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Kerner Presents History of Railroad Construction

Kerner Presents History of Railroad Construction

“I’ve been working on the railroad...”

Al Kerner became a Knight of the Museum Monday, November 18 with his presentation on the construction of the railroad at the Johnson County Historical Museum. Kerner worked on a railroad construction crew for the Burlington Northern Railroad line for 42 years. He was hired by Red McClain. Other friends were also hired that same week.

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Santa Visits Area Towns to Hear Your Christmas Wishes

Hey, boys and girls, do you have your Christmas list ready for Santa Claus? Here’s a schedule of when Santa will come to your town:

Tecumseh

Dec. 1 - Santa Claus will arrive in Tecumseh about 5 p.m., during the Christmas on the Square festivities held at the Tecumseh Community Building this Sunday, December 1. There will be Christmas crafts and gift items for everyone starting at 2 p.m. The Johnson County Historical Museum and new Agricultural Building will be open at 2 p.m. Christmas Around the Square is sponsored by the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce, Tecumseh Economic Development Committee and Johnson County Nebraska Historical Society.

 

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Chieftain Closed Nov. 28

The office of the Tecumseh Chieftain will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 in celebration of Thanksgiving.

 

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Olivia Little Receives Top Award for 340B Health Champions

Olivia Little Receives Top Award for 340B Health Champions

Olivia Little, a native of Tecumseh and the 340B Director at Johnson County Hospital, traveled to Washington, D.C. this past summer where she received the 340B Health Champions Program Most Valuable Player award for her hard work and dedication with the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

When Johnson County Hospital first registered to participate in the program in 2012, Olivia made it her top priority to build a program that would not only benefit the residents of Johnson County, but those served by Adams Primary Care clinic as well.

 

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Dr. Thomas Sharp is New Interim Superintendent at Sterling Public Schools

Dr. Thomas Sharp is New Interim Superintendent at Sterling Public Schools

Dr. Thomas Sharp has been hired as the interim superintendent at Sterling Public Schools. The official contract was approved at the regular Board of Education meeting on November 19. This will be a 3/5ths or .6 FTE.

“I appreciate their (the Sterling Board of Education’s) trust to guide them in the transition of finding a candidate to fill a permanent superintendent’s position effective July 1, 2020.” Dr. Sharp plans to be at Sterling Public Schools every day until some issues are stabilized.

 

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Candidates: Dates to File

LINCOLN- Secretary of State Robert Evnen announced that incumbents and non-incumbents, running for multi-county district offices, state, or federal offices are able to submit their filing documents for Nebraska 2020 elections beginning December 2, 2019. Instructions and filing fees are online at www.sos.ne.gov and click on the “Elections” tab or call the Elections Division at 402-471-2555.

 

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Beware Open Enrollment Scams

Open enrollment is here, the period during which you may freely enroll in or change your health insurance plan through Medicare or the Affordable Care Act. To protect yourself when enrolling or changing your health insurance plan, make sure to consider the following:

 • If you’re looking for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, only shop for coverage at HealthCare.gov.

 

 

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Christmas Packages to the Troops

Cook American Legion Auxiliary members are to bring items to the December 2 meeting/Christmas party to send to local troops serving our country. If you know of someone serving our country from Johnson County, send their names to the Auxiliary, care of Jean Burns, 71905 636 Ave, Humboldt, Nebraska 68376. Boxes will be mailed the first week of December. These troops need to hear from us while they are away from home, protecting us!

 

 

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1st Baptist Church in Tecumseh Collecting Christmas Shoeboxes

1st Baptist Church in Tecumseh Collecting Christmas Shoeboxes
1st Baptist Church in Tecumseh Collecting Christmas Shoeboxes

Would you like to send a Christmas gift to a child living in another part of the world? The First Baptist Church in Tecumseh is serving as a Collection Relay Center of the Christmas Shoe Box gift distribution for children around the world through Operation Christmas Child discipleship program. This gift distribution program is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, an organization established by Franklin Graham and headquartered in Boone, NC.

On October 11th, a group of people gathered at the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh to hear Ukranian Operation Christmas Child Shoebox recipient Vladimir Prokhnevskiy tell of his childhood. When he was a young boy he was given a shoebox. The items he was impressed with most were dental floss, a yo-yo, and the note and picture of the family who packed the box.

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Johnson Co. Hospital’s Caring Kind Employee Honored at Luncheon

Johnson Co. Hospital’s Caring Kind Employee Honored at Luncheon

LA VISTA, NEB. — The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) recognized 76 Nebraska member hospital employees on October 18, 2019, by bestowing them with the organization’s prestigious The Caring Kind award. Sara Milke was honored as the 2019 Caring Kind Employee at the Johnson County Hospital. A special friend, Tracy Roecker, joined Milke at the luncheon. Milke said just seeing that many people gathering together to celebrate those receiving the 2019 Caring Kind Employee awards from throughout the state was very impressive.

More than 2,500 skilled and dedicated health care professionals have received this award since its inception in 1979. This year, 76 employees were honored before more than 500 people in attendance at The Caring Kind Awards Luncheon held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in La Vista.

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