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23
May
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Johnson County Veterans Memorial to be dedicated this Sunday, May 26

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The Johnson County Veterans Memorial Honor Wall will be dedicated this Sunday, May 26, at 5 p.m. in the Johnson County Courtyard. Guest Speaker is Roger Lempke, Lt. General Retired. The public is invited and encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. A picnic style dinner will be served in the Tecumseh Community Building following the dedication ceremony.

It has exceeded my expectations,” said Kevin McKinney, one of the coordinators of the Johnson County Veterans Memorial Committee. Becky Woltemath from River Valley Monuments of Auburn added that the drawings don’t do the results of this Memorial Wall justice. Unique features of the Johnson County Veterans Memorial include the entrance, which is similar to the architecture of the balcony and pillars of the Johnson County Courthouse.

Thu
16
May
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Nebraska State Patrol Investigating Fri. Shooting Incident in Tecumseh

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MAY 11, 2019 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Tecumseh late Friday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. at a residence at 789 N 4th Street in Tecumseh. Approximately an hour before the incident, the residents of the address, Raymond and Janet Brown, received multiple threatening phone calls from two past co-workers, Colton Bridgewater, 26, and Levi Bridgewater, 20.

At approximately 10:45 p.m., Colton and Levi Bridgewater, along with their father, Kenneth Bridgewater, 50, went to the home of Raymond Brown, 64, and Janet Brown, 60. The Browns called 911 and told the Bridgewaters to leave. At that time all three Bridgewaters forced their way inside the home and began fighting with Raymond Brown. Both Raymond Brown and Kenneth Bridgewater were armed with handguns during the altercation.

 

Thu
16
May
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Two 1942 Harley Davidsons donated to Montz Motorcycle Museum in April

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At the end of April, Bill Montz of Tecumseh along with Greg McClure and Dr. Robert Hayden, both of Lincoln and members of the Montz Motorcycle Museum Foundation, drove to Sante Fe, New Mexico to meet with Caroline Kline who donated two 1942 Harley Davidson motorcycles to the Museum in Tecumseh. One of the Harley’s is a WLA while the other one is a WL. Klein has owned both motorcycles for over a dozen years.

“It was a fun trip and Caroline and her friend, Sister Patrick Marie, are great people to be around,” said Bill Montz upon his return home.

 

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Thu
16
May
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AT JOHNSON COUNTY CENTRAL’S GRADUATION

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AT JOHNSON COUNTY CENTRAL’S GRADUATION ceremonies Saturday, May 11, Corral McClintock, left, gave the Salutatory Address and Kole Kleespies, right, gave the Valedictory Address. They are standing under their class motto.

 

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Thu
09
May
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More Lunch for Less $$

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Tired of packing a sack lunch or spending more on noon meals than is in your budget? Call SENCA, 402- 335-2134, by 10:00 a.m., Monday – Friday, to reserve your weekday lunch and treat yourself to a “made from scratch” meal as good as homemade!

Loretta Pope, head cook at the Johnson County SENCA Community Center, prepares a variety of tasty and nutritious meals each day. Weekly menus are published in the Tecumseh Chieftain and printed menus are available at the SENCA Center, located at 172 South 4th street, Tecumseh.Anyone, regardless of income or age, is invited to participate.

In addition to the noon meals, Loretta provides breakfast each Tuesday morning, from 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. The hot meal is a bargain at the $2.00 suggested donation and is a great way to start off the day. No reservations needed, just stop by the center and enjoy. SENCA partners with Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging (BRAAA) to provide each of the low-cost programs.

 

 

Thu
09
May
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Sterling Celebrates Arbor Day

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The Sterling community celebrated Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony of a Burr Oak tree in the city park on Friday, April

26. Sterling’s elementary students were invited to the ceremony and assisted Luke Boldt, a 5-6 grade math and science teacher at Sterling Public Schools, in digging the hole for planting the tree.

Thu
09
May
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Area Youth Learn Lots of Tips at Progressive Safety Day

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Over 160 youth from Johnson County and the surrounding area learned about safety involving food, pets, bicycles, the internet, tractors and lawnmowers, fires and other emergencies at the 2019 Johnson County Progressive Safety Day held at the Johnson County fairgrounds on April 25.

In a general session, Mark Badertscher and Todd Zimmermann, from Stutheit Implement in Auburn, shared information about safely handling a riding lawnmower.

Animal Behaviors

Dr. Christin Bohling brought her dog, Finn, a chocolate labrador, so that area youth could learn more about reading animal behaviors in pets and the proper way to introduce themselves to a dog. With Finn by her side, Dr. Bohling was able to show the youth in each of her sessions how to look for animal behaviors in a dog by observing their eyes, ears and tail.

 

 

Thu
02
May
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JCC Patrons Discussed Facility Improvements During Meetings

During public hearings regarding the future of Johnson County Central Schools, held at both the Tecumseh and Cook sites in mid-April, those attending were asked to vote on the scenario for the school’s future that made the most sense to them. Only two scenarios made use of facilities at the Cook site, including Scenario 1 which would maintain the facilities as they are used currently.

The other four scenarios moved all educational services to the Tecumseh site, with the last three scenarios calling for building a new elementary school. Scenarios 4 and 5 called for renovating the old elementary building into a middle school. Scenario 6 would have the old elementary building torn down and replaced with a new elementary building designed with a 400-seat auditorium.

The two Scenarios receiving the most votes were Number 1 and Number 6. Scenario 6 was supported overwhelmingly with 54% of the vote. Scenario 1 received only 18% of the vote.

Thu
02
May
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Elk Creek Mine Project’s New Figures

In a series of new video interviews, Mark Smith, NioCorp’s Executive Chairman, Scott Honan, President of Elk Creek Resources Corp., and Chris Dougherty, Chairman of The Nordmin Group of Companies, each discuss aspects of a  new mining plan for the Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project and the results of an updated Feasibility Study that was completed as a result.  

An independent update of the Project’s feasibility study was also conducted in conjunction with the mine’s design engineering.

In his interview, Mr. Smith notes that the updated Feasibility Study shows that the Elk Creek Project’s economics have improved considerably over the previous Feasibility Study, completed in 2017:

•Pre-Tax Net Present Value (NPV) rises by 11.9% to $2.57 billion.  After-Tax NPV increases 25.9% to $2.1 billion.

•After-tax Internal Rate of Return (IRR)  has increased to 25.8%, which is 18.9% higher.

Thu
02
May
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HOSA Students Pie in the Face Fundraiser to Help Pay for International Competition in Florida

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Four students from Johnson County Central Schools will be competing in an International HOSA competition at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, June 19-22. These students are Connor Bartels, Haley Beethe, Sam Buss and Lexi Graham. They competed in the HOSA Bowl at the State HOSA conference in Omaha, March 18-19.

In the HOSA Bowl competition, these four students took a 50 item multiple choice test on HOSA knowledge, parliamentary procedure and medical knowledge. Teams then advanced to the second round where they had to buzz in before the other team and correctly answer the most questions.

Dr. Jenna Christensen and Dr. Vicky Boone are the co-sponsors of this new organization which has a mission to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the quality of health care to everyone.

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