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Thu
17
Aug

Deer Creek Sodbusters 35th Antique Machinery Show

Deer Creek Sodbusters Antique Machinery Show celebrated the 35th anniversary of their event on Sunday, August 13, 2017 near Sterling, Neb.

 

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Thu
17
Aug

Donkey polo & monster truck rides new at Fair

Steve Bartels, president of the Johnson County Fair Board announced some of the new events and outstanding entertainment lined up for this year’s Johnson County Fair, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 18, 19 and 20.

If you enjoy making quilt blocks or legos, you will have an opportunity to enter your quilt block or legos in the open class division of the Johnson County Fair this year.

 

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Thu
17
Aug

Bausch Pioneer Farm Family

By Ann Wickett

Members of the Bausch family will be honored as the 2017 AkSarBen Pioneer Farm Family Award recipients at the Johnson County Fair on Sunday night, August 20. The award presentation will be held in the grandstand about 5:30 p.m. that evening.

Family members who will be honored with this award include Don and Diane Bausch, Wayne and Jeanette Zimmerman, Nancy Tennant, Charles Bausch, Jerald and Eileen Bausch, Dean and Judy Bausch.

 

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Thu
17
Aug

Total Eclipse is milestone event

By Ann Wickett

On Monday, August 21, the moon will block out the sun’s light, causing a total solar eclipse across approximately 488.4 miles of Nebraska from the border with Wyoming to Lincoln, Beatrice and Falls City. According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, an influx of out-of-state visitors is also expected to come to Nebraska to witness this milestone event.

The Johnson County Historical Museum will be hosting a solar eclipse event on Monday, August 21. The event will kickoff with a presentation by Steve Diesso, former president of the Milwaukee Astronomical Society beginning at 10 a.m. in the elementary auditorium at Johnson County Central Schools. Mr. Diesso will explain the phenomenon of a solar eclipse and what we can expect.

 

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Thu
17
Aug

2017 Johnson Co. 4-H Favorite Food Revue

The Johnson County 4-H Favorite Food Revue was held July 29th at the 4-H Building in Tecumseh. The Favorite Food Revue is a contest to help youth learn about cooking, nutrition, food safety, and design. Nine youth participated this year in the contest.

Junior Division (8 to 10 years old): Delaney Baumgartner, Champion; Cassie Klein, Reserve Champion; Sally Baumgartner, Blue; Elie Rowland, Blue.

 

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Wed
09
Aug

Classes start in Sterling Tuesday; Other area schools to open soon

By Ann Wickett  News Editor

 

School bells will soon be ringing in the area as the start of another school year is fast approaching. Sterling Public Schools Public Schools is the first one to kick off area school openings with the first day of classes scheduled for Tuesday, August 15. “I am beyond excited to start the school year.

With a new administrative team I anticipate that it will be an adjustment period for all students, staff, parents, and community. I would encourage anyone to stop by and visit with Mr. Harrington or myself to learn more about our vision for Sterling and what our constituents expect from their school,” said Dottie Heusman, new superintendent at Sterling Public Schools. The theme at Sterling Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year is yet to be determined.

 

Wed
09
Aug

Public information meeting Downtown project

By Ann Wickett  News Editor

 

TECUMSEH–The City of Tecumseh will be hosting a public information/open house meeting on Tecumseh’s Downtown Revitalization project to upgrade the city’s utilities infrastructure, streets and sidewalks around its historic business square.

This meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 17 at 5 p.m. Since the Tecumseh Community Building is currently being renovated and is not fully ADA compliant, this meeting will be held in the elementary auditorium at Johnson County Central Schools.

According to Shayne Huxoll, project engineer with Olsson Associates in Lincoln, this informational meeting is a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process due to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) within the City of Tecumseh. At this time, construction is still scheduled for 2021.

 

 

Wed
09
Aug

Elk Creek BBQ

These men from the Elk Creek area have proven to be outstanding cooks as they have been responsible for cooking the brisket and ribs for the barbecue in homemade smokers in recent years. From l-r in the front row, are Greg Bates, Bob Thies, second row, l-r Josh Peters, Lonnie Kaster, Milton Burows, Brad Buethe; back row,

l-r, Les Heidemann, Arlin Beethe (hidden), Justin Caspers and Nate Werner. Other men and women of the Elk Creek community volunteer their time to provide fresh produce such as corn on the cob and tomatoes as well as their time in helping to serve the food and sell tickets throughout the barbecue and street dance.  Aiden Ottemann of Johnson enjoys his barbecued ribs. See next week’s Chieftain for more pictures.

 

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Wed
09
Aug

Pella named Johnson County 2017 Woman of Distinction

By Ann Wickett News Editor

 

Tracy D. Pella was honored as Johnson County’s Woman of Distinction for 2017. She was presented with this award at the 2017 Johnson County Women of Distinction ceremony held at the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh on Sunday afternoon. According to her nominator and father, Randy Agena,

Tracy is a special person. She is a good mother, wife, friend and daughter. Tracy has lived in Johnson County the entire 33 years of her life. She graduated from Sterling High School with honors and attended Doane College where she graduated with a Psychology Degree.

Wed
09
Aug

New manager in training at Orscheln’s Farm Store

By Ann Wickett News Editor

 

Jody Hill is the new associate manager in training at Orscheln’s Farm Store in Tecumseh. She will be in training for the next three months.

She requested to be assigned to the Tecumseh store once she completed her training. “I wanted to keep the store going so I stepped up to the plate and applied for the manager’s position,” Hill said. “It was a way to keep the store going and further myself as well,” she added. As an associate manager of the store, Hill is 100 percent responsible for the store operations, staffing and financial goals as well as customer satisfaction.

“I want to earn the trust of customers and provide a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for the customers to come in and shop,” said Hill. She also wants the employees to be comfortable in their work environment as well

 

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