Around Columbus

Feb. 9


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.


Enrollment at Ivy Tech in Columbus jumped for the ninth consecutive year as more than, 2,300 students signed up for the spring semester, an increase of 15.5 percent from the year before.


The old Indiana Highway Department garage at 25th Street and Central Avenue was razed to make way for FairOaks Mall. The highway garage had stood on that corner since 1929 and at one time was the northeast boundary of development in the city.


A local wrecker unloaded a more than half-ton barrel of cheddar cheese at White Star Market at Fourth and Franklin streets, believed to be the largest ever brought to the city. Customers were allowed to cut themselves a piece and guess what it would cost. If they came within a penny, the cheese was free.