Around Columbus

Oct. 31News 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

Bartholomew Consolidated School Board shaved $320,000 off the cost of the new Central Middle School by reopening bids on the electrical portion of the project.


After a three-month search, officials neared completion of a deal leasing a former church on Midway Street to the State of Indiana for use as a welfare office.


Two properties at Fifth and Sycamore streets, the site of a New Lincoln Elementary School, were given to Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. by Miss Elsie Sweeney, Mr. and Mrs. J. Irwin Miller and Clementine Tangeman.