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Columbus Area Historical Society

Reuben Damm, president, and Phyllis Callahan, secretary, announced that they would not be seeking re-election to the Columbus School Board. Damm has served the board of directors as president since the district was organized in 1954. Previously, Damm served as District 7, City of Columbus, for 20 years. Callahan has served the district as clerk for the past 15 years.

Mrs. Joseph Johnson retired from the American Red Cross Blood program after serving 16 years as President. During this time, Columbus had 33 mobile blood visits with donations of 5,132 units of blood.

The winners of the Columbus County Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest were, first place, Andy and Steve Black; second, Eric Anthon; and third place, Jennifer Steele. All four students attended Dickason School.

Mayor Rod Schroeder has asked MNR for an extension of time to complete the Udey Dam repairs. The city pointed to a lack of money due to work on a new sewage treatment plant.

Sally Price, Personal Lines Customer Service Representative at Richards Insurance, has successfully completed the Personal Lines ACSR program sponsored by Wisconsin Independent Insurance Agents.

The Travel Shoppe, a travel agency opened in Fall River. Operator Diane Miller runs the business from her home.

The Columbus Water & Light Commission donated 20 American flags to local schools to provide a flag for every class in Columbus. The Columbus High School Student Council provided flags for every high school class that lacked them. Ed Schellin donated several flags for college classes.

The Columbus Community Hospital Auxiliary donated $10,000 to the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation’s $1.95 million campaign to build a new emergency department and urgent care.

Follow us on Facebook at Columbus, WI Area Historical Society, or email [email protected] The museum is open by appointment and will reopen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from April.

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