Looking Back – April 8

Around Columbus

April 8

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.


For the sixth time, Business Ethics Magazine named Cummins Inc. the nation’s best corporate citizen based on environmental commitment, progressive thinking and support of employees, education and community.


More than 500 people attended the dedication and toured the new $7.4 million dollar Bartholomew County Jail, capping a decade of discussion, planning and construction marked by haggling over the jail’s location, cost and design.


Firefighters believed a bird carrying a lit cigarette into its nest may have caused a fire that destroyed a barn on State Road 46 west of Columbus.