Around Columbus

March 30

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.


Three Columbus Police Athletic League boxers, Seth Caffee, 15; Sergio Gonzalez, 15; and Alex Stillabower, 12, competed in the Indiana Junior Golden Gloves Tournament.


Investigators reported that a spark from an overloaded electrical wire exposed after the insulation around it melted set off a fireball that roared through the attic, broke through the roof and eventually destroyed the Big Blue Store.


To keep pace with telephone growth in the area, Indiana Bell Telephone Co. started a $26,000 equipment installation project in the Hope telephone building, adding 200 more telephone numbers and providing 12 more voice circuits between Hope and Columbus.