Local Features

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...

‘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...