City closures for Veterans Day

COLUMBUS -- Some city of Columbus departments will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Departments closed today include animal control, Columbus Public Library and all departments located in City Hall. Columbus Area Transit, Columbus Aquatic Center and Columbus Community Center will be closed today and Saturday. Columbus Transfer Station will be open to licensed garbage haulers only from 8 a.m.-noon today. The yard waste site will be closed today. The facility will be open for regular business hours on Saturday.

Quail Run and Van Berg golf courses will be open, weather permitting. Columbus and Roselawn cemeteries and all parks will be open. The street, wastewater, water production and water utility service divisions will be on call for emergencies. The Columbus Fire and Police departments will be available for all public safety responses.

CCC presenting 'Almost, Maine'

COLUMBUS -- Central Community College-Columbus will present John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16-18 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north it’s almost not in the United States, but almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky, the people of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways, and life will never be the same.

Tickets are $7 for general admission.

Apply for Citizens' Police Academy

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Police Department is accepting applications for its annual Citizens' Police Academy.

The 14-week course is a combination of classroom training and hands-on experience. The sessions will meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 10-April 18 at the police department. Maximum class size is 18, and participants must meet minimum qualifications and pass a background investigation.

Applications are due by Dec. 31, and are available at the Columbus Police Department, 2419 14th St. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and successful candidates will be notified.

For more information, call Capt. Thalken or Capt. Wilkins at 402-564-3201. Printable application forms are available online at

Lift station work impacts traffic

COLUMBUS -- Lane restrictions will occur over the next four to six weeks at the intersection of Third Avenue and South Fifth Street because of work associated with the adjacent sanitary sewer lift station renovation project.

Access to Quail Run Golf Course will be affected at times during the project. Vehicles and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution around the project area.


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