News about Columbus and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in the pages of The Evening Republican and The Republic 10, 25 and 50 years ago.
Columbus resident Joe Perkins was named honorary secretary of state by Sue Ann Gilroy, the real Indiana secretary of state, upon his retirement as a member of the state election commission. His eight years on the commission represented the longest term of any member in the organization’s history.
Three years after it was announced, the ambitious Streetscape program for the beautification of the downtown was still on hold.
Officials of the Bartholomew County Historical Society launched an effort to write a new history of the county.
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