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Canvas Board certifies Lakeview School Bond

Canvas Board certifies Lakeview School Bond

Voters are giving the go-ahead to millions of dollars of renovations in the Columbus Lakeview school district.

Walk to prevent suicide coming to Columbus Saturday

Walk to prevent suicide coming to Columbus Saturday

Residents will have the opportunity to lace up their shoes to help efforts to prevent suicide this weekend.

Danica Badura wins Class B Girl's Golf title, Scottsbluff wins team championship

Danica Badura wins Class B Girl's Golf title, Scottsbluff wins team championship

COLUMBUS - The Class B Girl's Golf State Championship wrapped up Tuesday at the Elk's Country Club in Columbus. Danica Badura, a senior from Aurora High School, took home first place overall.

Columbus police bust two for drugs Saturday

Columbus police bust two for drugs Saturday

Two people are sitting in Platte County Jail after Columbus police nabbed them for drugs Saturday.

Despite being controversial, residents say Columbus Day should continue being celebrated

Despite being controversial, residents say Columbus Day should continue being celebrated

The flags were out in downtown Columbus and city offices were closed to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas.

West Point High takes first place at the Northeast Area FFA Land Judging Contest

West Point High takes first place at the Northeast Area FFA Land Judging Contest

The results are in from last week's Northeast Area FFA Land Judging Contest.

Columbus Senior Joey Braasch Commits To University Of Wyoming

Columbus Senior Joey Braasch Commits To University Of Wyoming

Columbus senior Joey Braasch has made his decision on where to continue his football career.

State Fair Shake Up

State Fair Shake Up

There's been a shake-up surrounding the Nebraska State Fair. One board member has resigned, while the woman in charge of the fair's day to day operations claims she's the victim of unnamed false accusations

Sunday's Taste of Columbus benefits housing efforts

Sunday's Taste of Columbus benefits housing efforts

Residents will be feasting at the Ramada Inn this Sunday for the 19th annual Taste of Columbus event.

Columbus police: man suspected of shoplifting found with drugs

Columbus police: man suspected of shoplifting found with drugs

Police say they caught a suspected thief with drugs.

State golf looking for more volunteers in Columbus

State golf looking for more volunteers in Columbus

Starting next week, Columbus will be hosting the Girls' Class B Golf Championship.

Columbus Friends of Music gives preview of artists coming to town

Columbus Friends of Music gives preview of artists coming to town

On Thursday, dozens showed up at the Friedhof Building for an open house for the 74th annual Columbus Friends of Music series.

GOP’s Welch: There’s ‘Middle Ground’ on Sasse-Trump China Clash

GOP’s Welch: There’s ‘Middle Ground’ on Sasse-Trump China Clash

As a new Fox News poll finds record support for President Trump’s impeachment and removal from office, the head of the Nebraska Republican Party is standing firm with Mr. Trump. 

Columbus hospital, others want more people to know how to protect their infants during SIDS Awareness Month

Columbus hospital, others want more people to know how to protect their infants during SIDS Awareness Month

October is SIDS Awareness Month

Columbus residents discuss possible early childhood education facility

Columbus residents discuss possible early childhood education facility

Community leaders are looking at expanding early childhood education opportunities in Columbus.

Lakeview residents to vote on school bond issue next week

Lakeview residents to vote on school bond issue next week

Lakeview Community School officials say their junior senior high school building is showing its age.

Sasse: President Phoned Me About Syria

Sasse: President Phoned Me About Syria

Senator Ben Sasse says he's not only urging President Trump to change his mind on the controversial Turkey-Syria moves, Sasse also says he made the push one on one.

New partnership promises interconnectivity for Nebraska farmers

New partnership promises interconnectivity for Nebraska farmers

New technology could be bringing big efficiency upgrades to farmers thanks to a partnership between a public power company and a major wireless network.

Behlen operations temporarily halted by fire

Behlen operations temporarily halted by fire

A Columbus manufacturing plant is back at it after a fire Monday afternoon.

Columbus City Council holds public hearing on sewer stench that residents say has been plaguing their neighborhood

Columbus City Council holds public hearing on sewer stench that residents say has been plaguing their neighborhood

Residents of southeast Columbus said they've noticed the smell for more than a year.

Columbus police: Man who shoplifted Walmart also had meth

Columbus police: Man who shoplifted Walmart also had meth

A Columbus man is in trouble for having drugs, in addition to stealing.

Insurance listening sessions being held across Nebraska

Insurance listening sessions being held across Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Insurance will be holding listening sessions around the state over the next month.

Nebraska faces big bill as pest kills thousands of ash trees

Nebraska faces big bill as pest kills thousands of ash trees

Nebraskans will need to spend nearly $1 billion over the next few decades to remove ash trees killed by an invasive pest, but local governments probably won't be able to afford the cost and it's not clear how much help they'll get from the state.

Three Vietnam War Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

Three Vietnam War Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

COLUMBUS - Three Vietnam War Veterans were honored with Quilts of Valor Saturday night in Columbus.

Korean War Veteran Presented with Quilt of Valor in Lindsay

Korean War Veteran Presented with Quilt of Valor in Lindsay

Friends, family and locals came together on Saturday in Lindsay Nebraska to present a Quilt of Valor to Schaecher, a Korean War veteran who earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in 1951 and 1952.

Two Columbus men arrested for criminal trespass

Two Columbus men arrested for criminal trespass

The Stanton Sheriff's Office has arrested two men who were reported as acting suspicious near an abandoned rural residence southeast of Stanton.

Farmers face more difficulties with wet harvest season

Farmers face more difficulties with wet harvest season

Parts of the state have seen a good amount of rain this past week.

Governor tours Columbus plant, recognizes manufacturing

Governor tours Columbus plant, recognizes manufacturing

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation recognizing the contributions manufacturing makes to Nebraska.

Albion Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

Albion Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

An Albion man is in jail after being arrested for attempted murder.

Paige Wireless partners with NPPD to accelerate interconnectivity

Paige Wireless partners with NPPD to accelerate interconnectivity

COLUMBUS - The Nebraska Public Power District is partnering with Paige Wireless to improve interconnectivity among devices. The two announced the partnership Tuesday. Paige wireless is a company that serves rural America and employs technologies to improv

Columbus Connection: October 2019

Columbus Connection: October 2019

Columbus Connection for October 2019

Central Community College Holds "Meet the Raiders" Night

Central Community College Holds "Meet the Raiders" Night

Monday night gave the Columbus community the opportunity to meet this year's Central Community College men's and women's basketball teams.

North Bend concerned over eroding levee

North Bend concerned over eroding levee

North Bend officials said every time the Platte River rises to certain levels, it gets ever closer to once again threatening the town.

Flood threat escalates as rain projections grow

Flood threat escalates as rain projections grow

Huge portions of the state are on alert right now, as overnight rainfall projections indicate widespread potential for flash flooding. 

Eastern Nebraska senator announces re-election campaign

Eastern Nebraska senator announces re-election campaign

A Northeast Nebraska senator is throwing his hat in the ring for a second term.

Nebraskans being told to brace for flooding again

Nebraskans being told to brace for flooding again

Rainfall amounts as high as 6" is forecast for portions of northeast Nebraska

Northeast Nebraska Families and Friends Walk to Fight Against ALS

Northeast Nebraska Families and Friends Walk to Fight Against ALS

People from Norfolk, Columbus, and other communities in Northeast Nebraska gathered at Skyview Park in Norfolk on Sunday for the 2019 Norfolk & Columbus Area Walk.

HIGHLIGHTS: #1 Howells-Dodge uses strong second half to defeat #4 Lutheran High Northeast 50-27

HIGHLIGHTS: #1 Howells-Dodge uses strong second half to defeat #4 Lutheran High Northeast 50-27

Howells-Dodge outscored Lutheran High Northeast 32-7 in a dominant second half en route to a 50-27 victory.

Manhunt leads to Columbus man's arrest

Manhunt leads to Columbus man's arrest

A Columbus man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a brief manhunt Thursday night.

Columbus Police: Man seemed to intentionally hit other vehicles with truck

Columbus Police: Man seemed to intentionally hit other vehicles with truck

Thirty-two-year-old Jeffrey Wegener is accused of crashing a white truck into Ace Rent-To-Own and hitting several other vehicles.

Truck driver hits vehicles, crashes into building in Columbus

Truck driver hits vehicles, crashes into building in Columbus

It was a scary situation in Columbus Thursday morning, with one reckless driver causing a lot of damage.

Scotus holding football game for childhood cancer Thursday night

Scotus holding football game for childhood cancer Thursday night

You may not have to wait for the Friday night lights to come out to watch some high school football this week.

New Columbus K9 unit catches two with meth

New Columbus K9 unit catches two with meth

The Columbus Police Department said they've cited two for possession of meth.

CCH Talks Positive Impact On Columbus' Fiscal Health

CCH Talks Positive Impact On Columbus' Fiscal Health

Columbus Community Hospital says it has provided a positive economic impact on both the City of Columbus and the state of Nebraska.

Nebraskans participate in National Voter Registration Day

Nebraskans participate in National Voter Registration Day

Americans aren’t afraid to make their voices heard on social media, but do they share their opinions at the ballot box?

Despite difficulties, Clarkson's historic opera house still active

Despite difficulties, Clarkson's historic opera house still active

It has stood for more than a century in Clarkson, Nebraska.

Chef hosts plant-based meal class for Columbus restaurants

Chef hosts plant-based meal class for Columbus restaurants

On Monday, around eight restaurant owners and representatives showed up for a class teaching them how to prepare plant-based meals.

Great Plains State Bank building Headquarters in Columbus

Great Plains State Bank building Headquarters in Columbus

A local bank has decided to make Columbus the town they set up their headquarters in.

Morys Haven and three other Nebraska nursing facilities announce closures

Morys Haven and three other Nebraska nursing facilities announce closures

Residents of four Nebraska skilled nursing centers are starting the search for new homes today after Azria Health announced the closure of the facilities.

West Nile Virus Detected In Columbus-Area

West Nile Virus Detected In Columbus-Area

While West Nile Virus has been detected in the Columbus-area, health officials say there is no immediate need for concern.

Schuyler man among those killed in I-80 crash

Schuyler man among those killed in I-80 crash

A man from Schuyler was one of three people who died in a multi-vehicle crash on I-80 Friday.

Lathrop: Prison Problems Matter of Public Safety

Lathrop: Prison Problems Matter of Public Safety

On the heels of two highly unusual lock-downs at the State Penitentiary in Lincoln, one key lawmaker, State Senator Steve Lathrop, wants to know what it will take to put Nebraska's prison system on level ground.

Larson Farms Showcases Robotic Dairy Near Creston

Larson Farms Showcases Robotic Dairy Near Creston

A Nebraska dairy farm is showcasing its innovative technology to fellow farmers across the state.

HIGHLIGHTS: Pierce spoils Columbus Scotus' homecoming, routs Shamrocks 50-21

HIGHLIGHTS: Pierce spoils Columbus Scotus' homecoming, routs Shamrocks 50-21

In a matchup of two undefeated teams in Class C-1, the Pierce Bluejays took down the Columbus Scotus Shamrocks 50-21 Friday night in Columbus.

Air ambulance service donates lights, teaches helicopter courses to Nebraska fire departments

Air ambulance service donates lights, teaches helicopter courses to Nebraska fire departments

Midwest MedAir gave a set of landing zone safety lights each to the Clarkson and Schuyler fire departments.

Two taken to hospital following crash in Columbus

Two taken to hospital following crash in Columbus

It happened shortly after 5 o'clock near 14th Street and 33rd Avenue.

Exclusive: Key Lawmaker Worries Prison “Riot” Looming

Exclusive: Key Lawmaker Worries Prison “Riot” Looming

Insisting that Nebraska’s prison system is bulging at the seams and has too few guards to keep watch, a key state lawmaker tells News Channel Nebraska that the State Penitentiary in Lincoln is a "riot" waiting to happen.

First responders, school holds active shooting drill in Columbus

First responders, school holds active shooting drill in Columbus

Law enforcement held an active shooter exercise at a school in Columbus.

Active Shooter DRILL To Take Place At Central Community College This Morning

Active Shooter DRILL To Take Place At Central Community College This Morning

An active shooter DRILL is set to take place on the Columbus campus of Central Community College this morning.

Omaha Councilman Pleads Guilty in Tax Case

Omaha Councilman Pleads Guilty in Tax Case

An Omaha City Councilman pleaded guilty Monday to several counts of federal tax fraud.

Scotus Begins Season Unbeaten, Faces Pierce Friday For Homecoming

Scotus Begins Season Unbeaten, Faces Pierce Friday For Homecoming

The Scotus Shamrocks are unbeaten to begin the 2019 season, but have their toughest test coming up this Friday night.

UPDATE: Columbus City Council approves Freddy's restaurant plan

UPDATE: Columbus City Council approves Freddy's restaurant plan

The council unanimously approved the plan.

Sammy's Superheroes Holds Glow Gold Honors Event

Sammy's Superheroes Holds Glow Gold Honors Event

Families, friends, and supporters gathered outside the Lakeview High School football field on Sunday for the sixth annual Glow Gold Honors event.

Childhood Cancer Families and Loved Ones Honored at Columbus Event

Childhood Cancer Families and Loved Ones Honored at Columbus Event

Forty families from three different states were honored Sunday night at Lakeview High School in Columbus for the Glow Gold Honors Event, which is put on by a childhood cancer foundation called Sammy’s Superheroes.

State gives $3M to help with housing after spring flooding

State gives $3M to help with housing after spring flooding

Six Nebraska communities will each receive $500,000 to help with projects related to housing. They are Nebraska City, Fremont, Peru, Lynch, Wood River and Pierce County.

Columbus schools holds annual 'Discoverer Dash' before game

Columbus schools holds annual 'Discoverer Dash' before game

It happened before Columbus High's home football game.