Looking Back – March 22

Around Columbus

March 22

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.


Because of a lower-than-expected total assessed valuation in Bartholomew County, most home and business owners faced considerably higher property tax bills.


More than 25 years after his death, Frank Sparks, co-founder of an Indianapolis tire pump company that became Arvin Industries, was inducted into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.


A young Columbus boy was rescued by Meshberger Stone employees from a snow-filled trench at the Cummins Engine Co. Tech Center building site where he had been buried neck-deep with his arms pinned to his sides. Scared but apparently unhurt, he ran for home before anyone could ask his name.