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JCC Board reviews costs for school psychologist

By Ann Wickett.
 
While reviewing the bills and claims at their February 10 meeting, the Johnson County Central Schools Board of Education discussed they still didn’t have an answer to the high monthly costs for the school psychologist. “We still have the same questions we had a year ago,” said board member Teresa Goracke. She also questioned why so much testing is conducted every month. Middle School Principal Rich Bacon said the school psychologist provides consistency and she knows the families and students. “They trust her and she has a good relationship with the parents,” he added.
 
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Keebler becomes president of Nebraska Association of County Officials

By Ann Wickett.
 
“It’s a great honor to lead all of the county officials throughout the state and I plan to do my best as president this year,” said Johnson County Commissioner Terry Keebler of Sterling who was elected as the President of the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) during the annual convention on December 13, 2013. Keebler previously served as secretary-treasurer of the association in 2012, and vice president in 2013. Keebler has served on the Board of Directors for NACO for the past seven years. He served four years as a district director before becoming an officer.
 
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Winter is still here…

By Ann Wickett.
 
“This was a reminder that winter is still here and we still need to plow snow in Nebraska,” said Harvey Keim, superintendent of the Johnson County Roads Department after the Tecumseh and Johnson County area received
an estimated six inches of snow February 4 and 5. “I think our guys did a good job of getting the job done,” said Keim. He added that most of the roads were open with the exception of a few one-lane roads because of drifting issues Wednesday afternoon and evening. However, all the roads were open again Thursday morning.
 
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February is American Heart Month

By Ann Wickett.
 
“I’ve had a heart problem all my life,” said Kenneth Johnson of Unadilla, who recently completed 10 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation at the Johnson County Hospital following an aortic valve replacement on November 7 at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln. Johnson, a native of Tecumseh and graduate of Tecumseh High School, said his heart condition was a birth defect that was discovered when he tried to enlist with the National Guard after high school. In October of 2013, he began having issues with shortness of breath and coughing.
 
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Lincoln company fined by BPW for missing completion date

The city will levy around $90,000 for liquidated damages against GenMech, the firm putting in the new well. That firm, located in Lincoln, will not complete the well by the completion date stated in the contract, and for that reason, it will be fined. That action came at the Board of Public Works meeting Monday afternoon 
 
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Can you dig it? Members of First Baptist Church assist with orphanage in Haiti

“To be poor is to live like the elite in Haiti,” said Sam Needham, one of three members of the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh, who helped dig foundations for a building expansion to an orphanage in Haiti, January 17-26. Needham explained, “If you were a white person, the Haitian people thought you were rich and would ask you for money,” said Needham. “It was best if you said you couldn’t understand their language,” he added
 
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First baby of the year arrives at Johnson County Hospital

The first baby of 2014, Kelvin Michael Clements, arrived at the Johnson County Hospital on Friday, January 24 at 9:39 p.m. He weighed 6 lbs., 5 ozs., and was 19 ½ inches long. His parents are Chris and Courtney Clements of
Tecumseh. Maternal grandparents are Dale and Nancy Foxhoven of Crofton. Great-grandparents include Delores Foxhoven, Harold and Marilyn Tramp, all of Crofton. 
 
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Get more from your income tax refund

Income Tax season will soon be upon us. For those who are fortunate enough to qualify for a refund it is often the excitement of having “extra” money to spend on something new or something that catches our eye. For many who have struggled throughout the year making ends meet, a tax refund is often viewed as that “fun” money to buy the things a person wants more so than take care of the “needs” that seem to be overwhelming at times 
 
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Johnson County Central teacher arrested for sexual assault

(Lincoln, Neb.)- An investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol, in conjunction with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Johnson County Attorney has led to the arrest of a teacher at Johnson County Central (JCC) High School. On Monday, January 27, information was provided to investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office regarding allegations of a sexual relationship between a teacher and a male student at the school.
 
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Supply of ice cream and other frozen foods to be doubled at TCM

In the latter part of February, the amount of ice cream and other frozen food products at the Tecumseh Central Market will be doubled. How is this possible, you might ask? The answer is that new coolers will be installed
along the west wall of the store. Chad Winters, owner of Tecumseh Central Market, said the amount of cooler space would be doubled from 15 doors to 30 doors.
 

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