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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. 
 
Wed
19
Feb

Girl Scouts bring the bling to Pinewood Derby

Sterling’s Boy Scout Pack #326 hosted a Pinewood Derby car race and car show at the Sterling high school gymnasium on February 16. Members in Webelos I and II include: Sam Boldt, Treyton Cockerill, Kaleb Masur, Riley Vermeer, Kody Goracke, Tanner McDonald. Their leader is Luke Boldt 
 
Wed
19
Feb

TCSI recognizes staff members

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution is proud to recognize the following staff as recipients of 2013 annual awards: 2013 Employee of the Year for Operations: Michael Carr, Recreation Specialist 2013 Employee of the Year for Administrative Services: Nicole Liscomb, Acting Canteen Supervisor  
 
Wed
12
Feb

JCC Board reviews costs for school psychologist

By Ann Wickett.
 
While reviewing the bills and claims at their February 10 meeting, the Johnson County Central Schools Board of Education discussed they still didn’t have an answer to the high monthly costs for the school psychologist. “We still have the same questions we had a year ago,” said board member Teresa Goracke. She also questioned why so much testing is conducted every month. Middle School Principal Rich Bacon said the school psychologist provides consistency and she knows the families and students. “They trust her and she has a good relationship with the parents,” he added.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Keebler becomes president of Nebraska Association of County Officials

By Ann Wickett.
 
“It’s a great honor to lead all of the county officials throughout the state and I plan to do my best as president this year,” said Johnson County Commissioner Terry Keebler of Sterling who was elected as the President of the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) during the annual convention on December 13, 2013. Keebler previously served as secretary-treasurer of the association in 2012, and vice president in 2013. Keebler has served on the Board of Directors for NACO for the past seven years. He served four years as a district director before becoming an officer.
 

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