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JEFF MAHONEY

JEFF MAHONEY

JEFF MAHONEY, left, was sworn in Monday night as the new city council member representing Ward 1. Mayor Jesse Grof, right, administered the oath of office.

 

 

 

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County Government Day

County Government Day

County Government Day presenters included State Senator Julie Slama, front right, and Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Byron Klauenberg, front left with K-9 Norah. Students attending were: from JCC, Monica Thipphavong, Jazdia Ascheman, Carrie Beethe, Amber Lowther, Gwen Goracke, Paola Rojas, Elena Chavez, Joe Rodriquez, Andruw Stafford, Colton Wellman, Eli Waring, Tucker Liberty, Aldo Reyes, Gisselle Manriquez, Courtney Snyder, Courtnie Zyla, Alex Ortiz, Gustavo Pinedo, Manuel Ramirez, Miguel Moreno, Blaise Brase, Nathen Neukirch; from Sterling,Emma Mae Cambron, Bianca Castillo-Gonzalez, Belle Haner, Amanda Helmberger, Kelsie Holthus, Jessie Klein, Katie Little, Madison Smith and Kaitlyn Wusk.

 

 

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BILL KRUGER

BILL KRUGER

BILL KRUGER, owner of River Valley Memorials in Auburn, engraves additional names of military veterans to the Johnson County Veterans Memorial in time for Veterans Day on Monday, November 11. 

 

 

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Remember Veterans with a Poppy Nov. 7

Johnson County’s VFW Auxiliary Unit #8221 will be collecting donations for poppies in the Tecumseh community on Thursday, November 7, in honor and rememberance of all veterans for their sacrifice of service to our country.

On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies—all handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation—are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities.

 

 

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Avenue of Flags Cancelled Nov. 11

Display of the Johnson County Avenue of Flags on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019 has been cancelled. The Veterans Day display has encountered bad weather in recent years and has had to be cancelled at the last minute. This continually causes unnecessary expense and confusion for the Auxiliary ladies who serve the morning and evening meals.

At the March 2019 meeting of the Memorial Committee, the situation was recognized and it was approved to display additional days at Memorial Day and 4th of July to compensate and allow viewers more time to pay respect to the Memorial Flags of the deceased Veterans.

 

 

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Veterans Day Programs Nov. 11 in Area Schools

JCC-Tecumseh

John Baum will be the guest speaker at a Veterans Day program at Johnson County Central Schools in Tecumseh on Monday, November

11. The program begins at 10 a.m. A presentation of the Colors will be conducted by members of the Tecumseh American Legion Post #2 and VFW Post #8221.

Vanessa Jimenez and Emma Walters will sing the Star Spangled Banner. Sam Buss will read his Voice of Democracy essay. The Homestead Harmonizers will perform.

JCC-Cook

Dave Armknecht will be the guest speaker for the Veterans Day program at Johnson County Central’s Middle School in Cook on Monday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m. A Quilt of Valor presentation will be conducted by members of the Bickel Nelson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #360 of Cook.

 

 

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Gottula Promoted to Sgt.

Gottula Promoted to Sgt.

Alyson Gottula of Elk Creek joined the Nebraska Army National Guard and has been a member of the 754 Chemical Company in Omaha for the past 2 ½ years. Gottula was officially pinned as a Sergeant on August 29th of this year. Gottula has also been recognized as the Best Warrior at the Battalion level, following training sessions in Minnesota and California.

Gottula was recently honored for her exceptionally meritorious service: SPC Gottula’s actions and execution of the mission was essential to the successful completion of annual training. SPC Gottula brings great credit upon herself, the 754th Chemical Company, the 568 Tactical Battalion and the United States Army.

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Oct
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Avenue of Flags Cancelled Nov. 11 Display of the Johnson County of

Display of the Johnson County Avenue of Flags on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019 has been cancelled. The Veterans Day display has encountered bad weather in recent years and has had to be cancelled at the last minute. This continually causes unnecessary expense and confusion for the Auxiliary ladies who serve the morning and evening meals.

 

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Nutt’s Closet Open Nov. 2 Nutt’ Closet 322 Jefferson

Nutt’s Closet, 322 Jefferson, Elk Creek, will be open November 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

 

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Sterling 4-H Club Cleans Headstones to Honor Veterans Buried in Cemetery

Sterling 4-H Club Cleans Headstones to Honor Veterans Buried in Cemetery

The newly organized Sterling 4-H club, a combination of Spoons & Spools and Sterling Livestock, met on a blustery Sunday afternoon to work on a community service project designed to honor Veterans who are buried in the Sterling Cemetery.

Over time, as headstones are exposed to the elements, they have a build up of moss, lichens, and mold. The group used water, D2 Biological Solution, and some elbow grease to remove the build-up and whiten the stones. This same cleaner is used in Arlington National Cemetery to keep those headstones white. They did a final spray of D2 before leaving which will continue to work until rinsed off by rain and snow. The group plans to return in the spring and continue working.

 

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