Taylorsville farmer Henry Breeding, right, shows Woodrow Beauregard of the U.S. Soil and Conservation Department, left, and a group of sixth-graders from Richards Elementary School, Greg McKay, Mark Williams and Cheryl Chambers, around his farm in 1967. From The Republic archives


A 55-year-old Columbus company, Quality Machine and Tool Works on Michigan Street, one of 14 charter members of the state’s Environmental Stewardship Program, was praised by the state and Gov. Mitch Daniels for its environmentally friendly business practices.


Pro Musica Orchestra of Columbus won the top spot among groups with annual budgets $49,000 to $300,000 at the national American Symphony Orchestras League convention in Washington, D.C.


A 15-foot section of concrete on State Road 46 West “blew up” when the hot sun heated moisture in the pavement, causing it to expand.