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Empire State Bldg. Run Up

February 7, 2013 by Wayne Hunkins (Register to contact)

I completed the Empire State Bldg. Run Up Feb. 6. About 35 minutes. 86 flights and 1576 steps. Good fun was had by all.

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Christian Reid Schwager | Obituaries |  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 readies for Memorial Day program | Local  Columbus Telegram

It was a moment Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley will never forget.

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 |  Columbus Telegram

It's hard for Superintendent Troy Loeffelholz to watch extensive experience and talent walk out the door.

CHS students help Keep Columbus Beautiful | Education  Columbus Telegram

A group of National Honor Society students from Columbus High School cleaned up a pollinator garden after school recently as part of an event sponsored by ...

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.

Hiebner to ascend again | Local |  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 ...

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.

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.

Area proms | Local |  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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Vaping among youth raises issues | Local |  Columbus Telegram

Five Columbus High School students on average are caught vaping on school grounds every week.

Sleepers No More | High School |  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 ...

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.

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.

Columbus High School Timeline | Local |  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 High School hosts first-ever Workforce Signing Day  Columbus Telegram

Columbus High School recognized five of its graduating students who plan to jump straight into the workforce during its first-ever Workforce Signing Day held ...

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.

Seeing double, triple | Local |  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.

CHS celebrates seniors' academic achievements | Education  Columbus Telegram

In a twist on the traditional Signing Day ceremony, students at Columbus High School signed academic scholarships at a special ceremony Tuesday in the ...

CHS recognizes top students | Local |  Columbus Telegram

Columbus High School recently recognized 133 students for being in the top 10 percent of their class. Those earning this honor include:

Frost makes surprise visit to Columbus | Local |  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 in Fremont during lockdown; two apprehended | Local  Columbus Telegram

FREMONT -- Columbus High School students and staff were present Thursday at the Dillon Family YMCA Aquatics Center when it, Fremont High School and the ...

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, ...

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.

20 weird and wonderful Nebraska high school mascots | Football  Columbus Telegram

With prep football season cranking up, we've rounded up some of our favorite Nebraska high school mascots. Did yours make the cut? Tell us which ones we ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hughes to help run Big Apple Bagels | Local |  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 ...

CPS Trunk or Treat offers safe space for Halloween tradition  Columbus Telegram

Halloween lovers are in for a treat because the annual Columbus Public Schools Trunk or Treat event is returning for the eighth year.

The reluctant superstar | High School |  Columbus Telegram

Columbus High School Homecoming is on Saturday night, and Joey Braasch doesn't have a date.

End of the F&C Era? Columbus, Fremont rivalry ends (for the time being) Friday  Columbus Telegram

Nearly 100 years of history comes to a close on Friday inside the Columbus High School gymnasium when the CHS boys and Fremont basketball teams meet ...

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.

Cynthia Marie "Cindy" LaCroix | Obituaries |  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.

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.

Kluth plans his return to Columbus Area Sports & Activities Council  Columbus Telegram

After wrapping up the 2018-19 school year at Shell Creek Elementary School, Principal Doug Kluth plans to return to familiar turf: The Columbus Area Sports ...

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 ...

CHS golf hosts home invite | Golf |  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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Benck, Discoverers believe in long postseason run | High School  Columbus Telegram

Tuesday presents an opportunity for Columbus High volleyball that few predicted before the season. With so many unknowns in terms of personnel, prospects ...

Columbus High Commencement | Local |  Columbus Telegram

Images from Sunday's commencement ceremony at Columbus High School.

Trevor Michael Luckey | Obituaries |  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 ...

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.

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.

Columbus teen dies | Local |  Columbus Telegram

Columbus Public Schools District on Monday acknowledged the Aug. 10th passing of Columbus High School student Jarrett Brehm, 18. The district on its ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Columbus marching bands compete in state competition | Local  Columbus Telegram

For a fifth consecutive year, Columbus High School's marching band has quite a bit to brag about.

Columbus hosts golf invite | High School |  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 ...

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.

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.

Columbus Ice in final stages of fundraising | Local  Columbus Telegram

wDiving headfirst into her 4-H Diamond Clover Level 6 project approximately three years ago, Elizabeth Blaser pined over community *service* project ideas that ...

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 ...

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.

Precious Memories |  Columbus Telegram

I would like to thank everyone who in anyway helped make my seventy-fifth birthday one to remember. Whether it was a prayer, thought, wish, card or gift it is all ...

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 ...

Residents aim to preserve city's history | Local  Columbus Telegram

Platte County Historical Society officials are aiming to raise $135000 to save the museum's Third Ward/Lincoln School building.

Mesmerized by art: Hastings Mobile Glass visits CHS students  Columbus Telegram

Michael Beahm, a studio art professor at Hastings College, twirled and formed molten hot glass into the shape of a pitcher on Thursday morning at Columbus ...

Documentary puts Columbus High in spotlight | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Sarah Kwapnioski was feeling like a movie star.

Youth | Local |  Columbus Telegram

Brooke Benck, daughter of Brian and Kristi Benck and senior at Columbus High School, has been chosen as the Rotary Student of the Month. Benck participates ...

Ashley Hellbusch | Obituaries |  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.

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 ...

Columbus High STEM roof takes second wallop | Education  Columbus Telegram

After repair work began on Columbus High School's STEM Academy roof June 2, another storm took a punch at the CHS facility along 33rd Avenue and 38th ...

Douglas Blair DeNio | Obituaries |  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 ...

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 ...

CHS softball starts off season 0-2 | High School  Columbus Telegram

The Columbus High School softball team didn't get off to the start it was hoping for over the weekend, as it lost both games of a triangular on Saturday.

Unified bands ready to bring Husker spirit to Sunday parade  Columbus Telegram

Editor's note: This is the final part of a three-part series that highlights summer camp for area high school bands. Scotus Central Catholic High School's band is ...

Ralph Olson | Obituaries |  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. ...

Girls Scouts pour paint in Accent Floral class  Columbus Telegram

The rain wasn't the only thing pouring in Columbus this week.

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.

David J. Murphy | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

David J. Murphy, 70, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at david place in David City. A memorial *service* will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, ...

West Park to build percussion playground | Local  Columbus Telegram

While visiting an amusement park in Iowa, one of attractions sparked the interest of Gayle Farmer.

Lakeview's Purcell more than just the stats | High School  Columbus Telegram

Show Lakeview senior Mattie Purcell the list and she likely won't believe you.

Kristin Kay Williams | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

Kris Williams, 66, of Columbus, died Saturday, Jan.12, 2019, surrounded by her family at the Immanuel Hospital in Omaha. A time for reflections and stories will ...

David "Paco" Kohles | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

David 'Paco' Kohles, 44, of Columbus, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. A memorial *service* will be held ...

Columbus Area Girls Golf | Sports |  Columbus Telegram

Columbus High. Aspen Luebbe is at it again, this time winning the Grand Island Invitational on Friday. Luebbe shot one-under par, with a score of 35, beating ...

2 nurses receive prestigious honor | Local |  Columbus Telegram

Two women with Columbus ties recently earned honors for their work in nursing.

Revolution strives to make a difference | Local  Columbus Telegram

After his sister fell victim to an abusive relationship, Columbus High School junior Mac Shevlin made it his mission to increase awareness surrounding dating ...

Doug Kluth appointed principal of Shell Creek Elementary School  Columbus Telegram

After retiring five years ago from the school system, Doug Kluth recently returned to education taking on the position of principal at Shell Creek Elementary ...

Youth digests | Local |  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 ...

Michael Cieloha | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

Michael D. Cieloha, 32, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at his home in rural Humphrey. Mass of Christian Burial is being held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec.

CHS teacher resigns over student relationship allegations  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 ...

CHS athletic facilities sure to wow | Local |  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.

Discoverers feeling patriotic at band camp | Local  Columbus Telegram

Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series that highlights summer camp for area high school bands. Columbus High School's marching band is featured ...

The new 'Kindergarten Cop' | Local |  Columbus Telegram

He's no “Kindergarten Cop,” but like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the hit 1990 comedy, Columbus Police Department Officer Josh Loontjer is heading back to ...

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.

Luckey loves role as first male member of CHS dance team  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — All it took was a single class and Trevor Luckey was hooked.

Jarrett Brehm | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

Jarrett Brehm, 18, passed away Aug. 10, 2018, at his home in Columbus. Funeral *service* will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at First United Methodist ...

Randy Grassmeyer | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

Randy Kent Grassmeyer, 67, of Holdrege passed away on Dec. 19, 2018, at the CHI Health - Good Samaritan in Kearney. Celebration of Life Services for Randy ...

Larisa Rother signs with CCC Softball | College  Columbus Telegram

Central Community College softball coach Jack Guiterrez had the perfect seat when he first saw his most recent commit, Larissa Rother, for the first time.

CHS hosts annual Sing Around Columbus Thursday | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS – The voices of hundreds of students filled the air during the Sing Around Columbus event held Thursday at Columbus High School Concert Hall.

More schools fall into Nebraska's lowest performance classification  Fremont Tribune

More of Nebraska's student and districts are in need of improvement this year — falling into the lowest of four performance levels in a state-mandated ...

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