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16
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Buchholz Recognized for 45 Years of Service as an Elk Creek Firefighter

By Ann Wickett

Milton Buchholz of Elk Creek was honored with a plaque for 45 years of dedicated service with the Elk Creek Fire Department during the Elk Creek barbecue on Saturday night, August 4, 2018. Buchholz officially retired from the fire department on September 30, 2017. “It was a surprise and an honor. I want to thank the members who were responsible for presenting the award,” Buchholz said. Buchholz doesn’t remember when he joined the Elk Creek Fire Department. He just remembers being asked to join as a volunteer.

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Aug
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Deer Creek Sodbusters Held Sunday

An estimated 750 spectators attended the Deer Creek Sodbusters Antique Machinery Show near Sterling on August 12. “We were somewhat disappointed, but the heat of the day may have impacted the crowd,” said Bob Wolff, founder of of this event. A new feature this year was the releasing of the homing pigeons at the end of the flag raising ceremony.

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16
Aug
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Sandra Kenyon: New U.S. Citizen

By Ann Wickett

 

Sandra Kenyon of Tecumseh became a U.S. Citizen in a 2 p.m., ceremony at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security office in Omaha on August 6. Kenyon was one of 25 people to receive a certificate honoring her as a U.S. Citizen. Sandra’s husband David Kenyon attended the ceremony with her. She added that other friends were planning to attend the ceremony, but Sandra didn’t realize the ceremony would be the same day. Kenyon said she was encouraged by her husband Dave and her friends to become a U.S. Citizen. Upon an inquiry about becoming a U.S. Citizen, Kenyon received a book in July, which presented quick civics lessons on the United States for the Naturalization test.

Thu
09
Aug
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Johnson County’s 2018 ‘Women of Distinction’

“An Afternoon of Storytelling” was the theme of the 2018 Johnson County Women of Distinction Event held at the First Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, August 5. Johnson County Women of Distinction were recognized in the following categories: Woman of Achievement, Young Woman of Distinction, Woman of Distinction, and Woman of Courage. This event is sponsored by the Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Inc.

 

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09
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JCH’s New Cost Estimate System

Johnson County Hospital is soon implementing a new system which will enhance our services to the community. This system will give us the ability to provide customers with their estimated payment obligation information before surgeries, costly procedures and/or testing.

The new process to provide estimates to customers will make billing clearer for the patient and more efficient for the hospital, allowing the hospital to serve the community effectively for years to come.

 

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09
Aug
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Courthouse Entry on North Only During Trial

During the jury trial of Inmate Eric Ramos occurring in the Johnson County District Court as of Monday, August 6, the main doors to the Johnson County Courthouse will be locked with law enforcement security standing outside each of the doors.

 Johnson County Sheriff Scott Walton reported that the only entrance to the courthouse will be the north side basement door. For security reasons, no one going into the Johnson County Courthouse during the trial will be allowed to have their cell phones with them.

 

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09
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Area Schools Gearing Up for 2018-2019 Opening

By Carol A. Sisco

Sterling Public Schools will open the doors this year on Tuesday, August 14. They expect about 200 students this year, which is about the same enrollment as when school ended in May.

Students in grades 7 - 12 will join the computer generation this year with the implementation of the 1-on-1 laptop computer program. Students and their parents will be required to attend one informational session, either August 9 or August 13, where they learn about Digital Citizenship and get imformation from the administrators and the Booster Club.

 

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Thu
02
Aug
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Bailey Played Football in Australia; Looks Forward to Senior Year at JCC

By Ann Wickett

Josh Bailey of Tecumseh recently had the opportunity to join several other athletes from across the United States to compete in American football over in Australia. He will be a senior at Johnson County Central Schools this fall.

Bailey was given this opportunity by random selection. He received an invitation in the mail last fall, a few weeks before Johnson County Central’s homecoming game against Wilber-Clatonia. “I decided it may be possible to raise the money, so I went for it,” Bailey said.

 

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02
Aug
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Saathoff Named JCH Director of Rehabilitation

Julie Saathoff, PT, DPT, was recently named as the new Director of Rehabilitation at Johnson County Hospital where she has been a physical therapist for the last 3 years.

“It’s an honor to be selected as the Rehabilitation Director for JCH,” said Saathoff. “Our rehabilitation staff is a skilled, tight-knit, cohesive group that works well together.”

 

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02
Aug
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9 Line Emergency Medical Services Moves to Former Flower Shop

By Ann Wickett

9 Line Emergency Medical Services, also known as 9 Line Emergency Medical Solutions, has moved into the building formerly owned by Liz’s Flower Shop at 479 Clay Street in Tecumseh. Randy Kraatz, owner of 9 Line EMS purchased the building on July 12.

This business partners with 13 hospitals in Southeast and Central Nebraska as well as Northeast Kansas for critical emergency services. For the past three years, this partnership has included the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh.

 

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