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Mar

March 3 busy day at clerk’s office

Monday, March 3 was a busy day at the Johnson County Clerk’s office as four patrons from the Sterling School District came in to file as candidates for the Sterling Board of Education before the 4:30 p.m. deadline. These candidates include Lois Agena of Sterling, Rick Vollman of Douglas, Kevin McAuliffe of Sterling and James P. Wenzl of Sterling. Incumbent Mike Hestermann had filed earlier in the year 
 
Wed
12
Mar

Eat pancakes. Help the Fire Department meet goals

The Tecumseh Fire Department is hoping to get a much needed new firehouse. The Tecumseh Economic Development committee is helping them toward their goal by designating a plot of land at Shawnee Ridge for the new firehouse. This is all in the planning stage as yet but people at the pancake feed got to see a drawing of the proposed building at the pancake feed. Proceeds from pancake feeds help the department purchase equipment 
 
Wed
12
Mar

Future Lady Jets Support Team

Katie Boldt and Lauren Harms cheer on the Sterling Lady Jets to TAKE STATE as they advanced to the final round of the Class D-2 Girls’ State Basketball Tournament against Wynot on Saturday. For all results
 
Wed
05
Mar

Corn ends up back in a field

A semi trailer accident occurred on 622 Avenue about 6:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning, February 26. According to an accident report by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, a 2007 Freightliner semi trailer driven by Michael Wilcox of Pawnee City, had just turned north off of 730 Road and was driving northbound on 622 Avenue when the truck left the roadway and flipped on its side  
 
Wed
05
Mar

Emergency manager tells council Tecumseh has to rely on help in case of an oil spill from trains or trucks

Is Tecumseh prepared for an oil leak or spill? That was a question examined at the Monday night City Council meeting. Councilman Larry Carmine asked the question and Clint Strayhorn, Emergency Management Director, came to answer. Strayhorn said they wouldn’t be able to train enough volunteers and equip them properly to handle that kind of emergency, but there are others who are trained. He said there is a six-man Nebraska State
Patrol unit trained for this type of emergency, but the problem is they may take half a day to get to the emergency
 
Wed
05
Mar

New development designated for Shawnee Ridge

The Tecumseh Economic Development Committee agreed to purchase 12.3 acres of land on the north edge of Shawnee Ridge subdivision during a meeting on February 27. The land will be divided in two with the Tecumseh Fire District locating a new building on the west six acres and the Economic Development Committee building a spec building for prospective business development on the east six acres. “I think this will be a good partnership,”
said Economic Developer Doug Goracke  
 
Thu
27
Feb

Deputy sees the heart-break of drug addiction

By Ray Kappel.
 
His eyes well up when he thinks of her. Johnson County Deputy Lynn Lyon was giving one of his talks on the effect of drugs to some high school students a number of years ago when a young girl approached him. He was talking about a man in Burchard whose daughter and wife left him because of his meth use. Then the man was leveraged out of his house by a drug dealer who he owed because of meth buys. “That was my dad,” the girl was telling him after the talk. Lyon said he was sorry. “Don't be,” the girl said. “That's the way it happened, just like you told it.”
 
Thu
27
Feb

Board of Public Works changes mind, keeps old contract with GenMech

By Ray Kappel.
 
The Tecumseh Board of Public Works Tuesday, in a special meeting with GenMech, agreed to stick with the old contract. GenMech was to have completed the new well this spring. In fact, the well was to have been substantially completed by March 3 of 2014 with final completion by May 1, according to the original contract. GenMech was represented at the meeting by Marlin Davis and Leo McConnell, who said they had several problems in Avoca on another job that kept them from completing the Tecumseh project. Davis told them of his son, who works for them, who was paralyzed from a fall this past year. Davis said there had been several problems for them to face elsewhere that kept them from the appointed time.
 
Thu
27
Feb

Children invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 6-7 at Peru State

(Peru, Neb.) The Peru Student Education Association (PSEA) will celebrate the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss by hosting area children on the Peru State College campus Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7 for four special theatrical presentations of Green Eggs and Ham, If I Ran A Zoo and King Looie Katz. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose will be read to students during an intermission. Performances, which are free and open to the public, begin at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day in the College Theatre.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Elk Creek mining project gradually moving forward

“I am extremely excited about my new role and the opportunities that are in front of us,” said Mark Smith in an email interview. Smith joined the NioCorp Developments, Ltd., advisory board in February 2013 and became certified executive officer and a director in September 2013. Smith indicated he was familiar with the Elk Creek niobium mining project, since for over 26 years he was associated with Molycorp, the company that initially discovered the Elk Creek niobium deposit in the early 1970’s. 
 

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