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Columbus motorist dies after her minivan is struck by train
A 54-year-old Columbus, Nebraska, woman has died after her vehicle was struck by a train near North Bend.
Nation's largest circus making Columbus its last stop
Ringleader Brian LaPalme was behind the wheel of his circus truck Thursday afternoon, traveling with the All-New Super Spectacular Circus on the way to Columbus for a Sunday appearance at Platte County Ag Park.The showman said he wants to give local residents enough thrills and excitement to have th
Columbus not insulated from tragic situations
We want to think that the bad of the world will not touch us. That Columbus is insulated from the violence, the guns, the drugs, and the likes. Unfortunately we are not. And earlier this month that fact hit home in an extremely hard way. With the shooting of Sergeant Wangler we realize that Columbus
David City Sweeps Pair from Schuyler
David City brought their defending state champion American Legion baseball teams to Schuyler’s Merchant Park on Tuesday, June 12 and left with a pair of impressive victories. The Juniors defeated Schuyler by a score of 14-0 and the Seniors dealt Schuyler a 14-3 setback in a contest that was much clo
Well-known surgeon talks opioids, Columbus' hospital
Valley Hope Market Development Manager Brandon Raddish, left, talks with Dr. Marty Makary as he signs a copy of his book for him Friday during a break from CCH’s Pain Management Symposium at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center.MATT LINDBERG,THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM
Woman dies in accident involving a vehicle and a train
The investigation showed that a 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by Debra Kessler, 54, of Columbus was traveling northbound on County Road 4 when the vehicle drove onto the railroad tracks and was struck by an eastbound Union Pacific Railroad train. The railroad crossing is controlled by crossbucks.
54-year-old Columbus woman killed in collision with train
Firefighters removed Kessler from the van, and she was flown by a medical helicopter to a Fremont hospital, where she later died.
Schuyler bats silent again in losses to Seward
Schuyler found it difficult getting their offense going once again at Seward last Thursday evening as the juniors fell by a score of 14-2 and the seniors tumbled by a 9-1 count.The juniors did manage to rap out six hits in their game-shortened five-inning affair but had only two third inning runs to
Women dies after being struck by train
Officials said Debra Kessler, 54, of Columbus, was traveling north on the county road when she drove onto the railroad tracks and was struck by a Union Pacific train.
Woman killed after train strikes minivan near North Bend
A Columbus woman died late Wednesday after a train collided with her minivan west of North Bend.The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says Debra Kessler, 54, was driving northbound on County Road 4 south of U.S. 30 when her 2002 Dodge Caravan began crossing the railroad tracks and was struck by an eastb
Numerous area fireworks displays are planned
Yutan Days – The three-day celebration kicks off Friday and continues through Sunday. A fireworks display, sponsored by Yutan Country Club and Sudbeck Homes, is set for 10 p.m. Friday at Itan Park, 200 block of East Vine Street.
You've been served: Law enforcement talk arrest warrant process
When city and county law enforcement officers come in contact with a person who is wanted by the law in a traffic stop or other situations, they have no choice but to make an arrest.“It’s the law, we have to arrest,” Columbus Police Capt. Todd Thalken said.For instance, he said, if an officer made a
Woman cited for leaving scene
A Fremont woman was cited after allegedly leaving the scene after hitting a parked car on Tuesday.According to the Fremont Police Department, 20-year-old Liliana Hernandez was cited on suspicion of leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Mason Kovar and Auston Hall battle at CCC All-Star basketball game
By the fourth quarter, both teams were out there just trying to put on a show, attempting dunks and alley-oops.
'Red, White, KaBoom' less than two weeks away
Today’s column is for those who’ve ever heard, “There’s nothing to do in Columbus.”I’ll first mention that the countdown is on to the first big community event of the summer organized by the Chamber. “Red, White, KaBoom” is less than two weeks away, which is frankly hard to believe!The annual Columb
Alleged city shooter facing life imprisonment
A 24-year-old Grand Island man who is still recuperating from his wounds in an Omaha-area hospital in connection with a June 7 shootout with Columbus Police now faces life in prison on nine felonies.Defendant Jorge Robledo, who is being held on an outstanding arrest warrant, remained hospitalized Mo
City staff experiences increased insurance costs
After months of surveying numerous health insurance brokers, Columbus City Council members decided on Monday to renew their contracts with United Benefit Services. But, the city and employees will see a 14-percent increase in fixed cost for health insurance coverage and a fully-insured dental plan.“
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Nebraska’s Shell Creek Watershed Makes History
Schuyler, NE — The Shell Creek Watershed was officially removed from the Impaired Waters list for significantly reducing the amount of Atrazine, making it the first watershed in Nebraska and the United States to do so from a watershed management plan.
CPS administrators receive 3.03 percent pay hike
Members of the Columbus Public Schools board voted to give nearly 20 administrators a 3.03 percent pay and benefits package raise on pay bump Monday evening, increasing the district’s spending by nearly $64,700 for the 2018-19 school year.The district has administrative staffers, including executive