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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:00am

Upon opening up the regular session of the Columbus City Council meeting Aug. 10, Mayor LoriAn Gobert had to move the meeting outdoors to accommodate the large crowd of about 45 individuals waiting to be heard.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:00am

Upcoming Columbus Elementary School back-to-school events include:

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:00am

Laurel Becerra was all smiles Monday morning for her first day of school at St. Anthony Catholic School in Columbus. Laurel is the daughter of Mark and Amber Becerra of Columbus. Courtesy

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:00am

The eighth annual Zach’s Hope: Curing Childhood Cancer Relay, scheduled for Oct. 10, is fast approaching. The event is in memory of Zach Peters, son of Leonard and Sheri Peters of Columbus. Zach was a Columbus High School student who lost a yearlong battle with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare childhood bone cancer.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:00am

The 42nd annual Colorado County Fair parade will take place Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.. Entry and disclaimer forms must be returned by Wednesday, Sept. 9. Forms may be mailed to Heidi May and Tammy McBride, 3977 Hwy 90, Columbus, TX 78934, faxed to (979) 732-3399 or emailed to heidi@ahomeinthecountry.com (with a follow up call or text to (832) 588-5525 to confirm receipt).

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:00am

Merrill and Elaine Luman were honored with a drive-thru parade to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 8. Family and friends from near and far participated in the parade for the couple, and Merrill and Elaine were said to have loved it. Courtesy

Sports

Aug 12, 2020 - 00:00

Boy Scout Pack 312 became the Scorpions Aug. 8 as they received their rank graduation and next level materials. Pictured above are the scouts who were on hand. Not pictured are those who utilized the drive-thru to receive their awards because of the COVID-19 pandemic precautions. Back row, from left: Clara Ray, Lorrie Walla, Heath Hayner, George Bergfeld, Jr., and Jessica Bergfeld. Front row, from left: Deacon Barten, Henry Jones, Cormac Barten, George Bergfeld, and Nicole Bergfeld. Citizen

Aug 12, 2020 - 00:00

Congrats to Baseball Starz Team Tournament MVP and Tournament MVP pitcher Keenan Hailey. Keenan batted 1.000 for the weekend with three home runs, one double and nine total hits in five games. He threw a complete game no hitter in semi finals to help push his team to the Championship. Keenan will be an eighth grader at Rice Junior High School this year. Courtesy

Viewpoints

Aug 12, 2020 - 00:00

What a refreshing surprise it was to see a piece from my longtime friend Cindy Klopsteck in the Aug. 5 edition. I miss seeing her. Great writer that barely looks 50.

Back-to-school lists aren’t the same this year.

Obituaries

Aug 12, 2020 - 00:00

Dustin Joe Krenek of Louise died Aug. 8 at the age of 34 in El Campo. He was born Sept. 22, 1985 in Wharton to Darla Williams Hannay and the late Delmar Krenek. Throughout his childhood he participated in many activities, which included FFA and Little League Baseball.

Aug 12, 2020 - 00:00

Viola (Krenek) Frels of Garwood passed away on Aug. 3 at the age of 103. She was born on Mar. 1, 1917 to Adolph and Mary (Warschak) Krenek in Garwood.