Despite welcome storms that produced the first measurable rain in weeks, Bartholomew County remained under drought conditions and was below the average annual rainfall total by 6.89 inches.


An armed man wearing a Halloween mask robbed the JayC Food Store at West Hill Shopping Center, escaping with an undetermined amount of cash.


Fourteen people, including five post office employees and four other Columbus residents, applied for the position of postmaster of Columbus, to replace Charles E. Hull who retired 13 months earlier.