Around Columbus

Jan. 3News 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

A high temperature of 64 degrees, which broke the 1930 record of 61 degrees, brought a quick and powerful afternoon storm with rain, hail and lightning strikes near First Street.


Richards Elementary School students and PTO members turned in receipts totaling $200,000 to the Marsh Supermarket and received $1,500 to purchase computer equipment. Richards was the first school registered in the Marsh Computers for Education program to qualify for the award.


Problems in installing a water heating system, construction of a new sewage treatment system by the town of Hope and a malfunction in a boiler combined to delay the opening of the new Hauser High School from Jan. 15 to 29.