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15
Jan
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New manager at Tecumseh Livestock

The Tecumseh Livestock Auction kicked off the new year of 2014 by undergoing a change in management and has hired Mike Wenzl of Tecumseh as the new manager. Wenzl, Wes DeBuhr, an auctioneer with the DeBuhr 
Auction Company of Auburn, and Arlin Beethe of Elk Creek, a field representative, have been knocking on the doors of former customers in the area to invite them to come back to the Tecumseh Livestock Auction. “We want
to create a good market for our local producers,” said Wenzl.  
 
Wed
15
Jan
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Beautiful weather good for spectators, but makes for wet curling

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The 2014 Curling competition proved to be a success as a total of 17 teams competed in the event. Temperatures rising to the mid 40s may have created some melting issues with the ice, and the participants may have gotten their clothes soaked as they knelt down to push the stone down the lane, but it was a beautiful day for spectators to come and cheer on their favorite team in the competition. 
 
Wed
15
Jan
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Barbering: one of the oldest professions of the world may be a rare business of the future

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Did you know that barbering is one of the oldest professions in the world? Barbering was introduced in Rome in 296 B. C. Barbers became very popular and prosperous, and their shops were frequented as centers for daily news and gossip. Barber comes from the Latin word barba, meaning beard. 
 
Wed
08
Jan
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City may enter separate agreement for sewer rates with Tecumseh Poultry

The City of Tecumseh may enter into a separate agreement for sewer rates with Tecumseh Poultry, LLC. At the Board of Public Works meeting Monday afternoon, it was agreed to amend the city ordinance to include a provision to enter into separate agreements with larger service providers 
 
Wed
08
Jan
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Brrr…It’s cold outside

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On Monday, January 6, area schools were canceled due to the prediction of colder temperatures and severe wind chills. According to Mark McDonald, local weather observer, the coldest temperature he recorded between Sunday night and Monday morning was –9 degrees below zero. He said the wind chills were about -30 to -35 below zero. 
 
Wed
08
Jan
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American flags

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In July the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society donated 25 nylon American flags to the Johnson County Avenue of Flags Memorial
 
Thu
02
Jan
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Why did property taxes increase in Johnson County?

Johnson County farmers, especially those who farm several acres of land, may have seen a significant increase in their property tax statements that they received in the mail about December 1. Some people blamed this significant increase on the land valuations and tax levy at Johnson County Central Schools because its tax rate percentage remained unchanged at $1.05 from 2012-13 to 2013-14. However, the property tax request increased by about 12.8%. Superintendent Jack Moles explained that the main causes for this were (a) lost state aid, (b) increased costs identified below, and (c) decreases in federal funding.
 
Thu
02
Jan
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Johnson County Hospital campus becomes a tobacco-free environment

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As of January 1, employees, visitors and patients at the Johnson County Hospital will no longer be allowed to smoke or use any tobacco products on the hospital’s campus. This includes the hospital area, Tecumseh Family Health Clinic, the Ambulance bay, the parking lots and the house located on the west edge of the property. Employees and visitors cannot sit in their parked cars and smoke; they must leave the hospital grounds. The Johnson County Medical Center and Adams Primary Care are excluded from this policy because they are not on the hospital campus.
 
Thu
02
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What do you remember of 2013? Here are some local highlights

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January
•Dr. Keith Shuey and his wife Bonnie were chosen as Tecumseh’s 2012 Business Couple of the Year for their dedicated commitment to the people of the Tecumseh community and their service through volunteerism and
monetary support of various economic development projects. •Irelynn Dawn Foster was the first baby born at the Johnson County Hospital in 2013. She weighed 6 lbs., 5 ozs. And was 21 inches long. Her mother is Tawny
Foster of Schubert
 
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Dec
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Helping to give a little bit of Christmas to children around the world

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Local collections for Operation Christmas Child may be finished, but the shoeboxes’ journey to children around the world has just begun. Seven women from the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh experienced the next step in the journey when they traveled to Dallas, Texas to work in one of the processing warehouses December 5-8. These women included Beth Giesbrecht, Paula Clements, Sabrina Roddy, Carol Ensor, Holly Hasselbalch, Loretta Pope and Laurie Martin 
 

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