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Our Town Columbus: December 4-9
COLUMBUS, Neb. (KOLN) - On Pure Nebraska and 10/11 News, we are putting the focus on Our Town Columbus!. Join us the week of December 4, as we explore this great Nebraska town. The Columbus Community Hospital is working to bring a new fieldhouse to the area. We will learn how it’s going to be a hub for wellness and athletics in the community. We are also going to learn about the recently completed Columbus Community Building downtown. We’ll get a tour of the building that is now home to the public library, city hall, and the Columbus Area Arts Council. We’ll learn about a store called Market 23 that is giving local makers a chance to sell their products all year long. In addition to that, we are going to learn about adult education opportunities at Central Community College. We’ll learn more about the new Harrah’s casino project coming to town, and we’ll learn how the new fire station and police station are both helping keep public safety a top priority.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in columbus, NE
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of columbus..
A Testament of Unity: The Legendary Human-Powered Barn Move of Bruno, Nebraska
In 1988, Bruno, Nebraska, celebrated its centennial in a unique fashion: a display of unity and human strength that would become a local legend. The Ostry family, faced with the threat of a flooding barn, enlisted the help of over 300 volunteers instead of machinery to move the 20,000-pound structure. This remarkable event was not merely about relocating a barn; it was about bringing a community together for a common cause.
'She's come home to Plains.' Columbus residents say goodbye to Rosalynn Carter
Columbus residents were among the hundreds of people who flanked the Rosalynn Carter funeral procession route in Plains, Georgia on Wednesday. They made the one-hour drive from Columbus to watch part of the one-mile procession after the invitation-only funeral service. It stretched from Maranatha Baptist Church, where the Carter family worships, to the Carter family home on Woodland Drive, where she privately was interred.
Mule Day in Maury County: A Salute to Agricultural Legacy and Community Spirit
Bellwood's Annual Mule Day is more than just a festival; it's a vibrant homage to Maury County's agricultural roots, tracing back to 1840 when it began as 'Breeder’s Day.' This event has since evolved into a multi-day celebration that draws over 200,000 people, underlining its importance as a cultural staple and a nod to the 'Mule Capital' of the world. The festivities include a storied parade, square dances, and mule-driven contests, enriching the community's historical tapestry with each passing year.
Columbus' Joint Communications Center: Looking Back and Ahead at Our Local Emergency Services
The 'City Government 101' series, launched in April 2023, focuses on the workings of Columbus, Nebraska's municipal government. It offers a look into the city's operations by interviewing department heads about their departments, budgets, and future plans for the fiscal year 2023-2024.
Today the gas price is close to $2.98 in Osceola as of 2023-12-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
Nebraska casinos generate $7.7m in revenue in October
There are three temporary casinos in the state. US.- Nebraska’s temporary casinos in Lincoln, Fonner Park and Columbus generated $1.54 in tax revenue during October. The casinos were taxed 20 per cent on combined gross revenue of $7.73m. The racetrack casinos are Grand Island Casino Resort in Grand Island,...
The Vibrant Tapestry of Czech-American Influence on U.S. Culture and Politics
Across the United States, Czech-American communities are zealously preserving and celebrating their heritage with annual festivals that have become cultural milestones. Events such as Tabor Czech Days, Wilber Czech Festival, and Protivin Czech Days are more than just gatherings; they are vibrant displays of a proud legacy. These festivals, with their parades, dance performances, and traditional music, serve as a bridge from the past to the present, while the aroma of Czech cuisine and the sound of Polka music fill the air, symbolizing the joyous spirit of the Czech people.
Authorities arrest pair after 430 fentanyl pills found during traffic stop
Authorities in Nebraska arrested two men Thursday after more than 430 suspected fentanyl pills were discovered during a traffic stop.
Columbus and Lexington win local unified bowling district titles
KEARNEY, Neb. — Football has wrapped up, and basketball is around the corner. But right in the middle of those two? The thick of unified bowling. On Tuesday, it was all about district championships, with the District A6 Final taking place in Grand Island, and District B5 going down in Hastings.
Monday's local scoreboard, Nov. 27
Columbus City Clerk's Office Highlights Achievements and Plans for the Upcoming Fiscal Year
The 'City Government 101' series, which began in April 2023, provides insights into Columbus, Nebraska's municipal government. Department heads, including Janelle Kline from the City Clerk's Office, recently discussed their departments, budgets, and plans for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
RETRO FIND: Surprise snowstorm leads to giant snow animal
SILVER GROVE, Ky. — These four friends took advantage of some snowy weather in 1982 by building something better than your average snowman. Defending themselves against the cold with heavy jackets and mittens, these pals hauled over 1,000 lbs of snow to create a surprising snow sculpture. Watch the...
Registration is open for the annual Local Food & Healthy Farms Conference
Lincoln, Neb. —Registration is open for the 2024 Local Food and Healthy Farms Conference, which will take place January 25-27 at the River’s Edge Conference Center in Columbus, NE. All are welcome to attend. Full details are at sustainablenebraska.org/2024-conference-local-foods-healthy-farms. The Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society’s annual conference has been...
Richards goes off for Northeast in massive road victory
COLUMBUS – The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team made the short drive to Tuesday night to Columbus, Nebraska for their final matchup before conference play against Central Community College and dominated much of the contest and captured a 79-61 victory in the battle. Northeast (3-5) was led...
Giant Christmas tree in place for Yuletide Fest
Newman Grove’s extra large Christmas tree was placed at the town’s main downtown intersection last week. Mike Kroeger helped stand up the tree on main street with the jib crane on his bucket truck. Ground crew included Dennis Hanzel, Chris Nelsen, Todd Flinn, Kevin Wiese, Hallie Nelsen and Chris Wiese. This tree will be lit by Santa Claus Friday evening during the Yuletide Fest. The tree came from Coella Nelsen and family in memory of Robert Craig Nelsen.
Garrett strong with 19 points in Hawks loss to Raiders
COLUMBUS – The Northeast Community College men’s basketball team traveled Tuesday night to Columbus, Nebraska for a matchup with Central Community College. The Hawks dropped the clash by a final score of 94-76 and will now shift their focus to conference play this weekend. Northeast (4-3) had another...
CCC-Columbus to Present Its First-Ever Madrigal
COLUMBUS, NE. — The public is invited to a magical and special event this holiday season as the Central Community College-Columbus fine and performing arts department presents its first-ever Madrigal. The event will allow participants to enjoy a combination of theater, music, food and medieval costumes in one wonderful,...
Santa’s coming to St. Edward this Saturday
Santa Claus will be arriving in downtown St. Edward this Saturday, Dec. 2, as part of the community’s special events this week. Beaver Valley Senior Center is hosting coffee and cookies starting at 10 a.m. each day this week. They will again have coffee and cookies starting at 10...