Voters rejected a Columbus-Fall River School merger with a vote of 1,356 in favor and 1,963 opposed with two rural township votes missing from the totals. The first ward in Columbus was the only precinct that voted in favor of the proposed merger with 100 more yes votes. Fall River turned down the merger by a margin of 5 to 1.
The Columbus Chapter of the American Red Cross sent 64 ditty bags to Vietnam with an assortment of canned salted nuts, deviled ham, turkey or chicken along with many other items. The shipments of ditty bags were sent to the men of the 25th Infantry Division.
The Columbus City Council, by a vote of 6-0, accepted the bid of Gunderson Construction Company, not to exceed $88,750 for the construction and remolding of the Johnson Garage for the Columbus Senior Citizen Center. $20,000 of the construction cost will come from the city’s 1978 general fund.
A love of horses has paid off at the Yohn Stables as owners Richard and Ruby Yohn and Robert and Carol Yohn have been raising racing horses on the old Huebner farm across from the Cutter Inn and on a farm along Highway 16.
A convenience store is coming to Fall River. The business will be located on the curve at the corner of North Main and South Streets. Owner Willard Weiss plans to run the business as a retirement project.
Dealer Parts Network Inc., located in the Columbus Industrial Park, is building a 25,000-square foot addition to its present warehouse building.
Mary Janeck was hired as the new head of the Columbus Public Library. Janeck previously served in a corporate library, hospital library, and at a state agency library.