In October, Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care will offer volunteer orientation for area residents who are interested in brightening the lives of people with serious illnesses.

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Author Susan Pare, a 1957 graduate of Columbus High School who started writing novels after she retired, has recently completed another mystery, and this one might look and sound familiar to local readers.

Many people want to give back to the community but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. In only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification.

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The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking candidates to serve as the 2017-18 Columbus Ambassador. Eligible candidates must be current residents of the city of Columbus and at least 16 to 18 years of age. Each candidate must complete a questionnaire and undergo an interview.

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As a city employee for over four decades and the city clerk for almost three of them, Anne Donahue was always the person to ask about what form to fill out, where to locate a file or who to contact if you stopped at the City Hall with a question.

Rod Hill will teach an oil painting class at The Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Join Rod in creating a desert scene with oil paint on a 12-by-16-inch canvas. The scene is a vignette in an oval in the center of the canvas. The area outside the oval is acrylic; individuals can …

Laura Paine at Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship in Columbus, has been recently recommended to receive a $74,107 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project “Enhancing the Quality of Work-based Beginning Farmer Training Programs Throu…

Watch sorghum processing from field to jar at Sorghum Fest on the grounds of Savanna Oaks Community Center on the corner of Highway 16 and Savanna Road, across from the village of Fall River, on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The Volunteers of CCH will host a mum sale Sept. 14 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbus Community Hospital. A variety of colors and sizes of mums, grown by Lost Lake Acres Greenhouse, will be available for purchase. Asters and tri-color pots will also be available. Cash and checks are accepted…


The Columbus Journal took photos of business signs along the James Street corridor and used the letters to spell out "JAMES STREET." Do you recognize which signs the letters came from? Page through our gallery and see how many you can identify. 

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