Mayor tabs veteran officer as next police chief

The city’s deputy police chief will succeed the police chief at the start of next year. Michael Richardson, who has been with Columbus Police Department for about 25 years, was selected by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop to replace Chief Jon Rohde. Richardson, 50, will assume the role Jan. 1. Rohde announced his intention to step

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Quieter times: Complaints about Brighter Days tail off after year

The complaints by residents and business owners about the Brighter Days emergency housing shelter have quieted over a year’s time. Last summer, about 200 residents and business owners signed a petition asking that Brighter Days, located at 421 Mapleton St., be moved out from their neighborhood. During an October public meeting attended by more than

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Mayor tabs veteran officer as next police chief

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The city’s deputy police chief will succeed the police chief at the start of next year. Michael Richardson has been selected by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop to become Columbus Police Department’s next chief. Richardson, who has been with CPD about 25 years, will assume the role on Jan. 1. Chief Jon Rohde announced

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Mayor tabs veteran officer as next police chief

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The city’s deputy police chief will succeed the police chief at the start of next year. Michael Richardson has been selected by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop to become Columbus Police Department’s next chief. Richardson, who has been with CPD about 25 years, will assume the role on Jan. 1. Chief Jon Rohde announced

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Complaints about Brighter Days tail off after year

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The complaints by residents and business owners about the Brighter Days emergency housing shelter have quieted over a year’s time. Last summer, about 200 residents and business owners signed a petition asking that Brighter Days, located at 421 Mapleton St., be moved out from their neighborhood. When 20 people showed up for

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CRH hosting open house for new treatment center

Staff Reports Columbus Regional Health is having an open house for its new Treatment and Support Center that is offering outpatient care for those who have a substance abuse disorder. The 5,208-square-foot facility, called the Columbus Regional Health Treatment and Support Center, or TASC, will offer medication-assisted treatment, intensive outpatient treatment and other services for

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New fair experience for veteran 4-H’er: Queen

Mackenzie Smith’s experiences at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair over the past nine years have ranged from showing goats to cake decorating. This year, they’ll be a bit more regal. The 18-year-old Columbus East senior emerged from a field of 15 contestants to be crowned the 2019 Bartholomew County 4-H fair queen. “I can’t wait

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Rural mail museum has new home in Hope

HOPE — The Indiana Rural Letter Carriers Association Museum has a new, permanent home in the town of Hope after a four-year absence. The building at 638 Main St. has been acquired to serve as the new home of the Letter Carriers museum, according to an announcement from long-time Yellow Trail Museum leader Barb Johnson.

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East senior chosen fair queen

COLUMBUS, Ind. — An 18-year-old Columbus East senior emerged from a field of 15 contestants Sunday night to be named the 2019 Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Queen. Mackenzie Smith, daughter of Tod and Jeni Smith, was crowned by last year’s queen, Madelyn Steinwedel, before an estimated crowd of about 500 people at the Columbus North Judson

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Favorites return: Bartholomew County 4-H Fair prepares for July 5 opening day

A recurring thought kept entering the mind of the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair board president as he looked out over the fairgrounds during the first half of June. “I just don’t see how we can possibly get everything ready on time,” fair board President Mark Case said. But on the first official day of summer

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