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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
Looking Back a " July 24

Pro Musica Director David Bowden wore a tuxedo coat over white running shorts and tennis shoes to illustrate the blend of music and athletics planned at a run/walk fundraiser for the orchestra in 1992. From The Republic archives A proposed drug treatment center, Bethesda House, in downtown Columbus was denied rezoning for the second time in two years.

Police, Fire a " July 24

Bradley Robert Mercer, 37, 901 Fairview Drive, Columbus; arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court; held without bond. Clayton Charles Savage, 33, 1277 Niagara Lane, Franklin; arrested on a charge of invasion of privacy; bond information not available.

Motorcyclists will escort Vietnam memorial en route to fairgrounds

Hundreds of motorcycle riders are expected to escort a traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall exhibit when it arrives in Columbus on Thursday morning for a five-day stay that's expected to draw 100,000 people. The Moving Wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, will be on display through 10 a.m. July 31 at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.

East-Terra Plastics offers container collection

East-Terra Plastics will be at the Columbus/Bartholomew County Recycling Center, 720 S. Mapleton St. in Columbus, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 to collect 5-gallon or smaller pesticide containers to provide farmers with a safe way to dispose of the items. The free service is organized by East-Terra and the Columbus/Bartholomew County Recycling Center.

Foundation For Youth makeover provides room for space to create

Foundation For Youth has reached a $19,000 fundraising goal to renovate the center's creative space into a maker studio. The Columbus youth organization is planning a $38,000 project to overhaul and redesign Foundation For Youth's Funology! area to a maker studio, a space for the community to simply create.

Dream big: Columbus delegation learns at redevelopment conference

I f you're looking to revamp a riverfront, it's always beneficial to visit a location that's already accomplished it. A delegation of Columbus leaders did just that when they recently attended a national conference on downtown redevelopment.

Local Police, Fire a " July 23

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information is summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Ricky L. Purvis, 20, 6380 W. County Road 450S, Columbus, probation violation, 5:58 p.m., by Community Corrections, held with no bond.

Fun at the Fair: Photo Gallery

Tens of thousands of people flocked to the 60th annual Bartholomew County 4-H Fair to support 4-H and its young exhibitors. Here's a final look.

Religion News 07-22

The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, "Growing Young: "Priorities - From Rhetoric to Reality," with Scripture from Mark 10:13-16 at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive.

Longtime firefighter honored with Sagamore

What was billed as a meeting with the governor to discuss fire and safety issues turned out to be a surprise celebration of a Bartholomew County man's long contributions to firefighting. Roger Johnson arrived at Zaharakos ice cream parlor in downtown Columbus July 5 by wheelchair, aided by a couple of firefighting pals.

93rd annual Stockover family reunion planned

The 93rd annual Stockover family reunion is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at White Creek United Methodist Church, 6730 W. County Road 930S, Columbus. To get to the church, take State Road 11 to County Road 950S, turn west.

Schools get new tech in classes: $400,000 use to buy tech for students

About 1,800 new computers will be distributed to Columbus area students starting next week in preparation for a new school year. Chromebooks are issued to Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. first- through eighth-grade students, while high school students receive laptops.

Heat wave throws road crews a 90-degree curve

Thursday's high temperature in Columbus was expected to reach 94, followed by 95 today and Saturday, then 93 degrees on Sunday - well above the historical average of 86 - before dropping back into the 80s as the new week begins, according to the Accuweather service. The threat for heat stress and heat-related illness will remain high as peak afternoon heat index values climb as high as 105 degrees today and Saturday, meteorologists warn.

Fill the bus with supplies: Local agencies band together to help kids ...

A group of local organizations, businesses and social service agencies are depending on the generosity of local residents to help them fill backpacks with school supplies for students who can't afford to buy them. Shoppers will be asked to chip in to support the effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart on Columbus' west side, 2025 Merchants Mile, where a bus will be waiting to be filled with donated school supplies.

Clarion furnishings donated to nonprofits as demolition looms

Sylvia Babcock, left, and Julia Lopez, right, with SuCasa, look over items for their organization in a store room at the now closed Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ind., Thursday, July 20, 2017. The hotel was purchased by Columbus Regional Health.

Arrests made in Xanax-laced candy investigation

Four people were arrested after an investigation into drug dealing involving Xanax-laced candy out of a home on the east side of Columbus. The Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two men and a juvenile after receiving multiple complaints about possible drug activity at 801 McClure Road, police said.

Sale of Xanax-laced candy leads to three arrests

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Three people have been arrested following an investigation into the sale of Xanax-laced candy out of a home on Columbus' east side.

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