Around Columbus

Jan. 9News 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.2006

The Columbus Plan Commission voiced support of rezoning the Sears parking lot from highway business district to central business district to maximize possible uses for the parcel, including allowing buildings with greater height and zero setback requirements.


The Saarinen tapestry depicting the Sermon on the Mount that decorated the west wall of First Christian Church sanctuary for almost 50 years was sent out of state for cleaning and restoration as part of the church’s 50th anniversary celebration planned for 1992.


The Columbus High School Bull Dogs’ game against Evansville Bosse at Memorial Gym was televised on Channel 4. It was the team’s second TV appearance of the season.