Looking Back – October 30

Around Columbus

Oct. 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

Gov. Mitch Daniels made his first visit to the new kidscommons, calling it a benefit to not only children but also to the vitality of downtown Columbus.


A system of trapping and sterilizing initiated in 1988 to reduce the city’s pigeon population produced lackluster results but officials said it was too early to say the plan wasn’t working.


Bartholomew County Council and Board of Commissioners accepted a project to erect a new county children’s home, seeking a bond issue of $150,000.