Around Columbus

Sept. 30News 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

Under sun-soaked September skies, downtown Seymour said “Willkommen!” to thousands of visitors as the 33rd annual Oktoberfest opened.


Both city high school bands marched and played their way into regional competition of the Indiana State School Music Association’s annual high school marching band contest. Twenty-five bands competed in four classes at Columbus East High School, one of eight district sites for the statewide competition.


Removal of a sand bar in Hawcreek began to provide fill dirt for a parking lot addition at Bartholomew County Hospital immediately east of the stream.