Columbus North High School decided to hold basketball practice as usual and brought in soft drinks and popcorn for people who were evacuated from their homes near Cummins Engine Co. to Memorial Gym as a precaution after a crack was found in a tank holding hydrochloric acid. From The Republic archives


Columbus Enterprise Development Corp. won an Indiana University Entrepreneurial Award of Distinction, the Social Enterprise Award, for its work providing assistance to new and growing small businesses at its facility near Columbus Municipal Airport.


An area west and north of Cummins’ Columbus Engine Plant on Fifth Street was evacuated after a hairline crack in a fiberglass tank holding more than 2,500 gallons of hydrochloric acid was discovered.


A man wrapped like a mummy and identifying himself only as “Sam Bone” won first prize for the scariest individual in the Halloween walking parade downtown but seemed to become a real ghost when he disappeared and could not be found by event organizers.