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Community event will benefit playground effort

Columbus Signature Academy Lincoln Campus plans to host a fundraiser Sunday afternoon at the school for a playground project. The community event -- from noon...
No calls to Hunter’s relatives from Trump, despite promises

In the days that followed the Aug. 2 death of Sgt. Jonathon M. Hunter in Afghanistan, the Columbus soldier’s widow said she felt like...
Church officials agree to cut tree

A local church that hired a tree service to take down a large hackberry tree that was splitting said the Great Commandment from the...
UPDATE: North coach Bless suspended for this season’s remaining football games

UPDATE: 6:28 p.m. Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. has suspended Columbus North Head Coach Tim Bless from coaching during games for the remainder of the football...
School leaders meeting today to review new evidence of coaches’ altercation

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. officials will meet today to examine photographs of an in-game altercation between two Columbus North High School football coaches to...
Changing attitudes

The most common public attitude ex- pressed toward addicts is that other people would just as soon not deal with them. That’s according to Tony...
Haddad named to Indiana Landmarks board

Indiana Landmarks has elected five new directors, including one from Columbus. Tracy Haddad, Columbus, is one of the newly-elected directors, serving a three-year term that...
City renews contract for downtown flowers

The city of Columbus has renewed a contract with a local business to help plant and maintain flowers in the downtown area next year. The...
Mission plans luncheon for local agencies

New Song Mission in Freetown is hosting a luncheon at noon Friday for organizations and agencies that serve at-risk children and youth. New Song is...
City budget adds $10 million for capital spending

The Columbus City Council has approved a $57.8 million budget for 2018. Next year’s budget is about $1 million less than this year’s $58.9 million...

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