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Speaking out for Crab Orchard dogs

This story is the second in a series of stories examining care in dog breeding kennels and the role laws and enforcement play in a local setting.
 By Ann Wickett
& Beverly Puhalla

Sunrise Publications, Inc.

CRAB ORCHARD–“It’s about the treatment of the dogs,” said Dave Zyla of Crab Orchard regarding a breeding kennel operated by his neighbor.” We don’t have anything against Linda Hager personally, we’re against Hager’s treatment of the dogs and how’s she’s running things,” Dave said. Dave and Beckie Zyla have lived in Crab Orchard for the past five years.

Wed
09
Jul
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The fireworks

It is thought that the fireworks display and concert at M&M Supply on Thursday evening July 3rd had a few thousand spectators. One attendee said that after the show, while traveling north on Hwy 50, she saw a line of traffic in her rear-view mirror that made her think she was in a big city! 
 
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09
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Good quality wheat being harvested

Area wheat producers are satisfied with the quality of wheat they’ve harvested for the 2014 season, according to Denny Lane, manager of the Farmers Cooperative in Tecumseh. The moisture content of the wheat ranged from 12 to 15 percent. The test weight was 58 to 60
 
Thu
03
Jul

Crab Orchard Woman fights to keep breeding kennel business going

This story is the first in a series of stories examining care in dog breeding kennels and the role laws and enforcement play in a local setting.

 

By Ann Wickett & Beverly Puhalla

Tecumseh Chieftain

“I am not a puppy mill, I am a kennel,” said Linda Hager of Crab Orchard as she offered to explain her business, Crab Orchard Kennels.

Hager has been under attack in social media accusing her of running a “puppy mill” and neglecting her dogs. Neighbors Becky and Dave Zyla take issue with how Hager and her companion Ed Ruyle have cared for the dogs. The Zylas became more alarmed when they became aware of the kennel being listed on the Humane Society of United States report “Horrible Hundred; Problem Puppy Mills in the United States.” (www.humansociety.org)

Wed
02
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Construction plans for new fire hall reviewed

“We don’t expect to outgrow this building,” said Kenny Lueders, president of the Tecumseh Fire District’s Board of Directors. He told approximately 25 Tecumseh firefighters and area residents in attendance at a June 26 public
meeting in the existing fire hall, that the proposed plans for the new fire hall would be designed for expansion if necessary 
 
Wed
02
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After 50 years Shuey has seen how technology has changed doctor patient relationship

Dr. Keith Shuey of the Johnson County Medical Center in Tecumseh believes the inventions of the ultrasound and CT scan are the best technological advances in medicine today. Doctors are now able to provide a more precise diagnosis of a patient’s ailment or injury. “Before, the only thing you had to rely was a standard x-ray.” From a personal standpoint, the cell phone has been the best technological  device made.
 
Wed
02
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Sterling SkillsUSA students take third at Nationals

“It’s awesome, we really wanted to win for Mr. Salberg. We’re happy for him and us,” said Erika Goracke as three Sterling students made history for the SkillsUSA Chapter at Sterling Public Schools. They placed third in the Career Pathways in Ag Food competition at the National Convention in Kansas City, Mo., June 24-30. Other team members were Tara Hestermann, and Thomas Tucker
 
Wed
25
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Picnic American style… with hotdogs, watermelon and baseball

The Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce, Johnson County Hospital, 57 Fitness and Tecumseh American Legion Baseball are joining together to host a community-wide picnic at city park, free family swim and a Legion ballgame on July 1. All members of the Tecumseh community and their families, Chamber members and business people are invited to come and see the improvements at the  park with the addition of its new walking path and playground equipment.
 
Wed
25
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St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is renovated to its original beauty

“I think everyone’s anxious to get back to a regular worship setting,” said Pastor Robert Schermbeck of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church located on Highway 50, southwest of Elk Creek. The church congregation will be holding a worship and dedication service for the renovations of its altar and overall interior this Sunday, June 29 at 10 a.m. A potluck dinner will follow  the worship service
 
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Five Civil War veterans honored in dedication ceremony

Grant Evergreen Cemetery located two miles south of Talmage, Saturday morning, June 21, was the site of a dedication ceremony for a monument erected for five Civil War soldiers. According to a history presented by Carol
Fisher of Talmage, the Civil War soldiers were passengers on part of a stagecoach line that stopped a few miles east of the cemetery
 

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