Looking Back – December 13

Around Columbus

Dec. 13News 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 gave boosters from both Columbus high schools permission to raise private funds for synthetic-turf multipurpose fields. The fields were expected to cost about $600,000 and require about $1,000 for annual maintenance, compared with the $18,500 cost of maintaining grass fields.


In the midst of a $40 million expansion and renovation project, Bartholomew County Hospital paid tribute to U.S. military stationed in the Persian Gulf by tying a huge yellow ribbon around the 350-foot boom arm of a 300-ton crane being used to set structural steel for the hospital’s two new floors.


In the face of opposition from churches in the East Columbus area, Marsh Supermarket withdrew its application to sell alcoholic beverages in the store on State Street.