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09
Apr
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First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Johnson Co.

AUBURN – The Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) has confirmed a third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the district.

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09
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Johnson Co. Courthouse Closed to the Public

Effective immediately, the Johnson County Courthouse will be closed to the public, except by appointment. Members of the public should use the dropbox at the north end of the driveway, online services, mail, or phone when possible.

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Tecumseh Aquatic Center Expected to be Completed on Time

Tecumseh Aquatic Center Expected to be Completed on Time

There is good news on the horizon... the construction of the new swimming pool in Tecumseh is expected to be completed in May. However, a date for opening the pool to the public hasn’t been set yet, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Apr
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Johnson County Central School

Johnson County Central School
Johnson County Central School

Because the students at St. Andrew do not have personal computers, the teachers have put together packets with educational activities for them to complete at home to continue their academics. They are adding some fun activities as well.

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Schools in Johnson Co. Embrace Alternate Education

Online Education has been conducted at Sterling Public Schools since March 23, 2020. According to Principal Scott Harrington, Sterling’s faculty, staff and administrators are working with all families to ensure that all students have access to educational materials whether it be digitally or provided on paper. “We are working to strengthen our

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Fr. Clinch Joins FOCUS Students to Build Homes in Peru

Fr. Clinch Joins FOCUS Students to Build Homes in Peru

Fr. Craig Clinch recently served as chaplain for a FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) spring break mission trip to Peru, March 7-13. While in Peru, the FOCUS group helped build homes for three poor families.

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Thu
26
Mar
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JCC’s New Approach to New Facility

The Building and Grounds Committee of Johnson County Central Schools announced at the March 11 Board of Education meeting that they had determined that it would be best to postpone having a school bond election in August. The committee, which consists of Gail Hutt, Arlin Beethe and Justin Beethe, is currently looking at options for the type of school building they want and how to build it.

Interim Superintendent Dr. Galen Boldt said the need to build a new school facility is still there, but a different approach must be taken. He added that having a one-site campus still makes the best sense financially.

Board member Teresa Goracke said starting these discussions has been good and what has been done so far has been beneficial.

 

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Coronavirus Update From Your Local Healthcare Providers

Coronavirus Update From Your Local Healthcare Providers

It has been the 2nd week in which this coronavirus, COVID-19, has entirely dominated the news, and certainly has affected all of our lives in many ways. This article serves as an update on what we know from a local and, I hate to even have to say this, but neutral perspective, and a report on what your local health care workers are doing now to prepare for and respond to the virus in Johnson County. By the time you read this, already some of the information below may have changed. It seems the situation is changing rapidly, and looks to evolve certainly over the next 1 to 4 weeks, even the next 3-6 months.

Thu
26
Mar
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Mike Hestermann Honored By T.O. Haas

Mike Hestermann Honored By T.O. Haas

Mike Hestermann, the Manager at T.O. Haas Tire in Tecumseh, received the Top Performer Award at the company’s Annual Awards Banquet last month. The award recognizes those who have excelled in productivity, reliability, consistency and goal attainment. Results are based on an analysis the overall performance of the store and their ability to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

“Top performers are the best of the best” said owner, Randy Haas. “Day in and day out they consistently work hard to resolve problems and help customers, and they do it with a positive attitude.”

 

 

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Johnson County Disaster Declaration

Johnson County has been impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic beginning on January 31st, 2020 and ongoing. Johnson County advises, with the support of the Southeast Nebraska District Health Department, that there will be an endangerment to the health and safety of the citizens of Johnson County to include but not limited to the Village of Cook, Village of Crab Orchard, Village of Elk Creek, Village of Sterling, City of Tecumseh, Cook Volunteer Fire, Cook Volunteer Rescue, Elk Creek Volunteer Fire, Sterling Volunteer Fire, Sterling Volunteer Rescue, Tecumseh Volunteer Fire, Tecumseh Volunteer Fire, Tecumseh Volunteer Rescue, Johnson County Central Schools, Sterling Public Schools, Johnson County Hospital, Tecumseh Family Health Clinic, Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Grace Lutheran Church in Cook, Hopewell United Methodist Church in Sterling, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sterling, St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling, St.

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