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Brian Pierson, 11, and his sister Laura Pierson, 9, trudged home from Parkside School through slushy snow in 2008 under the watchful eye of crossing guard Virginia Johnson.

2008

Human Services received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to benefit the local Head Start Program, which served 382 young children from six counties.

1993

Purina Mills Inc., sold its Mariah Packing plant in Monmouth, Illinois, but not the plant in Columbus.

1968

Arvin Industries sales and earnings dipped in 1967 but still were the third best in the company’s history.