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General John Tipton bought the land now known as the city of Columbus, and named the town Tiptonia. When residents changed the town name to Columbus a year later, Tipton was so upset he moved. When he became the Highway Commissioner of Indiana and was given the task of building a highway from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY, he constructed the first ever bypass road. Notable residents of Columbus have included Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters host), shoe designer Chuck Taylor, author Ryan Nerz (Eat This Book), and producer Herbert Wright (StarTrek: The Next Generation).

Population: 40434
Local Newspapers: Republic Indianapolis Star
Local Sports Teams: Indianapolis Colts (NFL) Indiana Fever (WNBA) Indiana Firebirds (AFL) Indiana Pacers (NBA)
Local Colleges:

Zip Codes associated with columbus, indiana: 47201 47203
Towns/Cities near columbus, indiana : Edinburgh Taylorsville Elizabethtown Seymour

Columbus News
Course reversal on pre-K volume

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. is planning for a drop in prekindergarten students this fall due to funding constraints. But a year from now, with new monies coming in from the state, the Columbus-based school corporation is expecting the number of 4-year-old students to bounce back.

Film featuring Indiana citya s architecture wins top prize

A new film that includes the city of Columbus' rich architecture as a backdrop has won a top honor at a European film festival. The movie, "Columbus," won best feature film at the Valletta Film Festival in Malta.

Hitting the Road: Columbus cyclists join forces for riding group

Snider became interested in sport biking as a teenager after his older cousin convinced him to ride. He competed in a couple races when he was younger and has ridden across the country a few times, as well.

Bartholomew County Public Library collected food donations to pay off fines

From June 5 to 17, library customers were encouraged to pay overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items. For every dollar owed in fines at least one food item had to be donated.

Woman arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stop

Columbus police arrested a local woman on multiple drug-related charges after receiving anonymous tips about possible drug activity in the area of McKinley Avenue and Parkway Drive. At 9:45 p.m. Monday, Columbus Police Sgt.

Looking Back a " June 27

Masha Matthews created a little art on the face of Christopher Wilkins, son of Jeff and Rita Wehrie of Hope, during "Kid's Day" at FairOaks Mall, a celebration of children and fundraiser for Youth Hope held in 1992. From The Republic archives Electricity from a lightning strike was thought to have traveled through wet grass into a garage in Elizabethtown, zapping a 12-year-old girl who was watching the storm from inside.

Ida Joan Ferguson

Born Feb. 18, 1934, in Freetown, she was the daughter of Wayne and Lora Beatson Goble, both of whom preceded her in death. On May 29, 1954, in Freetown, she married Bob Ferguson, and he preceded her in death April 10, 2004.

'Columbus' movie claims top prize

The movie featuring the city's architectural gems took home a top prize - Best Feature Film - at the Valletta Film Festival in Malta. Haley Lu Richardson, who stars in the movie, earned the award for Best Actress.

Columbus quilters guild plans meeting

Columbus Star Quilters Guild's regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be July 5 at St. Johns Masonic Lodge 20, 4131 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus. The free meeting is open to the public.

Local Police, Fire a " June 27

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Kevin A. Eagleton Jr., 33, 231 N. Cherry St., Columbus, domestic battery, 5:16 p.m., by the Columbus Police Department, released on $5,000 bond.

BBQ, Blue and Brew festival: Grilling up summer

Patrons gather on Washington Street for the BBQ, Blues and Brew festival in downtown Columbus, Ind., Saturday, June 24, 2017. Mike Wolanin Clarence Jackson, with Rite On Q barbecue, checks meat on the smoker during the BBQ, Blue and Brew festival in downtown Columbus, Ind., Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Local man arrested after domestic disturbance

A local man was arrested on domestic battery and strangulation charges after a domestic disturbance was reported at his home. Columbus police were sent to an apartment in the 1100 block of Kevin Drive at 2:10 p.m. Saturday where they spoke to the victim who had visible facial injuries, said Officer Alyson Rech, Columbus Police Department spokeswoman.

Human rights commissioner named

Joy King, the community engagement manager for United Way, was named Tuesday as the replacement to fill the unexpired term of former commissioner Sameer Samudra, who has relocated from Columbus to India. King is responsible for helping coordinate programs at United Way of Bartholomew County that address issues of hunger, providing marginalized individuals with access to health care and implementing asset-based community development programs.

See who's been named Bartholomew County 4-H Fair queen

Alisha Adams, 18, a June graduate of Columbus East High School, was named queen of the 60th annual Bartholomew County 4-H Fair. Adams, the daughter of Susan Grossman and Danny Adams, was chosen among 15 candidates.

Columbus moves city meetings to community center

Columbus is moving this week's city meeting schedule to the Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena as repairs continue to a city hall elevator. The elevator, which has been out of service for more than a week, is expected to be repaired by early July, said Jamie Brinegar, the city's director of finance, operations and risk.

Columbus Tech Talk teaches public robotics

The event will be 6 p.m. Thursday in the Columbus Learning Center Auditorium, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. It is open to anyone interested in or currently studying or working in robotics or biomechanics-related fields.

Police, Fire a " June 26

Jose Louis Gomez, 51, 2911 N. Colorado Ave., Indianapolis; arrested on a charge of driving while suspended with a previous conviction; held on $1,000 bond. Ricky Leon Allen Purvis, 20, 6380 W. County Road 450S., Columbus; arrested on a charge of probation revocation; released on $500 bond.

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