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Droge speaks to Washington legislators about issues relating to physical therapy patient care

By Ann Wickett.
 
Jed Droge, a physical therapist at the Johnson County Hospital’s physical therapy department in Tecumseh traveled to Washington, D.C., April 6-8 to visit with the Nebraska legislative delegation about physical therapy legislation on behalf of the American Physical Therapy Association. Droge and another colleague, Brent Todd were one of 250 physical therapists representing American Physical Therapy Association, a national organization representing more than 85,000 physical therapists physical therapy assistants and students nationwide.
 
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Easter Buddies

Zander Ensor, son of Joe and Amanda Ensor of Tecumseh sits on a park bench with the Easter Bunny and his grandfather Don Ensor at the Cook Easter Egg Hunt on April 19. About 40 children participated in the egg hunt.
 
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Tecumseh Streets to be armor-coated

Approximately 30 blocks throughout the city of Tecumseh will be armor coated around May 1, weather permitting. Top Kote is the contractor. The armorcoating mixture will consist of 30 gallons of oil per square yard and 30 pounds of rock chips per square yard.
 
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Options for burning CRP acres during dry weather

Area farmers with CRP contracts with the Johnson County Farm Service Agency have until April 30 for doing prescribed burns because the nesting season for game birds begins around this time of year. Currently, Johnson County’s FSA office has signed up 552 CRP contracts totaling 18,595 acres. Farmers who don’t have a CRP contract and wants to burn off their own pastureland don’t have to abide by the April 30 deadline.
 
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Missionary trip to Ghana

“God is working in our world every day and God is still speaking. I was blessed to see what our missions are doing,” said Velda Koehler of Tecumseh who completed a missionary trip to Ghana, Africa last January 14-30. She was one of several members commissioned through the Nebraska Conference of the United Church of Christ
 
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Chieftain staff brings home two first place awards

The staff of the Tecumseh Chieftain brought home two first place awards from the 2013 Better Newspaper  Contest at the Nebraska Press Association Convention held in Grand Island, April 11-12. News Editor Ann Wickett claimed first place with her Sports Action photo of Justin Damme of JCC Schools throwing the discus in the Class B division
 
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Board of Public works may change wastewater rate for TSCI

The Board of Public Works met Monday afternoon and is moving forward with a new wastewater rate for the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. Board members Fred Pooch and Lynn Campbell (Dan Blessing was absent) voted to consider the measure for passage at the next meeting. The prison officials will be sent the resolution soon so they can look it over.
 
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“That is just what it was like”

This seven-foot, stainless steel statue replicates soldiers dressed for battle in inclement weather during the Korean War. Ironically, Washington, D.C. was having blustery weather conditions on March 25 as 460 Nebraska Korean War veterans and over 100 guardians toured the Korean War Memorial as well as other sites within a 24 hour period 
 
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Korean War veterans overwhelmed by greetings they received during Korean War Veterans Honor Flight

“I’m no hero, the heroes are the men whose names are on the wall,” said Neri Holscher of Cook. He participated in the Operation Airlift, the Korean War Veterans Honor Flight on March 25. He was among four veterans and one
volunteer from Johnson County participating in this flight which left early Tuesday morning and returned about midnight that night. The other three veterans were Bill Fisher of Cook, Merlyn Saathoff of Sterling and Eugene Pope of Tecumseh. One of several volunteers on the flight was Kathi Mercure of Tecumseh. 
 
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An apple: a visual of the earth and our food supply

“I learned along with the kids. It was a fun experience and the kids were eager to answer questions,” said Shelley Keebler who gave a presentation on “Soil of the World” an Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program to third grade students at Johnson County Central Schools and third through sixth grade students at St. Andrew’s School in Tecumseh on Wednesday, March 26. The presentations were conducted in observance of National Agriculture Week, March 23-29. Keebler is the secretary of the Johnson County Farm Bureau, which promotes a variety of agriculture education programs throughout the year.
 

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