Mrs. Wayne Trumbower, Guidance Director at Columbus High School, reports there has been a great deal of interest shown in evening adult vocational classes that will be offered at the high school.
Nearly 1,200 members of the congregations of the Central conference of the Western Wisconsin district gathered at Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Luther’s posting of his 95 theses. A 225-member choir sang at the event.
Police Chief Lee Erdmann reported on an unruly Halloween crowd of some 200, which led to 12 arrests and some damage by vandals. Many in the crowd, which ranged in age from 10 to 30 years old, where not residents of Columbus.
The City Council voted to cap the parking meters in Columbus for a trial period of Jan. 1 to March 1, 1978. Several council members were concerned that residents realize the revenue of $8,000 to $10,000 per year would have to be made up in city taxes.
The Columbus High School FFA will be the first school in the nation that will have a special satellite feed from the National FFA convention in Kansas City. The new satellite dish at the high school was funded by the Columbia Rural Electric Cooperative and the local FFA and FFA Alumni Chapters.
The Citizens Facility Study Committee, made up of educators and interested citizens, was appointed by the Columbus School Board to evaluate the condition of building facilities in the Columbus School district. The district has four school buildings; Fuller Street, Hampden, Dickason and the Columbus High School.
The Finance Committee of the Whole Columbus City Council approved a 1998 Columbus City Budget which showed a tax levy increase of 26 percent over last year and an increase in expenses of 8.57 percent.