Looking Back – July 8

Some of the 1,631 persons who visited the prehistoric Native American mound on South Gladstone Avenue on July 7, 1974, file past two skeletons which were unearthed by a team of Indiana University archeologists. The dig was located on the former Niemoeller farm near the Cummins Engine Co. warehouse.

From The Republic archives


About $3,500 in profits from the Bartholomew County 4-H antique tractor pull were donated to the family of Kristie Wessel, a Columbus woman undergoing cancer treatment at a Texas hospital. Several tractor-pull winners also signed over their prize money to the former 10-year 4-H member.


Daniel Lawler, a 1999 Columbus East High School graduate, won third place in the national Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Skills USA Championship in Kansas City. Lawler advanced to the national contest after placing first in the state VICA contest in related technical math.


Quinco Consulting Center at 5075 Lincoln Park Drive was awarded a grant totaling $164,556 from the National Institute of Mental Health for continued research and operation of its automated psychology laboratory.