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Wed
18
May

Sahs receives D.J.’s Heroes Award

By Ann Wickett 
News Editor 
 
“I was extremely surprised and completely shocked,” said Bryce Sahs upon discovering that he was a recipient of a D.J.’s Heroes Award sponsored through the Salvation Army. Given in memory of D.J. Sokol. D.J. Sokol had many obstacles to overcome; however, he focused his energy on his family and friends. With a passion for life, he delighted everyone around him, and with an engaging sense of humor, he profoundly impacted his community. D.J.’s positive outlook on life and extraordinary dedication to helping others made him a hero.

 

Wed
18
May

Broady named Nebraska 2016 History Teacher of the Year

In a special ceremony on Monday afternoon, Lori Broady, history teacher at Johnson-Brock Schools was announced as Nebraska’s 2016 History Teacher of the Year. A trophy and plaque were presented by representatives of the Nebraska Department of Education including Harris Payne, Director of Social Studies, Lora Sypal and Patricia Timm, members of the Nebraska Department of Education, Board of Directors.

 

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Wed
11
May

Trump wins Nebraska

The unofficial primary election results have Donald Trump the undisputed winner of the Republican votes in Johnson County with 325 votes for 63% of the votes cast. He will get all of Nebraska’s 36 delegates. In March the Democrats had their caucus in Nebraska and Bernie Sanders came out the winner. W with both candidates still on the ballot Hillary Clinton came out ahead statewide and in Johnson County Sanders was ahead by 5 votes.
 
Wed
11
May

Arson charges filed against two inmates

By Ann Wickett
 
Two inmates Lenaris Brown Inmate #76498, and Kyle Croghan, Inmate #70590, have been charged with one count each of third degree arson for setting a fire/multiple fires, which caused an estimated $500,000 in damages to two housing units at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution during the May 10, 2015 riot. Arson is a Class IV felony. The charge of arson against these two inmates was filed by Laura Nigro, Deputy Johnson County Attorney with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office on April 27th. Both inmates could receive a maximum of five years imprisonment or a $10,000 fine. 
 
Wed
11
May

News Editor goes on the flight of her life

By Ann Wickett
 
“They said it would be like a roller-coaster ride and they were right.” I had the opportunity of a lifetime! I was one of 10 media personnel who participated in a demonstration flight aboard the “Fat Albert” C-130 Aircraft used by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as a support aircraft. The highlight of the flight was to experience positive and negative G-forces. I received an invitation from Master Sgt. Shannon Nielsen of the Nebraska National Guard to participate in this flight, which was scheduled for Friday, May 6 at approximately 3 p.m. The Blue Angels’ teams were in Lincoln preparing for the “Guardians of Freedom” air show and open house scheduled on Saturday Sunday, May 7-8.
Wed
11
May

Hugs all around on Graduation Day

JCC Salutatorian Mitch Faris and Valedictorian Grant Moles stand for a photo in front of the podium before the 2016 graduation ceremony begins.

 

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Wed
04
May

Phillippi to head pool committee

By Ray Kappel
 
TECUMSEH–According to the last Town Hall meeting, the pool is the number one priority in Tecumseh. The pool is aging and needs to be replaced. It had a leak but now  seems to be holding and city officials expect to open the pool on its traditional opening day, Memorial Day weekend.          
 
Wed
04
May

Correctional Professionals Month to be observed in May

The Month of May has been declared as Correctional Professionals Month. In 1984, President Ronald Regan created “National Correctional Officers’ Week” by signing proclamation 5187. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services wanted to extend its appreciation of all of its employees and decided to make the month of May “Correctional Professionals Month.”  The NDCS wants to recognize every single person that works for NDCS because they each contribute something different.  The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has Employee Activity Councils (EAC) in each of its facilities that strive to plan activities that bring the employees together.         
 
Wed
04
May

Teaching children about safety in agriculture

By Ann Wickett
 
Brad Anderson, weather meteorologist for Channel 10/11 news station played a double role on Thursday, as he was a guest speaker for the Southeast Nebraska Safety Day held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on April 28. Anderson’s  first role was as a reporter for the Pure Nebraska television show, which conducted live segments of the Progressive Safety Day events on Thursday’s broadcast of Pure  Nebraska between 9 and 10 a.m. Anyone wanting to see more information about these segments of Southeast Nebraska Safety Day can check the website  purenebraska@1011now.com.       
 
Wed
04
May

Celebrating Arbor Day on the Square

Fourth Grade students of Johnson County Central Schools and St. Andrew’s School gathered in the Johnson County Courtyard on Friday morning, April 29 to learn  about the proper ways to plant a tree. Two red oak trees were planted in observance of Arbor Day by the City of Tecumseh’s Tree Board. One red oak was planted on the west side of the courtyard, while the other was planted on the south side. Mark McDonald of the Nemaha  Natural Resources District talked about the benefits of trees in Nebraska such as providing air, shade, food for wildlife such as deer, turkeys  and raccoons, as well as firewood, furniture and paper products.     
 

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