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A frustrating two weeks of flickering lights and power outages

The city of Tecumseh has been undergoing several power flickers and outages from September 20th – through October 2. At the Tecumseh City Council meeting on Monday night, Public Properties Foreman Doug Goracke gave
a synopsis of why those outages occurred. 
 
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Wind gusts and hail damage several outbuildings in Johnson County during an early morning storm October 2

Although there was never any storm damage officially reported to Johnson County Emergency Manager Clint Strayhorn, residents living along a line from Crab Orchard, located 14 miles west of Tecumseh, to about six miles south
of Tecumseh sustained damage to their outbuildings and trees during an early morning thunderstorm on Thursday morning, October 2. 
 
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Fire Prevention Week

Fire prevention week is October 5-11, and fire prevention day is October 9 this year, 2014. Fireman Tom Dieckgrafe of Cook welcomed the opportunity to offer the children at “Kids for Christ” the chance to ride in one of the communities fire trucks. Pastor James Helgren and the programs helpers wanted the children to know that God takes care of them. One way he does this is by providing fire fighters to keep them safe.
 
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JCC enforces new remote access to front entrances

“Johnson County Central Schools will undergo a lifestyle change,” said Superintendent Jack Moles, because of a new remote access security system that has been installed. As of Monday, September 29, anyone entering the front entrances of Johnson County Central Schools in Tecumseh and Cook during the school day will be required to press a button at the front entrance to be allowed to enter the building.
 
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State, local candidates share their platforms at SE Republican BBQ

What percentage of American voters know there are three branches of government that have checks and balances of each other? The answer is 36 percent. This was just one of several statistics presented among the Republican candidates at the annual Southeast Nebraska Republicans Barbecue held in Johnson on September 28.
 
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Waring knows there’s more to physical therapy than working with broken bones

Anyone who has had any bone injuries or hip or knee replacements in the past 18 years has probably had physical therapy rehabilitation treatments with Gary Waring, a physical therapist at the Johnson County Hospital. On Saturday, September 27, Waring was honored with a plaque by the physical therapy staff for his 45-year career in physical therapy 
 
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Trail of Treasures scheduled along Highway 136 Oct. 3-5.

It may be a cliché, but it really is true… “What one man considers junk, another considers a treasure.”  Treasurer hunters get ready… the Johnson County Fairgrounds, located on the west side of Highway 136 in Tecumseh, will have over 20 vendors with treasures to display during the second annual Trail of Treasures scheduled for Friday,  aturday and Sunday, October 3, 4 and 5. The vendors will be located in the 4-H Building as well as the Events Arena.
 
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Erika Hunzeker and Cole Beethe reign as JCC’s 2014 Homecoming Royalty

Erika Hunzeker and Cole Beethe were crowned as Johnson County Central’s Homecoming Queen and King for 2014. JCC’s Homecoming coronation was held following JCC’s football game against Fairbury on Friday night, September 19th. This year’s Homecoming theme was “Under the Sea.” Erika is the daughter of Greg and Karen Hunzeker of Cook
 
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Historic truss bridge to be removed from railroad track passing through Tecumseh

The first attraction travelers notice as they descend the hill on Highway 136 west of Tecumseh, is the majestic  Johnson County Courthouse looming in the distance. However, there is another historical landmark located to the south along the railroad track. Do you know what the name of this landmark is? It is the old Warren Pratt Truss Bridge, which was constructed in 1906 and put into service in 1907.
 
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Stop signs, street lights and changes in municipal codes top city council’s agenda

The discussion on city/utility employee wages that was held during a joint meeting of the Board of Public Works and the City Council carried over into the regular council meeting on September 8. During the consent agenda portion
of the meeting Councilman Jim Philippi made a motion to change the August 4th minutes to state that the council approved a three percent wage increase for all full-time and part-time city/utility employees receiving a city of
Tecumseh paycheck. 
 

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