Looking Back – July 19


Columbus Regional Hospital became the first hospital in Indiana to receive the American Heart Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, beating out Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.


The new 7,000-square-foot Columbus-Bartholomew Recycling Center opened at 720 S. Mapleton St., replacing and expanding services offered at Columbus City Garage for more than two years.


Amos-Thompson Corp. in Edinburgh purchased a total of 1,600 black walnut trees, the equivalent of 200,000 board feet, from the Indianapolis Water Co. for $133,000, the largest sale of standing black walnut trees made in the United States in more than 35 years. The trees were from the land surrounding Geist Reservoir in Indianapolis.