Looking Back – March 19


Deputy Joe Bill “Shotgun Joe” Whipker retired from Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department after 25 years.


Indiana Chapter of Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots, including local pilot Nancy Warren, delivered more than 500 boxes of daffodils statewide, 72 to Columbus, for the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days annual fundraiser.


The state highway commission announced automatic traffic signals would soon be installed at five state road intersections in Columbus: 25th and Maple streets, 25th Street and Marr Road, Hawcreek Boulevard and National Road at the entrance to Everroad Park West, Beam and National Roads at Columbus Shopping Center and 17th Street and National Road.