Looking Back – March 26

Around Columbus

March 26

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 one-car crash in North Vernon left a broken utility pole and drooping power lines hanging about 6 feet above the ground, closing State Road 7 for more than four hours.


Bowlers Bryan Root and Scott Gates of Miller Lanes placed second in the state at the Holiday Doubles Junior Tournament, finishing with a 1,302 total.


A basketball game between Indiana University and a local “all-star” team was played at Memorial Gym, raising $600 for the Bartholomew County Children’s Home building fund.