Looking Back – September 19


nd ColumbusSept. 19News 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.


Cummins Inc. announced its plan to burst into a new Chinese market segment by launching a joint venture to produce engines for large trucks with Shaanxi Automobile Group Co.


Good-natured destruction was the lunchtime theme at Columbus East High School as students paid a quarter for a turn at smashing a sledgehammer into an old car, representing what the Olympian football team was going to do to Bedford-North Lawrence at East’s homecoming game. The quarters went to help finance a dance after the game.


Construction of the Irwin Union Bank and Trust Co. Taylorsville branch began on a 2-acre plot at the northeast corner of U.S. 31 and Tannehill Road. Completion was planned for April 1966.