Looking Back – September 18

Around Columbus

Sept. 18News 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

More than 1,000 cyclists from six states rolled through streets and down country roads in Bartholomew County for the annual Hope Ride, raising more than $10,000 that benefited Hope Food Bank and other community organizations.


Although the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department did not have the manpower to assign a deputy full time to the courthouse, one was stationed in Superior Court I on Mondays, criminal court day, for added security after two defendants bolted upon hearing their sentences.


Sixty-seven building permits carrying an estimated construction cost of $510,125 were issued by the county plan commission in August. Thirty-six of them were for new homes costing $465,000.