Bartholomew County Council approved an extra $650,000 to help pay health insurance costs of county employees amounting to more than $258,000 each month.


Crowds of people braved the crisp night air to open the annual Ethnic Expo in Columbus.


Senior Girl Scout Marilyn Stanley, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stanley of Fourth Street, was awarded scouting’s National Life Saving Medal after saving the life of an 8-year-old being swept away by the White River near Vallonia where Stanley’s troop was camping overnight during a canoe trip.