Looking Back – May 26

Around Columbus

May 26

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.


Hospice of South Central Indiana announced Herman’s Hermits would be the headline act at the annual free concert at Mill Race Park and Liverpool, a Beatles tribute band, would be the opening act.


Gov. Evan Bayh declared a disaster emergency for Jackson and Jennings counties where flooding of the White and Muscatatuck rivers caused millions of dollars in damage.


Curb work at the intersection of Second and Washington streets began the transition of Second Street from one-way to two-way traffic between Washington and Jackson streets.