Looking Back – April 10


Baldor Electric Co., new owner of Reliance Electric, announced it would close the Madison plant in the coming months but the fate of the Columbus location was not revealed.


Columbus Police Chief Charles Imel named 22-year veteran Dave Brown as deputy chief, eliminating two assistant chief positions, in a reorganization plan aimed at improving communications throughout police department ranks.


Fanned by gusting winds, flames burned more than 1,000 acres of grass, brush and timber in Brown County before a light rain extinguished them.