Looking Back – February 17

Around Columbus

Feb. 17

News around 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.


A record year at Cummins Inc. produced record bonus pay for senior executives who received more than 145,000 shares of restricted stock worth nearly $11 million.


A final hurdle was cleared and residents of Wehmeier Addition were set to get city sanitary sewer service.


Hope Postmaster Claude Holder retired after 30 years of service as a clerk and postmaster.