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Reva Muhle | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

Reva Jo Muhle, 52, of Columbus, entered peacefully into heaven on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at her home in Columbus surrounded by family. A memorial ...

Lakeview High School students receives jumpstart in future planning  Columbus Telegram

Thanks to a $30000 grant, Lakeview High School students are receiving an early start to their post-secondary education plans.

Lakeview student killed in car accident on Tuesday  Columbus Telegram

A senior at Lakeview High School on Tuesday died as the result of a car accident, according to the Platte County Sheriff's Office.

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.

Lakeview inducts 2018 HOF class | |  Columbus Telegram

Lakeview High School's Athletic Hall of Fame will be honoring its fourth class of inductees at halftime of the game Friday against Wayne.

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 ...

Lakeview FFA brings back its Corn Maze | Local  Columbus Telegram

Those looking to participate in family-friendly activities without breaking the bank are in luck because Lakeview Future Farmers of America is bringing back its ...

Ten from Lakeview Speech Team qualify for state  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS – Ten of 25 students comprising Lakeview High School's speech team recently qualified for the state-level competition. The competition will be held ...

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.

Lakeview honors students with high academic achievements | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS – Lakeview High School honored 15 of its graduating seniors who were awarded post-secondary education scholarships Wednesday during its ...

Lakeview student crowned USA National Miss Nebraska in Omaha  Columbus Telegram

Aeriana Valdez isn't unfamiliar with the world of pageantry.

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 ...

Lakeview boys pull away from Schuyler | High School  Columbus Telegram

Lakeview High School boys basketball fought through slow starts during both halves with long scoring runs and earned a third-place finish in the annual ...

Lakeview honoring 2017 hall of fame class | High School  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Lakeview High School will induct five people and one team into its athletic hall of fame.

Lakeview speech team finishes runner-up at state meet  Columbus Telegram

While climbing the same stage where she had joined her team to receive a trophy just a year before, Lakeview High School junior Madison Schwarz felt pride in ...

Two Lakeview FBLA students prepare for National Leadership Conference  Columbus Telegram

Lakeview High School graduate Andrew Herley this fall is making his way to Brookings, South Dakota, to attend South Dakota State University.

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.

10 nominated for Lakeview homecoming royalty | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Lakeview High School will crown its homecoming king and queen after Friday night's home football game against Grand Island Central Catholic ...

Discoverers, Vikes battle 7-on-7 | Sports |  Columbus Telegram

Football season may be eight Fridays away, but for Columbus High and Lakeview players, there's no time to waste.

Lakeview inducts second hall of fame class | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Lakeview High School knows how to celebrate hall of fame night.

Lakeview student overcomes dyslexia, aces reading exam | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Jordan Loseke's name appears on a plaque inside Lakeview High School noting his perfect score on a state reading assessment.

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.

James Wilke | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

James Wilke, 50, of Columbus, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, in rural Columbus. The funeral *service* will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Christ ...

Lakeview honors inaugural hall of fame class | Sports  Columbus Telegram

Members of the 1969 Lakeview football team, which finished with an 8-1 record, are, front row, from left, assistant coach Tom Bruckner, Dennis Osten, Ted ...

“Go Play Sports” to Host Free Sports Clinic | High School  Columbus Telegram

Third though eighth graders will have the opportunity to participate in the "Go Play Sports" free sports clinic take place Tuesday through Sunday put on by local ...

12 honored on Lakeview homecoming court | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Lakeview High School will crown its homecoming king and queen during a ceremony following Friday night's home football game against ...

'Fierce competitor' Klug signs with Doane | High School  Columbus Telegram

Spend some time in conversation with Lakeview High School senior Makenna Klug and you're likely to crack a smile. Her big grin and positive demeanor are ...

Lakeview softball gets first win of season | High School  Columbus Telegram

The third time proved to be the charm for the Lakeview High School softball team on Saturday.

Lakeview crowning homecoming royalty Friday night | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Lakeview High School will crown its homecoming king and queen following Friday night's home football game at Lakeview Stadium.

Residents eye custom T-shirt in Columbus | Local  Columbus Telegram

A custom-designed T-shirt created in Columbus that honors and supports Nebraska has become highly coveted by many people in recent weeks.

Lakeview speech makes history; David City adds another title  Columbus Telegram

KEARNEY — It was a record-setting season for the Lakeview High School speech team.

Lakeview band continues to grow | Local |  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS-- Three years was all Wade Howles needed to completely transform the Lakeview High School band program. This, of course, came with a little ...

Red carpet rolled out for Lakeview prom | Local  Columbus Telegram

The glitz and glamour were on full display as students walked the red carpet at the Lakeview High School prom.

Tractors — both big and small — part of FFA week  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Cody Schaad's knees were nearly up to his shoulders as he pumped the pedals on a tractor.

A hero in a green tractor: James Wilke loses his life trying to save another  Tri-State Livestock News

James Wilke was the epitome of a kind, giving, Godly person, so much so that he left this earth in an effort to help his fellow man. The 50-year-old.

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 ...

LV hosts youth football camp | Football |  Columbus Telegram

More than 80 kids from the third through eighth grade had an opportunity to have fun and improve their abilities on the gridiron during the Lakeview Youth ...

Scotus cleans house at Lakeview triangular | High School  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Scotus Central Catholic had a night to remember Thursday at the Lakeview triangular.

Columbus man fights through cancer | Local |  Columbus Telegram

After relapsing four times in the past seven years, Columbus native Kyle Anderson said he is feeling optimistic moving forward after being pronounced ...

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 ...

Lakeview FFA delivers meals to area farmers | Local  Columbus Telegram

Area farmers received tokens of appreciation from Lakeview High School Future Farmers of America members while they harvested crops on Saturday.

'Some Heroes Wear Blue Jeans and Work Boots' – Friends, Family Remember James Wilke

Friends and relatives honor Columbus, Nebraska, farmer James Wilke, who died March 14 in an attempted rescue of a motorist stranded in flooding water.

Tuba Christmas concert in Columbus this Sunday | Music  Columbus Telegram

Ever hear 30 tubas, baritones and euphoniums play Christmas carols? Well, now you can.

Coaching Spotlight: KC Belitz | High School |  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — K.C. Belitz didn't get into coaching the way most people do.

Columbus native catching stride at Columbus Hydraulics | Local  Columbus Telegram

Braulio Castillo vividly remembers traveling to the Platte County Fair with his father as a child and always being curious about what went on behind the closed ...

Chamber president search narrowed to 5 | Local  Columbus Telegram

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce could potentially have its next president hired in the coming weeks.

Youth | Local |  Columbus Telegram

OMAHA – The University of Nebraska Omaha has announced students earning honors for the 2018-19 fall semester. Students on the chancellor's list earned a ...

PUBLIC RECORD - JAN. 28-31 | Crime and Courts  Columbus Telegram

Fire calls. No fire calls. Rescue calls. 8:26 a.m., 3000 block of 39th Avenue; sick. 10:28 a.m., 3200 block of 29th Avenue; sick. 6:31 p.m., 21st Street and 28th ...

Viking shines in Shrine Bowl | High School |  Columbus Telegram

Nolan Viergutz had it all the way. The Lakeview High School linebacker dropped back into pass coverage on a third-quarter play during Saturday's 60th Annual ...

David City teacher named Nebraska Farm Bureau FFA Advisor of the Year  Columbus Telegram

Another local educator has been recognized for her outstanding work in the classroom. David City High School Agriculture Educator Jenny Kocian was recently ...

Great Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Luke Saenz and Kristel Hall  Columbus Telegram

Luke Saenz has been hired as the chief information officer. He is a Kansas native growing up in Great Bend and pursuing his career in Wichita, Kansas.

YOUTH DIGESTS | Local |  Columbus Telegram

Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) and CCH Premier Physical Therapy would like to congratulate the 2017-18 KLIR Prep Club Award winners. The award ...

IN DEEP TROUBLE: Area residents, state deal with flood concerns  Columbus Telegram

"Waterworld" is much more than a Kevin Costner movie for Columbus residents right now. It's becoming reality.

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 ...

Lakeview graduates must prepare for 'real world' | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — The students dressed in blue and white are now ready to take a step into the “real world.”

Positive attitude helps Hogeland overcome challenges | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Maddie Hogeland faced her biggest challenge earlier this year.

Innovative Learning Program immerses female youth in STEM  Columbus Telegram

Schuyler Middle School sixth-grader Aliyah Manzano said she aspires to one day be a cosmetologist, but wanted to broaden her horizons by immersing herself ...

Sports notes: Angels win soccer invite | Sports  Columbus Telegram

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Angels U14 girls soccer team won the premier division at the Daniel Ohayon Memorial Invitational held June 10-12 in Sioux Falls, ...

Students celebrate prom night | Local |  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Students danced the night away at prom.

Columbus man who died trying to rescue motorist from floodwaters was 'always the first to go help'  Scottsbluff Star Herald

James Wilke, 50, was thrown into Shell Creek when a bridge collapsed under the weight of his tractor as he attempted to rescue a stranded motorist.

Lexington's Smith takes two sprint titles at Central Conference track meet -- but the real challenge was getting there  Lincoln Journal Star

COLUMBUS – Lexington's Madison Smith might've been the last one to the bus Saturday morning, but the junior was the first to the finish line in the girls 100- ...

Belitz resigns from Chamber | Local |  Columbus Telegram

When K.C. Belitz took over as president of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce in November 2000, he didn't know where it would take him. But a little ...

Thomas Lee Lutjens | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

Thomas Lee Lutjens, 62, of Columbus, formerly of Platte Center, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Columbus Community Hospital, after ...

Columbus local installed as President of state Cattlemen Association  Columbus Telegram

Mike Drinnin's world has revolved around cattle pretty much his entire life.

David City students benefit from Latino summit | Banner-press  Columbus Telegram

As the end of his senior year draws near, David City High School senior Carlos Chaves is in the process of planning what's next for him in terms of ...

Wahoo offense too explosive for Lakeview | High School  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Fourth-ranked Wahoo showed why it's one of the best teams in Class C-1 from the get-go Friday at Lakeview High School.

Volleyball roundup: Lakeview splits conference tourney matches  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Lakeview opened the Central Conference Tournament on Thursday with its third victory this season over Crete before falling to Aurora.

Area dancers show off moves at Jam the Gym  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Dancers from across the area showed off their moves Sunday during Jam the Gym.

Vikings can't find offense against Seward | High School  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — It was one of those nights for Lakeview.

Volleyball roundup: Scotus upsets No. 2 Grand Island Central Catholic  Columbus Telegram

GRAND ISLAND — With a seven-game winning streak entering Thursday's match against second-ranked and unbeaten Grand Island Central Catholic, Scotus ...

Belitz joins Nebraska Community Foundation | Business Achievements |  Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska Community Foundation proudly welcomes K.C. Belitz of Columbus to assume a new position at Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), created to ...

Lakeview star signs to play QB at Doane  Columbus Telegram

Jack Shadley set to continue career as quarterback for Tigers.

Church's indoor space a hit with local sports teams  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Members of the Columbus Outlaws 9's were practicing fielding drills.

Youth digest -- Jan. 18 | Digests-notes |  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS -- Drew Schaad, a senior at Lakeview High School, has been chosen as the Rotary Student of the Month. Schaad was a member of the football ...

(AUDIO) Tekamah-Herman's Sheets and Pender's Wegner among CCC Softball signees  KTIC

Central Community College softball has signed five players in recent weeks from high schools throughout Nebraska. They are: Morgan Carver, an outfielder ...

A hard-fought victory | High School |  Columbus Telegram

Lakeview boys come from behind to defeat Pierce 52-48.

Area track athletes set sights on Omaha  York News-Times

YORK – The all-important district track season is here, with Classes B and C competing on Thursday while Classes A and D are on Friday.

Sports notes: Local powerlifters earn medals | Recreation  Columbus Telegram

LINCOLN -- Columbus-area youths represented 14 of the 33 competitors in the powerlifting teenage division at the 2017 Cornhusker State Games.

Lakeview grad finds success outside big city | Local  Columbus Telegram

Jed Christensen was one of five boys raised on what he calls an “Old MacDonald” farm north of Columbus — one with chickens, cattle, pigs, a little bit of ...

Pilot program targets workforce needs | Local |  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Before he stepped into the lab, Kyle Reeves had no idea about mechatronics.

School Bus carrying students rear-ends pickup truck near Columbus  1011now

Emergency crews transported four people to Columbus Community Hospital after a school bus collided with a pickup on Monday afternoon.

Embracing aging: 40 a magic number for Lakeview graduate  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS -- Age really is just a number to Kris Frederick.

Youth Digests -- March 28 | Local |  Columbus Telegram

LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) asked students in grades 1-6 to enter its annual poster contest focusing on the story of Nebraska ...

Lakeview seniors show rural roots with class prank  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Lakeview Superintendent Russ Freeman is well aware of the school's deep agricultural roots.

Students clear end-of-year hurdles | Local |  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Students were eager to cross the finish line on the track and for the school year.

Distefano follows her dream from Platte County to Planet Hollywood  Columbus Telegram

LAS VEGAS — If life's a journey, then Tracy Distefano has covered enough miles for all the residents in some small towns — say, Platte Center and Monroe.

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.

Latino students striving for better futures | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Rosangela Godinez didn't paint a pretty picture of her initial experience at college.

Teen wins major Girl Scouts award | Local |  Columbus Telegram

Megan Ferris didn't join Girl Scouts of America on her own accord, rather her mother gave her a loving nudge into the organization when she was just in ...

Youth digest -- Dec. 21 | Digests-notes |  Columbus Telegram

Pictured above are the Columbus High School Students of the Month for November. Art -Jade Wielgus, Sarah Micek, Lizeth Madrigal and Amanda Bills; ...

Youth digest -- Jan. 6 | Local |  Columbus Telegram

Pictured above are the Columbus High School students recently named the Students of the Month for October and November. Students were selected by each ...

ESU 7 supporting schools for five decades | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — The landscape of education has changed since educational *service* units were created in Nebraska.

Fireworks stands bring families, teammates together | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Columbus is kicking off the Fourth of July season with families and organizations opening fireworks stands to raise money for various causes.

Nebraska high schools have strong showing at national speech tournament  KETV Omaha

The Nebraska high school speech circuit cleaned up nicely at this weekend's National Individual Events Tournament of Champions tournament in Denver.

Lueders sets example as student-athlete | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Whether she's on a soccer field or hitting the books in the classroom, Ryanne Lueders always tries to give it her all.

Youth digest -- June 8 | Digests-notes |  Columbus Telegram

TWO MUGS (Dreesen, Kramer). PARKER, Colo. -- Two Columbus students recently received Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degrees from Rocky Vista ...

Locals wishy-washy on car cleaning | Local |  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Business at city car washes has paralleled the contrast of weather in the Columbus area this week.

Players learn donkey ball is stubborn game | Local  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — A unique brand of basketball was on display Sunday at the Lakeview High School gym.

Clyde and Denise Langan | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Clyde and Denise Langan passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, at their home in Columbus. A funeral *service* will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, ...

Connor Frei | Obituaries |  Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Connor T. Frei, 17, of Columbus, died Monday, February 3, 2014.

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