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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. 
 
Wed
16
Jul

Prevention is better than risking injury

“We want to help these young athletes move their bodies efficiently without injury,” said Jed Droge, physical therapist at the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh. Approximately 15 students from the schools of Pawnee City, Sterling and Johnson County Central Schools are currently participating in an eight-day session through the end of July to learn methods for reducing their risks of knee and ACL injuries when competing in sports
 
Wed
16
Jul

Hanging the flag for national paintball championship

Chris Nieveen of Sterling recently claimed the national championship title of the Chicago Open Paintball Tournament. He was part of a fivemember team. The purpose of a paintball competition  is to shoot at the opposing 
team and hang the flag 
 
Wed
09
Jul

Speaking out for Crab Orchard dogs

This story is the second in a series of stories examining care in dog breeding kennels and the role laws and enforcement play in a local setting.
 By Ann Wickett
& Beverly Puhalla

Sunrise Publications, Inc.

CRAB ORCHARD–“It’s about the treatment of the dogs,” said Dave Zyla of Crab Orchard regarding a breeding kennel operated by his neighbor.” We don’t have anything against Linda Hager personally, we’re against Hager’s treatment of the dogs and how’s she’s running things,” Dave said. Dave and Beckie Zyla have lived in Crab Orchard for the past five years.

Wed
09
Jul

The fireworks

It is thought that the fireworks display and concert at M&M Supply on Thursday evening July 3rd had a few thousand spectators. One attendee said that after the show, while traveling north on Hwy 50, she saw a line of traffic in her rear-view mirror that made her think she was in a big city! 
 
Wed
09
Jul

Good quality wheat being harvested

Area wheat producers are satisfied with the quality of wheat they’ve harvested for the 2014 season, according to Denny Lane, manager of the Farmers Cooperative in Tecumseh. The moisture content of the wheat ranged from 12 to 15 percent. The test weight was 58 to 60
 
Thu
03
Jul

Crab Orchard Woman fights to keep breeding kennel business going

This story is the first in a series of stories examining care in dog breeding kennels and the role laws and enforcement play in a local setting.

 

By Ann Wickett & Beverly Puhalla

Tecumseh Chieftain

“I am not a puppy mill, I am a kennel,” said Linda Hager of Crab Orchard as she offered to explain her business, Crab Orchard Kennels.

Hager has been under attack in social media accusing her of running a “puppy mill” and neglecting her dogs. Neighbors Becky and Dave Zyla take issue with how Hager and her companion Ed Ruyle have cared for the dogs. The Zylas became more alarmed when they became aware of the kennel being listed on the Humane Society of United States report “Horrible Hundred; Problem Puppy Mills in the United States.” (www.humansociety.org)

Wed
02
Jul

Construction plans for new fire hall reviewed

“We don’t expect to outgrow this building,” said Kenny Lueders, president of the Tecumseh Fire District’s Board of Directors. He told approximately 25 Tecumseh firefighters and area residents in attendance at a June 26 public
meeting in the existing fire hall, that the proposed plans for the new fire hall would be designed for expansion if necessary 
 
Wed
02
Jul

After 50 years Shuey has seen how technology has changed doctor patient relationship

Dr. Keith Shuey of the Johnson County Medical Center in Tecumseh believes the inventions of the ultrasound and CT scan are the best technological advances in medicine today. Doctors are now able to provide a more precise diagnosis of a patient’s ailment or injury. “Before, the only thing you had to rely was a standard x-ray.” From a personal standpoint, the cell phone has been the best technological  device made.
 
Wed
02
Jul

Sterling SkillsUSA students take third at Nationals

“It’s awesome, we really wanted to win for Mr. Salberg. We’re happy for him and us,” said Erika Goracke as three Sterling students made history for the SkillsUSA Chapter at Sterling Public Schools. They placed third in the Career Pathways in Ag Food competition at the National Convention in Kansas City, Mo., June 24-30. Other team members were Tara Hestermann, and Thomas Tucker
 

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