Looking Back, Sept. 19, 2023

Columbus North Bull Dogs got together in the school cafeteria for a healthy meal and a healthy dose of camaraderie on nights before football games in 2013. The pre-game dinners were also held across town each week at Columbus East High School for the Olympians.

From The Republic archives

Sept. 19


Bartholomew County Historical Society announced the acquisition of a 17,000-square-foot building on Aiken Street in Hope, future home for exhibits, demonstrations and presentations.


A bomb threat called in to 911 halted meetings and court business at Bartholomew County Courthouse but proved to be false.


The Republic and a faculty group from Franklin College took part in a unique nationwide experiment in education by publishing a 20-lecture “course by newspaper” titled “America and the Future of Man,” worth two hours of college credit.