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This year's three local ThanksGIVEaway winners

Three lucky Columbus residents this week were able to swing by The Telegram and pick up their $100 visa gift cards they won through Lee Enterprises' annual ThanksGIVEaway event. Lee Enterprises is the parent company of The Telegram and several surrounding area newspapers.

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-15 13:00:00

Retired teacher shares her collections

Retired elementary school teacher Kathy Brenner was looking for ways to continue her passion for education when she started collecting an assortment of items. Growing up, Brenner said she knew she wanted to be a teacher. Because of this, in fourth grade she started collecting items that she thought

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-15 11:45:00

Columbus Wastewater Facility wins Best in Class

For the first time ever, The Columbus Wastewater Treatment Facility has been awarded Best in Class by the The Nebraska Water Environment Association. It was a part of the The Scott Wilber Award, which the facility received this year along with a Gold Safety Award at the Nebraska Water Environment Fe

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-15 12:00:00

David City church for sale

The Congregational Christian Church of David City building is on the market for the second time over a three-year course. Located at 696 N. Fifth St., the church closed down in September 2015 due to declining membership. According to The Banner-Press archives, the building is nearly 150 years old.

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-14 06:00:00

Columbus local installed as President of state Cattlemen Association

Mike Drinnin’s world has revolved around cattle pretty much his entire life. “I’ve been involved in cattle really since I can remember,” the 1980 Lakeview High School graduate said. “Basically, I just grew up around it. I’ve been in it all my life.”

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-14 12:05:00

Columbus Middle School students learn to combat bullying

When Kenzie Blake comes across people being bullied, she said her immediate response is to try to put an end to the situation. “I don’t think it’s right to bully others,” said Kenzie, a six-grader at Columbus Middle School, noting she sees students getting bullied several times weekly.

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-14 12:00:00

Hospital holiday celebration draws out big crowd Thursday

Baby, it was definitely cold outside. But that didn’t stop hundreds of Columbus residents from attending Thursday’s first-ever “Oh Deer, The Holidays are Here!” extravaganza held at Columbus Community Hospital.

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-14 11:00:00

CHS wrestling opens unbeaten at Fracas

Much like a week ago at the Nebraska Duals held at Central Community College, Columbus wrestling ended the first day of action unbeaten at another large dual event. This time it's a 4-0 mark at the Flatwater Fracas in Grand Island held at the Heartland Event Center. Columbus, one of 27 teams countin

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-15 06:00:00

Columbus girls ice cold against Norfolk

Columbus High girls basketball endured one of the most out-of-whack good news/bad news scenarios against longtime rival Norfolk on Friday at home. The good news? The Discoverers only allowed 33 points. The bad news? They only scored 18.

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-15 06:00:00

Loup Power District's new service center remains on track

Despite battling several incidents of severe weather, the construction of Loup Power District’s new service center remains on schedule for its projected fall 2019 opening. The district purchased the 104-acre tract of land – referred to as the Energy Triangle edition – south of Lost Creek Parkway and

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-13 12:00:00

Demolition of former Columbus Middle School to begin Jan. 1

The majority of the old Columbus Middle School facility is coming down to make way for a new early childhood development center and district offices. The Columbus Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted this week to approve awarding the demolition contract to B-D Construction for $890,00

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-12 06:00:00

Going green for the holidays

Here at Keep Columbus Beautiful, we can help you with that. During this wonderful time of the year, we unknowingly create so much waste. This can be anything from our meals to shopping and all the way to our Christmas tree. I put together some recycling tips to help be a little more green during thi

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-14 14:00:00

More food needed for annual drive

Even to this day, Columbus resident Saul Soltero can recall a December afternoon many years ago when he stopped by a house in Schuyler. The home, he said, was in dire need of repair as the windows were covered in plastic bags to keep in the heat and the paint was bad. That day Soltero and his family

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-13 11:00:00

Man held on $500K bond

The man accused of leading law enforcement on a chase in a stolen vehicle before barricading himself for hours in a local home remained in Platte County Jail Monday afternoon on a $500,000 bond.

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-11 06:00:00

Nebraska Offers Young QB, Son Of Former NFL Player

Anthony Mix was a former standout wide receiver at Auburn, and an NFL player from 2006-09. His son is just a high school freshman, but Anthony Mix Jr. is already on the radar for big-time college programs.

THESPUN.COM - 2018-12-13 16:07:09

Rock trio Whiskey Tango Foxtrot to perform this Saturday

They may not look like a typical rock group, but because of how they play their audience probably won't notice. Rock trio Whiskey Tango Foxtrot will be performing at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Shadows Restaurant and Pub, 6767 Shadow Ridge Place. Group members include Dave Amick of Norfolk on drums, Chris

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-13 12:00:00

NPPD Rates Will Remain Stable In 2019

COLUMBUS – Nebraska Public Power District announced that customers will see no overall increase in rates for 2019. NPPD says that this will be the second consecutive year of no rate increase for NPPD customers, and NPPD as a whole has had less than a two percent increase in rates over a six-year per

NEWS CHANNEL NEBRASKA - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Area artists show off their work at Gallery Gift Gala

The annual Gallery Gift Gala provides area artists an avenue to promote their work and boost the community’s appreciation of displayed pieces. Since taking over as executive director of the Columbus Arts Council in October, Steve Sorensen said he's been looking forward to putting together the Gala,

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-13 12:05:00

Arrest made in 2017 death of southwestern Nebraska man

PLATTSMOUTH — State prosecutors say a man has been arrested in the death last year of a southwestern Nebraska man. The Nebraska Attorney General's Office says 42-year-old Darin Mason was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. Mason is

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR - 2018-12-13 22:10:00

Preparing for next legislative session

This time of year organizations start doing year-end reviews and looking ahead to the issues of 2019. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently shared the issues they’ve compiled as priorities as they surveyed Chamber-member businesses across the state. Likely the results will not be ve

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-12-12 06:00:00