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Tecumseh Council Considers Improving Promotion of Better Recycling Habits

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Two Tecumseh City Council members, and three student volunteers from Johnson County Central Schools assisted with a contamination sort at Tecumseh’s Recycling Center on Friday afternoon, November 20. This sort was conducted by the Nebraska Recycling Council and was funded through a Waste Reduction and Recycling grant from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy.

JCC Blood Drive Dec. 8

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Johnson County Central High School is hosting a blood drive at the St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish Hall Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m.

State HS Football Games Air on NET

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LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 16, 2020) – Watch high school football teams from across Nebraska compete in championship match-ups when NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, broadcasts and livestreams coverage of the “NSAA State High School Football Championships.”

Adventures in Coloring, and Other Stuff

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My grandson and his mom visited this weekend. I’m telling you, he reminded me why people have children when they’re younger. He runs in overdrive all the time and I don’t even have that gear any more. Just watching him tires me out.

Apply Now for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2; Deadline: Dec. 11

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures

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Beatrice, Nebraska –Homestead National Monument of America invites guests to the Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures, being held Friday, November 27, 2020 through Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Homestead Education Center, Homestead Heritage Center, and online. This event brings to life holiday celebrations and traditions from the different ethic or cultural groups that call the American Heartland home. This free holiday exhibit comes to life with glistering ornaments, unique holiday decorations and special holiday surprises.

Bickel Nelson Legion Auxiliary

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The Bickel Nelson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #360 of Cook met on November 2, 2020 with members Karen Cerny, Ethelreda Pella, Barb Washburn, Joyce Roesener, and Peggy Fuhrman. Barb was appointed as secretary due to Jean’s absence.

NDCS Staff Positive for COVID-19

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, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that four staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Two staff members are employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) and two are employed at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). All four staff members are self-isolating at home.

Righteousness is a Gift

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Alison Ritch tells the following story. My four-year-old, first-born daughter is — in typical first-born fashion — an agonizer. She agonizes over decisions, weighing her options, sometimes paralyzed by the fear of making a choice that will rule something out. A typical example might go like this: She decides she wants juice instead of the water in her glass at breakfast. She comes into the kitchen with her glass of water and asks for juice, but she clutches the glass instead of emptying it in the sink. “I want juice,” she says aloud, “but I want my water, too! What if I get thirsty for water? But juice is so sweet and yummy! Oh, what am I going to do?”

Prison Housing Units Quarantined

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Housing units in two separate prison facilities operated by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are on a combination of quarantine and medical isolation due inmates testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Nearly 120 inmates at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) were tested this week, after a single inmate received a confirmed test for COVID-19. Just over half of the results came back positive. A majority of tests conducted on 90 inmates at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) returned positive for COVID-19. Additional testing will be provided to inmates living in the same housing area.