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Columbus School District welcomes new staff | Education  Columbus Journal

The Columbus School District hired several new staff members this summer, set to welcome students back when they return for the first day of school on Sept. 4.

GALLERY: Wisconsin Dells and Columbus boys soccer battle it out  Columbus Journal

Photos of the Wisconsin Dells and Columbus boys soccer teams battling it out in a Capitol Conference match on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Columbus High School.

Student arrested after threat to Columbus High School  WMTV

One student was arrested after making a threat of violence against Columbus High School.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Columbus gets better as match goes along but still falls to Lake Mills  WiscNews

COLUMBUS — Little by little, point by point, Columbus' prep girls volleyball team got better as the match went along Tuesday night vs. Lake Mills.

Prosecutors: Columbus High School student told classmates he planned to get "more than 17 kills"  WiscNews

A Columbus High School student was arrested Friday for allegedly telling fellow students he planned to kill more than 17 people at the school, two days after 17 ...

FOOTBALL: Fourth quarter blues continue for youthful Columbus in 17-14 loss to Luther Prep  WiscNews

COLUMBUS — Once was hard enough to swallow. But two heartbreaking defeats in as many weeks?

Taking the plunge: Columbus students raise $17K for Special Olympics  WiscNews

Students at Columbus High School stepped up in a big way for Special Olympics of Wisconsin.

Columbus FFA honors National Farm Safety Week | Regional news  Portage Daily Register

National Farm Safety Week—Last week was National Farm Safety Week and important topic for students that live and/or work on farms. Since harvest season ...

Columbus Marching Cardinals Band claim first in Waukesha  Columbus Journal

The Columbus Marching Cardinals performed “Entwined,” the show for this season, at its second competitive marching arts performance on Sept.

Catching up with Charlie Cardinal: Columbus Spanish students thriving in classroom  Columbus Journal

The Columbus School District offers Spanish as a foreign language for grades 6-12. Students get right into using the language by studying useful, everyday ...

GIRLS HOOPS: Columbus falters early, can't recover in 59-42 loss to New Glarus  WiscNews

COLUMBUS — All it took was one blow — nine straight points — delivered by New Glarus' prep girls basketball team to open the game Tuesday night and ...

Columbus student shines at Badger Girls State | Regional news  WiscNews

Most Wisconsin residents know that June is Dairy Month in Wisconsin. But June is also the month when more than 700 Wisconsin high school girls, who have ...

Columbus and Fall River schools pay tribute to veterans  Portage Daily Register

Columbus and Fall River schools honored Veterans Day with programs Nov. 9 and 12.

FOOTBALL: Mistakes cost Columbus in loss to Omro, but young squad shows growth  WiscNews

COLUMBUS — It was a hole that proved too deep for a young team to overcome. But boy did Columbus try.

Jostens honors Columbus High School yearbook staff for excellence  Reedsburg Times Press

The Columbus High School yearbook staff has been awarded, once again, the Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence Distinction for 2017-2018.

FOOTBALL: Columbus lands seven on all-Capitol North Conference awards list  Columbus Journal

It was a year of growing pains for Columbus' prep football team, which had only five seniors on the roster and finished 1-8 overall and 0-5 in Capitol North ...

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Columbus rallies twice to earn 3-3 draw against Wisconsin Dells  WiscNews

COLUMBUS — The Columbus prep boys soccer team hasn't had many days off this past week, let alone so far this season.

Columbus school shooting threat leads to large marijuana seizure, police say

A threat of a school shooting by a 17-year-old student led to two men being arrested after a search warrant turned up 15 pounds of marijuana, Columbus police ...

Columbus School District looks to Wi-Fi expansion to help students  WTVA

Discussions are taking place to provide internet access to all Columbus students, even when they are away from school.

BOYS SOCCER: Columbus lands five on all-Capitol Conference list, Dodgeland/Hustisford three  Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

There wasn't a lot to celebrate this season for the Columbus or Dodgeland/Hustisford prep boys soccer teams, with just two wins combined between them.

Columbus club provides boost for athletics | Regional news  WiscNews

While the winter sports season at Columbus High School is winding down, the Columbus Athletic Booster Club remains very active throughout the year.

Columbus students visit Duffy Grain | Regional news |  WiscNews

State FFA Career Development Results: Congratulations to Tori Zenefski for winning first place in the state in the Veterinary Science contest. The team placed ...

Columbus Municipal School District fights against gang activity  WTVA

The Columbus Municipal School District administrators were invited by the Columbus Police Department to a community outreach program Wednesday.

Prep football preview: This could be Lakeside Lutheran's year to unseat Lodi atop the Capitol North

The league coaches pick the Warriors as the conference favorite this fall, thanks in part to QB Jack Monis and WR Will DeNoyer.

Columbus Unlimited Archery hosting Cardinal Shootout | Regional news  WiscNews

Columbus will host more than 350 archers on Feb. 17 at Columbus High School. The third annual Cardinal Shootout is the home tournament for the Cardinals ...

Candidate Q&A: Columbus School Board

Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Columbus School Board in the April 3 election. The candidates include an incumbent, a nurse practitioner with ...

Kohl Estate Benefits Multiple Marshfield Institutions | News  WSAU News

MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU-WDLB) -- Several Marshfield institutions are benefitting from sizable contributions from a local man's estate. Richard Kohl has left ...

Ag educator Glenda Crook comes full circle back to Columbus High School  Wisconsin State Farmer

It's taken nearly 20 years, but Ag teacher Glenda Crook is back home at Columbus High School.

Photos: Columbus High School graduation | Galleries |  WiscNews

The 82 members of the class of 2017 received their diplomas at the Columbus High School graduation ceremony Friday, May 26.

BASEBALL: Quiet bats, two big innings for Jefferson end Columbus' season in sectional semis  Columbus Journal

BRODHEAD — The baseball must have seemed like a BB, it was that kind of day at the plate for Columbus' prep baseball team.

Columbus Area Endowment honors supporters | Regional news  Columbus Journal

At its sixth annual Philanthropist of the Year event held at Savanna Oaks Cultural Center in Fall River on Nov. 4, the Columbus Area Endowment recognized ...

Columbus forms task force to address downtown issues  Baraboo News Republic

Columbus' Downtown Beautification Task Force, the city's newest municipality improvement group, held its first meeting July 31 at the Columbus Community ...

Columbus High School to present 'Seussical the Musical'  WiscNews

A cast of more than 30 young actors (including four sixth graders who will be playing Cadets) will present “Seussical the Musical” at Columbus High School ...

Honor roll | Columbus High School | Regional news |  WiscNews

Columbus High School has released its Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 academic year.

Columbus native opens TEASE hair salon | Regional news  Portage Daily Register

From the time she was a little girl, Karisa Hemling has always enjoyed the beauty and art of styling hair. She spent hours doting over friends' hair as they ...

Columbus City Council welcomes new member Michael Clark  Reedsburg Times Press

It didn't take long for Michael Clark to dive back into city politics after being sworn in as Columbus' newest city council member.

GIRLS HOOPS: Youthful Columbus hoping to master learning curve fast, put talent on display  Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

COLUMBUS — Inexperienced, yes. But Columbus' prep girls basketball team has plenty of reason to be excited about 2018-19.

Columbus prepares for large July 4 Celebration | Regional news  WiscNews

Columbus will roll out its biggest event of the year next week with the annual Fourth of July Celebration.

GIRLS TENNIS: Girl from Waupun, two from Mayville advance from sub-sectionals to sectionals  WiscNews

RIPON — The WIAA girls tennis postseason kicked off Monday, and for three area players, it will continue Thursday in Altoona.

GALLERY: Columbus faces off with Lake Mills in Capitol North clash  WiscNews

Columbus junior Ashtin Hemling, right, tries to block a kill attempt by Lake Mills junior Grace Schopf during the third set of the Cardinals' 25-15, 25-18, 25-20 loss ...

Columbus-Fall River volunteers help with Kids Against Hunger  Portage Daily Register

On Dec. 1 at St. Jerome School in Columbus, three shifts totaling more than 150 volunteers from Columbus and Fall River Interact Clubs, Columbus Unified ...

Madison West leads state with 26 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Madison West High School has more National Merit Scholarship semifinalists than any other high school in Wisconsin, with Madison Memorial High School a ...

Allegra Miller | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Allegra Bede Miller, age 76, of Elk Mound, WI passed away on October 25, 2018 at Comforts of Home Memory Care Facility. Bede was born on October 6, 1942 ...

BOYS HOOPS: Emler, Casper lead Columbus by Berlin in regional quarterfinals  WiscNews

COLUMBUS — It was a combination that clicked for Columbus throughout the regular season. The first game of postseason play proved to be no exception.

MEMORY LANE: Columbus Milk and Ice Cream Company gets new owner in 1968  Columbus Journal

1968. City Council Member Elvin Reynolds reported there is a serious problem with the floor of the Columbus fire station. Holes drilled in the floor indicated an ...

Columbus schools welcome new teachers, staff members | Regional news  WiscNews

The Columbus School District welcomes 18 new faculty and staff members for the 2016-17 academic year. They include:

Columbus opens new history museum | Regional news  WiscNews

Columbus finally has a place to showcase its rich history.

Connie Patterson - WISC - WISC-TV3

FALL RIVER--Connie J. "Tootie" Patterson age 58 died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at her mother's home with her family by her side. She was born on ...

Columbus High School's 'Drowsy Chaperone' wins five Tommy Awards  WiscNews

Attendance at this year's Columbus High School spring musical may have been down from previous years, but the number of nominations and awards that the ...

Columbus High School crowns prom royalty | Regional news  WiscNews

Austin Gruss and Michaela Baker were crowned king and queen of the Columbus High School Prom on May 7.

Columbus High School Honor Roll | Records |  WiscNews

Columbus High School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year.

Thomas J. "Tommy" Kasper - WISC - WISC-TV3

SUN PRAIRIE—Thomas J. “Tommy” Kasper, age 56, died at home on Saturday, April 21, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. He was born to James and Bernadine ...

Columbus FFA hears from Donald Trump, Garth Brooks at National FFA Convention  Sauk Prairie Eagle

National FFA Convention: It was a once in a lifetime experience for the Columbus FFA members that attended the 91st National FFA Convention. The FFA ...

Columbus School Board candidate | Kelly Crombie | Regional news  WiscNews

Columbus School District voters will elect two School Board members from a field of four candidates in the April 4 election.

Suspect arrested after active shooter reported at Columbus high school  WKYC-TV

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police are on scene at Columbus-Scioto High School where a suspect is in custody amid reports of an active shooter situation.

Annual High School Art Show unveiled at BDAAA  WiscNews

The Beaver Dam Area Arts Association will celebrate the work of teenagers during the annual Area High School Art Exhibit in March.

Jeanne E. Haroldson - WISC - WISC-TV3

Jeanne Haroldson, age 74, passed away peacefully at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital on October 15, 2018 after a brief battle with pneumonia.

Jack Hackman dies at 85  Hub City Times

By Hub City Times staff. 05428951. MARSHFIELD — Funeral services will be held July 14 for a former community leader and one-time general manager of ...

Columbus High School girls soccer team will play sectional game Thursday  WiscNews

After winning its WIAA Division 4 regional championship game on Saturday, the Cardinals girls soccer team is gearing up for a sectional game vs. Wisconsin ...

Columbus archers to hold home tournament Saturday | Regional news |  WiscNews

The public is welcome to come out and support the Cardinals Unlimited archery team at its home tournament — the second annual Cardinal Shootout — this ...

Columbus School District Endowment raising funds for enrichment project grants  WiscNews

The Columbus School District Endowment Board's fundraising drive to support unique, outside-the-box enrichment activities for students is once again off and ...

Columbus High School NHS assists Red Cross with blood drive  WiscNews

The Columbus High School National Honor Society recently assisted the Red Cross at the school's spring drive. This drive yielded 34 units which can help save ...

Central Wisconsin Proms 2018 | Photos  Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin photographers have been hard at work capturing images at nearly a dozen proms across central Wisconsin during the last ...

Columbus takes first in Academic Bowl | Regional news  WiscNews

Columbus High School recently took first place in the Capitol Conference Academic Bowl competition. Teams of 15 students with representatives from grades ...

Red Cross: Emergency blood donations needed  WMTV

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Red Cross has issued an emergency blood shortage for eligible donors of all blood types. According to the release, donations fell ...

Lake Holcombe School District administrator resigns position | News  Ladysmith News

The Lake Holcombe School district administrator has resigned the position he's held for the last four years.

Columbus archery teams finish in the top 30 percent in the nation  WiscNews

The three teams of the Cardinals Unlimited Archery Club held their banquet May 21 after a successful season topped with another trip to the National ...

Conlin, Betty L. (Nehmer)

COLUMBUS / SUN PRAIRIE—Betty L. (Nehmer) Conlin age 84, died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus. She was born ...

GIRLS HOOPS: Free throws helps Columbus rally, but it's not enough in loss to Poynette  WiscNews

COLUMBUS — 'Tis the season of giving, so who could blame Poynette's prep girls basketball team for being in the holiday spirit?

Columbus man running for state office | Regional news  WiscNews

Columbus resident Rich Reynolds has joined a movement that he hopes will change the course of Wisconsin politics.

FOOTBALL: Columbus head coach Scott Hilber resigns | Football  WiscNews

COLUMBUS – The Columbus prep football team will have a new head coach next season – but don't expect much of a step backward.

New priests set for Catholic churches in Wausau, Stevens Point, Marshfield  Wausau Daily Herald

LA CROSSE - Some churchgoers across central Wisconsin will see pastoral changes beginning this summer. Bishop William Patrick Callahan has announced ...

Columbus Chamber of Commerce seeks ambassador | Regional news |  WiscNews

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking candidates to serve as the 2017-18 Columbus Ambassador. Eligible candidates must be ...

Lori J. Seltzner - WISC - WISC-TV3

Sun Prairie - Lori Jan Seltzner, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 16th, 2018. She was born December 7th, 1960 to Richard and Joann Seltzner, ...

Olympics: Columbus native Heather Miller-Koch's sacrifices spur her to Rio Games

Nearly every day for the better part of three years started at 5 a.m. for Heather Miller-Koch. A 45-minute subway ride through Manhattan to the lone indoor track ...

New press box to be installed at Fireman's Park football field this summer  WiscNews

The Columbus Football Organization plans to replace the old press box at the football field in Fireman's Park with a larger one over the summer, so it's in place ...

New courses may be offered at Columbus High School  WiscNews

Students at Columbus High School will have five new courses to choose from in the 2017-18 school year and another three additions in 2018-19, if the School ...

Middleton baseball coach Tom Schmitt steps down

Schmitt was the Big Eight Conference coach of the year this season. He led the Cardinals to seven state tournament appearances, including the 2003 WIAA ...

Columbus High School yearbook staff earns award of excellence  WiscNews

The 2015-16 Columbus High School yearbook staff earned a National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award from Jostens, the nation's largest publisher of ...

Updated: Team-by-team 2018 football schedules for each conference in the area and region

2018 prep football schedules for every varsity team in the area and region:

Columbus High School inducts members into National Honor Society  WiscNews

Columbus High School National Honor Society recently held its 2016 induction ceremony. Members are selected based on the qualities of scholarship, ...

Portage FBLA takes 1st in regional competition, sends 37 to state  WiscNews

La Crosse is next, but Baltimore is the preferred destination for Portage students who survived FBLA competition in Columbus.

Elaine McMahon  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Elaine McMahon was born to Jerome and Helen (Buehner) on Jan. 14, 1947.

Charles G. Hastreiter  Hub City Times

Charles G. Hastreiter was born to eternal life, passing peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, October 14, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial ...

Police investigate at least 5 threats at schools in our area since the Parkland shooting - WISC-TV3

Baraboo police provided extra security at Baraboo High School on Monday to reassure families that their students are safe.

FOOTBALL: Calvin Zenz excited to be the new head football coach  WiscNews

COLUMBUS – It was an unbelievable season for the Columbus prep football team this past year.

Cardinals Unlimited archery teams heading to nationals | Regional news  WiscNews

Fifty kids from the Cardinals Unlimited archery teams qualified for the national tournament and will be taking a three-day, two night trip to Louisville, Kentucky, ...

'Drowsy Chaperone' opens Friday at CHS | Regional news  WiscNews

Next weekend, Columbus High School will be performing the Broadway production “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Performances will take place Friday, March 18 ...

FFA fun at Columbus High School | Regional news |  Columbus Journal

The Columbus FFA celebrated National FFA week Feb. 20-27 with different activities each day.

Columbus class of 1966 holds reunion  Hub City Times

For Hub City Times. 05429195. MARSHFIELD — The Columbus High School Class of 1966 held its 50-year reunion on Sept. 15-18 at the American Legion Post ...

Kirchberg to attend Badger Girls State | Regional news |  WiscNews

The 74th session of Badger Girls State takes place on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh June 18-23. The Columbus American Legion Auxiliary ...

Eight Columbus businesses honored at luncheon | Regional news  Columbus Journal

Eight local businesses were honored with awards in six different categories at a Business Appreciation Luncheon at Kestrel Ridge July 21. The event was held ...

Columbus High School National Honor Society hosts blood drive  WiscNews

The Columbus High School National Honor Society hosted its spring blood drive recently and helped the Red Cross collect 44 units of blood. Most donors were ...

Marching band again improves, heads to state | Milton Courier

The 130-member Milton High School Red Hawk Marching Band will conclude its season on Saturday (Oct. 13) at the Wisconsin School Music Association State ...

Pare's latest mystery set in Columbus | Regional news |  WiscNews

Author Susan Pare, a 1957 graduate of Columbus High School who started writing novels after she retired, has recently completed another mystery, and this one ...

Surprise announcement brings scholarship  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Thanks to the generosity of a childless, blue-collar Columbus couple who never attended college but were smart enough to save money and thoughtful enough ...

CHS principal Valenza leaving for Platteville | Regional news  Sauk Prairie Eagle

Columbus High School principal Connie Valenza will be leaving the district for the Platteville School District, where she will become the new superintendent of ...

Columbus July Fourth Celebration Event Schedule | Regional news  WiscNews

All events at Fireman's Park, unless otherwise listed.

July 12: Nigel King Foundation; Topsail father responds; more new coaches; sportsmanship  HighSchoolOT

We take a look back at the work Nigel King is doing in the community, the father of a Topsail student deemed ineligible responds to a school system report, and a ...

Today's video: Darvin Frey, Badger Motor Car Company  WiscNews

The Columbus Journal is profiling nine members of our community through our special "Spotlight on Columbus" video series.

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