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Administrator Diane Newman to leave Johnson Co. Hospital

CEO Diane Newman will work her last day as Johnson County Hospital’s administrator on February 19, 2019. During the last 17 years, Newman shaped Johnson County Hospital into a high-quality, healthcare system that serves the communities that surround it.

As CEO, Newman oversees the overall operations of the hospital and its two provider-based rural health clinics. Her responsibilities include acting as the hospital liaison between the board, community, and staff; overall development and implementation of short and long-range strategies and priorities; and controlling the operation and expenditure of hospital departments, in collaboration with department heads, chief of staff, and various committees. She is in charge of ensuring sound human resources, and that employee and patient safety and quality practices are in place for optimal service and care. She is also the primary spokesperson for the Johnson County Hospital.

 

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Catholic Schools Week

St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Tecumseh celebrated Catholic Schools Week January 26 through February 2. This year’s theme was Learn – Serve – Lead – Succeed!

On Saturday, January 26: two students attended a Saturday evening mass and shared information about St. Andew’s Catholic School.

On Sunday, January 27 all students were encouraged to attend the Sunday Mass and sit together as a school group. Students served as readers, carried the gifts and sign. Students also assisted with serving the pancake breakfast at the Parish Hall following the Mass. Two students also shared information about St. Andrew’s Catholic School at the Spanish Mass. An open house followed in St. Andrew’s School and gym.

 

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St. Andrew’s Catholic Church was Represented at Nat’l March for Life

By Ann Wickett

Three students from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church joined an estimated 250 students from the Lincoln Diocese to attend the National March for Life event in Washington DC. on Friday, January 18. These students were Jennifer Castor-Cruz, Stephanie Cruz and Kathia Castor. Also participating as chaperones from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church were Fr. Craig Clinch and Josh Dieckgrafe. The students and chaperones shared their experiences during the 2019 National March for Life.

 

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Johnson Co. S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g winners

The Johnson County Spelling Contest was held in the elementary auditorium at Johnson County Central Schools in Tecumseh on Saturday, February 2. Shelbi Peters of Johnson County Central Schools was the overall champion as she spelled the word ‘vocational’ correctly. Shelbi will go on to compete in the 2019 Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Colin Wamboldt of Sterling was the overall runner-up speller. His winning word was ‘zero’. Catherine Blomstedt of Johnson County Central Schools finished as the overall second runner-up.

The top three spellers in individual grades 4-8 are as follows:

 

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31
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Natural Gas Leak Posed No Threat

Maintenance crews from Northern Natural Gas responded to a gas pipeline leak located near 619 Avenue about 9 p.m., on January 20. According to Spokesman Mike Loeffler, a spokesman for Northern Natural Gas, there wasn’t any explosion or fire because of the leak.

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Koehler has 32 Years’ Service as Johnson Co. Assessor

On Thursday, January 3, Karen Koehler officially turned over her duties as Johnson County Assessor to Terry Keebler, who was elected to office in November. Koehler decided not to run for another term of office following 32 years of dedicated service to Johnson County’s taxpayers.

Koehler was originally encouraged to run for County Assessor in late 1985 by a few business people in Tecumseh. “They felt I had the education and knowledge to do the job,” Koehler said. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration & Accounting from Peru State College in 1982.

Before Koehler could even run for office, she had to take and pass the assessor’s test, which she did in early February 1986, prior to the March 1 deadline for filing. It was a two-part test, morning and afternoon, given in Lincoln by the Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division.

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JCC Hires Facilities Consultant, Sets ‘19-’20 Salaries

Gail Hutt and Justin Beethe took their oath of office as new board members of the Johnson County Central Schools’ Board of Education at a meeting on January 9. During a reorganization of the board, Kim Wellensiek was elected president. Arlin Beethe was elected vice president. Dr. Galen Boldt was appointed as secretary with Laurie Badertscher being appointed recording secretary. Gail Hutt was appointed treasurer.

Teacher negotiations settled

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24
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Cook Fire District Purchases a Dozen Air Packs

The Cook Fire District recently purchased 12 refurbished air packs, also known as self-breathing apparatus, along with 30 masks and 30 cylinders with money received at the July 2018 Cook barbecue/street dance and through private donations.

“We really appreciate the public’s support. Without this support, we would not be able to make this type of an upgrade,” Jason Brandt said.

According to Brandt, these air packs have twice the capacity and are much lighter in weight. They can be worn for about 45 minutes before having a loss of air. These air packs also have upgraded features that the Cook firefighters will receive training on in the near future.

 

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Sterling Grad Allison Porter Does NASA Research Ann Wickett in I then certain that I wanted/desired to

Allison Porter lives in Cambridge, Mass., where she is a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University pursuing a Master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a PhD in Medical Engineering & Medical Physics.

At MIT, Porter works as a graduate research assistant in the Human Systems Lab (HSL) under Dr. Dava Newman. She conducts spacesuit biomechanics research. In the HSL, Porter is working to design and lead cutting-edge experimentation in gait analysis, bioenergetics, and mechanics of locomotion.

“Specifically, my research involves investigating the implementation of tunable joint torques in a soft exoskeleton for applications in spacesuit technology,” Porter said.

 

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Sterling’s Lady Jets Rise from 6th Seed to Class A MUDECAS Tournament Champions

The Lady Jets with their Championship Plaque, from the left: front row (seniors) - Emily Agena, Carly Wenzl, Sydney Huls, Morgan Haner, Malayna Wingert, Nicole Harms; back row - Assistant Coach Camden Harlan, Belle Haner, Ella Wingert, Colby Thies, Tara Walters, Emma Harms, Kaitlyn Wusk, and Coach Josh Pfeiffer.

 

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