Looking Back – November 21

Around Columbus

Nov. 21News 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

In an attempt to raise money, the Community Center of Hope conducted a contest and found 12 deserving men to fill the pages of a 2006 calendar, raising a little over $2,000 at $1 per vote.


A load of 20-foot-long steel beams fell from a truck on Interstate 65 just north of Columbus, backing up traffic for several hours and damaging 12 vehicles.


Columbus purchased two new “Pelican” street sweepers, hydraulic unloading devices capable of sweeping streets and loading dirt into dump trucks, at a total cost of $22,300 with the trade-in of one old sweeper.