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1967

Young Fashions, the children’s wear store, will start the New Year under the new ownership of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Baerwald, who purchased the store from Mrs. Irving Nelson and Gertrude Underdahl.

Winners of the Kiwanis Christmas Decorating Contest were Mr. and Mrs. John Marks, Mr. and Mrs. William Mrkvicka, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dartt, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Lienke, and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dueyson.

1977

The Rev. Richard Moore is the new Pastor of The Church of the Nazarene located at 442 Seldon Street, Columbus. For the past 12 years he has been serving as church builder in charge of building and development for the Wisconsin District.

The Columbus City Council approved the rezoning of the present hospital building to R-4 multi-family residence to allow the building to be converted to elderly housing.

1987

Clarence Fietz is retiring Jan. 1 as the Columbus Director of Public Works after 22 years with the department. He was director for the last two years and a foreman for 14 years and before that, “you name it that’s what I’ve been.”

The Columbus High School SADD Chapter (Students Against Drunk Driving) is one of the strongest in the state with 311 members or over three quarters of the entire student body. Working with the SADD Chapter has been police officer Craig Kadinger, who was awarded the Student Council’s Friend of CHS Award.

1997

Judy Goodson, manager of the Columbus Main Street Program, confirmed that George Hasey’s 1928 Dunbar popcorn wagon will be returning to the community. The current California owner agreed to sell the wagon for approximately $50,000.

They have an attendant hired, and there are new lights at the ice skating rink in Fireman’s Park but the rink is in need of freezing weather. The mild winter may mean that the rink may not open until mid-January.

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