Republic archives


Retired Army Sgt. Roy Lee, his wife, Alicia, and their six children moved to Hope from New Castle when they received a mortgage-free house through the Military Warriors Support Foundation.


10-year pig-showing veteran Annie Lyn Fiesbeck was crowned the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Queen. She presided over a variety of fair activities and competed in the working chute competition with her cows.


Janis Valdmanis of Columbus was named the winner of the color division, animals category of The Republic’s annual photo contest. The winning photo of her cat “won by a whisker” according to the judges.