Around Columbus

Nov. 17News 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

Bob and Juanita Harden were named winners of the 2005 Rural Service Award, given annually since 1954 by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce to volunteers who enhanced the rural community.


Spanky, a cockapoo with unique musical talent, was featured on a television show called “Prime Time Pets.” The Columbus canine, owned by Jerry and Jeri Thompson of Columbus, “sang” in tune to the musical theme to “The Young and the Restless” soap opera.


All but 150 of 4,250 season tickets for Columbus High School basketball games were sold during a drawing at Memorial Gym.