Looking Back – December 22

Around Columbus

Dec. 22News 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

Brooke Tuttle resigned after serving 21 years as Columbus Economic Development Board president but agreed to stay on in that capacity until an appropriate replacement was found.


A bid to improve 25th Street intersections at National and Marr roads got the green light from the Indiana Department of Transportation and Contractors United’s bid of $5,600,000.86, the only bid submitted for the project, was accepted.


Improvements at Columbus Municipal Airport and construction of a new airport for single-engine aircraft at Nashville were included in a $20-million expansion program proposed for Indiana by the Federal Aviation Agency and recommended to Congress by Sen. Birch Bayh.