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Sterling Lumber to Close Doors Aug. 31

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On August 31, Ken and Ardis Wentz of Sterling will be closing the doors of the Sterling Lumber Company after 32 years of ownership. They purchased the business in May 1987. In addition to operating the Sterling Lumber Company, Ken also operated his own housing construction business, Wentz Construction, for 45 years.

Through the years, the Wentzes have also purchased and renovated 15 rental properties, in addition to building a speck house which has already been sold.

 

 

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Miller Sentenced for Assault on Caseworker

Devin Miller, also known as Devin Dangerous, age 24, an inmate at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, was sentenced on Monday in the Johnson County District Court for a July 28, 2018 assault on a guard. District Court Judge Rick Schreiner added 8 to 12 years to Miller’s current prison sentence, which was previously set to end in 2040.

 

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Maintenance Work on US-136 Near Tecumseh

July 10, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Weather permitting, a chip seal project will begin July 15 on US-136, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Chip seal is an application of an asphalt binder to a roadway surface followed by an aggregate.

 

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JCC School Board Looks at ‘19-’20 Budget

At the July 10 Board of Education meeting at Johnson County Central Schools, Interim Superintendent Dr. Galen Boldt reported on the discussion held with the Budget Committee on Tuesday, July 2 to address the needs identified for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

 

 

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Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office Installing Video Visitation System

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The Johnson County Commissioners approved a 10-year contract with Encartele for providing video visitations for prisoners lodged in the Johnson County jail, during a Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday.

 

 

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New Legals

Village of Cook, Liquor License, Sidelines. Village of Sterling, meeting minutes.

 

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Driver’s Licensing

The Nebraska DMV Driver’s Licensing office is open Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Johnson County Courthouse in Tecumseh.

 

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Brinkman Receives Nursing Degree from Bryan College of Health Sciences

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“I have a huge feeling of accomplishment after receiving my Nursing Degree from Bryan College of Health Sciences. I am so excited to put my knowledge and skills learned to use and begin working on the floor as a Registered Nurse!” said Allison Brinkman upon receiving her Nursing Degree from Bryan College of Health Sciences. Allison is the daughter of Tom and Tracy Brinkman of Cook. Brinkman graduated this spring.

 

 

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Overwhelming Support Shown for Jenna Schultz at Community Benefit

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“It was amazing! I was completely overwhelmed with the number of people who showed up for the benefit,” said Jenna Schultz after the benefit meal and live and silent auctions. Over 150 items were auctioned off throughout the event.

Mark Fleskoski and Jenna’s dad, Howard, of Falls City handled the live auction. The biggest money-maker was a Nebraska quilt which was sold for $1,800 during the live auction. A bed sheet made by Steve Isaac was also a top bidding item. Jenna added that the kids table was a significant monetary contributor as well.

 

 

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Shed and Contents are Total Loss in Friday Fire

A 42’ x 60’ pole shed was destroyed in a fire that occurred two miles east and a half mile north of Sterling on Friday, July 5. The fire broke out around 9:22 p.m. and was determined to be an electrical fire.

The shed contained several restored classic cars, an Oliver tractor, motorcycles, bicycles, and other contents that were considered a total loss. The owner of the shed, Bruce Boden of Sterling, didn’t have any insurance on the shed or its contents.

Boden suffered burns to his hands and upper back while attempting to remove some of the cars from the shed. He was taken to the Johnson County Hospital by the Sterling Rescue Squad where he received treatment for his injuries.

 

 

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