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Sterling Board of Ed. reviews bonding options for air quality control project

A representative from D.A. Davidson visited with the Sterling Board of Education about capital interest funds and bond options for financing air quality control project at Sterling Public Schools. The presentation was given at a  regular board meeting on Monday night. The board didn’t take any action because they haven’t reviewed the plans and specifications for the air quality control project yet  
 
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Tecumseh celebrates a snowy Christmas Around the Square

The light blanket of snow on Sunday afternoon and evening was an added attraction as Tecumseh residents attended Christmas Around the Square festivities at the Tecumseh Community Building and Johnson County Nebraska Historical Society building 
 
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Let nature take its course when it comes to cattle and grazing

Chip Hines, a widely traveled and recognized grazer of eastern Colorado was a guest speaker for a workshop hosted by the Southeast Nebraska Grassland Association and the Five Rivers R, C and D, at the Virginia Legion Building on December 7.
 
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This deer decided he wanted to learn how to fly

This deer decided he wanted to learn how to fly (maybe to help with Santa’s sleigh?), so one or more anonymous pranksters decided to help the deer fulfill its dream by standing him on the field goal post at Johnson Count Central Schools’ football field. The prank got some attention from passers-by down Lincoln Street on Monday
 
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Cooking and teaching are just a few ways Sterling’s Honored Citizen has shown dedication to the community

Ruth Thies was chosen as the 2013 Honored Citizen of Sterling for her dedication to the people of the community through her careers as a cook and teacher. Thies was recognized with this honor during Sterling’s annual Christmas tree lighting on December 1. Thies is a lifelong citizen of Sterling. Her parents were John and Emma Reutter. Ruth was married to Dale Thies, who passed away on Dec. 18 of 2004. Together they have three children, Rick and his wife Joyce, Cindy and her husband Marlin Ebbers and Terry and his wife Naomi, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren 
 
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Public notice about your drinking water

The city of Tecumseh has been notified there were two violations of its drinking water microbiological standards during sample testing in the month of November. The violations consist of two total coliform samples testing positive.

This not an emergency situation. No one has to boil their water or take any other corrective measures.

Tecumseh residents who have poor immune systems, especially infants and elderly may be an increased risk and should contact their doctor if they have specific health concerns. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves. Coliforms are bacteria, which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other potentially-harmful bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

Wed
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Nov
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Johnson County’s Food Pantry has seen generous donations, but items still needed

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season is a special time when people are generous in giving, especially in helping needy families with food supplies. Terri Brethower, director of the Johnson County SENCA office in Tecumseh said the food pantry has been stocked very generously with food this year. 
 
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Johnson County Central second graders celebrate Thanksgiving

Second grade students at Johnson County Central Schools performed “The Thanksgiving Pageant” and “The First Thanksgiving” before their parents, grandparents and other guests on November 26. The students also 
entertained their audience with several Thanksgiving poems, songs and jokes. Second grade students participating are front row, l-r, Marco Hernandez, Brett Bohling, Cameron Daniels, Nathaly Martinez, Priscila Cabrales;
second row, l-r, Isaiah Morrow, Bailee Sterup, Lorie Sofia Durst, Sean Wright, Kaitlynn Plager, Ava Klein, Maya Straka; third row, l-r, Daisy Gardner, Arely Cabrales, Juam Ceballos, Ryon Kapke, Dustin Behrends,
and teacher Carol Hemmingsen. 
 
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Remembering the day President Kennedy was shot

Do you remember where you were or what you were doing when you heard the news that President John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963? Friday, November 22, marked the 50th anniversary since that tragic
event occurred in American history. Here are a few stories of where some of our readers were when they heard the news. Also included is information about what one teacher does to help her students learn about President Kennedy’s death and the impact he had on the world  
 
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Purchase of new bobcat; sludge testing at lagoons top Sterling’s agenda

The Village Board of Sterling approved Chairman Dennis Heusman’s recommendation of splitting the costs with Larry Giesmann on the removal of a tree on his property. The village agreed to pay $300 of the costs.
The board approved Chuck Wingert’s motion to purchase a new bobcat with a yearly trade-in contract. Utility Superintendent Kevin McAuliffe reported that sludge testings have been conducted at the lagoons.
 

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