Looking Back – December 1


After two failed votes, an overwhelming 87 percent of teachers voted “yes” to a proposed contract, ending a 17-month struggle over salary and insurance between Columbus Educators Association and Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.


Health officials warned area adults, particularly those vulnerable to the flu, to “watch out” because a strain of the virus causing 40-percent absenteeism among schoolchildren, and even closing some schools, had a history of knocking out adults as well.


Kettles were placed on downtown and shopping center sidewalks as cash contributions to the Fireman-Police Cheer Fund rose to $737.70 with $5,762.30 remaining to reach the goal.