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.
Hope Moravian Church marked its 175th anniversary with weekend-long events that included a parade of kids and adults in period costumes, an auction, contests, historical walking tour, a cookout, special worship services and a free bluegrass concert.
Bartholomew County Sheriff’s officers used dynamite to break up a potentially dangerous mass of debris that drifted together and formed a large snag disrupting the flow of the Driftwood River.
Twelve building permits were issued, including one for an 18,000-square-foot Danner Brothers 5 and 10 Cent Store, for the Columbus Shopping Center under construction at Beam and National roads. Some of the other stores included Kinney Shoes, Paul Harris Clothing, Tempo Department Store, Jay C Food Store and a Carpenter’s Drug Store branch.