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American National Bank Names Jason L. Hansen President

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The American National Bank Board of Directors announces the promotion of Jason L. Hansen to President of American National Bank effective June 10, 2019.

As a seasoned banker, Mr. Hansen brings over 19 years of banking and leadership experience to this position. His career at American National Bank began in 2000 as a teller, and quickly progressed to other responsibilities prior to being named to significant commercial and client-centered management roles, most recently, serving as Director of Commercial Banking.

 

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Dorsey is American Legion Teacher of Year

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Each year the Nebraska American Legion names three outstanding teachers who promote americanism, patriotism, and support the veterans and active duty military in their communiites as Teacher-of-the-Year at the elementary, middle, and high school level at their annual Department Convention.

 

 

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Crab Orchard’s Lagoon Levee Washes Out

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The levee for the Crab Orchard lagoons washed away after 3 ½ inches of heavy rainfall early last week. Since then, another estimated two inches of rain has fallen in the area contributing to the washout.

According to Joshua Wilkerson, chairman of the Village Board of Crab Orchard, because of the heavy rainfalls since March of this year, the channel of Yankee Creek has moved considerably to the south which also contributed to the levee washout.

 

 

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Thu
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Jangir Commits Suicide at Lincoln Correctional

June 16, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Brindar Jangir (36), #6524, died on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC).

At approximately 2:30 a.m., staff members observed Jangir unresponsive in his cell from an apparent suicide attempt. Staff immediately began CPR and called for emergency responders. 

 

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Testimony Heard About Fire at Chicken Farm

During a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, June 12, County Judge Steve Timm heard testimony from Andrew Kreikemeier, an investigator with the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s office, concerning the investigation of an arson fire that occurred at the Tecumseh Poultry chicken farm northeast of Tecumseh on Friday night, April 5. Kimberly Bohling of Tecumseh was arrested for second-degree arson, criminal mischief, animal cruelty, and burglary in this case.

Jennifer Ladman of Pawnee City is serving as a special prosecutor in this case. Kim Bohling’s attorney is Steve Lefler.

 

 

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Fox is New Administrator of Belle Terrace and Ridgeview Towers

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Deb Fox became the new administrator of Belle Terrace and Ridgeview Towers in Tecumseh on May 1. she has 40 years of experience in long-term care and has been employed at Belle Terrace and Ridgeview Towers for four years. “I thought it was time to try something new,” she added. Her role as administrator will be overseeing the daily operations of the entire Belle Terrace and Ridgeview Towers facilities.

 

 

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Women Board Members Talk About Their Goals for Serving the Community of Cook

“It’s a learning experience,” said Kris Gerking as she and two other women, Amber Beard and Jeanene French, have completed six months of their terms on the Village Board of Cook.

According to Amber Beard, budgeting is the hardest part to learn. “I don’t think a person realizes how much goes into a monthly budget.”

 

 

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South African Andre Rautenbach Becomes a United States Citizen

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Andre Rautenbach of Tecumseh became a U.S. Citizen during a Naturalization Ceremony conducted at the Homestead National Monument of America on Flag Day, Friday, June 14.

“I always knew I wanted to become a U.S. Citizen, but we held off my naturalization process so our son A.J., could become a citizen of South Africa, that way he can attend college or live there if he wishes when he gets older,” said Rautenbach.

 

 

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Thu
13
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‘Barber Jim’ Retiring After 53 Years in Business

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If you need a haircut, your time is running short as Barber Jim Stauffer of Tecumseh will be hanging up his barber shears and clippers on Friday, June 21, following a 53 year career. This is a special day as it was his father, Harry Stauffer’s birthday. His family will host an Open House in his honor at Ramsey’s Family Fountain on Saturday, June 22 from 2-5 p.m.

Stauffer said that he decided to go into barbering he didn’t know what he wanted to do when he one time he would do about 20 haircuts a day. Today, that average has dropped to about 10 a day.

“I hardly have any younger customers today,” said Stauffer. He added that in recent years his clientele has dropped 40 to 50 customers a year while he has only added 15 to 20 new customers a year.

 

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Community Mourns Dedicated Tecumseh Businessman

The city of Tecumseh lost a great, dedicated member of the community last week as Densel Fankhauser, a long time pharmacist and former owner of Chief Drug Store died as a result of injuries he received in an unfortunate mowing accident.

Irene Russell (later married to Fankhauser) remembers the first time she saw Densel. He was only four years old and riding in a wagon as he went by her home. Another time, in Bible school, she remembers Densel and one of his friends clowning around while singing a song. The teacher made them sing the song back to back.

 

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