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April 17

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.

2005

Cummins Inc. announced in its annual report that 2004 was recorded as the best year in company history in sales, profits and stock price, thanks to aggressive cost-reduction efforts and a focus on new strategies.

1990

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department was among 35 law enforcement agencies in 27 counties to receive portable breath test instruments from the Governor’s Task Force to Reduce Drunk Driving.

1965

Hamilton Cosco unveiled new products at its annual stockholders meeting, including adjustable-height counter stools, TV snack tables and school chairs with a wide right arm for writing.