Looking Back – June 4

Around Columbus

June 4

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 editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine ranked Columbus at the top of “10 Great Places to Discover Midwest Charm” in his article by the same name published in USA Today.


James K. Baker, chairman of Arvin Industries and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was among more than 100 business and agricultural leaders who met with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in Minneapolis.


Rex Breeden, local real estate developer, announced plans to build a Howard Johnson restaurant on State Road 46 near Interstate 65.