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

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
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May
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AT JOHNSON COUNTY CENTRAL’S GRADUATION

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 $$

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

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

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.

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

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.

Thu
25
Apr
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JCC Patrons Give Feedback on Scenarios That Make Sense

Costs estimates of six different scenarios relating to the future of Johnson County Central Schools were presented at community informational meetings held at JCC Schools in Tecumseh on Monday, April 15 and at the JCC Middle School in Cook on Tuesday, April 16. Approximately 40 people attended each meeting. A total 57 participants tuned into the STRIV broadcasts on Monday night. A total 74 participants listened to Tuesday night’s broadcast.

Scenario 1: Maintaining all current facilities on two sites. Expenses: $4,889,350. Five year savings: $104,783.

 

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Thu
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Apr
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Meal of Remembrance for Good Friday at Martin Luther Church

Members of the congregation at Martin Luther Lutheran Church participated in a Meal of Remembrance on Good Friday, April 19. This meal had a somber and reflective atmosphere where participants meditated on scriptures relating to various foods symbolizing Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, his resurrection on Easter Sunday, and the spiritual impact within people’s lives today.

According to Rev. Ken Tubbesing, pastor of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church, this meal is also known as the “Service of Tenebrae” or “Service of the Darkness.” The table is set in a u-shape symbolizing the meal of the Last Supper that Jesus had in the Upper Room with his disciples. Candles are used to create a somber, reflective atmosphere and a candle is extinguished after each of the foods are eaten by the participants.

 

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