Throwback Thursday



        Do you have a story to tell? Does someone you know have a treasure-trove of living history that needs to be shared? We are looking for stories from every day people that highlight the places, events and history of our communities. Contact Matt Schepeler at or call 592-2122 Wednesdays through Fridays, along with a brief explanation and contact information.


Does this place look familiar? It should, as they serve the best crab cakes in the tri-state area, have some of the coldest beer in the Irish Hills and are staffed by the nicest people ever to grace the south shores of Wamplers Lake. Everyone it seems, has a Jerry’s story. But before the building was Jerry’s Pub, the structure to the right housed the Oak Point Grocery Store. The photo has a water mark on the bottom that denotes Gentner & Lapham, and was shared by Phil Krauss.


First try . . . Olympics

Columbia girls take first place

In their first year of competition the Columbia girls gymnastic team took first place at the 1973 Junior Olympics meet, held Feb. 17 at Lumen Christi High School.

Parma Western, which has placed first in the competition for the past eight years, followed Columbia’s winning 32 points with 21. Adrian placed third with 17 points.

A total of 11 teams competed in the Olympics.


The Columbia gymnastics team members who competed in the Junior Olympics, Feb. 17, were front row, left-right: Diane McCloe, Tammy Douglas, Mary McHugh and Sandy Witham; second row, Sue Witham, Cindy McEwen, Sue Chamberlin, Kim Howard; third row: Tina Linenfelser, coach Betsy Kiebler with the team trophy, SanDee Porter; back row: Debbie Stepan, Debbie Hill, Becky Swihart, Barb Ford.Not pictured are: Laurie Smith, Tina Currie, Melissa Howard, Cindy Lane, Carol Daglow and Jill Gentner.




1 Comment

  1. Candy Boschard

    January 25, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Thank you for publishing this awesome picture of my gymnastics coach and idols as I grew up in Brooklyn. On this day as we all realize the horror that so many gymnasts have endured, I remember how the Keiblers and this gymn a tics leadership team helped form my dreams and become my family. So much of gymnastics in Jackson county leaves a wonderful legacy.

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