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Wed
17
Aug

Grace Bentzinger Johnson County Woman of Distinction

The SENCA Advisory Board was so impressed with one of last year’s candidates that it was decided to bring this nomination forward again this year. Eleta Eisenhauer wrote with pride about her friend Grace Bentzinger. According to Eleta, Grace has always been involved in so many activities and has achieved so many things in her eight short decades. She is a tireless church worker. She had traveled to do mission work with students.
 
Wed
17
Aug

Engel top earner in Extreme Bullriding

 
Trey Engel won the Extreme Bullriding Tour at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Saturday night before a packed crowed in the Events Center. Engel scored an 82 and an 86 and was awarded $941.49. Engel was awarded the Jerry Nolte belt buckle. Dakota Eagleburger and Issiac Toliver tied for second and third place with a score of 84. Their winnings was $627.66 each.
 
Wed
17
Aug

Saturday Night Bull Riding

 
A bullrider hangs on for the eight second ride before a crowd of fans in Tecumseh on Saturday night
 

 

Wed
17
Aug

Welcome to the 2016 Johnson County Fair

 
By Ann Wickett
 
Wed
10
Aug

Sharing 150 years of God’s faithfulness at St. John (Stone) Lutheran Church

By Ann Wickett
 
A gentle rain on Sunday morning didn’t hinder the attendance at the 150th Anniversary celebration of St. John’s (Stone) Church on Sunday morning. Over 400 people were in attendance and enjoyed a great day of special music, reminiscing and fellowship. Rev. Megan Morrow, Assistant to the Bishop, Nebraska Synod, was the guest speaker. According to Rev. Morrow, the early settlers in the mid-1880’s made an incredible investment to St. John’s Stone Lutheran Church through faithful service through the sharing of Christ and bringing Christ to others.
 
 
Wed
10
Aug

Johnson County women honored as gold and jewels

“Women are the Gold and Jewels of Johnson County,” was the fitting theme for the 2016 Johnson County Women of Distinction ceremony held at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, August 7. Connie Baum and Eric Biehl served as emcees for this event. The 2016 Johnson County Women of Distinction ceremony was held in conjunction with the celebration of the Southeast Nebraska Community Action organization’s 50th birthday. Johnson County’s SENCA Advisory Board members who were recognized included: Judy Coe, Sally Hutt, Ann Curry, Cortney Brown, Sopha Kongmanyvong, and Kevin VanLaningham. The SENCA organization is about helping people and changing lives.
 
Wed
10
Aug

Family members of Braniff Flight 250 gather at memorial for 50th reunion

By Ann Wickett
 
“It was a bittersweet experience and well presented,” said Omer Kuhlmann of Sterling. “The people of Falls City outdid themselves,” he added as he attended the 50th reunion of the Braniff Flight 250 crash where 38 passengers and 4 crewmembers died during a horrific thunderstorm on August 6, 1966. Kuhlmann, who lived in Omaha at the time, was the first Braniff airline representative to arrive at the crash site 50 years ago.
 
Wed
10
Aug

From the Chieftain Files

by Laura Turnbull
 
2006-10 Years Ago
Construction began last week on a new 70’ x 140’ steel building on the north side of Topp’s Mechanical Inc. in Tecumseh. This new facility will be utilized for tank and pressure vessel fabrication, according to Ria Topp, secretary, treasurer for Topp’s Mechanical Inc. According to Luke Topp, coowner of Topp’s Mechanical, Inc., the tank and pressure vessel fabrication is another avenue as Topp’s Mechanical Inc., becomes a more diversified company.
 
Wed
10
Aug

Bells to ring as area schools begin the 2016-2017 school year

The month of August has rolled around again and once again it will time for the school bells to rind in a new school year. Find out when classes for the 2016-2017 school year will begin in the following area schools. Johnson County Central Schools Staff members will report to Johnson County Central Schools on Wednesday, August 17. Students will report on Tuesday, August 23.
 
 
Wed
03
Aug

Soybean Management Field Day set for August 11Th

Plan to attend the 2016 Soybean Management Field Day near Cordova at 4754 Saltillo Rd. in Seward County on Thursday, August 11th, sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board and Nebraska Extension. This year’s local program will be held on the Eberspacher Family Farms. At the site there will be demonstration plots, lunch and time for questions. Producers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today’s global economy. Free registration is available the day of the event. The program begins with registration at 9:00 a.m., followed by four 1 hour presentations from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 

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