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Family Gets Closure with Leonard Dorsch Burial Flag Presentation

“I can remember him standing in the door in his uniform for the last time before he left,” stated Larry Dorsch of Auburn.

Larry was 5 years old and his brother, Leonard, the oldest of 6 children, was 19. Leonard had been drafted into the Korean War and spent the last two years of his life fighting for his country.

“He was ready,” Larry recalled. “My mother didn’t want him to go, I’m sure.”

Leonard’s letters always told the family that he was fine. “One letter said how the Chinese kept coming and coming and coming. You’d shoot one and another would come and pick up his gun.

 

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NSP Investigating Double Homicide in Douglas, Neb.

 Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol are investigating a double homicide that occurred Saturday morning, March 23, 2019 in the village of Douglas, Nebraska. Investigators were called to the scene at 100 Otoe Street after Otoe County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of gun shots just before 6:00 a.m.

Two victims, Randal Grimes, 56, and Annette Grimes, 51, were found deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol are seeking information on the whereabouts of a suspect identified in connection to a double homicide in Douglas, Nebraska. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts or activities of Brindar H. Jangir, 36, of Sioux City, Iowa, is urged to call the Nebraska State Patrol at 402-479-4921. If you see him, call 911 immediately. Jangir is extremely dangerous and may be armed.

 

 

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JCC Boys place 2nd at Wesleyan Indoor

LINCOLN - The Johnson County Central boys’ track team recently placed 2nd at the Nebraska Wesleyan Indoor Invitational Track Meet.

Individual medal winners were: Josh Bailey-2nd-55m Dash, 6th-3200m Run, 1st Shot Put; Simon Rother-2nd Shot Put; Treyton Holthus-6th-55m Dash; Colton Wellman-3rd-400m Dash, 3rd-800m Run, 5th-Triple Jump

 

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Corn Checkoff Funds Research on New Uses of Corn in Order to Drive Demand

Investing in new uses for corn has been a priority of the corn checkoff since it began in 1978. New uses spur increased demand as farmers continue to grow more corn. A primary focus has been on the usage of value-added corn products and the use of corn (especially starch) as a renewable replacement for petroleum.

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Erickson Family Discuss the Rewards & Challenges of Running & Working a Multi-Family Farming Operation

The grown children of Jim and Mary Erickson: Matt, Micah, their daughter Jamie and her husband Andrew Thomsen, attended the Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference that was held in Columbus on February 8-9. This year’s theme was “Growing for Tomorrow”.

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JCC Patrons Recommend Slowing Down and Looking at Costs

Approximately 30 patrons of the Johnson County Central Schools district attended the regular meeting of the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, March 13 Some of the patrons gave public comments about the proposal for constructing a new Pre-K- Grade 5 elementary school on the estimated 22 acres of land the school owns east of the existing school property.

 

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County Roads Department Rocking Roads as Weather Allows

“We’re trying to do everything we can to get rock out to the muddy spots, but with snow melt and gentle rainfall, it’s been challenging,” said Matt Schaardt, Johnson County roads superintendent. He said last week the ditches were full of water and covered a portion the county roads in the low-lying areas. Water saturated approximately 100 feet of the road.

 

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Kent is New Hospital Administrator

Mary Kent is the new administrator at Johnson County Hospital. She assumed the position on February 20, 2019. Kent has ten years prior experience in healthcare administration.

Ms. Kent has been employed for the last year and a half as the assistant administrator and chief financial officer at JCH. She feels Tecumseh and the surrounding area are extremely fortunate to have a skilled, dedicated staff at Johnson County Hospital, Tecumseh Family Health, and Adams Primary Care.

Ms. Kent sees the future of healthcare continuing to expand upon the availability of technological advancements to assist staff in providing care. She also sees a focus placed on healthcare providers to reach out to their patients with more education and consultation involving preventive care and lifestyle changes.

 

 

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Fr. Dunavan Placed on Administrative Leave

The Lincoln Diocese of the Catholic Church has released a statement regarding allegations against Fr. Thomas Dunavan, who formerly served as a priest for St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh and St. Mary Catholic Church in St. Mary from June of 2007 to June of 2015.

“Father Thomas Dunavan, chief administrative officer of Falls City Sacred Heart Catholic School and pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Falls City, has been placed on administrative leave by Bishop James Conley due to allegations of sexual misconduct dating back approximately 20 years.

“These allegations do not involve any recent conduct or recent allegations. However, after consultation with the four-member independent lay task force currently reviewing past allegations of sexual misconduct within the diocese, Bishop Conley determined that these allegations warrant further investigation. The diocese has retained the services of an independent, private investigator to investigate the matter.

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Tecumseh Board of Public Works Explores New Payment System, Council Discusses Aquatic Center & Approves Bid

The Board of Public Works met March 4th and looked at options for the bubble pond aerobic diffusers. Doug Goracke, city foreman, discussed purchasing a new line of diffusers. When the new line is installed they would refurbish the old diffusers and continually rotate the pumps preventing the future purchase of new pumps. The board voted 3-0 to authorize the purchase of the new pumps.

The board also approved the service contracts for well #1 and booster pumps #1 and #2 at a total cost of $,3055 for three years.

Lisa Beethe discussed the credit card payment system the city currently uses. In 2016 the city paid $4,243.44 for credit card processing fees. In 2018 the city paid $7,090.92. With the new rate increase the city

 

 

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