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.
Chautauqua of the Arts Director Jim McDonough decided to move the 2005 festival to Greensburg after the Columbus Area Arts Council and the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department asked to be released from the agreement.
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. announced a new driver education program would be offered during regular secondary summer school. The popular summer class was canceled in January after teachers who were contracted to offer it cited difficulty in making a profit and declined to participate.
Higher than expected business and residential growth pushed the total number of telephones in the Columbus area past the 20,000 mark, not including phones in Elizabethtown, Hope, Flat Rock and Edinburgh which were included in the local calling area.