July 6, 1961

Columbus Journal Republican staff members were given the week for their vacations, thus no paper was printed this week.

July 1, 1971

Two Columbus residents who have worked long hours on the Fourth of July committee - Carol Lawler and Keith Spellum - will appear on WISC channel three television. They will appear on the Farm Hour and explain some of the activities planned in Columbus to mark the city's Fourth of July celebration.

Two girls from the Columbus-Fall River area - Lorraine Haakenson of Columbus and Crystal Benck of Fall River - were among more than 500 girls from across the state who took part in the 28th session of Badger Girls State from June 20 to 26.

June 29, 1981

Columbus Fire Chief James Boness was elected second vice president of the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs' Association at the annual conference held in Oshkosh this past weekend.

The village of Fall River received a state trust fund loan of $8,200 to repair and paint the water tower.

July 1, 1991

Fifteen year-old Jenny Marks of Columbus won a special sweepstakes that entitled her to be the Milk Duds Celebrity Batgirl for the Milwaukee Brewers game on June 29 versus the Seattle Mariners.

Franklin "Bud" Lien, Cambridge, entered John Deere's "Best In These Parts" sweepstakes with an official game card he received from Mid-State Power and Equipment, Inc. in Columbus. Bud won the grand prize of a John Deere 4255 tractor.

June 30, 2001

The Fall River School will have a new face on Monday. She is Heidi Schmidt, and as of July 2 she will be Fall River's new district administrator.

In recognition of his strong management of the community's locally-owned utility, Columbus Water & Light superintendent John Andler has received the American Public Power Association's Larry Hobart Seven Hats award.

The Columbus Music Boosters are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a high school marching band competition. Star Spangled Bands will take place on July 1 at Fireman's Park.

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