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Tecumseh SENCA Center August 3 - 7 Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes/brown gravy, green beans, peaches. Tuesday: Ham & cheesy fettucini/peas, Hawaiian salad, peanut butter cookies.

Methanol-Tainted Hand Sanitizers Dangerous

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Hand sanitizer products quickly became a very popular item as we entered into the covid-19 pandemic. Soap and water is always the first line of defense against coronavirus, but hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent ethyl alcohol can be a safe alternative. Recently, another type of alcohol called methanol was detected in multiple hand sanitizer products, even though this was not listed on the product label. Fortunately, recalls are in progress, but there may still be some methanol containing hand sanitizers on store shelves or in homes. Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizers.

COVID & SAT Tests

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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 left no aspect of life untouched, and education was no exception. The short-term effects of stay-at-home measures were felt immediately by millions of students across the globe. But there will be long-term effects, too, and one of the first such long-term dominoes to fall was the relaxation of SAT requirements for aspiring college students.

Walking Across the United States

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Steve Young of Patrick Springs, Virginia is walking his seventh and final time across the United States to raise awareness and funds for the Victory Junction Camp in Randleman, North Carolina, which provides a variety of fun activities for children dealing with serious medical conditions and chronic illnesses. Young stopped for the night in Tecumseh, on July 21st. He turned 64 on July 3.

JCC’s 31 Graduates Receive Diplomas

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Johnson County Central School’s Graduation day finally arrived...COVID-i9 postponed the regular May graduation ceremony, but on Saturday, July 25, 31 graduates of Johnson County Central were awarded their high school diplomas in the air-conditioned high school gymnasium, with social distancing regulations in tact as the graduates and a majority of the audience wore masks.

Prairie Acre Smokers Place in Two Categories at BBQ Cook-Off in Cook

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“Winning the smoking competition at Cook Days with the loin is the most rewarding,” said the Prairie Acre Smokers, Brian and Tracey Slagel of Central City. They are the parents of Samantha Slagel who is employed at Mainstreet Bank in Cook. Samantha encouraged her parents to come and compete in the BBQ Cook-Off at Cook Days for the past two years.

Local Lakes on Health Alert

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The state has issued health alerts for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Wagon Train Lake in Lancaster County and Rockford Lake in Gage County. Lakes that continue to be on health alert are Maple Creek Recreation Area Lake in Colfax County, Kirkman’s Cove Lake in Richardson County and Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County.

Prescribed Burns in Area WMAs

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Prescribed burns are planned on two Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wildlife management areas (WMAs) in southeast Nebraska, if weather conditions allow. Burns are planned at Taylor’s Branch WMA in Pawnee County and Osage (southeast tract) WMA in Johnson County.

Fatal Accident

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According to Deputy Johnson County Attorney Benjamin Beethe, in the early evening of July 18, one person was killed in a single vehicle accident west of Sterling. The Sterling Rescue Squad and Sterling Fire Department were called to the scene of a rollover accident by a housing development where the victim, 55 year old Guillermo Castillo Sr.

Additional Cases of COVID-19

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AUBURN - The Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) has confirmed fifteen additional cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the district. The additional cases include: • A female in her fifties who lives in Johnson county Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should self-isolate to avoid transmitting the virus to others.