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Apr

Saga of the Golden Horseshoe or...

The Cook Lions Club presents its annual melodrama dinner theatre “The Saga of the Golden Horseshoe...or That Was No Lady, That Was My Filly” on April 22th, 23rd, 29th, and 30th at the Cook Community Center. A cast of twenty-one, made up of actors from the Cook and Tecumseh area, will treat the audience to night full of twists and turns, disguises, and laughter. 
 
 
Wed
20
Apr

Sterling fifth grade student honors his grandma with winning essay

Kevin Bessey, a fifth grade student at Sterling Public Schools wrote what he loved about his grandmother Barbara Heusman, His essay, “What My Mother Means to Me,” was first place in the state contest held by American Mothers Inc., (AMI). The essay was sent to Washington, D.C. and competed in the National competition.
 
Wed
13
Apr

Contract for downtown water service improvements to be presented to council Monday

By Ann Wickett
 
The Tecumseh City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, April 18 to discuss three agenda items. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Tecumseh Utilities Conference Room. The three agenda items are as follows: The first item is a public hearing and comments regarding the application for a Class I Liquor License (Beer, Wine, Distilled Spirits, On Sale Only) of Kenneth Adkins, dba TNT Smokin’ BBQ, located at 366 Broadway Street in Tecumseh.
 
Wed
13
Apr

Future of swimming pool ranked top priority among community needs

Approximately 15 Tecumseh residents gathered at the Tecumseh Utilities Building on Thursday night to discuss the needs of the community. At the end of the discussion, the top five community needs were ranked in priority. These community needs are as follows
1) Swimming pool
2) Street conditions (other than the Historic Square.
3) Employment.
4) Demolition and site clearance of derelict/abandoned properties.
5) Downtown Historic Square Infrastructure: Streets, Water, Sidewalks, Storm Drainage.
 
Wed
13
Apr

Schuster honored for 70 years of dedicated service with Sterling’s Harm Sangen Post #140

David Schuster of Sterling was recognized with a certificate for 70 years of continuous service with the Harm Sangen American Legion Post #140 during a special ceremony at the Sterling American Legion Hall on Monday night. Schuster was surprised to see the people in attendance, especially the reporter from Channel 10/11 who interviewed him for a story. Schuster joined the U.S. Army in 1945. Dave was a member of the 42nd Engineers Company. He served many roles while he was in the Army.
 
Wed
13
Apr

JCC students earn top awards at state FFA convention

By Ann Wickett
 
“I was very pleased with their (JCC FFA members) performance. They’ve studied hard for their contests and there is a lot of competition, said Christy Hodges FFA sponsor at Johnson County Central Schools and Johnson-Brock Schools, upon competing in the State FFA competition in Lincoln last week. State FFA results are as follows: Tyson Parrish placed first in oxy acetylene (OA) Welding. “I sure didn’t expect it,” said Parrish. He added that he knew Thursday night he was among the top 3, but he didn’t know what his placing was.
 
Wed
06
Apr

Yours for the Taking Spruce up Tecumseh Days

Spruce It Up, Tecumseh! Residents of Tecumseh have a great opportunity to clean up around their homes and yards during the annual City-wide Clean-up Days Thursday through Saturday, April 21-23 and Monday, April 25. Yours for the Taking Daze is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 21-22. This is a fun way of disposing of your “stuff.” Place unwanted household items on the curb and hope your neighbors take it.  
 
Wed
06
Apr

City to get new computer programs

By Ray Kappel
 
TECUMSEH–The pool is a go for this year. After several issues with the old pool, Councilman Larry Carmine reported to the board that the pool seems to be working now and that they can begin to hire personnel for the summer. The city crew has had trouble getting a leak fixed, but now it appears it is holding. At some point the Council will have to decide what to do with the pool and if you are coming to the April 7 Town Hall, you can bring that up as an issue. It was a priority issue five years ago when the last city survey of residents was done.  
 
Wed
06
Apr

Occupational therapy help elderly remain in their homes

By Ann Wickett
 
Dan DeAngelo is an occupational therapist with the Belle Terrace Occupational Therapy and Outpatient Services in Tecumseh. DeAngelo enjoys helping people return to their daily activities, such as dressing and feeding themselves, cooking, driving and participating in their hobbies. If the clients don’t have enough strength to do these hobbies the way they used to, we find new ways to help them,” said DeAngelo. For example, if someone wants to return to their hobby of gardening, but doesn’t have his or her full strength, DeAngelo will recommend he or she try growing a raised garden bed, so they don’t have to kneel down on the ground to take care of his or her garden vegetables. 
 
Wed
06
Apr

Delivering social, school, community news and announcements for over 45 years

By Ann Wickett
 
The Johnson Rag has served as a community information center for Johnson and surrounding communities for over 45 years. According to Mary Michel, the first newsletter was published in November 1970. At that time, the Johnson Rag was assembled, folded and labeled in the mortuary. In about 1983, the Johnson Rag, was prepared and assembled at the Johnson-Brock Schools so the volunteers would have computer access. In recent years, the Johnson Rag has been formatted, copied and pasted to 8-by-14-inch sheets of paper, then duplicated on a duplicator and later assembled, folded and labeled at the Johnson Fire Hall.
 

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