The United States Census ends on September 30, 2020. All citizens in Columbus and Bartholomew County are encouraged to complete the census forms. By receiving an accurate count of persons living in our city and county, we are better able to access necessary Federal funds for community services. 2020 Census Information [...]
Columbus Fire Department has put together a short video in remembrance of September 11, 2001. Please join the City of Columbus in honoring those who lost their lives on this day. Thank you to all the men and women who continue to serve our community and keep us safe. [...]
The Columbus Small Business Loan program, Columbus INvigorate, has opened up the second round to assist small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19. The first round was closed on April 30 with approximately $700,000 being disbursed to over 40 local businesses in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Initial funding for this program was $1 million, [...]
All City offices will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Trash, recycle, brush and yard waste toters will be delayed one day, with Friday’s collections on Saturday, September 12. Please remember to have your toters out by 7:00 a.m.
The Columbus Area Bicentennial Steering Committee is pleased to unveil the official bicentennial logo and announce the local design winner, Columbus native and University of Louisville design student, Ava Becker. Earlier this year, the Bicentennial Steering committee conducted a logo design contest, receiving more than two dozen submissions, and Becker was selected as the winner. The committee is [...]
As part of the 2020 City Overlay project, Milestone crews will begin repairs on Monday 8/24. They will be installing underdrain along Chapel Drive and storm sewer at the intersection of Mission Drive and Chapel Drive. Milestone will begin patching in Flatrock Park North on Tuesday and continue patching the streets below. Work for the [...]
On Monday, August 17, OPTUM/Logistics Health Inc. will begin operation of a COVID-19 testing site at the Fair Oaks Mall property, (FOM) in the space formerly used by the JC Penney’s store. The State of Indiana has contracted with OPTUM to run 50 COVID-19 testing sites across the state. The current site in Bartholomew County [...]
A Columbus Police Department School Resource Officer was recently recognized for her work in local schools. Sgt. Julie Quesenbery, a 15 year law enforcement veteran, received the 2020 National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Regional Service Award Region-5, earlier this month. Region 5 encompasses school resource officers from Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. [...]
Area schools, including students in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation and Flatrock Hawcreek School Corporation, return to school on Thursday, 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.
The City of Columbus recently announced its partnership with the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and several other community organizations in the development and promotion of a new website to attract talent to the area. Eleven partners worked together to create a video and website aimed at helping job candidates learn more about what [...]