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Sterling Board of Ed. learns about Health and Wellness goals

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TammyLee Fatino gave a Health and Wellness report before the Sterling Board of Education on April 20. The report was a follow-up of a Student Wellness Education And Training Conference the Sterling Health and Wellness team attended on April 14. Sterling’s Health and Wellness Team also includes Harold Richardson, Sandy Weyers and Stan Karr. In her report, Fatino talked about changes made during the 2014- 2015 school year which included having a Walking Club in the morning, Second Chance Breakfast, Salad Bar with Vegetables and Fruits at Lunch, Brain Breaks in the elementary classrooms, The elimination of sales of sodas, beef jerky and candy bars to students, and the elimination of freethrows for sodas at athletic games.
 
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Nemaha NRD participates in geological mapping of groundwater project

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On Thursday, April 16, residents of southeastern Nebraska may have noticed a helicopter flying at a low level with equipment looking like a large spider web attached to it. The helicopter was using spider web type equipment for geologic mapping of the area’s ground water resources and aquifers which are small openings that permit liquids to pass through rock, sand or gravel.The method is known as an airborne geophysical survey.
 
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Seven Sterling SkillsUSA members advance to national competition

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Seven Sterling SkillsUSA members will advance to the National Skills USA Convention in June. The Sterling SkillsUSA chapter brought home three first place medals, three second place medal and one third place medal from the State Skills USA Conference held in Omaha, April 9-11. The team Career Pathways in Manufacturing won first place for their presentation on how wind energy can impact the Sterling community in the future. Team members are Rhet Dirks, Paxton Donovan and Ben Logston.
 
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Tecumseh Area Veterans

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Tecumseh Area Veterans were invited to have free pie and coffee at Ramsey’s Family Fountain on Wednesday, April 8, during Veterans Appreciation Day in observance and promotion of Nebraska Public Transit Week, April 6-10. From left to right are Kenneth Grove, Rosie Lempka, Bob Lempka, David Wolken, Lois McClintock, driver of Tecumseh City Handibus, and Eldon Bartels. Throughout the week were several promotions for free rides on the handibus. The week’s celebration ended with Passenger Appreciation Day with cake and ice cream being served at the Tecumseh Library on April 10.  
 
 
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Moles qualifies to National FBLA Contest

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Grant Moles, a junior at JCC Schools decided to participate in the Business Procedures competition at the State Leadership Conference in Omaha April 9-11 just to get more testing experience. Little did he know he would finish with the second highest score and qualify for the National FBLA Conference in Chicago, Ill., June 29-July 2. This is Moles’ second consecutive year to qualify for Nationals. Of course, his main goal was to qualify for Nationals, but Moles didn’t expect it to be in Business Procedures. He added that the Business Procedures was a fairly tough test.
 
 
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Fascination with radio communications

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“It was such a fascination I was hooked,” said Dennis Mason as he shared the story of how his science teacher Mr. Bob Cook gave a demonstration of amateur ham radios to THS students. Mr. Cook chose Henry Greeb, a local former student and Father Wagaman of Steinauer for the experiment. Henry was located in the general science classroom. Fr. Wagaman was in his automobile near his mailbox about 15 miles away. The two communicated with each other while the class watched. Henry used the Morse code, while Fr. Wagaman used a microphone to talk. After that experiment, Mason sked Mr. Cook to help him acquire  an Amateur Radio License from  Federal Communications Commission and he handed Mason a radio training course from a military school. Mr. Cook told Mason that when he finished the book, he had
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Staffing and girls softball program highlight April board agenda at JCC Schools

The Board of Education at Johnson County Central Schools regretfully accepted the resignations of Lavon Niedermeyer as middle school librarian at the Cook school site and Rick Richard as the high school industrial technology instructor. The resignations were approved at a meeting on April 8. The board approved the hiring of Derek Kuhl as a social studies teacher and Kaitlyn Schleif as a Spanish teacher in grades K-12 for the 2015-2016 school year. In a discussion on staffing, 
 
 
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St. John’s Lutheran Preschool

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Through the generosity of the students and parents of St. John’s Lutheran Preschool and the congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tecumseh, over 200 personal hygiene and food items were collected in a drive to take to the Southeast Nebraska Community Action Center in Tecumseh on Wednesday, April 1.

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Inmate cell phones at TSCI

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By Ray Kappel
News Editor
Cell phones have been found among some inmates at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, Sunrise Publications has learned. “There have been number of cell phones located in the possession of inmates, and those inmates have been held accountable through the institutional disciplinary process. Unfortunately, this is not an issue which is confined specifically to our institution,” Jessica Houseman, press liaison at the prison said. She was asked how they got those cell phones. “There are a number of way contraband can be introduced to a correctional facility. The most common ways are visitors to the institution or staff,” she said.

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“Pirate Island”

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This year’s cast of “Pirate Island” will mark the 30th play production held by Elk Creek Alumni at the Elk Creek gym. The group decided to celebrate its 30th year with a funny reproduction of “Pirate Island” which was originally performed in 1998.

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