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06
Jun
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Tecumseh 4th of July Fireworks

The city of Tecumseh is sponsoring its annual Fourth of July Fireworks display. Fireworks will begin at the Johnson County fairgrounds at dusk on Thursday, July 4.

Arrive early for a celebration. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m, there will be free food (hot dogs, chips, popcorn) for everyone as well as music and activities for the youth to participate in while waiting for the Fireworks to start. Some of the currently scheduled activities include golf, face painting, dunk tank and plastic rolling tubes. This schedule of activities is not finalized, so if anyone else wants to sponsor an activity or event for the evening, please contact Bruce Dalluge at 335-3344.

 

 

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Thu
30
May
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Cook area Vietnam Veterans presented with Quilts of Valor

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Bickel Nelson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 360 of Cook honored five of six Vietnam veterans with Quilts of Valor during a special ceremony at the Cook Community Center on Memorial Day, May 27th. The Vietnam veterans honored were Mike Carman, Gene Ekhoff, Danny Doeden, PF4 Art Thompson, Captain Bob Fisher and Major Howard McNiff. “They served our country with bravery and honor during the Vietnam War and it is fitting we pay tribute to them. With respect and gratitude for the sacrifices you made for us all. Thank you for your service to our country,” said Karen Cerny, president. Mike Carman served in the Navy on an Aircraft Carrier from 1969 to 1974. Gene Ekhoff served in the Army. He was part of the 101st Airborne Division and earned a Bronze Star. He served from 1969 to 1971. Danny Doeden served in the Army in Germany from 1969 to 1972. PF4 Art Thompson served in the Army on a Missile Base in Alaska. He served from 1969 to 1972.

Thu
30
May
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Johnson County Families Gather in Full Force at Dedication of Johnson County Veterans Memorial Sunday Evening

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First on the program at the dedication of the Johnson County Veterans Memorial on the south side of the courthouse lawn was Becky Woltemath, who designed the Memorial Honor Wall. Woltemath illustrated the creation of the Johnson County Veterans Memorial to the story “Stone Soup” that she read in grade school. Working on this project with Kevin McKinney, the Veterans Memorial Committee, and the community reminded her of that story.

The story is a lesson about people of modest means in a small community coming together to make a pot of soup big enough for everyone to enjoy. A few people got it started with only an idea and, one by one, people in the community brought their own ingredient to add to the soup. Whether the donation was big or small, each was a necessary ingredient to complete the soup. They worked together and at the end of the day, the delicious soup was done and everyone enjoyed sharing it.

Thu
23
May
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Avenue of Flags Will Be Displayed Memorial Weekend

The Johnson County Avenue of Flags Veterans Memorial will be on display in observance of Memorial Day in the Johnson County Courtyard, Saturday through, May 25-27.

On Thursday morning, May 23 (today), at 7:30 a.m., volunteers are needed to help clean the flagpoles holesfor the Memorial Day celebration.

On Saturday, May 25, the Johnson County Avenue of Flags will be loaded and installed in the courtyard at 6 a.m. All volunteers are welcome to come and help with the installation of the flags. Breakfast will be served at the Veterans’ Club, 255 Clay Street, following the installation of the flags.

 

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Thu
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.

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