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.
The price of gasoline hit another record high in Columbus at $2.39 for a gallon of regular. The state average was $2.19 according to AAA.
Columbus’ two leading private-sector employers rose in the rankings of industrial businesses by Fortune magazine. Based on 1989 sales, Cummins Inc. moved up for the second straight year, from 135th to 132nd. Arvin Industries rebounded from 271st place to 251st.
County Treasurer Virgil D. Scheidt, the only Republican elected in the fall of 1964 in the face of a general “Johnson Democratic landslide,” was elected Bartholomew County Republican Party chairman.