Columbus City Council officially received a request to adopt a 42 percent sewer rate increase for 2006 to pay for the first phase of costly sewer renovations which would double rates by 2009.


Ed Reuter of Columbus, a 17-year veteran of the Indiana State Police, was promoted to lieutenant and named commander of the Seymour District of State Police.


Flintwood Pilgrim Holiness Church conducted services for the first time in its new building at 5220 E. 25th St.