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Take Your Best Shot: Scott Hekel

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Scott Hekel photographed the new springtime bird bath and bird feeder in Joyce Hekel’s yard.

Pet salon launches effort to help struggling pet owners

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Kris Hyatt felt a destitute pet owner’s pain when a local resident recently came to Muddy Paws Pet Salon embarrassed but looking for a way to get his small dog help for a toenail that had grown into its paw pad.

Halloween chills, thrills: Costume contests, haunted parks, museum on tap for the holiday weekend

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No tricks here. Straight up, there’s more than a ghost of a chance for seasonal chills or just plain fun this weekend. Who knows? With all...

Empowered and excited: “Girl Up!” returns with STEM opportunities for students

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More than 100 elementary school students recently took part in an event aimed at engaging young girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Bartholomew...

COLD AND COSTLY: Officials worried more people will struggle with winter heating bills

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Local officials are expressing concern that more Bartholomew County residents could struggle to pay their utilities this winter with heating bills set to jump...

New Business, Old Skills

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Training for a Columbus woman’s dream career began far before her graduation in the field of science from the University of Alabama. Starting nearly two...

Season of giving: Cheer Fund launching its 91st year

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With the economic havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one might easily assume donations to the Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund have dropped dramatically. But Cheer...

Back to the original plan: City expects to return to full two-day Ethnic Expo...

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City leaders expect to return to the original, one large Ethnic Expo the first weekend of October next year, providing that pandemic conditions allow...

California Dreamin’ — Columbus couple’s filly to compete in Breeders’ Cup

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For the past several years, George Leonard III has taken a yearly trip to Ocala, Florida, to shop for potential racehorses. The Shelbyville-based trainer usually...

Flying Boxcar gets a makeover: Volunteers paint C-119 exterior

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Volunteers working on a project to restore a C-119 “Flying Boxcar” aircraft at the Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum are repainting the plane before winter weather...