Maria Stack, a graduate of Columbus East High School and the state’s 1980 Miss Basketball, was named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.


Bartholomew County Hospital was not cited and was cleared of any procedural deficiency following a State Board of Health investigation in the case of a toddler who was pricked by a discarded needle she found on the floor of the emergency room.


Arson was suspected in a string of fires in Clay and Columbus townships that destroyed two barns and several farm fields.