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Columbus resident John Holmes chose a leaf blower to move his leaves to the curb for the street department in 1991. From The Republic archives

2006

A report compiled by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce named Bartholomew County’s three high schools “Best Buys,” along with 154 other public schools in the state that excelled academically while providing a good value for tax dollars.

1991

Columbus City Council considered furnishing uniforms for bus drivers, sanitation workers, pothole repair crews and other city service employees to help create a positive self-image and provide adequate apparel from a health and safety aspect.

1966

Door-to-door mail delivery was extended to the new Riverview Acres subdivision north of Columbus.