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Arbor Day Fun

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Tecumseh Tree Board members Jarod Schuster and Ron Ebeler show JCC elementary students how to plant a rosebud tree in observance of Arbor Day on April 24. Patti Holthus also helped out

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U.S. Army buddies become reacquainted 66 years later

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By Ann Wickett
News Editor
It’s been 66 years, one month and eight days since Bill Marfice of Table Rock and Maurice Jones of Chestertown, Maryland said goodbye to each other in Yokohama, Japan on March 10, 1949. They served together as auto mechanics and soldiers with the U.S. Army during peacetime between World War II and the Korean War. They were stationed in Japan with the 597th Engineering Light Equipment Company for 27 months. Two weeks ago, Marfice received a telephone call from Jones stating that he was coming to visit him in Nebraska. At first, Marfice couldn’t picture who Jones was. Then Marfice asked Jones if he was Granny Jones (he was always complaining while in the Army), Jones responded “Yes, I’m Granny Jones.” Then Marfice knew for sure who was coming to visit. The only thing Jones remembered about Marfice is that he came from a town called Table Rock. Jones’ daughter was able to find Marfice’s address on the Internet.
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Economic benefits of Niobium mine already being realized

By Ann Wickett
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Legislative Update

This past week, senators gave first-round approval to LB 268, which would change the maximum penalty for first-degree murder in Nebraska from death to life imprisonment. This year, a dozen senators have signed on as co-sponsors to the bill annually introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers. Senators voted 30-13 to advance LB 268, which is the number of votes necessary to override the Governor’s promised veto. I voted against the advancement of the bill because I am still in favor of the death penalty.
 
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Sterling Board of Ed. learns about Health and Wellness goals

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TammyLee Fatino gave a Health and Wellness report before the Sterling Board of Education on April 20. The report was a follow-up of a Student Wellness Education And Training Conference the Sterling Health and Wellness team attended on April 14. Sterling’s Health and Wellness Team also includes Harold Richardson, Sandy Weyers and Stan Karr. In her report, Fatino talked about changes made during the 2014- 2015 school year which included having a Walking Club in the morning, Second Chance Breakfast, Salad Bar with Vegetables and Fruits at Lunch, Brain Breaks in the elementary classrooms, The elimination of sales of sodas, beef jerky and candy bars to students, and the elimination of freethrows for sodas at athletic games.
 
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Nemaha NRD participates in geological mapping of groundwater project

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On Thursday, April 16, residents of southeastern Nebraska may have noticed a helicopter flying at a low level with equipment looking like a large spider web attached to it. The helicopter was using spider web type equipment for geologic mapping of the area’s ground water resources and aquifers which are small openings that permit liquids to pass through rock, sand or gravel.The method is known as an airborne geophysical survey.
 
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Seven Sterling SkillsUSA members advance to national competition

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Seven Sterling SkillsUSA members will advance to the National Skills USA Convention in June. The Sterling SkillsUSA chapter brought home three first place medals, three second place medal and one third place medal from the State Skills USA Conference held in Omaha, April 9-11. The team Career Pathways in Manufacturing won first place for their presentation on how wind energy can impact the Sterling community in the future. Team members are Rhet Dirks, Paxton Donovan and Ben Logston.
 
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Tecumseh Area Veterans

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Tecumseh Area Veterans were invited to have free pie and coffee at Ramsey’s Family Fountain on Wednesday, April 8, during Veterans Appreciation Day in observance and promotion of Nebraska Public Transit Week, April 6-10. From left to right are Kenneth Grove, Rosie Lempka, Bob Lempka, David Wolken, Lois McClintock, driver of Tecumseh City Handibus, and Eldon Bartels. Throughout the week were several promotions for free rides on the handibus. The week’s celebration ended with Passenger Appreciation Day with cake and ice cream being served at the Tecumseh Library on April 10.  
 
 
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Moles qualifies to National FBLA Contest

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Grant Moles, a junior at JCC Schools decided to participate in the Business Procedures competition at the State Leadership Conference in Omaha April 9-11 just to get more testing experience. Little did he know he would finish with the second highest score and qualify for the National FBLA Conference in Chicago, Ill., June 29-July 2. This is Moles’ second consecutive year to qualify for Nationals. Of course, his main goal was to qualify for Nationals, but Moles didn’t expect it to be in Business Procedures. He added that the Business Procedures was a fairly tough test.
 
 
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Fascination with radio communications

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“It was such a fascination I was hooked,” said Dennis Mason as he shared the story of how his science teacher Mr. Bob Cook gave a demonstration of amateur ham radios to THS students. Mr. Cook chose Henry Greeb, a local former student and Father Wagaman of Steinauer for the experiment. Henry was located in the general science classroom. Fr. Wagaman was in his automobile near his mailbox about 15 miles away. The two communicated with each other while the class watched. Henry used the Morse code, while Fr. Wagaman used a microphone to talk. After that experiment, Mason sked Mr. Cook to help him acquire  an Amateur Radio License from  Federal Communications Commission and he handed Mason a radio training course from a military school. Mr. Cook told Mason that when he finished the book, he had
other plans for him 
 

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