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Mrs. Mary Jane Premo, Columbus kindergarten teacher, was one of 180 kindergarten and first grade teachers from throughout the U.S. named as a “top teacher” by a national publication called “Grade Teacher.”

Columbia County children in first, fifth, and ninth grades will have a tuberculin skin test at their local schools.


Amtrak will double its available accommodations on trains during the holiday weekends that will increase ridership by 25 to 30 percent. During the Thanksgiving weekend 55,000 persons are expected to pass through Chicago Union Station.

Marcella Steindl has been collecting dolls since 1972. Her collection includes dolls from Germany and France. Her favorite doll is an authentic Shirley Temple Doll.


Journal Republican Publisher Marshall Bernhagen announced that the Columbus Journal Republican is merging with the Shopping Reminder as of Dec. 1. The Journal office will move to the Shopping Reminder office at 145 E. James Street. The Journal has operated under various names since 1865 and the Shopping Reminder since 1932.

Brad Weiss purchased his first Cadillac limousine in 1986. He founded Dynasty Limousine and now has three limos and hopes to have 10 by July of 1988. The business serves much of the Madison market.


Todd Frey purchased the 200th share of stock being sold to raise funds to purchase George Hasey’s popcorn wagon.

Local law enforcement officials are looking into establishing a joint municipal court comprised of Columbus, Fall River, Randolph, Rio, Pardeeville, and Cambria. The court would handle local citations.

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