The number of telephones in Columbus continued to increase during 1967, according to a year-end report by G.R. Irving, local manager for the Wisconsin Telephone Company. The number of telephones reached 3,014, an increase of 1.9 percent over 1966.
A new city ordinance took place that made parking on the tree borders illegal except in downtown designated area that have been used for parking.
Rich Abegglen was selected as the educator of the week. Abegglen teaches fourth through eighth grade physical education at Dickason Junior High School. This is Abegglen’s seventh year teaching in Columbus. He also coaches flag football, eighth grade basketball, Saturday morning basketball and wrestling. He is also the Junior High Athletic Director and is a Fall River native.
The Wisconsin Telephone Company announced new rates for long distance customer dialed calls that represent a 4.48 percent increase. A 10-minute call from Kenosha to Superior would cost $1.60. Operator-assisted calls and person-to-person calls are higher.
City Clerk Al Abrams announced his plans for retirement at the end of March, 1988. Abrams has been city clerk under five mayors and has served for about 14 years.
The Fall River School Board has voted to study increased cooperative effort and the possibility of merger with the Columbus School District. The emphasis is that it is a study as it is understood that there would be some opposition to a merger.
The Columbus Main Street Program was selling prints of noted architectural sites in Columbus.
The Christmas spirit was alive and well as the second floor of the fire station had chairs and tables filled with food stuffs and toys to be distributed to needy families in the area. The donations were all to the Neighbors in Constant Care Foundation (NICC) established by Julie Schultz-Hornbacher.