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Physical Therapy team helps man walk again after being in wheelchair 8 ½ years

By Ann Wickett
TECUMSEH–“It’s wonderful to be able to walk and move my legs again after being in a wheelchair for 8 ½ years,” said Bob Beadell of Tecumseh. “I believe I will be able to live longer thanks to the staff here,” said Beadell of his physical therapy assistants Carmen Rottinghaus and Deb Wilson who are staff members of the Physical and Respiratory Therapy Services, LLC located at Ridgeview Towers in Tecumseh.

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Robison attends 45th reunion of Apollo 13 Splashdown

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By Ann Wickett
“I remember it like it was yesterday,” said Don Robison of the Apollo 13 Splashdown on April 17, 1970. Robison and his wife, Joy, recently attended the 45th reunion of the Apollo 13 in San Diego, California, May 8-11. In 1970, Robison was serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the Iwo Jima LPH 2, which served as rescue and recovery in support of the U.S. Marines while they were fighting off the coast of Vietnam. The ship also served as a helicopter carrier for the U.S. Marines. Robison served in the admissions department and took care of all the records and documentations concerning members of the crew aboard the ship as well as the ship’s activities.

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Three people hospitalized after roll-over accident

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One person was life-flighted to a Lincoln hospital from the scene of an accident that took place at the intersection of Highway 50 and 62 (also known as the Elk Creek corner) located south of Tecumseh about 6:45 p.m. on Monday night. A grey 2001 Ford Escort driven by a minor of DuBois was headedwest on Highway 62 and failed tostop at the stop sign at the intersectionof Highway 50 and 62. Hisvehicle collided with a northboundsilver 2000 Dodge vehicle drivenby Louis Arms of Tecumseh, whichrolled over on its top. Both vehiclescame to rest at the northwest cornerof the intersection.

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Heavy rainfall causes some bridges and roads to wash out

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By Ann Wickett
Matt Schaardt, superintendent of Johnson County Roads Department estimated $200,000 in damages to Johnson County Roads and bridges last week when severe thunderstorms dumped 6.58 inches of rain between June 4th and June 5th. According to a Nebraska Rain report, Johnson County received 2.90 inches of rain on June 4 and another 3.68 inches of rain on June 5.

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Area farmers are hurrying to plant crops before production deadlines

It’s the first week in June and area farmers are working hard and fast to plant their crops before production deadlines for corn and soybeans have passed. In a news release the Johnson County Farm Service agency said that producers must report crop acreage they intended to plant, but due to natural disaster, they were prevented from planting. Prevented planting acreage must be reported on form FSA-576, Notice of Loss, no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date as established by FSA and Risk Management Agency (RMA).

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Johnson County Attorney to resigns to take job in Lincoln

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Johnson County Attorney Julie Smith has resigned her position to take a job in Lincoln. In a letter to the Johnson CountyCommissioners, County Clerk Kathleen Nieveen and Johnson County Sheriff Scott Walton, Smith said that she would be resigning her position effective June 19. Smith applied for an attorney’s position in March of this year and accepted this position on Tuesday morning. “This is a great opportunity for me. It may be unchartered territory, but it’s a good career move,” Smith said.

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You CAN have fun without drugs & alcohol

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The Johnson County CAN Coalition held their annual Family Fun Walk on May 30. This year the event was held on the track at Johnson County Central Schools. Area youth participated in activities manned by the CAN members, which promoted drug and alcohol awareness. A drawing was held and prizes were given away to the lucky winners. Johnson County Sheriff Scott Walton attends the function each year. This year he displayed common household items that are used in the production of methamphetamine. He shareinformation with adults and young people about thedangers of meth use.

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Father Thomas Dunavan is a friend to all in Tecumseh and will be missed

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Father Thomas Dunavan may be a Catholic priest but he has been a strong presence in Tecumseh and will be greatly missed when he leaves Tecumseh June 14 transfering to a parish in Falls City. Father Dunavan’s new assignment is to serve as the Superintendent of Falls City Sacred Heart upon the recent retirement of Monsignor Roh. He will also serve as the priest for St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Falls City. This church consists of approximately 400 families/1,000 members.

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Most American wars symbolize liberations of people, not conquests

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Ken Tubbesing was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony in the Johnson County courtyard on May 25. He focused his presentation on a book To America, by Steven Ambrose, which is a book about World War II history relating to the United States. According to Ambrose, most of the American wars have been fought for the liberation of people and not conquests. Tubbesing shared excerpts about wow Adolph Hitler wrote the book Mein Kampf, which means “My Struggle” when he was in prison in 1923. On the first page of this book, Hitler outlined his plans for the invasion of Austria, and the extermination of the Jews. When he was elected to the Nazi party in 1933, he only received 30 percent of the votes. After his election, Hitler made sure every couple received a copy of his book, Mein Kampf. All students were required to read his book.

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“All that is necessary for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.”

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Ken Tubbesing shared a variety of history lessons about World War II from a book written by Samuel Ambrose while surrounded by American flags flying in observance of Memorial Day, May 25. Bob Leuenberger, LeRoy Mitchel and Charlie Pierce of Johnson County VFW #8221 stand in the background.

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