Around Columbus

Oct. 10News 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

Retired teachers distributed more than 1,900 dictionaries to Columbus third-graders, a gift from the Heritage Fund — The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.

1990

Dignitaries from Japan and Indiana joined about 500 community leaders for the grand opening of the Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing forklift plant at Woodside Business Center, a $60 million facility that had been producing forklift trucks since May.

1965

The Central Business Association of Columbus purchased the city’s first power sidewalk and gutter vacuum sweeper at a cost of $255.