Columbus High School baseball coach Bill Stearman, left, and first base hopeful Mike Vincent were the first to demonstrate a new pitching machine purchased by the school in 1967. From The Republic archives


Bartholomew County Auditor Nancy McKinney announced property tax bills, normally mailed to homeowners in April, would be late and the first of two annual payments wouldn’t be due until perhaps September.


Columbus’ Streetscape project was featured in a 15-second television commercial, part of a Hoosier Lottery campaign to illustrate ways lottery money benefited the state.


Columbus firefighters practiced using their newly overhauled aerial ladder truck, using the longer 85-foot ladder to install ropes on flag poles at the courthouse and at Lincoln and State Street schools