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City may enter separate agreement for sewer rates with Tecumseh Poultry

The City of Tecumseh may enter into a separate agreement for sewer rates with Tecumseh Poultry, LLC. At the Board of Public Works meeting Monday afternoon, it was agreed to amend the city ordinance to include a provision to enter into separate agreements with larger service providers 
 
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Brrr…It’s cold outside

On Monday, January 6, area schools were canceled due to the prediction of colder temperatures and severe wind chills. According to Mark McDonald, local weather observer, the coldest temperature he recorded between Sunday night and Monday morning was –9 degrees below zero. He said the wind chills were about -30 to -35 below zero. 
 
Wed
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American flags

In July the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society donated 25 nylon American flags to the Johnson County Avenue of Flags Memorial
 
Thu
02
Jan
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Why did property taxes increase in Johnson County?

Johnson County farmers, especially those who farm several acres of land, may have seen a significant increase in their property tax statements that they received in the mail about December 1. Some people blamed this significant increase on the land valuations and tax levy at Johnson County Central Schools because its tax rate percentage remained unchanged at $1.05 from 2012-13 to 2013-14. However, the property tax request increased by about 12.8%. Superintendent Jack Moles explained that the main causes for this were (a) lost state aid, (b) increased costs identified below, and (c) decreases in federal funding.
 
Thu
02
Jan
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Johnson County Hospital campus becomes a tobacco-free environment

As of January 1, employees, visitors and patients at the Johnson County Hospital will no longer be allowed to smoke or use any tobacco products on the hospital’s campus. This includes the hospital area, Tecumseh Family Health Clinic, the Ambulance bay, the parking lots and the house located on the west edge of the property. Employees and visitors cannot sit in their parked cars and smoke; they must leave the hospital grounds. The Johnson County Medical Center and Adams Primary Care are excluded from this policy because they are not on the hospital campus.
 
Thu
02
Jan
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What do you remember of 2013? Here are some local highlights

January
•Dr. Keith Shuey and his wife Bonnie were chosen as Tecumseh’s 2012 Business Couple of the Year for their dedicated commitment to the people of the Tecumseh community and their service through volunteerism and
monetary support of various economic development projects. •Irelynn Dawn Foster was the first baby born at the Johnson County Hospital in 2013. She weighed 6 lbs., 5 ozs. And was 21 inches long. Her mother is Tawny
Foster of Schubert
 
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Dec
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Helping to give a little bit of Christmas to children around the world

Local collections for Operation Christmas Child may be finished, but the shoeboxes’ journey to children around the world has just begun. Seven women from the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh experienced the next step in the journey when they traveled to Dallas, Texas to work in one of the processing warehouses December 5-8. These women included Beth Giesbrecht, Paula Clements, Sabrina Roddy, Carol Ensor, Holly Hasselbalch, Loretta Pope and Laurie Martin 
 
Tue
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Dec
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Straube plays volleyball European-style

After graduating from Iowa State University last spring, Tecumseh native Jamie Straube, decided she wasn’t ready to give up playing volleyball and decided to move on to play international volleyball. In August, she began playing for the Laon Volley Club in Laon, France, a small town about an hour northeast of Paris and very close to both the Switzerland and Belgium borders. Straube returned home to Tecumseh during the Christmas break and shared some of her experiences by email with Tecumseh Chieftain News Editor Ann Wickett 
 
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Dec
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Bartels recognized by Tecumseh Chamber for promoting businesses and events for the past 18 years

“I’ve interacted with lots of people through the years,” said Eloise Bartels who has been a dedicated supporter and promoter of businesses and community events as secretary of the Tecumseh Chamber  of Commerce for the past 18 years. She believes she holds the record for serving in this capacity. Bartels started out as secretary for 4 ½ years in the 1980s. Then in 1999 she was asked to return and continued in that capacity for 13 ½ years. Later 
on, she added the duties of treasurer to her role  
 
Wed
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JCC offers alternative classroom to help struggling students stay in school

Johnson County Central Schools will establish an alternative classroom program for students who are struggling in the classroom effective the second semester of the 2013-2014 school year. Superintendent Jack Moles and Principal Rick Lester received a nod to move ahead with this program during a board meeting on December 11 
 

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