Local Features

‘With loss came determination’: Cummins engineer encourages young people at Great Girls event

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Columbus resident Niyati Tamaskar initially felt unsure about serving as the keynote speaker for Foundation for Youth’s Seventh Annual Great Girls, Wonderful Women event...

A FRESH START: Substance abuse recovery center for moms sees higher-than-expected demand

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On the day that state officials took her newborn baby away, Kimberly Tungate knew something had to change. It was October 2020 and the 34-year-old...

Painting the town: Sixth Street mural takes shape

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designers, local students and community volunteers are close to finishing up a new asphalt mural downtown. The artwork is located on Sixth Street between Washington...

DOUBLE WHAMMY: Local health officials concerned about ‘twindemic’ this winter

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Bartholomew County health officials are concerned that the flu could come roaring back this winter after plummeting to low levels last year, further straining...

High Honors / Brinegar presented with Sagamore of the Wabash award

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It's been a big past two weekends for Michael Brinegar. The Indiana University redshirt junior from Columbus and 2021 Tokyo Olympian won the Men's Senior...

A PLACE THAT WILL GROW: AirPark stakeholders continue design discussions

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Connections, gatherings, and growth. These are the three things that local stakeholders hope to see in the Columbus Airpark campus, according to landscape architecture firm...

Starstruck: Local residents meet NASA astronaut

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Retired NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy fielded several different questions Saturday at a meet and greet with local residents, ranging from asking about different types...

Loving the little ones: Healing Waters Daycare opens its doors

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Healing Waters Daycare, in the planning stages for nearly two-and-a-half years, is finally rockin’ along — literally, with staffers gently rocking little ones deep...

ACROSS THE COUNTRY JOURNEY: Killinger raising awareness of PTSD in veterans

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A Columbus veteran has about 587 miles left before he finishes a 3,333 mile run from coast-to-coast drawing attention to veterans suffering from post-traumatic...

PEACE & REFUGE: Afghans at Atterbury share stories of survival

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By Leeann Doerflein | Daily Journal For The Republic CAMP ATTERBURY — They uprooted their entire lives. Sulaman and Arzo Akbarzada were about to wed when the...