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Residential properties in Cook and Sterling re-appraised this year

Nebraska statutes require all county assessors in the state of Nebraska to make a systematic inspection and review of taxable property within the county every six years. A Plan of Assessment is prepared each year by Johnson County Assessor Karen Koehler and submitted to the County Board of Equalization (Commissioners) and the Department of Revenue’s Property Assessment Division. The Plan outlines the assessment actions for the current and next two years, continually updating it each year so that at the end of each six-year period, all taxable property Johnson County has been reviewed
 
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Recent PhD recipient begins grand experiment transplanting trees from New York to SE NE

A wise man once said, “Trees are a gift to the next generation!” John Gottula of New York, and son of Alan Gottula of Elk Creek, wants to be a part of bringing pleasure to the people of Nebraska for the next 150 years. How is Gottula going to accomplish this goal? By transplanting a diverse variety of seedlings from pines, oaks, Japanese maple and even a gingko tree on his father’s homestead
 
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Ricketts names heidemann as running mate

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Pete Ricketts today named Lavon Heidemann, current Lieutenant Governor, farmer and livestock producer, former Regent, and former state senator, as his running mate and nominee for Lieutenant Governor. “Lavon is a man of great character, broad experience, and collaborative skill,” Ricketts said.
 
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Memorial Day Ceremonies

Fr. Thomas Dunavan officiates at a Memorial Day mass at the St. Mary cemetery in observance of Memorial Day on May 26. The American flag waves gently in the breeze as Tecumseh residents and out of town guests gather at the Johnson County courtyard for a Memorial Day ceremony conducted by members  of Tecumseh’s American Legion Post #2 and VFW Post #8221 on May 26
 
 
 
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Drilling for competency and grade data on niobium ore near Elk Creek

We’re rocking and rolling in Elk Creek,” said Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann as drilling activities commenced on the niobium project southwest of Elk Creek on May 21. “It feels very good to be back here in the drilling phase. It’s been a long time a coming,” said Peter Dickie, president and founder of the Nio- Corp Developments, Ltd. “We’re very pleased with the patience of the people in the community, we expected to be drilling sooner, but our capital was harder to achieve, but we’re back now,” he added 
 
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All Betty’s Children to assist other families in their fight against cancer

“I think it went very well. “We’ve had an overwhelming support from the community,” said Tyler Evans, president of “All Betty’s Children” benevolent society established to assist families confronting cancer. A golf tournament and wine tasting event kicked off the first year fundraiser on Saturday, May 24.
 
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NioCorp to commence drilling near Elk Creek

NioCorp Developments Ltd. is pleased to announce commencement of drilling activities at the Elk Creek Niobium project in southeast Nebraska. Following an extensive review process involving the Company’s key advisors, SRK Consulting (“SRK”) of Lakewood, Colorado, and Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd. of Edmonton, Alberta, the Company has selected West-Core Drilling of Elko, NV to commence drilling operations at Elk Creek
 
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Johnson-Brock graduates awarded diplomas on Saturday

Twenty-four seniors received their high school diplomas during commencement exercises at Johnson-Brock Schools on May 17. Principal Peyton Lewis welcomed the graduates, their parents, families, and other guests in attendance.
 
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CAN Coalition annual family fun walk

A Hawaiian theme, “Lei Off Drugs” inspired an estimated 110 family members to walk in the 2014 Family Fun Walk sponsored by the Johnson County CAN Coalition at the Sterling Park on May 18. According to Sarah Scamehorn, a 2014 graduate of Sterling Public School and one of the coordinators of this successful event, there were several great prize packages such as a family swimming pass, camping equipment and a variety of other gifts that area businesses and sponsors throughout Johnson County generously contributed to the cause. 
 
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Johnson-Brock Schools ranked among the best high schools in the nation

Johnson-Brock Schools received a bronze medal for its ranking among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools, in the nation. Johnson-Brock students in grades 7-12 had a 78 percent proficiency rating in reading according to the student performance on the school’s Nebraska State Accountability Assessments test. There were a total 22 students tested, with 23 percent processing, 55 percent proficient and 23 percent
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