Looking Back – June 1

Around Columbus

June 1

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.


In less than two minutes caught on surveillance cameras, five masked burglars smashed the windows of Ultra Diamonds jewelry store at Edinburgh Prime Outlet Mall and stole about $100,000 worth of merchandise.


The Bartholomew County Courthouse reopened after being closed two days because of a power outage caused by a defective adapter.


Several area farmers began work on “Friendship Farm,” a 25-acre farm in Jennings County where soybeans were grown then donated to Christian Rural Overseas Relief.