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COLUMBUS — Jim Pillen makes it very clear that family is critical to success.
Columbus High announces Kwapnioski as new AD | High School Columbus Telegram
Columbus High School announced the hiring of a new Athletic Director in a press release sent out by current AD Dave Hiebner on Tuesday.
STEM Academy building Columbus' future workforce | Local Columbus Telegram
In a matter of months, Columbus High School will hand out diplomas to a second class that has spent a full academic year in the new facility. May will also.
CHS receives award for STEM program | Local Columbus Telegram
Columbus High School has one of the best skilled and technical science programs in Nebraska, and now it has the award to prove it.
Two CPS Principals to retire this year | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
It's hard for Superintendent Troy Loeffelholz to watch extensive experience and talent walk out the door.
Columbus softball coach Braun stepping away to become a fan Columbus Telegram
After a decade in the dugout, and four daughters in the lineup during those 10 years of coaching, Paul Braun stepped down from Columbus High School softball ...
Columbus High School Timeline | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
1860-61 — Columbus forms a school district after the first school building is donated. The log cabin was previously used as a company home by the Columbus ...
Columbus hosts first-ever Spanish competition | Local Columbus Telegram
Liliana Velasco was surprised when the annual Language Fair at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was canceled this year.
They'll come marching in: Musicians coming to town for competition Columbus Telegram
Color guards, drum lines and indoor marching bands from Omaha metro will be making their way to town this weekend for the Columbus Indoor Competition.
Several CHS graduates overcome obstacles to cross the finish line Columbus Telegram
The long and winding road to a high school diploma is a unique journey for everyone involved.
STEM program to return at CPS for second year Columbus Telegram
Columbus Public Schools will once again be showcasing the STEM on the GO! program this year through interactive lessons at the district's elementary and ...
Area proms | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Three area schools recently held proms. Students at Scotus Central Catholic attended prom on March 30, Lakeview High School's prom was on April 6, and ...
Columbus High School Marching Cardinals set for summer showcase WiscNews
The Columbus High Marching Cardinals have been hard at work preparing for the coming fall competitive marching arts season. Since July 15, students have ...
Hiebner to ascend again | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Dave Hiebner knows blood is red, but it could be argued his blood is maroon. He's dedicated more than a decade of his life to serving students and the ...
Sleepers No More | High School | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Columbus High junior Ivan Rios-Lopez admitted after Saturday's match that the Discoverers have felt perhaps disrespected, or at the least, overlooked at the ...
High school students learn to embrace their cultures Columbus Telegram
Three Columbus High School students left the Latino Youth Summit on Tuesday feeling more empowered about their heritage.
Columbus wrestling primed for a big run | High School Columbus Telegram
There's a certain feeling that's readily apparent stepping on the mat in the Columbus High School wrestling room.
Fortenberry town hall tour to make stop in Columbus Columbus Telegram
U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, congressman for Nebraska's first congressional district, will hold his yearly town hall with constituents at 3 p.m. Friday at Columbus ...
New CHS AD: Always a Discoverer at heart Columbus Telegram
You might say that Tim Kwapnioski is Columbus through and through, always a Discoverer at heart.
CHS recognizes top students | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Columbus High School recently recognized 133 students for being in the top 10 percent of their class. Those earning this honor include:
Vaping among youth raises issues | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Five Columbus High School students on average are caught vaping on school grounds every week.
Field of Dreams: CHS planning for baseball, softball fields in five-year plan Columbus Telegram
"If you build it, they will come." Those immortal words were whispered to Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) one evening in the fields of his Southwest Iowa farm.
After strong season, CHS tennis ready for Omaha Columbus Telegram
Columbus High girls tennis has put together one of the most impressive seasons in recent memory. The Discoverers went 5-1 in dual competition, finished ...
CPS seniors earn hundreds of scholarships | Local Columbus Telegram
Columbus High School graduating seniors recently gathered to celebrate at the CHS Annual Honors Night.
Joann Poffenberger The Republic
Joann Poffenberger COLUMBUS Lois Joann Daily Poffenberger, 88, of Columbus, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, August 22, 2019. Joann was ...
Arlt's Columbus Soccer Club work a labor of love Columbus Telegram
Kay Arlt's Friday began before the sunrise on a trip to Lincoln and Sam's Club to obtain provisions for the concession stand. When she returned to Columbus, ...
A cappella groups come to Columbus for inaugural event Columbus Telegram
Jacob Ritter had a strenuous last week. First, as Columbus High School's choir director, he prepared his three show choirs for the Nebraska A Cappella ...
CHS concert choir Nashville bound to compete at Grand Ole Opry Columbus Telegram
Dozens of Columbus High School Concert Choir students on Wednesday evening loaded a charter bus and started the approximately 13-hour trek to Nashville, ...
Columbus students move into new high school | Nebraska News Lincoln Journal Star
COLUMBUS — Columbus students moved into the district's new high school Monday, the first step in the Columbus Public Schools' modernization plan.
CPS welcomes new foundation director | Local Columbus Telegram
A newly created position at Columbus Public Schools has just been filled with Nicole Anderson taking over as the CPS Marketing/Foundation Director.
Schutt to become CHS girls soccer coach | Sports Columbus Telegram
Columbus High School announced the hiring of Jennifer Schutt as the next Head Girls Soccer Coach earlier this week.
Discoverer hall welcoming sixth class | High School Columbus Telegram
Fourteen individuals and two teams will take their place in Columbus High School immortality when the Discoverer Hall of Fame welcomes in its 2019 class on ...
Lakeview band director goes beyond music | Local Columbus Telegram
Wade Howles said he didn't become a music teacher to win awards or receive special recognition.
High school bands to compete in Columbus Marching Festival this Saturday Columbus Telegram
High school bands from all over Nebraska will be seen marching through the streets of downtown Columbus for the 44th annual Columbus Marching Festival on ...
Students explore local career options on Manufacturing Day Columbus Telegram
Area businesses opened their doors on Thursday to Platte County high school students to explore local career opportunities.
Seiler goes from no-name in high school to Boston Marathon qualifier Columbus Telegram
Matt Seiler has run two marathons in his life. In his first try, he accomplished his goal and broke the three-hour mark. In his second, he qualified for the Boston ...
PK loss denies Discoverer dreams | High School Columbus Telegram
OMAHA - The dream of bringing a first-ever state soccer championship to Columbus High School will have to wait a bit longer.
Viral video inspires kindness in Columbus Public Schools Columbus Telegram
Columbus High School Social Studies Teacher Patrick Clark never had any aspirations of becoming a viral video star, it just happened.
Relay for Life of Platte County officially rescheduled Columbus Telegram
Relay for Life of Platte County will get underway later in the summer than expected, but it's still happening.
Youth | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Since the March flooding disaster struck the area, Trinity Lutheran School students and staff have been supporting a local family, gathering weekly monetary ...
Columbus readies for Memorial Day program | Local Columbus Telegram
It was a moment Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley will never forget.
Treasures of the Church making a stop in Columbus Columbus Telegram
History and healing will be on display Friday night when St. Isidore's Catholic Church hosts "Treasures of the Church."
CHS golf hosts home invite | Golf | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Some of the top high school golf teams in the state gathered at Elks Country Club on Thursday for the annual CHS Invite.
Behlen visits Columbus High School welding class | News Columbus Telegram
Students at Columbus High School Friday got a firsthand introduction to what a life working at Behlen Building Systems might look.
Joseph shows off technicolor dreamcoat in CHS musical this weekend Columbus Telegram
The Holy Bible will meet Broadway for the latest Columbus High School musical.
Design finalized for new Columbus High campus | Education Lincoln Journal Star
COLUMBUS — Plans for the $49.9 million Columbus High School project were recently completed, even though work started on the 60-acre site along 33rd ...
Frost makes surprise visit to Columbus | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Nebraska Cornhuskers head football coach Scott Frost said he was determined to get the whole state behind the program when he was hired in 2017, and on ...
CHS rolls through GNAC tournament | High School Columbus Telegram
Columbus wrestling entered the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference tournament the clear favorite to walk away with another team title.
Centennial Elementary lands new principal | Education Columbus Telegram
Columbus Middle School Assistant Principal Andrew Luebbe on Tuesday spent a good portion of his day helping with the fourth-grade orientation process.
Seeing double, triple | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Victoria Joseph, head cheer coach at Columbus High School, said this year's homecoming candidates are a sight to behold because of a unique coincidence.
Local dancer with Down syndrome eyes final competition, life moving forward Columbus Telegram
Morgan Putnam didn't walk until she was 2 and didn't speak until she was at least 3 after being diagnosed with Down syndrome by a physician during a routine ...
The reluctant superstar | High School | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Columbus High School Homecoming is on Saturday night, and Joey Braasch doesn't have a date.
Hughes to help run Big Apple Bagels | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Longtime Columbus resident Steve Hughes never imagined he would get back into the restaurant industry, but then came a phone call from friend and bowling ...
Apply2College Day provides push for post-secondary education Columbus Telegram
Columbus High School seniors were given the extra push to complete their college applications on Thursday during Apply2College Day.
CCC All-Star game entertains fans | Basketball Columbus Telegram
Fans present at the 2019 CCC All-Star game held Thursday evening at Columbus High School witnessed high-level basketball as some of the top players in the ...
Youth digests | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
LINCOLN -- Jackson James Osborn will graduate from the University of Nebraska College of Law on May 4. Osborn is the son of Jim and Betty Osborn of ...
'This is home': Olk takes pride in helping hometown Columbus Telegram
Editor's note: "Community Champions" is a new weekly feature in which area residents who are advocates for the community are profiled. To recommend ...
Documentary puts Columbus High in spotlight | Local Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS — Sarah Kwapnioski was feeling like a movie star.
Despite delays, new CHS expected to be under budget Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS — Columbus Public Schools board members on Monday evening approved some spending changes in the construction costs for the new ...
James "Jim" R. Loseke | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
James "Jim" R. Loseke, 83, of Columbus, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Morys Haven in Columbus. The funeral *service* will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, ...
Coming full circle: Mueller's big aspirations helping Columbus grow Columbus Telegram
Editor's note: "Community Champions" is a new weekly feature in which area residents who are advocates for the community are profiled. To recommend ...
Joseph "Joey" Sullivan | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Joseph “Joey” Sullivan, 24, of Columbus, died Saturday, June 22, 2019, as the result of an auto accident north of Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial, the ...
Trevor Michael Luckey | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Trevor Michael Luckey, 15, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Children's Hospital in Omaha surrounded by his family. He was diagnosed on Feb. 22, 2018 ...
2 nurses receive prestigious honor | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Two women with Columbus ties recently earned honors for their work in nursing.
Jeanne Raimondo | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Jeanne Raimondo, 79, of Columbus, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at Bryan LGH East Campus in Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial ...
CHS graduate spends summer at Oxford | News Columbus Telegram
Gerardo Soto's journey from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to the University of Oxford began with a decision he made midway through his collegiate term.
Fighting for survivors: 2019 Relay For Life of Platte County gets new venue Columbus Telegram
The 2019 Relay For Life of Platte County is moving on up – to the north end of town.
Barry Wilke | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Barry Wilke, 69, of Columbus, died Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Bryan LGH East Campus in Lincoln. The funeral *service* will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, ...
Gary Gotschall Sr. | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Gary Gotschall Sr., 65, of Columbus, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Bryan Medical Center West Campus in Lincoln. A memorial *service* will be held at 2 p.m. on ...
Meet records fall at Columbus home track event Columbus Telegram
The Columbus High boys' and girls' track teams saw three meet records broken Monday in a dual meet with visiting Norfolk at Columbus High School.
Three Columbus natives enter Innocent's Society | Local Columbus Telegram
Three Columbus natives selected to be part of the 13-person University of Nebraska-Lincoln Innocents Society were recently recognized with their peers on April ...
Shattering the stigma: School counselors aim to help all students Columbus Telegram
One of the biggest challenges for Columbus Public Schools counselors is parents, not kids.
Christian Reid Schwager | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Christian Schwager, 26, of Columbus, died Monday, May 27, 2019, as a result of an auto accident west of Columbus. The funeral *service* will be held at 10:30 ...
Columbus falls to Bryan without top scorers | Sports Columbus Telegram
Columbus High's leading scorers were held out of Thursday's regular-season-ending road match recovering from injury and sickness. Ivan Lopez, who leads the ...
Columbus prom dress drive makes a return | Local Columbus Telegram
Prom is a night that most who attend will remember in one way or another for their entire lives.
New middle school final step along seven-year path Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS — Troy Loeffelholz thanked the entire community for helping Columbus Public Schools reach the end of a path it set course on seven years ago.
CMS Vocal Tech jazz choir takes home prestigious award Columbus Telegram
It was during her senior year at Columbus High School in 2004 that Celeste Ditter participated in the first ever Vocal Jazz Festival.
5 things you may have missed in The Columbus Telegram recently Columbus Telegram
1. “Home in the heartland” (June 15). The evening of Sunday, June 9, had a picture-perfect moment that Jill Goedeken will likely not forget anytime soon.
Ralph Olson | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Aug. 11, 1945-Jan. 7, 2019. Ralph Olson, 73, of Columbus, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home in Columbus. A memorial *service* will be held at 10:30 a.m. ...
Columbus hosts golf invite | High School | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
A crisp, cool morning greeted golfers from 15 different high schools as they coverged on the Elks Country Club for the Columbus High School boys' varsity golf ...
Busy summer for Keep Columbus Beautiful | Local Columbus Telegram
Summer is finally here! Hopefully, everyone enjoyed the fireworks and family time over the Fourth. As beautiful as the Fourth of July is it is actually one of the ...
Cindy Harsh-Zimmer | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Cindy Harsh-Zimmer passed away suddenly on March 10, 2019, at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, ...
Leading by example: Larson thrives by forging his own path, helping youth Columbus Telegram
Fighting against the current is something Nick Larson has never shied away from.
Columbus' Kucera signs with Northeast | High School Columbus Telegram
Being a defender in soccer means your head must constantly be on a swivel. But, what goes on between the ears is just as important.
CHS athletic facilities sure to wow | Local | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Editor's note: This story and a dozen others will be featured in a special section in Saturday's Telegram highlighting the new Columbus High School.
Senior students celebrate at proms before graduation | Local Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS – Prom season is not merely an occasion for the glitz and glamour, but it also a time for togetherness and celebration.
CHS trio sign letters of intent | High School | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS -- Michael Koch, Juan Leon and Nathan Slusarski were among the catalysts for the Columbus High football team the past four years.
Opening date for new Columbus High pushed to March Lincoln Journal Star
COLUMBUS — Contractors will need more time this winter to put the finishing touches on the new $49.9 million Columbus High School and revamp the old high ...
Scotus basketball drops openers to St. Cecilia | High School Columbus Telegram
The Hastings St. Cecilia girls hit six times from long range in the second quarter and built a lead No. 10 Scotus Central Catholic never overcame the rest of the.
New-look Higgins Memorial set to open later this month Columbus Telegram
Dennis Hirschbrunner hoped that renovations for the Andrew Jackson Higgins Memorial at Pawnee Park would be complete just in time for the 75th anniversary ...
Columbus Middle School hosts annual science fair | Local Columbus Telegram
Sara Amador was nervous. She was noticeably uncomfortable talking to strangers, but regardless, she pressed on with presenting her science experiment ...
Douglas J. Micek | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Douglas J. Micek, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at St. Stanislaus Catholic ...
Behlen launches apprenticeship program | Local Columbus Telegram
Area students will be able to receive first-hand work experience with Behlen Manufacturing Co. launching its Registered Apprenticeship Program on Tuesday.
Cynthia Marie "Cindy" LaCroix | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Cynthia Marie “Cindy” LaCroix, 62, of Norfolk, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at her residence in Norfolk following a valiant 15-year battle with lung cancer.
Ashley Hellbusch | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Ashley Hellbusch, 27, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at her home in Columbus. The funeral *service* will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.
Design makes high school 'uniquely Columbus' | Local Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS — When DLR Group designed the new Columbus High School, it took the school's theme and mascot to heart.
Columbus High's best returning for final home game Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS — Some of the best basketball and volleyball players in Discoverer history are returning Friday to bid farewell to the current Columbus High School.
Central makeover continues with new gym floor | College Columbus Telegram
Over the past 50 years Central Community College - Columbus has had its share of successful teams come and go at the Raider Fieldhouse.
CHS teacher resigns over student relationship allegations | Education Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS — A Columbus High School teacher recently resigned from her job on the same day allegations arose about an improper relationship between the ...
Douglas Blair DeNio | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com Columbus Telegram
Douglas Blair DeNio, 67, died Friday, Dec. 28th, 2018, at Columbus Community Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Columbus ...
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