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Sterling School Searching for Interim Superintendent Ann Wickett tendent’ position Instead Becker

The Sterling Board of Education met in special session on Wednesday, October 23rd to discuss the process for searching for an interim superintendent to fill Dottie Heusman’s position after the board requested she take a leave of absence effective October 21.

Shari Becker, director of Search Services for the Nebraska Association of School Boards, and Lisa Steinkuhler, a support staff member, along with Fred Helmink of the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association reviewed this search process with the board members.

 

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Boldt Family and Friends Enjoy Hunting Seasons on the Farm

Boldt Family and Friends Enjoy Hunting Seasons on the Farm

Saturday, October 26 was a beautiful fall day for the 2019 Opening Day of Hunting Season. Reds, tans, browns, greens and gold painted the beautiful landscape on a bright sunny day as area hunters, dressed in orange caps and vests, walked through the timber and cropland to hunt for quail and pheasants along their path.

Approximately 15 family members and friends entered God’s country as they gathered at the Boldt Family Farm near Sterling on Saturday to participate in the traditions of hunting, sharing stories and enjoying the camaraderie of opening day of the bird hunting and deer hunting seasons. Galen Boldt and his nephews, Luke and Levi, invite their neighbors, Ron and Larry Rathe, their children and grandchildren and other friends and relatives, to share in the hunt and the spontaneous fun and laughter.

 

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Thunderbirds Lose Football Game Against Malcolm

For the first time in six years, the Johnson County Central Thunderbirds were looking to play a post season game in October, however, it wasn’t meant to be. With a win Friday night, the Thunderbirds could have advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. The Malcolm Clippers made sure this wasn’t going to happen as they defeated the T-Birds, 55-14.

“Disappointing could sum up our thoughts on the game,” said Head Coach Gabe Meints. “All year long we talked about doing your responsibilities and playing smart, and we didn’t do either of those things tonight,” Coach Meints added that JCC’s was caught out of position on some big plays and Malcolm took advantage with a few long runs for touchdowns. According to Meints there were several mental mistakes that cost the Thunderbirds as well, in terms of free yards for Malcolm due to penalties.

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Trunk or Treat Events this Halloween

It’s once again time for all kinds of creatures, ghosts and heroes to come out for Halloween, October 31. These area communities are sponsoring Trunk or Treat events:

Tecumseh

Members of St. John’s Lutheran Church will host a Trunk or Treat event in the church parking lot (1260 Webster Street) in Tecumseh on Thursday, October 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hot dogs and hot drinks will be served.

Cook community

Grace Lutheran Church in Cook is hosting the third annual “Trunk or Treat” event in their parking lot. Bring your treats for the kiddies and remember to decorate your vehicle trunk. There will be a 1st and 2nd place prize for the two “Best Decorated” trunks. Hot dogs, chips, and bottled water will be served in the church basement. The event will take place Thursday October 31, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

 

 

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Superintendent at Sterling School Asked to Take Leave of Absence

As of Monday morning, October 21, Dottie Heusman, superintendent at Sterling Public Schools, was asked by the Sterling Board of Education to take a leave of absence with pay. The decision came after a special Board of Education meeting held at Sterling Public Schools on Sunday, October 20. Approximately 16 people attended this meeting. The Board went into executive session shortly after the meeting started.

The request for a leave of absence occurred as the result of a death threat incident involving students at the school, which occurred in September.

Regular board meeting on October 16

Approximately 60 people attended the Board of Education meeting at Sterling Public Schools on October 16th. After an introduction of the Board of Education members, President Cheri Wirthele asked if there were any members who wished to make public comments.

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Arndt Joins St. John Lutheran in Sterling

Arndt Joins St. John Lutheran in Sterling

“There’s so many good things God wants to give us, I just want to connect people to God’s love in Jesus Christ,” said Kevin Arndt, new pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling. He conducted his first worship service on July 7.

Arndt grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota and said he loves the Sterling community. “I was looking at a website and saw the invitation for a new pastor and after a visit to the church, we saw it was a good fit,” said Arndt. He said his role at St. John Lutheran Church is to preach and teach the word and sacraments.

Arndt has been in the ministry since 1992. He recalled when he was five years old, his aunt asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. Arndt responded that he wanted to be a minister. Arndt had a pastor who was very influential when he was in the eighth grade and this pastor would let him lead the worship service when he had other commitments.

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JCC’s McDonald and Barras to Compete in State Cross Country

JCC’s McDonald and Barras to Compete in State Cross Country

Two Johnson County Central Schools cross country runners, Ashlei McDonald and Logan Barras, qualified to compete in the Class D State Cross Country Meet at the Kearney Country Club on Friday, October 25. Mc-Donald will compete at 2 p.m. Barras’ competition will start at 3 p.m.

McDonald, a junior, placed fourth at the District Cross Country meet held at McCool Junction on Thursday, October 17. She finished with a time of 21:30.26. The JCC Girls cross country runners totaled 137 points as a team. Barras, a sophomore, placed eighth at Districts with a time of 18:13.76. The JCC Boys totaled 181 points overall.

According to JCC’s Head Cross Country Coach Nick Weber, Ashlei McDonald will run in the state meet for the third consecutive year. “She has placed at state the last two years and is looking to continue that streak,” he added.

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Making Apple Cider is Longtime Tradition for Popes

Making Apple Cider is Longtime Tradition for Popes
Making Apple Cider is Longtime Tradition for Popes

Stories from the Kitchen

Saturday afternoon was a perfect day for making homemade apple cider. Approximately 30 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Eugene and Carol Pope family gathered for an afternoon of processing apples. The task began about 1 p.m and concluded around 4 p.m. The family then celebratedwith a wiener roast.

Carol said the Pope family has been making apple cider on their farm for the past 35 to 40 years. For 30 years before that, homemade apple cider was made at the farm of Carol’s folks.

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JCC Board of Ed Discusses Future Roles of Administrators & Upgrades

At their October 9th meeting the Board of Education at Johnson County Central Schools talked about Jon Rother’s transition into the superintendent’s position for the 2020-2021 school year. The board talked about who was going to pick up the extra duties and responsibilities since JCC Schools will be reducing its administration from four to three staff members. Rich Bacon will continue to serve as the Middle School Principal in Cook, while Rick Lester will serve as principal for grades K-3 and 9-12. Mr. Rother will continue to oversee JCC’s Preschool program.

Dr. Galen Boldt said he was willing to do another year’s contract at a reduced rate only if the board felt there was value in that. “I want this transition to be successful and it will be a good deal for me.” Boldt said.

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Fifteen-Year-Old Sterling Student in Custody for Allegedly Making Threats After receiving reports from the out to the Nebraska Department of

After receiving reports from the public, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigated allegations that a student enrolled at Sterling Public Schools had made threatening statements. The Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the school administration, investigated the matter.

On Wednesday night, October 9, they uncovered information the school did not have previously, and the Sheriff’s Office placed a fifteenyear-old into custody pending a hearing. Law enforcement and the school officials are monitoring the school and do not expect a disturbance at the school. An earlier report that the school was not cooperating in the investigation was incorrect.

The following statement was made by the Administrators of Sterling Public Schools, Superintendent Dottie Heusman and Principal Scott Harrington, regarding the incident that allegedly occurred in September.

 

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