Looking Back – February 2

Around Columbus

Feb. 2

News around Columbus and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in the pages of The Evening Republican and The Republic 10, 25 and 50 years ago.


Columbus businessman Jesse Brand was chosen to replace 14-year veteran John Brown, who moved to North Carolina, on the Columbus City Council.


Bartholomew County Area Hospice celebrated its 10th anniversary.


When his car wouldn’t start, Charles Jeffers Jr. of near Jonesville walked 12 miles into Columbus in subzero cold to take his place on a Circuit Court jury.