Looking Back – February 23

Around Columbus

Feb. 23

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.


Design plans for a new Central Middle School were voted on and approved by the Bartholomew Consolidated School Board.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials said completing the chromium cleanup at the former Tri-State Plating site would cost another $1.1 million and take between two and 10 years.


Bomb threats emptied Northside and Central junior high schools. No explosive devises were found.