From left, fifth-graders Mark Acton, Randy Purdue and Darrel Swartz enjoyed a finger-painting session outdoors at Rockcreek Elementary School in 1966. From The Republic archives


Old shrubs that had become a catch-all for trash were removed on either side of the Washington Street steps of Bartholomew County Courthouse and replaced with flowers and grass.


Indiana Metal Coatings announced plans for a new, $4 million plant at Woodside South Industrial Park, joining Toyota Tsusho and NTN Driveshaft.


Bill Dunfee Chevrolet was awarded a contract to provide chassis for eight school buses to be purchased by Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.