Looking Back – October 27

Around Columbus

Oct. 27News 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

Third-quarter earnings for Columbus-based Home Federal Bancorp increased by 378 percent compared with the same period in 2004.


Mark Bair of Hope traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive the Victory Award in recognition of his work and achievements in handicapped accessibility.


The “Shelbyville local” freight train was discontinued after three derailments were caused by aging, deteriorating tracks in recent months. Freight destined for Shelbyville began taking a circuitous route through Indianapolis.