Emily Francis, 23 months, and her brother, Andrew Francis, 3, opened Easter eggs with the help of their grandfather, Bob Cochrane, and mother, Keli Francis, after the annual egg hunt at Donner Center in 2007. From The Republic archives


Bartholomew Consolidated School Board unveiled plans to create magnet programs at Lincoln Elementary School, McDowell Adult Education Center and the new Central Middle School, with specialized facilities, staff and curriculum designed to attract pupils from around the school system.


Twenty-seven Bartholomew Consolidated Corp. students were late for school but none was seriously injured when another vehicle rear-ended their bus on U.S. 31 South south of State Road 7.


Sales of federal food stamps to needy families in Bartholomew County were ahead of expectations and reported to be increasing each month.