A lawsuit filed by Sears Roebuck and Co. against owners of The Commons, Irwin Sweeney Miller Foundation to halt construction of Hotel Indigo was settled out of court.


Because hotel accommodations were expected to be scarce during the Farm Progress Show in the fall, Columbus Area Visitor Information and Promotion Commission began a sign-up list for area residents willing to open their homes to guests coming to the city for the show.


A mid-morning rain shower with the promise of more of the same overnight and the next day was good news to area farmers whose fields were parched by nearly three weeks of bone-dry weather after a wet early spring.