Dec. 4News 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
The parent company for Diamet Corp. in Columbus merged with another powder metallurgical company, creating a larger operation with a new name, PMG Indiana Corp. The company planned no changes in workforce.
Bartholomew County Commissioners approved architect fees totaling as much as $100,000 for design work on tearing down the old county jail and landscaping the courthouse over the objections of chairwoman Juanita Harden, who said the fee was excessive. The jail was built in 1962 at a cost of $465,525.
Red kegs on tripod legs appeared outside several shopping areas in Columbus to hold donations to the Christmas Cheer Fund.