Around Columbus

Dec. 20News 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

A photo of local Santa Claus Terry Hilderbrand, and his wife, Celeste, also known as Mrs. Claus, was featured on bottles of holiday edition soda produced by Seattle-based manufacturer Jones Soda Co.


December shaped up as the warmest on record with temperatures in the 60s and was headed toward also being one of the wettest on record. There was a slight chance of snow for Christmas.


Congressman Lee Hamilton took steps to find out if the decision to close Bakalar Air Force Base could be reconsidered and possibly reversed and, if not, what alternative uses could be found for the base.