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Wed
23
Mar

NDCS director appoints new warden for TSCI

(LINCOLN) – Scott R. Frakes, the director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), appointed Brad Hansen to serve as warden of the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) effective March 21, 2016. “The framework for transforming this agency, TSCI included, is in place,” Frakes said.

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Wed
23
Mar

Construction and lifespan of niobium mining operation reviewed in detail

By Ann Wickett 

“Our purpose here is to build this mining operation and bring it to full production,” said Mark Smith, executive chairman of Niocorp Developments Ltd during a town hall meeting with attendance of approximately 360 people at the Hartman Cattle Company facility on March 16.

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Wed
23
Mar

Colder weather brought more people to Home and Garden Show on Saturday

By Ann Wickett 

This year’s Home and Garden Show was better, we sold the same amount of dollars in ticket  sales as we have in previous years,” said Diane Newman, chairman for the 16th annual Johnson County Home and Garden Show held at the Tecumseh Community Building, March 18-19. “We sold more tickets for the raffle on Friday night. However, most Friday night ticket buyers always return for Saturday’s raffle as well,” Newman added.

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Wed
16
Mar

JCC Board moves forward with future staff and facility goals

Superintendent Jack Moles provided a template for reporting on the Board/Superintendent goals during the Johnson County Central’s Board of Education meeting on March 9. Action plans for each of the goals are being developed and progress will be reported monthly at the Board meetings.
 

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Wed
16
Mar

Donated this book

By Ann Wickett
 
Shelley Keebler, a representative of the Johnson County Farm Bureau donated this book, “The Beeman” to the JCC School library and shared information with the third grade students about bees, monarch butterflies and the role pollination has in the agricultural industry.
 

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Wed
16
Mar

New Tecumseh Council member takes office

By Ann Wickett
 
Renee Carter was sworn into office as a member of the Tecumseh City Council on March 7. “I was nervous and at times it was overwhelming,” said Carter. “Yet, getting out of your comfort zone helps you grow.” Carter felt welcomed as other council members came up and introduced themselves to her at the meeting.
 

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Wed
16
Mar

A successful farmer relies on good farming practices and financial management

By Ann Wickett
 
“There’s seldom any gray area when it comes to farming,” said Russ Eltiste Sr., of Tecumseh, who has been farming for 47 years. He first started farming in partnership with his father, Dale Eltiste. Russ and his dad, decided to end this partnership about 1 ½ years later. “We decided to end the partnership before we got to the point where we wouldn’t talk to each other,” Eltiste said. In 1971, Russ and his wife, Carolyn, purchased the farm where they currently live at 721 Road and 613 Avenue. Eltiste currently farms 760 acres of cropland plus renting out other farmland and pastureland.

 

Wed
09
Mar

Community Building repairs approved by council

By Ray Kappel
Sunrise Publications, Inc.
 
Fixing up the Community Building looks doable. The city had asked its engineering firm, Olsson’s, for an opinion about what it would cost to fix the building up. The opinion stated that it would cost $134,500 to repair the building. City officials had feared that the number would be much higher.
 
 
Wed
09
Mar

Johnson County democrats vote for Sanders at caucus

Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton in the Nebraska State Democratic Caucus Saturday, and Sanders carried Johnson County. The total for the state was 19,120 votes for Sanders and 14,340 votes for Clinton. That gave Sanders a 57.1 percent to 42.9 percent edge state-wide. Sanders picked up 15 delegates and Clinton 10.
 
 
Wed
09
Mar

Community shows support for Hospital at Foundation Gala

Sponsors and participants of the Johnson County Hospital Foundation Gala are making an impact on the quality of healthcare in our community. On Saturday, March 5th, the JCH Foundation hosted its 4th annual gala, which raised more than $4,000 to help pay for the purchase of a new 64-slice CT scanner for the hospital. Although The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust awarded Johnson County Hospital a $400,000 grant for the scanner, there are many expenses that are not covered by the grant. The proceeds from the gala will go toward those expenses.
 
 

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