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Beethe wins primary race for County Treasurer

Johnson County Treasurer’s race was a close one as residents voted in the primary election on Tuesday. In unofficial results, Nadine Beethe led the race with 396 votes. Lisa Schmidt had 349 votes. In the county commissioner’s race for District 1, incumbent Scotty Gottula led the way with 132 votes. Michael McPherrin received 101 votes; Elijah Lade finished third with 32 votes.  
 
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Diplomas awarded to 37 seniors at Johnson County Central Schools graduation

Principal Rick Lester welcomed 37 graduates of Johnson County Central Schools, their parents and other guests to the 2014 commencement exercises held in the gymnasium at the Tecumseh school site on May 10.
 
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NioCorp explains drilling phases for Elk Creek project

NioCorp Developments, Ltd., together with the SRK Consulting of Lakewood, Colo., have competed the review of previous work completed on the Elk Creek niobium project by the company, including the extensive work completed on the project by the Molycorp in the 1970s and 1980s
 
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Johnson County Hospital ranks in Top 20 nationally

The Johnson County Hospital has merited a Top 20 Best Practices in Quality designation among Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for Quality, according to the National Rural Health Association. There are a total 1,332 critical access hospitals in the United States. This ranking is based on data compiled by iVantage Health Analytics in its Hospital Index, specifically the quality domain. 
 
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Fr. Dunavan and family members visit the former Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Fr. Thomas Dunavan accompanied his grandfather Richard Bedford of New York, NY, age 92, to Weimar, Germany, April 9-16, to attend the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Other members of the family attending this reunion were Fr. Dunavan’s parents, Bill and Susan Dunavan of York and his aunt and uncle, Bonnie and Dick White of California
 
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County looks at alternative to hiring roads superintendent

What are we going to do with our county roads department after May 2?” questioned Scotty Gottula, chairman of the Johnson County Commissioners in a special meeting on April 24. The question was directed to Mark Mainelli, president of Mainelli Wagner and Associates who attended the meeting to share the types of services his company offers with the board. 
 
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Let’s plant a tree…

The City of Tecumseh’s Tree Board hosted a tree planting ceremony in the Tecumseh City Park in observance of Arbor Day on Friday, April 25. First and second grade students from St. Andrew’s School and Johnson County Central Schools as well as the public was invited to participate in this ceremony.
 
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Johnson County Hospital and emergency crews participate in winter casualty incident

The Southeast Nebraska Healthcare Coalition sponsored a Winter Weather Mass Casualty Incident exercise on April 23. The incident focused on decision-making, coordination, integration, and other skills during a bus accident
 
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Preparing for an Emergency

Assistant Fire Chief Brian Gordan and Gary Peters of the Tecumseh Fire District were at the scene to assist Rescue Squad members Ken Mandel and Angie Othmer with securing the straps of the stretcher carrying a critically injured patient in preparation for transport by ambulance to the Johnson County Hospital during a winter casualty incident conducted on April 23
 
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Johnson County Historical Society Building renovations

The front entrance to the Johnson County Historical Society building at the southwest corner of Third and Clay Street has been renovated to its original design. Jim Borrenpohl, Jim Philippi and Bruce Williamson began working on the renovation of the front entrance last fall. The plastic which protected the building from the elements took quite a beating this winter and has been completely removed revealing their handi-work.
 

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