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Local officers, State Patrol chase down stolen Butler Co. Hummer

A driver of a Hummer H2 reportedly stolen in Butler County on Thursday and was pulled over for a traffic stop on the outskirts of Schuyler led law enforcement officers on a chase through the community before the driver jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.Jose Lance was arrested on charges of


Downtown businesses seek outdoor seating

A group of downtown Columbus business owners is hoping to make the historic district a hot spot once again with help from the City Council.Rob and Tracy Gasper of The Friedhoff Oak Room, Park Plaza proprietor Beth French and a couple of her tenants helped lead a discussion this week with the city’s

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-08-18 05:00:00

Hormel Foods announces sale of Fremont plant to Wholestone Farms - Austin Daily Herald

SneeHormel Foods Corporation and WholeStone Farms have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Hormel Foods Fremont, Nebraska, processing facility to WholeStone Farms, LLC.The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed in D

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-17 13:50:16

Train monitoring up and running

The system monitors the railroad crossings at North Somers Avenue, west 23rd Street, west Linden Avenue and west Military Avenue, all on the west side of town.

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-08-17 23:01:00

Unified bands ready to bring Husker spirit to Sunday parade

Editor's note:This is the final part of a three-part series that highlights summer camp for area high school bands. Scotus Central Catholic High School's band is featured today. Read previously published stories about the bands at Columbus and Lakeview high schools on our website, .Elliott Thomazin

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-08-18 05:00:00

Sonic, sales tax and appointments highlight latest City Council agenda

The Columbus City Council will have a lot on its plate when its 7 p.m. Monday meeting gets underway, including 14 public hearings, numerous appointments and several preliminary plat discussions.“The upside of that is there is a lot going on in our community,” City Administrator Tara Vasicek said.Amo

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-08-18 05:00:00

Cunningham: These kids not 'wasting their time'

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.“Kids today are spoiled.” “There’s a growing disconnect between the older generation and these new upstarts.” “Nobody wants to work anymore.”Coffee shop talk? Laments from the family after a July 4th cook-out?

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-08-18 05:00:00

Columbus native set for HGTV appearance

Justin and Megan Fry with their children, left to right, Kailer, 10; Kolton, 8; and Camden, 13 in a Papillion neighborhood.COURTESY, HGTV & FRY FAMILY


A growing concern on social media

Ginger Lewman, national consultant and keynote speaker with ESSDACK, highlights the different social media applications children are exposed to on Thursday inside Schuyler Central High School.NATASYA ONG, THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM


Bad pitbull reputation not always warranted

“Don't let the same dog bite you twice.” - Chuck Berry“It’s a Pitbull.” Turns out to be a Rottweiler. “It’s a Pitbull.” Turns out to be a Poodle. “It’s a Pitbull.” Turns out to be a Chihuahua. “It’s a Pitbull.” Turns out to be a stuffed animal. “It’s a Pitbull.” Turns out to be an actual Pitbull.The


Omaha woman, 37, is seriously injured after walking into traffic on Ames Avenue

Ameca Hatten was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries to her pelvis, abdomen and head, according to Omaha police. Her injuries were considered potentially life threatening.


Fischer pays call on BD East plant expansion

“I listen to what people have to say on policies and try to reach some consensus,” said Fischer, who also visited the BD plant in Broken Bow while she served in the Nebraska Legislature before being elected to the Senate in 2012.


Man killed after SUV collides into pickup in northeast NE

The incident happened around 4:15 Sunday afternoon outside Madison, Nebraska at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 32, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office


Victim of fatal gas station shooting remembered as 'all-around good person'

The ex-wife of a man who was shot and killed Sunday called him a good guy who may have had a meth problem.Andrew Peek, 27, was shot at Bucky's gas station, 30th and Dodge Streets, about 6 a.m. He was found between gas pumps and taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, where he died.His assailant took P


Sheriff's office gets grant for sobriety checkpoints

"This I believe this will be the fourth year where we've conducted kind of a large-scale checkpoint at various locations around the county," said Sheriff Steve Hespen. "And this year we'll be doing smaller checkpoints throughout the county, on the less travelled roads, and they'll last for a shorter


TPA meeting set for Thursday

Travelers Protective Association Post B members will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wooden Windmill in Fremont.All members are invited to attend.


Local child care provider recognized by Step up to Quality

Local early childhood care provider Fremont Children’s Academy, Inc., has been recognized by Nebraska Step Up to Quality for recently earning its Level 1 rating.


A collaborative effort for a good cause

Manager Rachel Lade (left) and Owner Kristin Stock of Imagine That Scrapbooking & Gifts gather for a picture on Monday in front of the store's creative space, Artzy Haven. They are holding up the door hangers participants will be making during the upcoming Crafting for a Cause from 7-9 p.m. on Aug.


Man dies after pickup-SUV collision in northeast Nebraska

Schroeder, Naber and three people in Naber's SUV were taken to a Norfolk hospital, where Schroeder was pronounced dead. He lived in Madison.


Softball games start this week

Last year, Columbus went 13-27 and finished sixth in its conference and third in the district. Columbus' head coach Paul Braun said he feels this year's team will be competitive, but needs to build depth and younger players may be called upon to contribute at the varsity level.