Columbus Officials Discussing Fate Of Statue At Tuesday Meeting

(Columbus) Citizens in Columbus will have an opportunity tonight to comment on a local resident’s petition to remove the Christopher Columbus statue. Nearly 2,000 people have signed Abbi Adams’ petition to have the statue located on Highway 16/60 and 151 taking down. The sixteen-year-old says Columbus is no man to be celebrated and that the statue should be relocated to a museum or a place where more context can be given. The Columbus statue has been owned by the city since 2012 while the land it sits on is property of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. People are encouraged to attend tonight’s meeting at city hall but there are limitations due to COVID-19. It will also be streamed online at  or can viewed on the city’s cable access channel. The meeting begins at 6pm.