1967

FS Services Inc. announced that it will build a new regional feed mill in Columbus. The mill will be located about two miles northeast of Columbus on Highway 16. The mill will be operational by 1968 and employ 25 people.

Among the new faculty members at the Columbus Schools were Diane Titus, Reta Thies, Charles Wilde, Ivan Thies, Evelyn McAlpine, Peter Byfield, Ken Mueller and Dan Burnard.

1977

John and Margaret Tobison and Joe and Marie Roche attended the 1977 Renk Seed Company sales meeting for dealers, with 500 persons taking part during the two-day event.

A tentative agreement was reached last week between the Columbus City Council’s Judiciary Committee and Madison Gas & Electric Company regarding installation of a 345-kilowatt transmission line that will run over the city’s industrial land.

1987

The Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative “Crime Watch” program got underway when area sheriffs met with co-op employees. Co-op personnel in radio-equipped service vehicles will be the “eyes and ears” for law enforcement in detecting crime in rural areas.

Chris Tousey won a washing machine as the grand prize winner at Rick’s Piggly Wiggly Grand Opening.

1997

Lyric soprano Rochelle Eisenga will be featured soloist at the “PRAISE” Diner/Concert at Olivet Church. Local soloists will include Mina Kenevan, Shannon Luey, Lew Roof and Gary Smith.

Farmers & Merchants Union Bank and area Chamber of Commerce representatives cut the ribbon at the opening of the new bank branch in Friesland.

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