Adult prom voting continues through Saturday

Though Saturday’s Seventh Annual Child Abuse Prevention Adult Prom has been sold out since February, people without tickets still can help the fundraising cause and vote via monetary donations online for the prom court at capprom.com through 5 p.m. Saturday, according to organizers. Money raised at the gathering that attracts more than 600 people at

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Democrat seeking council seat, but hasn’t filed

A local Democrat is seeking the District 1 seat on the Columbus City Council, but he has not yet officially filed for the seat or been placed on the ballot. In a social media post in early April, Jerone B. Wood, 30, Columbus, announced his candidacy was “official.” While he has filed an exploratory campaign

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Portion of veterans memorial evaluated for damage

The Bartholomew County Memorial for Veterans is cordoned off as work continues to determine why the limestone pillars and granite pavers are deteriorating. A number of lower panels have been removed from the pillars which stand on the Bartholomew County Courthouse lawn. Some strips of stone flooring have been taken up, and caution rope has

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Appreciating the past: Display of early Cummins engines at anniversary event to highlight company’s roots

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. is a global power company that netted $23.8 billion in profits last year, and is known for producing diesel engines capable of producing horsepower for semis, pickup trucks, trains, boats and mining equipment. But a century ago, the company’s founder, Clessie Cummins, was an entrepreneur offering single-cylinder, kerosene engines of 1½, 3,

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Cummins’ earliest engines return to Columbus for 100th anniversary

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. is a global power company that netted $23.8 billion in profits last year, and is known for producing diesel engines capable of producing horsepower for semis, pickup trucks, trains, boats and mining equipment. But a century ago, the company’s founder, Clessie Cummins, was an entrepreneur offering single-cylinder, kerosene engines of 1 1/2,

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Diversity in words: Honoring the late Tony McClendon with book donations

Family and friends of the late Tony McClendon are hoping his memory and life’s work will live on through sharing books promoting diversity in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. schools. “One of his many goals was to create a rotating ‘Diversity Library’ for all BCSC schools to enjoy and experience how differences can enhance our lives,”

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Philanthropic African American exhibit set for Commons in August

“The Soul of Philanthropy,” an exhibit focusing on the philanthropic efforts of African Americans in Bartholomew County, will be presented this summer at The Commons in downtown Columbus. And organizers are seeking public input by May 1 about local African Americans or organizations to possibly add to the display to highlight about 15 people and

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Diversity library to honor Tony McClendon’s memory

Family and friends of the late Tony McClendon are hoping his memory and life’s work will live on sharing books promoting diversity in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. schools. “One of his many goals was to create a rotating ‘Diversity Library’ for all BCSC schools to enjoy and experience how differences can enhance our lives,” said

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New exhibit to highlight philanthropic efforts of local African Americans

“The Soul of Philanthropy,” an exhibit focusing on the philanthropic efforts of African Americans in Bartholomew County, will be presented this summer at The Commons in downtown Columbus. And organizers are seeking public input by May 1 about local African Americans or organizations to possibly add to the display to highlight about 15 people and

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Zoo’Opolis wolf hybrid quarantined after bite report

A wolf hybrid at Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting World has been quarantined by county health officials after two people were injured at the facility over the Easter weekend, one of them a 9-month-old baby girl. Bartholomew County Animal Control officers were sent to the facility at 12696 W. County Road 50S on Monday to obtain more

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