Looking Back – August 7

Around Columbus

Aug. 7

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.


Reddington and Elizabethtown area residents began organizing opposition to a proposed 8,000-head confined hog farm on County Road 1200E.


Cummins Engine Co. instituted a voluntary unpaid leave program for workers and planned to close the Columbus Engine Plant at least one day in reaction to continued depressed engine orders due to a downturn in the North American heavy-duty truck market.


Sales of Hamilton Cosco products continued to improve but profits showed a slight decline in the second quarter of the year.