Around Columbus

Nov. 29News 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 County received $285,293 to purchase 67 handicapped-accessible voting machines. Each machine had headphones with voice prompts for the visually impaired and was lightweight enough to be placed in the lap of a voter in a wheelchair.


Northside Middle School students were excused from doing homework for one day as a reward for a “perfect day” of improved attendance, behavior, attitude and enthusiasm.


Fall collection of property taxes amounted to $3,888,208.19, which was $349,395.75 more than the fall of 1964.