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Olivia Little Advocates for 340B in D.C.

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Johnson County Hospital’s 340B Director Olivia Little attended 340B Health’s legislative event in Washington D.C. March 6-7. Nearly 200 meetings were held with Congress and their staff by almost 100 people from 26 states representing 340B hospitals.

 

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Plager for a Purpose: Fundraising for Families in Southeast Nebraska Who are Battling Cancer

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This year at the Poker for Plager event, a coconut cream pie made by Vera Plager, Gene’s mother, was sold four different times and raised $680 as the first item on the live auction held at the Harvest Bowl on Saturday night, March 23. Overall, the event raised over $24,000.

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Crisis Team Presentation at Sterling BOE

Guidance Counselor Addie Heusman and Spanish teacher Michelle Salberg opened the meeting of Sterling Board of Education on March 18th with a presentation on the development of a Crisis Team at Sterling Public Schools. Members of Sterling’s Crisis Team include Dottie Heusman, Scott Harrington, Addie Heusman, Michelle Salberg and Luke Boldt.

A room would be set up for the staff and students to talk to a Crisis Team member in the event of a crisis. The size of this room will be determined by the magnitude of the crisis. Representatives of Crisis Teams from area schools as well as pastors in the area are always willing to come to a school and offer their assistance in a crisis.

Thu
28
Mar
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Water fights scheduled for June Sterling Picnic

A new event will be added to the Sterling Picnic Days in June. The Village Board of Sterling approved of hosting water fights sponsored by the Sterling Fire District on Sunday, June 2. The water fights will start at 1 p.m. A beer garden and food will be available. Drainage problems and general street repair needs around the village were discussed by the Village Board. A water meter installation program was also discussed. This program will allow the village pf Sterling to be eligible for other grants for water line and well enhancements. The board accepted a bid from S&L Lawn Service for the mowing contract at the cemetery for 2019 through 2022. Austin Buss was hired as Sterling’s recreation director for the summer. Sterling’s village board members are in the beginning stages of reviewing and updating the village’s Comprehensive Plan.

 

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28
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TSCI staff member treated for injuries resulting from assault

March 22, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) – Two inmates at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) assaulted a staff member on Thursday, March 21, 2019, resulting in serious* injuries.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. the staff member was escorting one of the inmates back to a cell. The wrong door was mistakenly opened and the second inmate, armed with a homemade weapon, stabbed the staff member multiple times. The first inmate kicked the staff member in the head.

Three additional staff members responded, secured the inmates and provided aid to the injured staff member. The injured staff member was taken to Johnson County Hospital where he received stitches and was released.

 

 

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One Person Killed in Highway 75 Crash

MARCH 22, 2019 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — One person was killed in a two vehicle crash Thursday evening on Highway 75 in Nemaha County.

The crash occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. just south of Auburn when a southbound Ford Expedition crossed the center line and struck a northbound Ford Fusion. The driver of the Fusion, George Winchester, 56, of Cook, Nebraska was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Expedition, Rachelle Ellston, 30, of Humboldt, Nebraska, was transported by ambulance to Nemaha County Hospital and then taken to Bryan Health Center West Campus in Lincoln. Two children in car seats in the rear of the Expedition were uninjured.

 

 

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Family Gets Closure with Leonard Dorsch Burial Flag Presentation

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“I can remember him standing in the door in his uniform for the last time before he left,” stated Larry Dorsch of Auburn.

Larry was 5 years old and his brother, Leonard, the oldest of 6 children, was 19. Leonard had been drafted into the Korean War and spent the last two years of his life fighting for his country.

“He was ready,” Larry recalled. “My mother didn’t want him to go, I’m sure.”

Leonard’s letters always told the family that he was fine. “One letter said how the Chinese kept coming and coming and coming. You’d shoot one and another would come and pick up his gun.

 

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NSP Investigating Double Homicide in Douglas, Neb.

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 Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol are investigating a double homicide that occurred Saturday morning, March 23, 2019 in the village of Douglas, Nebraska. Investigators were called to the scene at 100 Otoe Street after Otoe County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of gun shots just before 6:00 a.m.

Two victims, Randal Grimes, 56, and Annette Grimes, 51, were found deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol are seeking information on the whereabouts of a suspect identified in connection to a double homicide in Douglas, Nebraska. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts or activities of Brindar H. Jangir, 36, of Sioux City, Iowa, is urged to call the Nebraska State Patrol at 402-479-4921. If you see him, call 911 immediately. Jangir is extremely dangerous and may be armed.

 

 

Thu
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Mar
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JCC Boys place 2nd at Wesleyan Indoor

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LINCOLN - The Johnson County Central boys’ track team recently placed 2nd at the Nebraska Wesleyan Indoor Invitational Track Meet.

Individual medal winners were: Josh Bailey-2nd-55m Dash, 6th-3200m Run, 1st Shot Put; Simon Rother-2nd Shot Put; Treyton Holthus-6th-55m Dash; Colton Wellman-3rd-400m Dash, 3rd-800m Run, 5th-Triple Jump

 

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Corn Checkoff Funds Research on New Uses of Corn in Order to Drive Demand

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Investing in new uses for corn has been a priority of the corn checkoff since it began in 1978. New uses spur increased demand as farmers continue to grow more corn. A primary focus has been on the usage of value-added corn products and the use of corn (especially starch) as a renewable replacement for petroleum.

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