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CPD Seeking Items for Pack a Patrol Vehicle Event

The Columbus Police Department is joining several local groups, charities, and businesses in seeking clothing and other necessities that will be donated to Afghan refugees who are currently housed at Camp Atterbury.   CPD will accept new and gently used fall and winter clothing including coats and jackets, as well as new and unopened healthcare and [...]


Halloween Trick or Treat Hours

The City of Columbus has announced that trick or treat hours for 2021 will be from 5:30-8:00 pm on Sunday, October 31. Residents wishing to share treats with trick-or-treaters should leave their outside lights on. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving during these times, as there will be increased pedestrian traffic during this time. [...]


Columbus Regional Health Conducting Community Health Status Survey

Columbus Regional Health is conducting a Health Status Survey by telephone and online until October 1. Information gathered in this survey helps CRH identify and address our region’s most critical community health issues. CRH’s survey firm, PRC, will be phoning people with the caller ID of Col Regl Health. Please plan to participate in this anonymous survey. This [...]


Solid Waste Management Committee Seeks to Divert Trash and Increase Recycling at Public Events

Energy Matters Community Coalition, acting as fiscal agent for the Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District’s (BCSWMD) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was a recipient of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Community Recycling Grant Program. The grant, awarded in April, will support waste diversion efforts at all four weekends of Ethnic Expo 2021, focusing on increasing recycling rates [...]


Back to School Safety: Be Aware!

Area schools, including students in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation and Flatrock Hawcreek School Corporation, return to school on Friday, August 6. Drivers are encouraged to use caution, especially during early morning hours, as kids will be walking, biking and waiting at bus stops in neighborhoods.


Columbus Area Bicentennial Commission Sees Successful Start to Celebration

The Columbus Area Bicentennial Commission is midway through our yearlong celebration. This year has posed unique challenges, requiring the committee to find creative ways to connect our community in celebration of our county and city’s legacy and future. At the beginning of this year, we knew that in-person events would still be on hold for several months. [...]


Columbus Fire Department Awarded Training Grant

The Columbus Indiana Fire Department has been awarded a training grant that will provide a no-cost training opportunity for local, state, and regional firefighters. The grant also includes funding for additional training for the members of the Columbus Fire Department.  In 2020, the Columbus Fire Department was awarded a grant of $ 71,000 through the [...]


Columbus Police Introduces Newest K-9

Lawbreakers take notice.  A familiar name is back on the beat and patrolling the streets of Columbus once again.  The Columbus Police Department officially introduced our newest police canine, “Cleon”, in a brief event held on May 27 at CPD.   K-9 Cleon, a 1½-year-old German Shepherd, is named in honor of former Columbus police officer [...]


City of Columbus Sponsors Landscaping Project to Celebrate Bicentennial

The City of Columbus is landscaping the roundabout by Mill Race Center this summer as a Bicentennial endorsed project.  The property located at the intersection of 11th, Brown, and Lindsey streets and Indianapolis Road is owned by the city. It is one of its main entrances to the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District. Columbus and [...]

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