Looking Back – March 8

Tommy Young sorted through copper while working in the snow and wind at The Commons construction site in 2008. Demolition work was ahead of schedule to be completed by March 23.


A winter storm created snowdrifts and whiteout conditions across the area, resulting in 96 traffic accidents and slide-offs in Bartholomew County.


A short reprieve from rain and snow allowed the re-opening of area roads that had been closed by high water.


The top 10 seniors at Columbus High School, Wylie McClothlin, Roy Burbrink, Barbara Conrad, William Lustig, Donna Maschino, Connie Thomas, Elaine Von Fange, Jerry Lohmeyer, Marilyn Stanley and Wendy Weerts, all had grade-point averages higher than the 4.0 “perfect” score.