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JCC Board of Ed Discusses Future Roles of Administrators & Upgrades

At their October 9th meeting the Board of Education at Johnson County Central Schools talked about Jon Rother’s transition into the superintendent’s position for the 2020-2021 school year. The board talked about who was going to pick up the extra duties and responsibilities since JCC Schools will be reducing its administration from four to three staff members. Rich Bacon will continue to serve as the Middle School Principal in Cook, while Rick Lester will serve as principal for grades K-3 and 9-12. Mr. Rother will continue to oversee JCC’s Preschool program.

Dr. Galen Boldt said he was willing to do another year’s contract at a reduced rate only if the board felt there was value in that. “I want this transition to be successful and it will be a good deal for me.” Boldt said.

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Fifteen-Year-Old Sterling Student in Custody for Allegedly Making Threats After receiving reports from the out to the Nebraska Department of

After receiving reports from the public, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigated allegations that a student enrolled at Sterling Public Schools had made threatening statements. The Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the school administration, investigated the matter.

On Wednesday night, October 9, they uncovered information the school did not have previously, and the Sheriff’s Office placed a fifteenyear-old into custody pending a hearing. Law enforcement and the school officials are monitoring the school and do not expect a disturbance at the school. An earlier report that the school was not cooperating in the investigation was incorrect.

The following statement was made by the Administrators of Sterling Public Schools, Superintendent Dottie Heusman and Principal Scott Harrington, regarding the incident that allegedly occurred in September.

 

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Tecumseh’s Chief Drug Under New Ownership

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Three representatives from Stoner Drug Store Inc., have recently purchased the Chief Drug Store in Tecumseh from the Densel Fankhauser family. The three owners include Colby Haynes, who currently serves as a pharmacist at the store; Chris Roup of Rock Port, Mo.; and Angela Alley of Tabor, Iowa. In addition to owning the Chief Drug Store, these three also own and operate pharmacies in Rock Port, Mo., Tabor, Hamburg and Villisca, Iowa.

An open house is being planned at Chief Drug Store on Thursday October 24 to celebrate this new ownership.

Colby Haynes has worked as a pharmacist for Chief Drug for the past 6 ½ years. “I enjoy visiting with the customers about the latest in each other’s lives,” Haynes said.

Thu
10
Oct
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Tecumseh Council Fills Vacant Seat

Although he was unable to attend Monday night’s meeting, Jeff Mahoney’s appointment to the vacant Ward I Tecumseh City Council seat was unanimously approved by the council. Mahoney will be sworn into office at the November 4 meeting. The council also approved the apppointment of Fred Pooch to the Architectural Board.

The council voted in favor of allowing the city clerk and/or deputy city clerk to approve typical liquor permits on city property and in city buildings.

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10
Oct
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Area Women Gather for Pink Out Day

Area Women Gather for Pink Out Day
Area Women Gather for Pink Out Day

Approximately 60 women dressed in pink for the Pink Out Day held at Schilling Bridge Winery in Pawnee City in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness on Sunday afternoon. A contest was held for the best dressed outfits of pink. Jenna Schultz of Tecumseh was the winner with her pink Survivor outfit. Bev Koehler was the second place winner with her outfit featuring a black hat adorned with pink flowers. Connie Henderson and Jade Keebler tied for third place.

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Quick Response of Neighbors & Firefighters Saves Talmage Church

Quick Response of Neighbors & Firefighters Saves Talmage Church

The quick response of three neighbors living near the Zion United Church of Christ in Talmage probably saved the church from total destruction as lightning struck the west corner of the church sending flames up the side of the building during a thunderstorm between 11 and 11:30 p.m., on Saturday night, September 21st. The lightning burned a hole in a propane gas pipe located on the exterior of the church which caused the flames to shoot up the southwest corner of the church’s exterior wall. The flames then jumped from the steel exterior wall to the steel roof of the church.

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10
Oct
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Tailgate for Isaac Before JCC’s Game Friday Deemed a Success

Tailgate for Isaac Before JCC’s Game Friday Deemed a Success

A Tailgate for Isaac event was held at Johnson County Central Schools during the Thunderbirds football game against Wilber-Clatonia on Friday night. Prior to the game, football fans as well as members of the community gathered for a pulled pork meal or chicken wings.

A raffle drawing continued until halftime when Isaac Beethe was chosen to draw out the names of the lucky winners of prizes that were generously donated for this event. The winners were:

Four Husker men’s basketball tickets: Lisa Kuhl.

 

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Thu
03
Oct
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Museum to Open New Exhibit

Museum to Open New Exhibit

The Johnson County Historical Society announced that it will open a new exhibit on Oct 8, 2019. The new exhibit is housed in the building of a former implement dealer and is located on south 3rd street behind the museum’s Cornerstone Building. The new exhibit pays tribute to the agriculture and transportation industries of Johnson County.

“Obviously, agriculture is the backbone of Johnson County,” said Sarah Williamson, president of the society. “We have always wanted to honor the ag industry in Johnson County. The acquisition of the building behind our Cornerstone Museum afforded the space to properly display and preserve the many artifacts that have been generously donated by members and friends of the museum.”

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Progress on New Sterling Community Center

Progress on New Sterling Community Center

Sterling residents as well as visitors from other communities driving through downtown Sterling have probably noticed that construction on the exterior of the new Sterling Community Center is almost completed, with the exception of installing new windows. Windows are expected to be done early in October.

The Sterling Community Association is hoping to have the Community Center open to the public by Spring/Summer 2020. According to Mandy Goracke, a Sterling Community Association member and officer, there were definitely delays in construction because of the amount of rain received in the Sterling area this year.

The new Sterling Community Center is a 60’ x 140’ building that includes a full kitchen, meeting room, restrooms, an event room with a stage that will also have the functionality for a basketball and volleyball court as needed.

 

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Oct
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Nyle Bartling Wins First Mixed Martial Arts Pro Fight

Nyle Bartling Wins First Mixed Martial Arts Pro Fight

Before a packed crowd of fans from Southeast Nebraska, Nyle Bartling of Unadilla knocked out his opponent, Austin Levine of Wisconsin, in 15 seconds during his first pro fight and took home the 205 Light/Heavyweight title for Dynasty Combat Sports. This event was held at the Kimmel Ag Expo Center in Syracuse on September 21.

“It may not have been a record, but it was quick,” said Bartling.

Bartling began fighting in the Mixed Martial Arts one year ago. His team is with the Minner-Gray Performance and Fitness organization in Nebraska City. During his first amateur fight, Bartling said he knocked out Anthony Hall, an opponent from Chicago.

 

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