News

Wed
27
Nov
Edgar's picture

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  
 
Wed
20
Nov
Edgar's picture

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.
 
Wed
20
Nov
Edgar's picture

Sterling Lady Jets take third at State Volleyball

Members of the team include front row, l-r, Tara Hestermann, Stasia Nielsen, Jordan Lempka; second row, Morgan Haner, sm; Sydney Goracke, Sydney Porter, Bailey Kahler, Taylor Cockerill, Marah Hestermann, Becky Williams, Hannah Jasa, Malayna Wingert, sm; Sheanna Stolz, sm; third row, l-r, Assistant Coach Ann Parrish, Tessa Nelson, Alisha Fisher, Elly Lempka, Haylee Boldt, Erika Goracke, Erika Eckhardt, Jazzy Eickhoff, Valerie Keim, Carly Wenzl, sm; Heidi Eckhardt, sm; Meri Hietbrink, sm; back row, Head Coach Stan Karr, holding his granddaughter, Norah Haynes. Not pictured, Assistant Coach Teresa Haynes.
 
Wed
20
Nov
Edgar's picture

Kappel’s strategic playing earns him Chess Player of the Year

Ray Kappel of Pawnee City, won the 2012 Class B Chess Player of the Year award presented by the Nebraska State Chess Association. The award is given based on the number of points accumulated in various chess tournaments throughout the year. Kappel is a reporter with Sunrise Publications, Inc., at the Pawnee City and Tecumseh newspaper offices.
 
Wed
13
Nov
admin's picture

One person injured in accident

Madalyn Henne of Tecumseh was taken to the Johnson County Hospital for treatment following an accident that occurred on 618 Avenue about 6:55 a.m., on November 4. According to an accident report by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, Henne was driving north on 618 Avenue 
 
Wed
13
Nov
admin's picture

Veterans Day programs at Johnson County Central Schools focus on how being in the military affects the whole family

Four individual speakers shared their stories of how having a loved  one in the military affected them and their families during a Veterans Day program on Monday, November 11, at Johnson County Central Schools in Tecumseh and Cook. The four speakers were Tom Rother, Jack Moles, Dean Wellensiek and Devon Roesener. “Parents know that every day their children are serving in the military, they are putting their lives on the line in service to their country,” said Tom Rother. 
 
Wed
13
Nov
admin's picture

JCC students learn how to properly dispose of an American Flag

Members of the George Raymond Jelley VFW Post #8221 and Tecumseh American Post #2 of Tecumseh conducted a Flag disposal ceremony of unserviceable American flags at both the Tecumseh and Cook sites of Johnson County Central Schools on Veterans Day, November 11. VFW Post Commander Tom Rother conducted the ceremony with Charlie Scott serving as the Sergeant at Arms. Bob Lempka and Tom Sherman also assisted with this ceremony.
 
Wed
13
Nov
admin's picture

Johnson County Courthouse sidewalks getting repaired

Gary Kuhl of Kuhl Trenching and Excavating, removed some of the broken sidewalk surrounding the Johnson County Courthouse on Thursday morning. Clint Mahoney and his crew poured the concrete for new sidewalks over the weekend. However, the work wasn’t completed in time to display the Johnson County Avenue of Flags Memorial on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11 
 
Wed
06
Nov
admin's picture

Engstrom Pleads No Contest

On Monday, November 4, Michael D. Engstrom, age 33, of Topeka pleaded “no contest” to five felonies for firing shots at five law enforcement officers in Johnson County on February 13, 2013 during a police pursuit. Each of  the felony charges filed by Johnson County Attorney Julie D. Smith states that Engstrom intentionally or knowingly attempted to cause serious bodily injury to a peace officer while such officer was engaged in the performance of his  official duties. (Serious bodily injury means that it involved a substantial risk of death, a substantial risk of serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part or organ of the body.) 
 
Wed
06
Nov
admin's picture

Nielsen enjoys her work in the Nebraska Air National Guard

“I have the best job on base because I get to tell about what everyone else is doing,” said Master Sergeant Shannon Nielsen of Sterling. Since 2011, Nielsen has served as the Public Affairs Superintendent for the Nebraska Air  National Guard. In this position, Nielsen is responsible for writing stories, taking photographs and videos for a monthly newsletter the “Prairie Guardian.” These stories, photographs and videos are also prepared for facebook  and twitter sites as well as the National Public Affairs Bureau in Washington, D.C. 
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News