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Wed
11
Jun

History of Steinauer community preserved at Heritage House

“This is a way to preserve our community and heritage,” said Erma Gyhra of Steinauer. The former Post Offi ce in Steinauer has been renovated into the Steinauer Heritage House, which will feature a variety of photographs
and books highlighting miscellaneous events occurring in the Steinauer community as a way to preserve its heritage for future generations to see
Wed
11
Jun

Father’s Day chicken barbecue turns 50!

Do you know why the annual chicken barbecue has been a success in the Johnson community for the past 50 years? All of the credit goes to approximately 135 members of the community who volunteer their time each year to assist with barbecuing the chickens, preparing the baked beans and coleslaw, scheduling a variety of events for children and adults to enjoy throughout the day and serving the steady lines of families who gather to treat their
fathers, husbands, etc to a great father’s day meal. 
 
Wed
11
Jun

Second drill rig set up in Elk Creek

On June 2nd, a second drill rig completed mobilization to the project site, and is expected to commence drilling operations on June 3rd. The fi rst drill rig has been on site for two weeks, and as of June 1st has completed
approximately 560 meters of core drilling 
 
Tue
10
Jun

Elk Creek Niobium Project Town Hall Luncheon

ELK  CREEK,  NE –   NioCorp   Developments   Ltd. is hosting a TOWN HALL LUNCHEON at the Elk Creek, Nebraska fire station hall on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm. The NioCorp Developments Ltd. management team is pleased to have the opportunity to meet the local community and will be discussing the Elk Creek Niobium Project including current drill site activities. The featured speakers will be Mark A. Smith (CEO & Director), Peter Dickie (President, Director & Secretary) and Scott Honan (Vice President, Business Development). Directly following the luncheon beginning around 2:30 pm Mark A. Smith, Peter Dickie and Scott Honan will be holding a press event near the drill site at the geological work station buildings located at 72027 HWY 50, Elk Creek, NE 68348. The local community and media are welcome and encouraged to attend both events.

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Wed
04
Jun

Residential properties in Cook and Sterling re-appraised this year

Nebraska statutes require all county assessors in the state of Nebraska to make a systematic inspection and review of taxable property within the county every six years. A Plan of Assessment is prepared each year by Johnson County Assessor Karen Koehler and submitted to the County Board of Equalization (Commissioners) and the Department of Revenue’s Property Assessment Division. The Plan outlines the assessment actions for the current and next two years, continually updating it each year so that at the end of each six-year period, all taxable property Johnson County has been reviewed
 
Wed
04
Jun

Recent PhD recipient begins grand experiment transplanting trees from New York to SE NE

A wise man once said, “Trees are a gift to the next generation!” John Gottula of New York, and son of Alan Gottula of Elk Creek, wants to be a part of bringing pleasure to the people of Nebraska for the next 150 years. How is Gottula going to accomplish this goal? By transplanting a diverse variety of seedlings from pines, oaks, Japanese maple and even a gingko tree on his father’s homestead
 
Wed
04
Jun

Ricketts names heidemann as running mate

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Pete Ricketts today named Lavon Heidemann, current Lieutenant Governor, farmer and livestock producer, former Regent, and former state senator, as his running mate and nominee for Lieutenant Governor. “Lavon is a man of great character, broad experience, and collaborative skill,” Ricketts said.
 
Thu
29
May

Memorial Day Ceremonies

Fr. Thomas Dunavan officiates at a Memorial Day mass at the St. Mary cemetery in observance of Memorial Day on May 26. The American flag waves gently in the breeze as Tecumseh residents and out of town guests gather at the Johnson County courtyard for a Memorial Day ceremony conducted by members  of Tecumseh’s American Legion Post #2 and VFW Post #8221 on May 26
 
 
 
Thu
29
May

Drilling for competency and grade data on niobium ore near Elk Creek

We’re rocking and rolling in Elk Creek,” said Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann as drilling activities commenced on the niobium project southwest of Elk Creek on May 21. “It feels very good to be back here in the drilling phase. It’s been a long time a coming,” said Peter Dickie, president and founder of the Nio- Corp Developments, Ltd. “We’re very pleased with the patience of the people in the community, we expected to be drilling sooner, but our capital was harder to achieve, but we’re back now,” he added 
 
Thu
29
May

All Betty’s Children to assist other families in their fight against cancer

“I think it went very well. “We’ve had an overwhelming support from the community,” said Tyler Evans, president of “All Betty’s Children” benevolent society established to assist families confronting cancer. A golf tournament and wine tasting event kicked off the first year fundraiser on Saturday, May 24.
 

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