News

Wed
30
Dec

Tecumseh City Clerk quits

By Ann Wickett
 
A reliable, but unnamed source, told the Tecumseh Chieftain that-Tuesday afternoon, Tecumseh City Clerk Paula Darling gave her key to city hall to Mayor Bill Montz and announced that she quit Logically, a comment from Mayor Bill Montz would be in order when such an important position to the smooth operation of city government goes empty. But that comment was hard to come by.

 

Wed
30
Dec

Tecumseh native honored at Children’s Hospital in Omaha

By Ann Wickett
 
On November 22, a dedication ceremony was held at Children’s Hospital in Omaha where a plaque was installed recognizing a gift made to the Criss Heart Center’s Fellowship program in memory of Dr. Sidney Rubin. Rubin and his younger brother, Ben, Tecumseh natives, both grew up to be doctors. Dr. Sidney Rubin’s daughters and three pediatric colleagues attended the dedication ceremony. Children’s Hospital in Omaha currently has a program where they monitor through adulthood, children born with heart issues. Dr. Ben Rubin said.
 
Wed
30
Dec

Mayor talks about 2015 accomplishments

By Ann Wickett
 
Tecumseh Mayor Bill Montz shared some highlights and accomplishments involving the city of Tecumseh in 2015. Mayor Montz said one of the biggest accomplishments was city’s purchase and demolition of 10 dilapidated homes. It cost the city of Tecumseh an estimated $50,000 to accomplish these demolition projects. He credited City Attorney Bruce Dalluge with moving the documentation process for these demolition projects forward.
 
Wed
30
Dec

Just enough snow to go sledding

The Tecumseh area officially received 2 inches of snow on Monday, according to Mark McDonald of the Nemaha NRD office. The snow measured .17 of precipitation. McDonald said the weather meteorologists had difficulty pinpointing the direction of this snowstorm. However, the significant portion of this storm was tracked about 100 miles east of this area in Iowa. “We were fortunate we only had two inches of snow. We could have had nine to 10 inches of snow,” said McDonald.
 
Wed
23
Dec

You CAN be safe over the Holidays

By Sara Kettelhake
 
Aren’t the holidays great!? It is so fun to bake cookies, put up  decorations, and meet up with family and friends during the holiday season that we sometimes forget simple safety rules. 
 

 

Wed
23
Dec

Mikkeller PEACE beer brewed in honor & memory of Fr. Clinch’s brother

By Ann Wickett
 
It’s a real tribute to him,” said Fr. Craig Clinch of Tecumseh as Mike Dinges, a friend of Clinch’s brother Pat, had a beer brewed in Pat’s memory by the Mikkeller Brewery in Belgium. Pat Clinch died of pancreatic cancer on May 25, 2015. The beer, a Belgian Abbey Ale with coffee and friendship, was brewed and bottled in Belgium about two weeks after Clinch passed away.

 

Wed
23
Dec

Ho...Ho...Hope It´s Merry!

Stefani and Shelbi Peters of Elk Creek have a good time sharing their Christmas wishes with Santa Claus on his visit to Tecumseh at the Christmas on the Square community celebration on December 8th

 

Wed
23
Dec

Sharing the “good news” of Christmas

By Ann Wickett
 
Shout the Good News was the theme and title of a Community Christmas Cantata held at the Grace Lutheran Church on December 21. Area singers participating of the Community Cantata include: front row, l-r, Diane Effhoff, speaker; Donna Miller; Evelyn Effken, Arlene Panko, Aleisha McDonald, Grace Bentzinger, Emily Fricke, director; Myrna Schmid; middle row, l-r, Kate Wellensiek, Alta Bohling, Mary Grundman, Elaine Hauberg, Amber Drake, Lisa Niedermeyer, Annika McDonald, Shelby Blum,Lori Panko; back row, l-r, Jeff Damme, Richard Roesener, Grant Moles, Dean Wellensiek, Steve Ruenholl, Robert Niedermeyer, John Pabst. 
 
Wed
16
Dec

Two fatal accidents dim joy of the season

By Ann Wickett

Two residents of Tecumseh were killed in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highways 50 and 41 north of Tecumseh on Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred about 2:50 p.m. According to an investigation by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and the Nebraska  State Patrol, an eastbound tractor trailer bearing the Target© company name and driven by John Fertig collided with the southbound Ford Taurus.

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Wed
16
Dec

Holidays lights shine at Coryell Park

By Ann Wickett

“Our goals is to create a lovely display for the community to enjoy through the holidays,” said Debbie Bruggeman. She and her husband, Kaleb are current caretakers of Coryell Park, located two miles east and three miles north of Johnson. The Bruggemans are carrying on a tradition that was started by Sid and Carol Bruggeman, former caretakers of Coryell Park about 15 years ago when they displayed a small nativity in front of the Chapel.

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