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The greater Columbus area includes Astico, Columbus, Danville, Elba, Fall River, Hubbleton, and Portland, Wisconsin.

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Columbus Facts & Places

  • Columbus, Wisconsin is in Columbia and Dodge Counties
  • Zip code for Columbus is 53925
  • Area code for Columbus is 920
  • Population for the city of Columbus is 4,479 (2000 Census)

Columbus Headlines

Columbus Police say school threat leads to drug arrests

Columbus Police say an arrest for a school threat made Friday afternoon led to two more arrests on drug charges and more than 15 pounds of marijuana being seized. A news release Sunday morning says police received information Friday that a 17-year-old Columbus High School student was planning a school shooting on March 1. In a statement about his intentions, the youth reportedly claimed that he "planned to score higher than 17," in reference to the Florida school incident that claimed 17 lives.

'Hoppy Hour' at Dane County Humane Society

It's a bunny get together, where different kinds of rabbits can come together to play, and meet with new friends at Dane County Humane Society. "People can bring their bunnies and meet other bunny people and do something fun with their rabbit," said Renee Stodola with Wisconsin House Rabbit Society.

Madison College's Black Student Union hosts panel discussion on voting rights

Madison College's Black Student Union is marking Black History Month with a discussion on campus over voting rights. The event called Black and Brilliant 2018 was hosted at the campus on Thursday.


Wisconsin Headlines

Wisconsin tweaks dairy insurance program

The La Crosse Tribune reports that the Margin Protection Program for Dairy allows farmers to buy insurance that pays out when the cost to produce milk becomes too close to milk's selling price. More than 6,500 dairy farmers signed up for the program in its first year, but participation fell to less than 5,300 last year, with most farmers buying coverage for when margins fell below $4.

PHOTOS: Flooding and ice in southern Wisconsin

There is a Winter Weather Advisory for icing through Tuesday afternoon for: Crawford, Richland, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau, Adams, Marquette, Green Lake. There is a Flood Warning for southwestern Grant until 1:15 p.m. A Flood Warning is also in effect for southeastern Dane, Green, Lafayette, Rock, and northern Walworth Counties until 9:45 a.m. Additionally, a Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday afternoon for Green, Rock, Jefferson and Walworth Counties.

PHOTOS: 10 Safest Cities in Wisconsin

Flood Warning issued February 20 at 10:16AM CST expiring February 22 at 6:00AM CST in effect for: Racine Flood Warning issued February 20 at 10:16AM CST expiring February 21 at 9:00AM CST in effect for: Milwaukee Flood Warning issued February 20 at 10:16AM CST expiring February 27 at 12:00AM CST in effect for: Kenosha Areal Flood Watch issued February 20 at 9:50AM CST expiring February 20 at 6:00PM CST in effect for: Green, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Rock, Walworth, Waukesha Areal Flood Warning issued February 20 at 9:46AM CST expiring February 20 at 6:45PM CST in effect for: Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Rock, Walworth, Waukesha Winter Weather Advisory issued February 20 at 9:36AM CST expiring February 20 at 3:00PM CST in effect for: Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Sauk, Sheboygan Flood Watch issued February 20 at 4:32AM CST expiring ... (more)

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