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Wed
26
Oct

New director for Johnson County Hospital Home Health Services Department

By Ann Wickett
 
Terri Buck became the director of the Home Health Services department for the Johnson County Hospital in September. Buck is a registered nurse who has been employed with the Johnson County Hospital for six years. For the first three years, she worked as a nurse on the hospital’s floor. Then she began working as a Home Health nurse and has continued in that capacity. Currently, Buck is focusing on expanding the services being offered at the Johnson County Hospital Home Health department in order to meet the needs of the patients more effectively. Recently laptop computers have been added to use during home health visits in order to have convenient access to the patient’s medical file.
 
Wed
26
Oct

Trauernicht seeks election with write-in campaign

STERLING–Russell Trauernicht is running as a write-in candidate for the Sterling Board of Education. “I would like to improve working relationships between Administration, Staff, School Board and the community,” said Trauernicht. He added that he would also like to build on Sterling Board of Education’s communications with surrounding school districts.
 

 

Wed
26
Oct

Monday Night at the Museum speaker Dr. Ben Rubin

By Ann Wickett
 
“My family and I were the only Jewish family to ever live in Tecumseh and I think we will always be the only Jewish family to ever live in Tecumseh, said Ben Rubin, a guest speaker for Monday Night at the Museum on October 24. Ben Rubin, Jr., was born in Vareklani, Latvia on March 1, 1937. He was the third son of Ben and Eva Rubin. The year after Ben was born, the Rubin family had an opportunity to go to the United States. Rubin’s father did not want to go because he had a good business and a good social life. He was happy with the way things were.
 

 

Wed
26
Oct

Casting for Recovery therapeutic support for breast cancer survivors

By Ann Wickett
 
Janet Dieckgrafe of Cook had the opportunity to participate in Nebraska’s Casting for Recovery retreat. The mission of Casting for Recovery is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly-fishing. Casting for Recovery’s retreats are open to breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, and are free to participants. Casting for Recovery was founded in 1996 in Manchester, Vermont, by a breast cancer reconstructive surgeon and a professional fly fisher. To date, Casting for Recovery has conducted more than 550 retreats serving more than 7,500 women nationwide.
 
Wed
19
Oct

Anonymous donor boosts Legacy Window project

TECUMSEH–A recent anonymous cash donation to the Johnson County Historical Museum was overwhelming. According to Sarah Williamson, president of the museum, an envelope addressed to the museum was left at her residence. When she opened the envelope, she was shocked to find fourteen $100 bills and one $50 bill. There was a typewritten note that said, “Legacy Window honoring Sarah  Williamson, Fred Pooch, and Jim Borrenpohl for their Vision, Passion and Determination.”
 
Wed
19
Oct

Sterling woman paints mural with patriotic theme symbolizing our American heritage

By Ann Wickett
 
“It makes you feel good when people appreciate your vision,” said Heidi McNeil of Sterling who recently painted on the west side of the Sterling Post 140 American Legion Building. The mural depicts a bald eagle flying through at the center American Flag. McNeil is an artist who paints with emotion and challenges herself to improve her techniques. “It’s a great joy when I see everything coming together as the final product,” she said.
 
Wed
19
Oct

Corn yields are better than average this year

This year’s fall harvest got off to a slow start because of the wet weather. However, the corn harvest is about 60 percent complete according to Denny Lane, manager of the Midwest Cooperative at Tecumseh. The corn yields were about 10 to 20 percent above average. “We were happily surprised with the corn yields because they were better than expected,” Lane said.
 
Wed
12
Oct

Coat Drive scheduled in Tecumseh

A Coat Drive is being held in the Tecumseh community through Monday, October 24. New or used coats, hats and gloves, men’s women’s and children’s in all sizes. Please be sure the items are in good, clean condition with no holes, tears or rips. All of the above items may be dropped off at Belle Terrace, Johnson County Hospital, and and the Johnson County SENCA office.
 
Wed
12
Oct

Monday Night at the Museum

Kathi Mercure was the first speaker to be ‘knighted’ as a guest speaker on Monday night at the Museum event by Sarah Williamson, president, of the Johnson County Historical Museum during the months of October and November.
 

 

Wed
12
Oct

Sterling native, his students and his music

By Ann Wickett
 
It’s one thing to get a group of 32 advanced music students to cooperate in singing together as a group, but when you add a wide diversity of cultures and lifestyles to the mix it can be challenging! Jeffe Huls, a native of Sterling, was the choral music instructor who dealt with the challenges of these students in a documentary film BIG VOICE! … Huls has taught music education at Santa Monica Schools in Santa Monica, California for the past 12 years. Santa Monica’s enrollment is approximately 3,000 students. Approximately 220 to 230 of those students participate in Mr. Huls’ music classes.
 

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