Looking Back – Feb. 17

Columbus East Winter Color Guard members dance around the anchor during their “Anchors Away” performance during the IHSCGA Winter Color Guard Invitational in the Orange Pit at Columbus East High School in 2014.

From The Republic archives


Baritone singer Brian Pierson earned first place in the Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence and a $3,500 scholarship during the Brown Music Scholarship Competition at Columbus’ First Christian Church. Pianist Erica Sun finished first in the Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence and also received a $3,500 scholarship.


City Council granted a tax abatement on Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc.’s proposed $7.87 million investment and praised the company for its contributions to the community. TIEM installed equipment for the manufacturing of a new model forklift, which created eight new jobs.


The local Veterans of Foreign Wars post celebrated their 75th anniversary with a pitch-in dinner. The dinner also celebrated VFW Week, which was recognized across the United States.