Looking Back – July 3

William Norman of Columbus, left, a former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, stands with Admiral Elmo Zumwalt on July 2, 1974, after Zumwalt gave Norman the Legion of Merit award for his work in minority affairs while in the Navy.

From The Republic archives


Columbus native Caitlin Smith made her local directing debut with the Mill Race Players’ production of “The Wind in the Willows.” The century-old story from Kenneth Grahame features four animal friends serving as symbols of rural, British people.


Local men Steve Fisher and Mike Riley Sr., who were part of Promise Keepers, an international Christian men’s organization, sponsored a rally and cookout at the Community Church of Columbus as a preview to their conference on July 10 at Indianapolis’ RCA Dome.


Columbus was the leading city is the state, outside of Indianapolis, in contributions to the operating fund campaign of the Indianapolis Museum of Art for the second year in a row. Gifts from Columbus totaled $12,049.