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CAN Coalition annual family fun walk

A Hawaiian theme, “Lei Off Drugs” inspired an estimated 110 family members to walk in the 2014 Family Fun Walk sponsored by the Johnson County CAN Coalition at the Sterling Park on May 18. According to Sarah Scamehorn, a 2014 graduate of Sterling Public School and one of the coordinators of this successful event, there were several great prize packages such as a family swimming pass, camping equipment and a variety of other gifts that area businesses and sponsors throughout Johnson County generously contributed to the cause. 
 
Wed
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Johnson-Brock Schools ranked among the best high schools in the nation

Johnson-Brock Schools received a bronze medal for its ranking among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools, in the nation. Johnson-Brock students in grades 7-12 had a 78 percent proficiency rating in reading according to the student performance on the school’s Nebraska State Accountability Assessments test. There were a total 22 students tested, with 23 percent processing, 55 percent proficient and 23 percent
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May
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Beethe wins primary race for County Treasurer

Johnson County Treasurer’s race was a close one as residents voted in the primary election on Tuesday. In unofficial results, Nadine Beethe led the race with 396 votes. Lisa Schmidt had 349 votes. In the county commissioner’s race for District 1, incumbent Scotty Gottula led the way with 132 votes. Michael McPherrin received 101 votes; Elijah Lade finished third with 32 votes.  
 
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May
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Diplomas awarded to 37 seniors at Johnson County Central Schools graduation

Principal Rick Lester welcomed 37 graduates of Johnson County Central Schools, their parents and other guests to the 2014 commencement exercises held in the gymnasium at the Tecumseh school site on May 10.
 
Wed
07
May
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NioCorp explains drilling phases for Elk Creek project

NioCorp Developments, Ltd., together with the SRK Consulting of Lakewood, Colo., have competed the review of previous work completed on the Elk Creek niobium project by the company, including the extensive work completed on the project by the Molycorp in the 1970s and 1980s
 
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Johnson County Hospital ranks in Top 20 nationally

The Johnson County Hospital has merited a Top 20 Best Practices in Quality designation among Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for Quality, according to the National Rural Health Association. There are a total 1,332 critical access hospitals in the United States. This ranking is based on data compiled by iVantage Health Analytics in its Hospital Index, specifically the quality domain. 
 
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May
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Fr. Dunavan and family members visit the former Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Fr. Thomas Dunavan accompanied his grandfather Richard Bedford of New York, NY, age 92, to Weimar, Germany, April 9-16, to attend the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Other members of the family attending this reunion were Fr. Dunavan’s parents, Bill and Susan Dunavan of York and his aunt and uncle, Bonnie and Dick White of California
 
Wed
30
Apr
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County looks at alternative to hiring roads superintendent

What are we going to do with our county roads department after May 2?” questioned Scotty Gottula, chairman of the Johnson County Commissioners in a special meeting on April 24. The question was directed to Mark Mainelli, president of Mainelli Wagner and Associates who attended the meeting to share the types of services his company offers with the board. 
 
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Let’s plant a tree…

The City of Tecumseh’s Tree Board hosted a tree planting ceremony in the Tecumseh City Park in observance of Arbor Day on Friday, April 25. First and second grade students from St. Andrew’s School and Johnson County Central Schools as well as the public was invited to participate in this ceremony.
 
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Johnson County Hospital and emergency crews participate in winter casualty incident

The Southeast Nebraska Healthcare Coalition sponsored a Winter Weather Mass Casualty Incident exercise on April 23. The incident focused on decision-making, coordination, integration, and other skills during a bus accident
 

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