Wearing new uniforms with tall hats, the Columbus High School marching band made an impressive sight from the grandstand at the Indiana State Fair Marching Band Contest in 1967. From The Republic archives


Severe drought conditions in Bartholomew County, just a third of the normal amount of rainfall in an already-dry summer, drove area farmers to begin harvest activity early.


Donations from the community for “Operation Dixie Relief” to aid victims of Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Louisiana filled 342 large boxes at the National Guard Armory in Columbus.


Plans were announced for the $500,000 expansion and improvement of Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park, adding nearly 15,000 square feet of floor space and space for 400 more diners.