Fifty McDowell Adult Education Center students of all ages celebrated acquiring their high school diplomas at the school’s 30th commencement ceremony at a packed Erne Auditorium.


Bartholomew County high schools awarded 747 diplomas to graduating seniors, 400 at Columbus North, 287 at Columbus East and 60 at Hauser High School.


U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton reported a State Street widening project was on track to begin in February.