Around Columbus

April 5

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.


Maj. Mark Gorbett of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department warned area residents to call authorities if they stumbled upon tank-like containers in ditches, under bridges, in fields and trash bins and along roadsides and creeks since the containers might have been used to store anhydrous ammonia to be used in producing methamphetamine and were potentially very dangerous.


About 900 Indiana Bell customers lost telephone service after a buried cable at 15th and Washington streets was mistakenly severed by a company working for Public Service Indiana, which was, ironically, one of the customers left without telephone service.


Eugene R. Black, a Cummins Engine Co. director, was named by President Lyndon B. Johnson to head a Southeast Asia economic development program.