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Columbus Fire Department To Host Hydrant Parties

Columbus Fire Department To Host Hydrant Parties

The Columbus Fire Department is looking to help kids cool off from the heat of summer.

Big Boy Rolls Through Columbus

Big Boy Rolls Through Columbus

The world's only operating Big Boy locomotive made its way to Columbus on Friday as part of a tour across the Midwest.

Multiple Injuries Occur In Accident Near Humphrey

Multiple Injuries Occur In Accident Near Humphrey

An accident at the Highway 81/91 intersection near Humphrey caused multiple injuries on Tuesday afternoon.

Nebraska hires 2 private consultants for struggling schools

Nebraska hires 2 private consultants for struggling schools

The Nebraska Department of Education has hired two consultants to guide schools struggling with low test scores and performance

Platte County Fair Begins This Week

Platte County Fair Begins This Week

In just a few days, Ag Park will come to life for the 2019 Platte County Fair.

Remember Our Fallen Memorial honors fallen soldiers

Remember Our Fallen Memorial honors fallen soldiers

The goal of this traveling memorial is simple. Never forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. "I think that as Americans we need to remember to be proud and thankful for our freedoms by remembering these men and women," memorial organizer Noala Fritz

Remember Our Fallen Memorial makes stop in Columbus

Remember Our Fallen Memorial makes stop in Columbus

A country-crossing memorial honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice is making a stop Columbus. From now through July 10th, people can go to the Columbus Armed Forces Reserve Center to view the Remember Our Fallen memorial. The display honors servic

Platte County Sheriff's Department looking for wanted man

Platte County Sheriff's Department looking for wanted man

COLUMBUS -- The Platte County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding a wanted man. A Sheriff's Office official says deputies attempted to arrest 26-year-old Craig Gresham on three warrants for failure to appear. The official says

Midwest Pyrotechnics business booming thanks to family and friend bond

Midwest Pyrotechnics business booming thanks to family and friend bond

The people of Columbus will be treated to quite the fireworks show Wednesday, July 3 at Ag Park for the city's annual Red, White and Kaboom celebration for Independence Day. Stromsburg-based Midwest Pyrotechnics is putting on the 21-minute show that consi

Twin River Public School finalizes decision

Twin River Public School finalizes decision

After months of deliberation and multiple meetings, Twin River Public Schools has finally decided the fate of Silver Creek Elementary School.

Heat and humidity descend on the Midlands — and they're not expected to let up

Heat and humidity descend on the Midlands — and they're not expected to let up

Heat and humidity slowly baked eastern Nebraska and western Iowa on Saturday.

Columbus Residents Release Butterflies at Community Event

Columbus Residents Release Butterflies at Community Event

On Saturday, residents went to Frankfort square in Downtown Columbus for the 34th annual Extravaganza and the 6th annual Butterfly release put on by Columbus Community Hospital Volunteers.

Nebraska animal shelter gives tips on how to keep pets calm during the Fourth of July

Nebraska animal shelter gives tips on how to keep pets calm during the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is typically a very happy time of year, but for some of our four-legged friends it can be scary. Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska Manager Lisa Doescher shared some tips on how to help ease your pets’ tension. "The easiest and

Columbus Connection: July 2019

Columbus Connection: July 2019

Check out this month's edition of the Columbus Connection!

Joint Dispatch Center Nearly A Reality

Joint Dispatch Center Nearly A Reality

After many years of discussion, a joint dispatch center between the City of Columbus and Platte County is nearly a reality.

Reports: Lax Nebraska Laws Fuel Unsafe Teen Driving

Reports: Lax Nebraska Laws Fuel Unsafe Teen Driving

Only days before a crash south of Omaha claimed the lives of four teen-age girls and left another girl hospitalized, a new study ranked Nebraska among the most dangerous states in the nation when it comes to teen driving.