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From left, Rick Johnson, Butch Turpin, Ernie Steinke and Rick Jaggers were just a few of the celebrity "look-alikes" entered in a contest at FairOaks Mall in 1991. From The Republic archives

2006

After a Fort Wayne development firm proposed building duplexes and apartments in a 20-acre field next to Richards Elementary School, about 200 people attended a Columbus Plan Commission meeting to express their concerns over traffic, crime, property values, blight and drainage problems and suggest other uses for the land.

1991

Columbus North High School’s Bill Stearman began his 40th season as the Bull Dogs boys basketball coach.

1966

An accumulation of four inches was forecast for the Columbus area as the season’s first snow pelted Indiana from one end to the other.