Looking Back – August 9

Around Columbus

Aug. 9

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.


Jim Griffin was appointed veterans services officer for Bartholomew County.


More than 230 people attended a special meeting of Columbus Plan Commission, concerned about the proposed plan to incorporate 13 residential areas into the city limits. After the meeting, commission members voted to annex 12 areas but omitted one.


Bartholomew Consolidated School Board members visited two possible sites for a third junior high school, one at Clifty Creek Park at the east end of Indiana Avenue and the other at U.S. 31A north of the 4-H Fairgrounds. The sites were already owned by the county and could be ceded to the school corporation without cost.