Looking Back, Sept. 13, 2023

Jo Dieble of Waycross Drive, right, and Bev Tibbetts of Hunter Place put the finishing touches on a Christmas tree during an “Earlybird Holidays” program, open house and fund raiser offering Christmas cards, ornaments and wreaths to benefit Columbus Service League in 1973.

From The Republic archives

Sept. 13


Columbus Police Department opened an internal search for experienced law-enforcement candidates to serve as the first student resource officers for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.


A day after the release of Kenneth Starr’s graphic report on President Bill Clinton’s relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky, an informal survey taken among people at Fair Oaks Mall found most local residents disapproving of the report being made available to anyone with Internet access, especially children.


The Central Business Association unanimously passed a proposal that downtown stores should be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. week days, with hours extended to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.