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Wed
06
Aug

Women of Achievement, Courage and Distinction honored

Johnson County celebrated its women of achievement, courage and distinction at a banquet hosted by the Southeast Nebraska Community Action partnership on August 3 in Tecumseh. Connie Baum served as emcee and described this first time event like she was broadcasting live as a radio talk show host.
 

 

Wed
06
Aug

Christens share fresh produce with Johnson County residents

Planting the garden and selling the fresh produce in the Johnson County area is a hobby for Joe Christen as well as a community service project. He likes treating the residents at Belle Terrace and Ridgeview Towers with his fresh produce
 

 

Wed
06
Aug

Sterling Public Schools to start August 13

Sterling Public Schools will start its 2014-2015 school year with a full day of classes on Wednesday, August 13. Teacher in-service days will be held August 11-12. A Staff picnic will be held Monday evening, August 11. A pre-K –6-grade open house and 7th grade orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m..
 

 

Wed
30
Jul

Tecumseh BPW changes proposed capital expenditures

The Board of Public Works tabled  action on liquidated damages for the construction of Well No. 1 at a special meeting July 21. They tabled the idea until the August Board meeting. Olsson’s  Associates engineer Craig Reinsch
told the board about the timeline for completion.  
 
Wed
30
Jul

A farming heritage: planting and watching the crops grow

“One-hundred years is a milestone,” said Lyle Fisher of Cook. He and his family will be honored as recipients of the AkSarBen Pioneer Farm Family Award at the Johnson County Fair on August  17. Three generations of the Fisher family have owned 80 acres of land located one mile west and 2  ¼ miles south of Cook. The land was first owned by Fisher’s greatgrandparents John and Laura Fisher and John’s brother George
 
Wed
30
Jul

TFD to the Rescue!

Tecumseh firefighters make sure the flame is out and the engine is cooled down. The Tecumseh firefighters responded to the call of an engine fire that destroyed Randy Speckmann’s 1985 Chevy pickup as he was traveling down a county road about five miles east of Tecumseh 
 
Wed
23
Jul

Board of Equalization listen to 40 protests

Johnson County’s Board of Equalization listened to 40 protests from area taxpayers regarding land valuation changes on ag land, residential, commercial, and acreages. Chairman Terry Keebler said 22 of the 40 protests
were on ag land valuations. He added that the main complaint was that there was too much of an increase in ag land values 
 
Wed
23
Jul

Bob Smidt family to be honored with Pioneer Farm Family Award

Bob Smidt, a former Crab Orchard farmer, will be smiling down on his family as they receive the 2014 Ak- SarBen Pioneer Farm Family Award as the fourth generation of the Pellam- Smidt family to own and operate a family farm for 100 years. Smidt was looking forward to his family’s farm being 100 years old this year  
 
Wed
23
Jul

Best of Show

Best of Show recipient Don Schinkus stands by his 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS. Page 11 for results of car show.
 
Wed
16
Jul

JCC Schools to focus on conservative budget for 2014-2015

Johnson County Central School School Board plans to be conservative when preparing the budget for the 2014-2015 school year as a means to assist the patrons of the district because of the school district’s increase in valuation. Superintendent Jack Moles added that the JCC school district still wants to grow its cash reserve as much as possible. 
 

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