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Thu
06
Dec
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A Snowy Christmas Around the Square this Year

It was a snowy Sunday evening for Christmas Around the Square this year, but it didn’t stop Santa Claus from visiting with approximately 80 children from the Tecumseh area throughout the evening. The kids received goodie bags after visiting with Santa.

“You can’t control the weather,” said Dave Holthus, a member of the Christmas Around the Square committee, as the snowy weather conditions affected attendance and some of the events had to be cancelled, such as the hayrack rides with the Prairie Sky Clydesdales. Those in attendance enjoyed browsing the holiday crafts available as well as having a cup of chili or soup during the annual Chili/Soup cookoff. This year there were seven crockpots full of chili or soup to choose from. Contest winners were:

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Thu
29
Nov
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JCC Board to Review Meeting Survey Report

By Ann Wickett

Sam Buss and Connor Bartels, FFA members at Johnson County Central Schools, kicked off the November 14 Board of Eduction meeting with a presentation about their layer chicken project. This project involves 30 to 40 chickens and is being operated on a farm owned by the parents of FFA member Sydnie Othmer.

Community Meetings

In a review of the community informational meetings, Dr. Galen Boldt said the main objective of these meetings was to have patrons of the JCC School district think about creating the best innovative school for the next 50 years. At the end of October and the first part of November, six informational meetings were held focusing on four basic questions regarding the future of Johnson County Central Schools. These questions dealt with the topics of maintenance, transportation, renovation of existing sites, and construction of a new school site at a centralized location within the district.

Thu
29
Nov
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JCC FFA Members Honored at 91st National FFA Convention

Three Johnson County Central FFA members were honored at the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. National FFAAgriscience Fair participants are FFA members in grades 7-12 that were selected as a winner as their state’s agriscience fair. The participants must conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture and food science industries and present their findings to a panel of judges with a display and a report. Samuel Buss and Connor Bartels earned first place in their AgriScience Fair project at the State level, allowing them to submit their research to Nationals. Their work was evaluated and they were named a National Finalist, which advanced them to compete at the National FFA Convention. They earned a Silver medal at Nationals.

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Thu
29
Nov
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Major Blizzard Hits Johnson County Area Dumping 8½” of Snow on the Ground with 45mph Gusts

By Ann Wickett

A total of 8½ inches of snow fell in Tecumseh during a blizzard that blew in with 45 mph wind gusts early Sunday morning, November 25. The blizzard continued until about noon or shortly after. According to local weather observer Mark McDonald, there was some pretty good moisture that came with the blizzard, which accumulated to .80” of precipitation.

The storm started out with rain during the early morning hours and switched over to snow by about 3 a.m. Warm ground temperatures and the falling temperatures Sunday afternoon created a sheet of ice underneath the snow which caused slick conditions for snow removal.

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Thu
22
Nov
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Spring Ground Breaking for Veterans Memorial

Currently a total of $93,130.84 has been raised for the construction of the Johnson County Veterans Memorial. The total cost estimate is $125,000.

“We’re getting close,” said Kevin McKinney, co-chairman.

The groundbreaking for the Veterans Memorial is set to happen in the spring of 2019, with a dedication ceremony scheduled for Memorial Day weekend in May.

It is important for residents of Johnson County to submit any and all names of their loved ones with military service to the Johnson County Veterans Memorial Committee so that their names can be added to the Veterans Wall. There is a $200 donation for each name submitted. McKinney said there is still plenty of room on the Veterans wall. Please submit your loved one’s name as soon as possible to ensure space available. If a loved one was killed in action during their military service, there is no charge for adding his/her name to the wall.

 

Thu
22
Nov
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Sterling Man Performed Swimmingly at the 2018 Cornhusker State Games, is an Athlete of the Year

Robert Becker, age 68, of Sterling was chosen as a 2018 Cornhusker State Games Athlete of the Year. He was chosen from among 10,756 total participants and was honored at the Nebraska Sports Council awards banquet on November 1 at the Graduate Lincoln Hotel.

Becker won a pair of medals in the Cornhusker State Games swim meet., but just being around to compete was a major achievement considering he was given six months to live when diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

One year ago, in June 2017, Becker acquired an autoimmune disease that left him unable to walk.

 

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Thu
22
Nov
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Kansas man is new Postmaster at Tecumseh Office

“You meet all kinds of people who like to share their stories with you,” said Brandon McCubbin, who started in his new position as postmaster of the Tecumseh Post Office on November 5th. An installation ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, December 6. The public is invited to attend the 10 a.m. ceremony at the Tecumseh Post Office.

McCubbin has been with the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years. He served 20 years as a city carrier. He started out in Woodward, Oklahoma where he worked for 15 years. Then he was transferred to Manhattan, Kansas, where he worked for five years. He later moved to the post office in Clay Center, Kansas, where he spent the past three years as a supervisor.

Thu
15
Nov
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Sedersten and Children Escape Injury in Tecumseh House Fire

By Ann Wickett

“Everyone is okay,” said Kristi Carmine, Misty Sedersten’s mother.

Misty and her two youngest children, Mitchell age 2 and Paisley, age 1, escaped injury in a house fire on Wednesday morning, November 7. Sedersten quickly got her children out of the house and into the yard after discovering flames shooting up to the ceiling of her master bedroom about 11:16 a.m. that morning.

Sedersten and her children had just returned home. Sedersten went to change her daughter, Paisley’s diapers and her son, Mitchell, went into the master bedroom. Seconds later, Sedersten could smell something and when she opened the door to the bedroom, she saw the flames.

 

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Thu
15
Nov
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Swanda named 2018 Caring Kind Employee at JCH

By Ann Wickett

Kathy Swanda was honored as Johnson County Hospital’s 2018 Caring Kind Employee and attended a luncheon at the Nebraska Hospital Association’s annual convention on Friday, October 26. Recipients of this prestigious award have gone above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate compassion for patients, cooperation with co-workers and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities.

Johnson County Hospital’s nomination for Swanda’s recognition states, “Kathy embodies Johnson County Hospital’s mission and beliefs. She treats everyone with consideration, dignity and respect. For example, an elderly patient was told he needed a suppository before a procedure. This patient was worried about being able to do it at home because of his age and arthritis.

Thu
15
Nov
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Progress on Financing the Elk Creek Superalloys Project

By Carol A. Sisco

“We’re very happy with the progress and the pace of negotiations,” said Jim Sims, vice president of external affairs at NioCorp Development Ltd. “I will say, just generally speaking, on a project of this size and complexity, and it is a complex project, . . . raising capital always takes more time than anyone likes.

“The work we’re doing is going on at a furious pace - it is a seven day a week project.”

The pace of the project may be picking up, but that activity is going on behind the scenes.

 

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