Around Columbus

June 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.

2005

Following the death of J. Irwin Miller, Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation considered eliminating or reducing its annual contribution to The Commons, a financial gift from the Miller family for 30 years.

1990

President George Bush declared much of storm-damaged southern Indiana, including Jackson and Brown counties, disaster areas, making residents eligible for government recovery assistance.

1965

A real estate officer for the U.S. Post Office Department asked the city to name a price for the city parking lot in the block bounded by Jackson, Brown, Fifth and Fourth streets, the location chosen as the site for a regional mail-handling facility.