Around Columbus

Dec. 30News 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

Lightning seared through a Columbus house and zapped a pumping station at Otter Creek Golf Course during a rare December thunderstorm.


All of Indiana was under a flood watch as melting snow and more than 3 inches of rain combined to send most creeks and rivers out of their banks, prompting sandbagging in several counties and evacuations in others. In Bartholomew County, the Columbus wastewater treatment plant reported White River climbed from 3.07 feet to 3.36 feet in a 2-hour time span.


Gene’s Bakery and Delicatessen at 525 Washington St., where a bakery had been operated continuously since 1905, closed.