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Thu
09
May
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Area Youth Learn Lots of Tips at Progressive Safety Day

Over 160 youth from Johnson County and the surrounding area learned about safety involving food, pets, bicycles, the internet, tractors and lawnmowers, fires and other emergencies at the 2019 Johnson County Progressive Safety Day held at the Johnson County fairgrounds on April 25.

In a general session, Mark Badertscher and Todd Zimmermann, from Stutheit Implement in Auburn, shared information about safely handling a riding lawnmower.

Animal Behaviors

Dr. Christin Bohling brought her dog, Finn, a chocolate labrador, so that area youth could learn more about reading animal behaviors in pets and the proper way to introduce themselves to a dog. With Finn by her side, Dr. Bohling was able to show the youth in each of her sessions how to look for animal behaviors in a dog by observing their eyes, ears and tail.

 

 

Thu
02
May
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JCC Patrons Discussed Facility Improvements During Meetings

During public hearings regarding the future of Johnson County Central Schools, held at both the Tecumseh and Cook sites in mid-April, those attending were asked to vote on the scenario for the school’s future that made the most sense to them. Only two scenarios made use of facilities at the Cook site, including Scenario 1 which would maintain the facilities as they are used currently.

The other four scenarios moved all educational services to the Tecumseh site, with the last three scenarios calling for building a new elementary school. Scenarios 4 and 5 called for renovating the old elementary building into a middle school. Scenario 6 would have the old elementary building torn down and replaced with a new elementary building designed with a 400-seat auditorium.

The two Scenarios receiving the most votes were Number 1 and Number 6. Scenario 6 was supported overwhelmingly with 54% of the vote. Scenario 1 received only 18% of the vote.

Thu
02
May
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Elk Creek Mine Project’s New Figures

In a series of new video interviews, Mark Smith, NioCorp’s Executive Chairman, Scott Honan, President of Elk Creek Resources Corp., and Chris Dougherty, Chairman of The Nordmin Group of Companies, each discuss aspects of a  new mining plan for the Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project and the results of an updated Feasibility Study that was completed as a result.  

An independent update of the Project’s feasibility study was also conducted in conjunction with the mine’s design engineering.

In his interview, Mr. Smith notes that the updated Feasibility Study shows that the Elk Creek Project’s economics have improved considerably over the previous Feasibility Study, completed in 2017:

•Pre-Tax Net Present Value (NPV) rises by 11.9% to $2.57 billion.  After-Tax NPV increases 25.9% to $2.1 billion.

•After-tax Internal Rate of Return (IRR)  has increased to 25.8%, which is 18.9% higher.

Thu
02
May
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HOSA Students Pie in the Face Fundraiser to Help Pay for International Competition in Florida

Four students from Johnson County Central Schools will be competing in an International HOSA competition at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, June 19-22. These students are Connor Bartels, Haley Beethe, Sam Buss and Lexi Graham. They competed in the HOSA Bowl at the State HOSA conference in Omaha, March 18-19.

In the HOSA Bowl competition, these four students took a 50 item multiple choice test on HOSA knowledge, parliamentary procedure and medical knowledge. Teams then advanced to the second round where they had to buzz in before the other team and correctly answer the most questions.

Dr. Jenna Christensen and Dr. Vicky Boone are the co-sponsors of this new organization which has a mission to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the quality of health care to everyone.

Thu
25
Apr
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JCC Patrons Give Feedback on Scenarios That Make Sense

Costs estimates of six different scenarios relating to the future of Johnson County Central Schools were presented at community informational meetings held at JCC Schools in Tecumseh on Monday, April 15 and at the JCC Middle School in Cook on Tuesday, April 16. Approximately 40 people attended each meeting. A total 57 participants tuned into the STRIV broadcasts on Monday night. A total 74 participants listened to Tuesday night’s broadcast.

Scenario 1: Maintaining all current facilities on two sites. Expenses: $4,889,350. Five year savings: $104,783.

 

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Thu
25
Apr
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Meal of Remembrance for Good Friday at Martin Luther Church

Members of the congregation at Martin Luther Lutheran Church participated in a Meal of Remembrance on Good Friday, April 19. This meal had a somber and reflective atmosphere where participants meditated on scriptures relating to various foods symbolizing Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, his resurrection on Easter Sunday, and the spiritual impact within people’s lives today.

According to Rev. Ken Tubbesing, pastor of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church, this meal is also known as the “Service of Tenebrae” or “Service of the Darkness.” The table is set in a u-shape symbolizing the meal of the Last Supper that Jesus had in the Upper Room with his disciples. Candles are used to create a somber, reflective atmosphere and a candle is extinguished after each of the foods are eaten by the participants.

 

Thu
25
Apr
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Conservation Stewardship Program Signup Underway

Farmers and ranchers interested in enrolling in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) have until May 10 to submit paperwork.

CSP is a national voluntary stewardship incentives program administered by Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). CSP is designed to reward farmers, ranchers, and foresters for maintaining existing conservation, as well as for the adoption of additional conservation measures on their land. The program pays producers for continuing and expanding conservation efforts that support natural resource priorities such as clean water, better soil management, improved habitat, energy efficiency, and others.

 

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Thu
25
Apr
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Arrest Made in Connection with Tecumseh Poultry Fire

APRIL 19, 2019 (TECUMSEH, NEB.) — State Fire Marshal Investigators arrested a woman Thursday, April 18th in connection with the April 5th structure fire that occurred at Tecumseh Poultry LLC at 62168 730 Road, Tecumseh. The Tecumseh Fire Department was dispatched at approximately 10:09 p.m., April 5th, and the State Fire Marshal and Johnson County Sheriff were called to determine the origin and cause.  

 

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Thu
18
Apr
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Wickett is Double Award Winner at “Best of the Press” Contest for 2018

Members of the Tecumseh Chieftain staff attended the Nebraska Press Convention in Kearney April 5 and 6, 2019. The convention provides many useful workshops on all aspects of newspaper production and gives those who attend a chance to catch up with friends and competitors in the newspaper world.

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Thu
18
Apr
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Topp’s Mechanical Designs & Builds CO2 Recovery Skids

Topp’s Mechanical of Tecumseh recently shipped out a CO2 Recovery Skid to Brookhaven, Miss. Skids like this one are used in plants that make dry ice. As dry ice is made, a vapor steams up from the pellets or blocks and the skid (recovery plant) captures the vapor so it can be reused.

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