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Wed
21
Jun

Design for future Johnson County Veterans Honor Wall revealed

By Ann Wickett

A design for a new Johnson County Veterans Honor Wall was presented to the Johnson County Commissioners during their meeting on June 13. In a presentation by Kevin McKinney, he reported that Becky Woltemath of Auburn drafted this design. She was also instrumental in establishing an Honor Wall for Nemaha County veterans.

Plans for this Honor Wall was originally planned to be located in the lot west of the Johnson County Historical Museum. However, when looking at the location, the Committee thought there might be soil sinking issues in the future. Therefore, the Johnson County Courtyard was chosen as the best location.

“Placement is the issue,” said McKinney. The Honor Wall Committee recommended creating a Veterans Honor Wall on the southwest corner of the Johnson County Courtyard.

 

Wed
21
Jun

K-9 Unit reestablished at Sheriff's Department

The new K-9 Unit of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank all the sponsors for donating to the K-9 program:

City of Tecumseh, Johnson County Commissioners, Brinkman Bros, Vernon and Joann Kettelhake, Hasselbalch Pharmacy, Sid’s Auto Parts, Tecumseh Animal Clinic, Topp’s Mechanical Inc., Orscheln’s Farm and Home, Scotty Gottula, Howard Rowe, Mahoney Concrete Inc., Kuhl Carriers Inc., KWK Collision Inc., Jet Stop Inc., Casey’s General Stores, Kathy Mertes, M & M Supply Inc., Tecumseh Federal Bank, Community Insurance Group Inc., Tecumseh Rescue Squad, James and Lori Parrish, Ramsey Family Fountain, James and Donna DeFreece, Cook Fire Department, American National Bank, Super 7 Inn, Yiyi Wong

 

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Wed
21
Jun

Delivering service medals to veterans highlight for Fritsch

By Ann Wickett

Shirley Fritsch will officially retire as the administrative assistant in Johnson County Veterans Service Office at the end of June when Johnson County’s 2017 fiscal year ends. Shirley served as the administrative assistant to her husband, Laverne Fritsch who was chosen as the Veterans Service officer in 1998.

As the administrative assistant, Fritsch worked with Johnson County veterans in receiving benefits they were entitled to following their service to their country. When she started working in the office in 1998, Johnson County had just fewer than 500 veterans. There were still a couple of World War I veterans, World War II veterans, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and War on Iraq. “They all served their country well,” said Fritsch.

 

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Wed
21
Jun

Engineer discusses design for new Sterling preschool

By Ann Wickett

Tim Ripp of Clark Enerson Group gave a design presentation on the new preschool building for Sterling Public Schools during a board meeting on Monday night. Most of the design included features for the walls, LED lighting, and the colors of carpeting, the types of flooring and tiles for the walls in the vestibule and classroom. Preschool teacher Mrs. Katie Marshall also gave her input on the interior of the preschool and where the placement of the student cubbies should be located in relation to the students entrance into the classroom. Tripp also added that underground piping will be added to prevent any water drainage issues near the new preschool.

Ripp plans to have the plans and specifications for the final design of the preschool building completed by next week. He added that the paperwork is being handled electronically to save on printing costs.

 

Wed
14
Jun

Schroeder charged with first degree murder

On Friday, June 9, Johnson County Attorney Rick Smith filed an Information in the Johnson County District Court charging Patrick Schroeder with first degree murder and using a deadly weapon to commit a felony. The State has filed a Notice of Aggravating Circumstances alleging that Schroeder was previously convicted of another murder or a crime involving the use or threat of violence to that person, or has a substantial prior history of serious assaultive or terrorizing criminal activity. In filing a Notice of Aggravating Circumstances, Schroeder is eligible for the death penalty.

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Wed
14
Jun

JCC locker rooms to be renovated; teacher/ student iPads replaced

By Ann Wickett

Doug Daily and Jeremy Fast of Fast Quality Construction presented their proposals on renovations of the locker rooms at Johnson County Central Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

The presentation occurred at the June 7 JCC Board of Education meeting. The proposal included the removal of a majority of the tiling and using epoxy paint. The showers will be set up in a duplex style. Other features include LED lighting, new mirrors and doors.

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Wed
14
Jun

Changes to Johnson County’s 2017 property appraisals reported

The following valuation changes were completed for tax year 2017 based on a statutory requirement that all parcels of real estate in the county be inspected and reviewed no less frequent than every six (6) years OR when sales indicate the levels of value are not within the acceptable range as follows: Required Levels of Value: Residential – 92 to 100% of market value; Commercial – 92 to 100% of market value; Agricultural land – 69 to 75% of market value.

Rural residential

For tax year 2017 the rural residential houses and rural outbuildings in Township Four (4) and the residential houses and buildings in the villages of Elk Creek and Crab Orchard were reviewed and updated as part of the six (6) year inspection and review plan required by law.

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Wed
14
Jun

Passion for bees turns into educational outreach

By Ann Wickett

National Pollinator’s Week is June 19-25 and you won’t find anyone more passionate about saving bees and the protection of our environment than Danny and Nikki Hayes of Brock. The Hayes family established Aunt Bea’s Apiary four years ago. “We like watching the way the bees interact in the hives and the pollination of the bees to help our food grow,” said Danny. Nikki enjoys being able to save the environment and bee heath.

Aunt Bea’s Apiary offers a variety of field trips for school students, adults, and families of all ages at their Outreach Education Center, which is located at their acreage. They also like to speak about saving the bees and the benefits bees have in our environment. During National Pollinator’s Week, June 19-25, the Hayes plan to host a Beginning Beekeeper camp at Aunt Bea’s Apiary.

Wed
14
Jun

Fun, Sun, and Safety at the pool

Swimmers and lifeguards kept cool this past week at the Tecumseh Swimming Pool. Pictured are clockwise from right: Jameson Mitchell jumping off the low dive into the 10 FT. part of the pool; below right: Rylin Wackerbarth staying safe with her “floaties” by the side of the pool and below left: Tecumseh lifeguards Tyler Sedersten and Erika Cruz practicing their lifesaving skills in the afternoon hours. Pool hours are Monday through Sunday, 1-8 p.m.

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Wed
07
Jun

New Post Office in Crab Orchard

By Ann Wickett

A new post office facility was installed in Crab Orchard last week. The new facility was constructed by the Tuff Shed Company and is located on the south side of Crab Orchard’s main street. The United States Postal Service leased the property from the Village of Crab Orchard.

The dimensions of the facility are 40 feet long and 12 feet wide. The building weighs an estimated 23,000 pounds. Ron Oates who will continue to serve as Postmaster in Relief said the interior of the post office is real nice and includes a lobby area, office area and small back room. It even has a restroom featuring an electrical composting toilet.

 

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