Around Columbus

Aug. 10

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.


Architects reassured county officials the current jail staff or one close to it in size could easily operate an expanded Bartholomew County Jail, but Sheriff Kenny Whipker stood by his belief the expansion would require at least 15 more workers.


The first three personalized bricks sold to individuals and businesses and inscribed with the buyers’ names were laid into the brick sidewalks being built as part of the downtown rejuvenation “Streetscape.”


Twenty-three Columbus men representing Columbus Chamber of Commerce visited the U.S. Manned Space Center near Houston, not to be confused with “other one” at Cape Kennedy, Florida, from which orbital rocket shots were fired.