Looking Back – August 29

Around Columbus

Aug. 29News 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.2005

Site preparation began and a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new 10,000-square-foot fire station in Clifford, one block from the old one. Plans for the new building included a community center and the township trustee’s office.


Two homes were heavily damaged by lightning strikes, power lines were downed by falling trees, and police and firefighters across the county were kept busy by a storm that blew into Columbus shortly after 5 a.m., packing 40 mph wind gusts and torrential rain.


Fellowship Baptist Church broke ground for a new building at 23rd and Midway streets, the first of three units planned to include a sanctuary, Sunday school rooms and a full basement.