Looking Back – April 13

Around Columbus

April 13

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.


Members of Voice Tobacco Youth Group constructed a “cigarette graveyard” on the lawn at City Hall to illustrate the number of yearly tobacco-related deaths in the state during the 10th annual Kick Butts Day, a youth-driven tobacco awareness program.


J.R. and Lois Ruth Snow won $100,000 after buying a scratch-off ticket in the newest Indiana instant lottery game.


Columbus Classroom Teachers Association presented a four-part salary proposal to the Columbus Community Schools board, quoting a comparison salary schedule that showed Columbus teachers’ salaries were only “slightly above average.”