Looking Back

Looking Back – January 19

2008 Items salvaged from The Commons, scheduled to be torn down in February, appeared for auction on the purplewave.com website. 1993 Columbus/Bartholomew Planning Department reviewed the Industrial...
Looking Back – January 18

2008 Snowy footprints led police to 14 break-ins or attempted break-ins in garages and sheds downtown. 1993 A community observance honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther...
Looking Back – January 17

2008 Columbus City Council informally committed to $6 million for reconstruction of The Commons, a project estimated to cost $18 million. 1993 Bartholomew County Commissioners held their...
Looking Back – January 16

2008 Larry Simpson and Tony Pavich purchased the Hope Star Journal from Carol Biggs, widow of Charlie Biggs, who owned and edited the weekly publication...
Looking Back – January 15

2008 Bartholomew Consolidated School Board voted unanimously to launch a new biomedical sciences program at Columbus East High School. 1993 Columbus was selected to receive an Indiana...
Looking Back – January 14

2008 Columbus North senior Michael Gorbett earned one of the state’s top vocational awards, the Indiana Vocational Education Secondary Student Award for Excellence, in recognition...
Looking Back – January 13

2008 Local educators credited the Book Buddies program when more than two-thirds of the previous year’s students passed the reading portion of the ISTEP. 1993 An illness...
Looking Back – January 12

2008 Eighty-six teams and more than 460 participants signed up for the fifth annual Bartholomew County on the Move lifestyle challenge. 1993 Sullivan Mining Co. announced its...
Looking Back – January 11

2008 Jim Worton, 37, a Columbus native and 15-year police veteran, was sworn in as Columbus Police Chief. 1993 Waters reached 5 feet above flood stage in...
Looking Back – January 10

2008 With a 70 percent chance of more rain, high water closed local roads and area rivers were expected to reach flood levels by afternoon. 1993 Demolition...

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