Looking Back, Sept. 18, 2023

Amanda Waggoner, left, and Kelsey Van Arsdall, made their way through the woods at Noblitt Park, finishing fourth and fifth respectively, in a cross country meet between Columbus North and Seymour High schools in 1998.

From The Republic archives

Sept. 18


A contribution of $115,769 from the remnants of the former Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation was given to the city of Columbus to install stainless-steel screens along the face of the city parking garage at Fourth and Jackson streets.


The Court of Appeals of Indiana elected Chief Judge John T. Sharpnack of Columbus to a third term as chief judge.


Columbus East’s Olympian football team captured its first-ever victory, beating Owen Valley 29-7.