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Columbus firefighter Matt Noblitt did bench presses under the watchful eye of fellow firefighter Scott Stam during the Battle of the Badges fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at FairOaks Mall in 1991. From The Republic archives

2006

Cummins Inc. asked the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for permission to change its environmental permit to allow the use of biodiesel fuel in engine test cells at its midrange plant at Walesboro.

1991

County commissioners approved a design for a River Road extension that shifted the route around the east side of Flat Rock Cemetery, easing curves in part to better accommodate traffic during the 1992 Farm Progress Show.

1966

Farmers and gardeners in the Columbus vicinity were alerted by the weatherman to protect tender vegetation with the season’s first frost predicted for the area overnight.