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Ricketts names heidemann as running mate

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Pete Ricketts today named Lavon Heidemann, current Lieutenant Governor, farmer and livestock producer, former Regent, and former state senator, as his running mate and nominee for Lieutenant Governor. “Lavon is a man of great character, broad experience, and collaborative skill,” Ricketts said.
 
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Memorial Day Ceremonies

Fr. Thomas Dunavan officiates at a Memorial Day mass at the St. Mary cemetery in observance of Memorial Day on May 26. The American flag waves gently in the breeze as Tecumseh residents and out of town guests gather at the Johnson County courtyard for a Memorial Day ceremony conducted by members  of Tecumseh’s American Legion Post #2 and VFW Post #8221 on May 26
 
 
 
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Drilling for competency and grade data on niobium ore near Elk Creek

We’re rocking and rolling in Elk Creek,” said Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann as drilling activities commenced on the niobium project southwest of Elk Creek on May 21. “It feels very good to be back here in the drilling phase. It’s been a long time a coming,” said Peter Dickie, president and founder of the Nio- Corp Developments, Ltd. “We’re very pleased with the patience of the people in the community, we expected to be drilling sooner, but our capital was harder to achieve, but we’re back now,” he added 
 
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All Betty’s Children to assist other families in their fight against cancer

“I think it went very well. “We’ve had an overwhelming support from the community,” said Tyler Evans, president of “All Betty’s Children” benevolent society established to assist families confronting cancer. A golf tournament and wine tasting event kicked off the first year fundraiser on Saturday, May 24.
 
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NioCorp to commence drilling near Elk Creek

NioCorp Developments Ltd. is pleased to announce commencement of drilling activities at the Elk Creek Niobium project in southeast Nebraska. Following an extensive review process involving the Company’s key advisors, SRK Consulting (“SRK”) of Lakewood, Colorado, and Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd. of Edmonton, Alberta, the Company has selected West-Core Drilling of Elko, NV to commence drilling operations at Elk Creek
 
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May
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Johnson-Brock graduates awarded diplomas on Saturday

Twenty-four seniors received their high school diplomas during commencement exercises at Johnson-Brock Schools on May 17. Principal Peyton Lewis welcomed the graduates, their parents, families, and other guests in attendance.
 
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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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May
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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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14
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.
 

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