Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center

Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center The Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center is a full-service resource center located in historic downtown Columbus, Indiana.
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City to close Fourth Street on Friday, Saturday nights for outdoor seating
06/10/2020
City to close Fourth Street on Friday, Saturday nights for outdoor seating

City to close Fourth Street on Friday, Saturday nights for outdoor seating

City officials will allow Fourth Street in downtown Columbus to be closed from 4 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays to allow a restaurant there to have additional outdoor seating. The city's board of works has approved a special use of right of way request for the Fourth Street Bar & Grill fo...

06/09/2020

Free milk being given away at Fair Oaks Mall until 7 pm today!

Columbus Auto Group
06/09/2020

Columbus Auto Group

Columbus Auto Group wants to do our part to honor our hometown heroes! That is why we are giving away five goody filled gift baskets as a way of saying thank you to our own local first responders and front line medical personnel. If you have a hometown hero of your own, nominate them by commenting their name in this post and sharing it so everyone can see our hometown hero's! For the first forty nominees, Columbus Auto Group will be purchasing a #ColumbusCares yard sign to support the Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center in their effort to raise awareness for front-line workers! (all proceeds go to the Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center). So Comment, Share, and help us celebrate our communities hero's!

Reopening plans: BCSC considers what’s ahead in August
06/07/2020
Reopening plans: BCSC considers what’s ahead in August

Reopening plans: BCSC considers what’s ahead in August

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. officials are already in strategy sessions to determine what the opening of schools might look like for the 2020-2021 school year.Students have nine weeks of summer ahead, with classes scheduled to begin Aug. 6.The school system needs to prepare for the possibil...

Why Is It Called D-Day?
06/06/2020
Why Is It Called D-Day?

Why Is It Called D-Day?

The meaning behind the "D" in D-Day has to do with military terminology.

Seymour Oktoberfest cancelled
06/06/2020
Seymour Oktoberfest cancelled

Seymour Oktoberfest cancelled

SEYMOUR, Ind. - The Seymour Oktoberfest Board of Directors has announced that there will not be a 48th annual ...

Yes Cinema and Cafe
06/06/2020

Yes Cinema and Cafe

While the YES Cinema staff met today to start preparing to reopen for our great customers, we honored two very special graduates, employees Allana (left) and Taylor (right). Congrats Ladies! We are so proud of you!

And a shout-out to Party Mart for creating these extra-special and yummy cupcakes! They were de-lish!

06/05/2020
DNR offers free fishing weekend

DNR offers free fishing weekend

Staff ReportsThis weekend is Free Fishing Weekend for Indiana residents, who will not need a license to fish public Hoosier waters on Saturday and Sunday.The weekend kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration that highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing...

06/05/2020
Farmers market to begin Saturday

Farmers market to begin Saturday

The Columbus Board of Works has approved closing First Street and a portion of Washington Street on Saturday for the first Columbus Farmers Market of the season at its new location behind Columbus City Hall downtown. The market will be open from from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 123 Washington St.The Col...

Milk giveaway from Prairie Farms scheduled for Friday
06/05/2020
Milk giveaway from Prairie Farms scheduled for Friday

Milk giveaway from Prairie Farms scheduled for Friday

Purdue Extension is partnering with Prairie Farms to distribute gallons of milk to those in need as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers to Families Food Box Program. In Bartholomew County, the giveaway will be at 9 a.m. Friday in the Bethel Holiness Church, 6060 N. U.S. Highway 31, be...

Food distribution scheduled at airport on June 10
06/04/2020
Food distribution scheduled at airport on June 10

Food distribution scheduled at airport on June 10

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Gleaner's will have a Bartholomew County Drive Thru Pantry food distribution from 4 to 6 p.m. June 10 at the Columbus Municipal Airport at the aviation building at 5175 N. Warren Drive. Those who are seeking food are asked to stay in their vehicle and no early arrivals are allowed....

NAACP, pastors, plan solidarity rally
06/04/2020
NAACP, pastors, plan solidarity rally

NAACP, pastors, plan solidarity rally

The Columbus/Bartholomew County Area NAACP Branch, the local African American Pastors Alliance and the Justice Resource Center of Columbus Indiana have organized a peaceful solidarity rally at noon Thursday. The gathering is to show support for families of African American victims in a string of rec...

06/03/2020
Voters approve BCSC referendum
06/03/2020
Voters approve BCSC referendum

Voters approve BCSC referendum

COLUMBUS, Ind. - There were lots of individual winners in Tuesday's Primary Election in Bartholomew County, bu...

Election Results 2020
06/03/2020
Election Results 2020

Election Results 2020

2020 Primary Election Ballot (Contested Races) Bartholomew CountyJohnson CountyJackson CountyJennings CountyBa...

NAACP, Pastor’s Alliance and Justice Resource Center organize rally
06/03/2020
NAACP, Pastor’s Alliance and Justice Resource Center organize rally

NAACP, Pastor’s Alliance and Justice Resource Center organize rally

The Columbus/Bartholomew County Area NAACP Branch, the local African American Pastors Alliance and the Justice Resource Center of Columbus Indiana have organized a peaceful solidarity rally at noon Thursday. The gathering is to show support for families of African American victims in a string of rec...

City offers pandemic rent relief program
06/03/2020
City offers pandemic rent relief program

City offers pandemic rent relief program

Columbus has received an additional allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is accepting applications for its Rental Assistance Program to assist renters who are currently unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.About $200,000 has been set aside to pay rent a...

Columbus Police Department (Indiana)
06/02/2020

Columbus Police Department (Indiana)

Statement from Mayor Lienhoop, Columbus Police Department and Columbus Human Rights Commission in Regards to the Death of George Floyd

June 2, 2020

For Immediate Release-

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop along with Columbus Chief of Police Michael Richardson and the Columbus Human Rights Commission have released the following statements below in regards to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week.

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop stated; “The tragic, senseless death of George Floyd and the violence that has occurred since are disheartening for all of us. Mr. Floyd should not have died. The procedures employed to subdue and restrain him were not only unnecessary, they have no place in professional law enforcement.”

“As we react to his death – and champion the pursuit of timely justice – it is important that we listen closely to those who are peacefully making their voices heard. They carry an important message that all of us need understand. Unfortunately, that message becomes more difficult to hear when we must also react to lawlessness. The notion that we focus on the message – and not be distracted by destruction – was a cornerstone of the nonviolent approach advocated by Dr. Martin Luther King. His counsel was wise then, it is critically important now.”

“It is essential that we maintain communication with those in our community who have questions and concerns and we will do so. I am also extremely proud of our men and women at the Columbus Police Department. Our police department does not teach or tolerate the procedures used in this case. In the alternative, we emphasize de-escalation as a primary practice and our officers will continue serving our community with the compassion and professionalism that we expect.”

Columbus Chief of Police Michael Richardson stated; “The actions of the four officers in Minneapolis are unacceptable and sadly resulted in the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd. I want to emphasize that the events that took place in Minneapolis do not reflect the values of the men and women of the Columbus Police Department who risk their own safety each day to protect everyone in our community.”

“We have worked hard over the past several years to build and maintain confidence and accountability with the community we serve. One important step in this process was the implementation of a body worn video camera program. While some law enforcement agencies are struggling to implement a body camera program, CPD officers have been using this important and necessary piece of equipment since 2015.”

“Another crucial step to maintain trust with the community was taken when the Columbus Police Department joined a small percentage of police agencies across the country when we initially earned CALEA accreditation in November, 2014. CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) provides impartial third party oversight to ensure that the Columbus Police Department establishes and practices the internationally recognized best standards for law enforcement. CPD also maintains state accreditation through the Indiana Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (ILEAC).”

The Columbus Human Rights Commission added, “We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and so many before him. Their deaths should prompt the community to pause and reflect how racism affects all daily life. We grieve alongside their families, friends, and community. Together, we must play a role in demonstrating compassion, dignity, and respect throughout our community, as neighbors, co-workers, and parents to foster a more welcoming community.”

In response to the current health and economic crisis, this brochure aims to inform graduating high school seniors (and ...
06/02/2020
Columbus Learning Center

In response to the current health and economic crisis, this brochure aims to inform graduating high school seniors (and their parents) as well as anyone economically affected by the pandemic, that there are top-notch, affordable post-secondary options close to home.



During these uncertain times, many students may put off starting college because it is far from home or because it has now become unaffordable. These students may find the AirPark Columbus College Campus to be a great alternative. Our campus offers certifications and degrees, many of which are transferable, in a wide range of subjects.



Click here to view the digital brochure We also created an online landing page at www.ColumbusLearningCenter.org

Students enrolled at the AirPark Columbus College Campus are pursuing Degrees and Certification in career focused subject areas. Take the next step toward a better future. Contact one of these institutions today!

Columbus Police Department (Indiana)
06/01/2020

Columbus Police Department (Indiana)

New CPD Officer Sworn In

Officers from the Columbus Police Department welcomed their newest police officer, Nicholas Todd Schmitt (CPD #279) and his family to Columbus City Hall. Schmitt was sworn in by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop today at Columbus City Hall.
Schmitt is 22 years old and was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After completing high school, Nicholas attended Indiana University in Bloomington where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Chemistry and Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the 45th Class of the Indiana University Police Academy.

Nicholas is an Eagle Scout and also a PADI Rescue Scuba Diver.

Nicholas comes from a long line of law enforcement officers including his father, who is a Special Agent with the FBI, and a grandfather who is a former mayor and police chief for the City of Jasper, Indiana. He also has an uncle who is currently a mounted officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

After his swearing in today, Nicholas will begin an orientation period at CPD and continue on to the department’s field training program.

Ethnic Expo canceled for this year
05/30/2020
Ethnic Expo canceled for this year

Ethnic Expo canceled for this year

One could say that Ethnic Expo means the world to Columbus — and now that world will have to wait until 2021 to highlight a rich diversity of culture, food, music and more.Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop announced Thursday that the free, downtown international festival that was set for Oct. 9-10 has b...

Please help us help you!!As we have shared, LCNFC wants to refresh its strategic plan. Part of that is we want to hear f...
05/28/2020
Please Help Guide the LCNFC Strategic Direction.

Please help us help you!!
As we have shared, LCNFC wants to refresh its strategic plan. Part of that is we want to hear from YOU, our neighbors! Please click the link below and answer a few simple questions. This will help us ensure YOUR neighborhood center is what YOU want. The survey is anonymous and it only takes a few minutes!



https://forms.gle/aDhRzP9jKoSvCfpbA



Please click right now. It’s so easy! If you have questions, please feel free to call our office at 812-379-1630. Let’s make LCNFC even better! Thanks!

Your input on the following survey will ensure the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center (LCNFC) Board pursues an appropriate strategic direction. Please provide candid answers to this brief survey. We appreciate your time and opinions! If you desire more information about the LCNFC please visi...

05/28/2020
05/27/2020
Job help session to be offered at YES

Job help session to be offered at YES

A free, step-by-step job readiness training program for underemployed or unemployed residents returns June 8 at YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. in downtown Columbus.Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, all participants will be required to wear a mask, and the facility will be thoroughly cleaned befo...

Columbus Bike Co-op
05/26/2020

Columbus Bike Co-op

UPDATE #2; WE ARE FULLY BOOKED UNTIL MONDAY JUNE 8TH. AT THIS TIME WE CANNOT TAKE ANY MORE APPOINTMENTS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE LIKE OUR PAGE TO GET UPDATES ABOUT APPOINTMENTS.

UPDATE #1; This post has almost gone viral!! With the extra demand, we are working hard to ensure everyone gets a response from us. We are sorry for any delay. Our hours are Sunday (2-5 PM) and Monday (4-7 PM) by appointment. To stay in touch with us make sure to "Like" our page for any additional updates. We appreciate each and every one of you! We as a nonprofit couldn't exist without your generous support!!

We're overstocked with kids bikes! Kids bikes are $15 but if you trade in your "too small" kids bike, the price is only $5 for an upgrade! Schedule with us if your child needs a bike for summer! :)

05/24/2020
05/23/2020
05/23/2020
Columbus Police Department (Indiana)

Columbus Police Department (Indiana)

The CPD Records Division will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. It will reopen Tuesday, May 26th at 8:00 a.m.

05/20/2020

Community Downtown, 522 7th St. will be offering sack lunches with a bottle of water to those in need or homeless from 12:00 to 1:30 on these dates:
Thursday, Nay 21,
Saturday, May 23
Monday, May 25, Tuesday, May 26, Wednesday, May 27. Thursday, May 28

All Indiana teachers named ‘Teacher of the Year’
05/20/2020
All Indiana teachers named ‘Teacher of the Year’

All Indiana teachers named ‘Teacher of the Year’

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today recognized all Indiana teachers collectively as the 2021 Teacher of the Year. Traditionally, one educator each year is recognized. “The COVID-19 pandemic brought new complexities and challenges to schools with no advance warning,”...

Sheriff Matt Myers
05/20/2020

Sheriff Matt Myers

Shared from The Republic newspaper

The Bartholomew County Fair Board has decided to cancel the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair, scheduled for July 10 through 18.

The board decision was made as fair board members said they could not meet guidelines that would be required to protect the public from COVID-19.

05/18/2020

Legal Aid is holding a Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic for Bartholomew County residents on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The phone clinic will be held from 3pm – 5:30pm and registration time for the clinic is from 12 pm to 1:00 pm.



The Legal Aid Phone Clinic offers free brief legal consultations to low income individuals seeking answers to general questions, offering legal information, and advice over the phone.



Individuals must register for the clinic by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 between 12 pm and 1:00 pm. A volunteer attorney will return a call to the registered individuals between 3 pm and 5:30 pm. Individuals must be available between 3 pm and 5:30 pm to answer a call from an attorney.

Please take a moment a complete this survey.  We need your input!Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center is refreshin...
05/18/2020
Please Help Guide the LCNFC Strategic Direction.

Please take a moment a complete this survey. We need your input!
Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center is refreshing its strategic plan. Part of that is we want to hear from YOU, our neighbors! The below link is for a brief survey (eight questions) we hope you can take a few minutes to fill out. The survey is anonymous.



https://forms.gle/aDhRzP9jKoSvCfpbA



We hope you can complete the survey by Friday, May 22.



If you have questions, please feel free to call our office at 812-379-1630.

Your input on the following survey will ensure the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center (LCNFC) Board pursues an appropriate strategic direction. Please provide candid answers to this brief survey. We appreciate your time and opinions! If you desire more information about the LCNFC please visi...

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1039 Sycamore St
Columbus, IN
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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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