Looking Back – February 22

Around Columbus

Feb. 22

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.


United Way of Bartholomew County celebrated a record fund drive of $2.7 million at its annual meeting at Donner Center.


Road work on State Road 46 east of Nashville created a detour of about 40 miles for commuters from Brown County to Columbus and vice versa.


About 150 cars escorted Columbus High School swim team members, who had just won a sixth state championship in seven years, from the outskirts of town to the gym at Northside Junior High School for a ceremony in their honor.