Looking Back – July 2

Balloon pilot and owner Chris Raskob, left, controls the burner in June 2014, as he takes up riders for a view over the Columbus Municipal Airport during Aviation Day.

From The Republic archives


Columbus North High School junior tennis player Aditya Mantri launched the first Indiana location of ACEing Autism, a tennis clinic aimed at helping autistic children improve their motor and social skills, as well as hand-eye coordination. North tennis coach Kendal Hammel and Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. autism coordinator Nancy Connor worked with Mantri to develop the program and communicate with parents.


The Sun and Fun Playhouse, designed and built by Jennings County High School’s industrial technology class for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), was on display at FairOaks Mall. The playhouse was set to be raffled to help raise money for the third annual CASA for Kids Playhouse fundraiser.


A Native American archaeological dig site near the Cummins Engine Co. warehouse near South Marr Road was opened to the public for limited viewing. Teams of Indiana University professors and students uncovered two nearly complete skeletons and some beads.