Students at Columbus High School were presented with a new dress code. Neatness and cleanliness applies to both girls and boys. No shirts or blouses that are tailored are to be worn out. Boys are not to wear unusually tight fitting trousers or blue jeans with rivets. Girls’ skirts are not to reach more than two inches above the knee.
The Columbus School Board voted to release two teachers from their contracts, Mrs. Ann Brown who teaches high school history and economics, and Mrs. Betty Baxter, who teaches fourth grade. The Board approved the employment of Peter Kaland, a mid-year graduate, to teach high school history and economics. Mrs. Kaland already teaches math at the Columbus Junior High.
Walter Schoenherr, a farmer from Waterloo, was elected to the Columbus Community Hospital Board, and Robert Black was reelected to the Board. The new hospital is under construction and should be completed by November of 1978. Connie Diancin reported on the activities of the Columbus Hospital Auxiliary.
Mr. Gene Gronholz, who is principal and eighth grade teacher at Zion Lutheran School, was selected as teacher of the week. This is Gronholz’s third year in Columbus and in addition to teaching he coaches the boys’ basketball team at Zion.
Damage to the Fall River High School swimming pool will cause the pool to be closed for an indefinite length of time. The repair of the leaking pipes could cost $30,000.
An Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service was held on Wednesday. Cooperating congregations were Church of the Nazarene, Olivet Congregational, Columbus United Methodist, Seventh Day Adventist, and the First Presbyterian.
The CENEX Convenience Store located at 501 Park Avenue, held its grand opening of its new facility.
The city of Columbus’s long drawn-out 1998 budget process came to an end Tuesday night when the Council passed a tax levy increase of 25 percent.