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Wed
27
Jul

Ready for school? Check those vaccination records!

Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies. It’s also time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines. “Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to ensure a healthy future for their child,” said Chris Eltiste, Immunization Nurse.
 
Wed
20
Jul

Installation of new water mains completed in less than a month

By Ann Wickett
 
Earlier this week, K2 Construction, Inc. completed installing new eight-inch water mains around Tecumseh’s Historic Square. Overall, 4,500 feet of Certalok piping was installed. Costs of this project were estimated at $4,75,000. In preparing for this project, Tecumseh Public Properties crewmembers Tracy Milke and Casey Bohling verified all the utilities buried underneath the sidewalks and brick streets.
 
Wed
20
Jul

Preserving the education provided in Nebraska’s one-room schools

By Ann Wickett
 
The date July 8 has been proclaimed by Governor Pete Ricketts as One Room Schoolhouse Day in Nebraska. Sara Crook, a professor of History and Political Science at Peru State College kicked off the One Room School Conference held at Peru State College on July 8 with a presentation on “It all Started Here.” Peru State College was Nebraska’s first Teachers College. However, at that time, it was considered as a normal college. Daniel Dailey once questioned what a normal school was, but he said that if it had anything to do with education he was all for it. Dailey and T.J. Majors both pushed for having a normal school at Peru State College. In 1921, Peru State Normal College was changed to Peru State Teachers’ College and later became known as Peru State College.
 
Wed
20
Jul

NioCorp produces the first scandium material from Elk Creek

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – NioCorp Developments Ltd. announces that the first sample of scandium material has been produced from its Elk Creek, Nebraska resource. The sample was produced recently during the on-going bench testing and optimization program of the company’s scandium recovery operations at SGS in Lakefield, Ontario. The scandium precipitate was produced through a process that is a precursor to the commercial process that will make higherpurity commercial grade scandium trioxide at NioCorp’s Elk Creek, Nebraska mine and processing facility.
 
Wed
20
Jul

NDCS launches initiatives addressing issues raised in Culture Survey

(LINCOLN) – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services announces, today, the implementation of initiatives aimed at addressing recruitment and retention challenges identified by agency staff in the NDCS Staff Culture Survey published May 2016. The initiatives, a direct result of feedback provided in the survey, include areas concerning staffing, overtime, engagement, and safety, and should be in-place or nearcompletion by Fall 2016.
 
Fri
15
Jul

Enter nominations for Johnson County’s Women of Distinction

By Ann Wickett
 
Fri
15
Jul

It’s time to talk about annual wages for city employees

By Ann Wickett
 
The Tecumseh City Council approved the Employee Wage Scale in a 4-1 vote with Councilman Jim Philippi voting no. Councilman Jesse Grof was absent. The Employee Performance Evaluation form was unanimously approved. A committee will be formed to conduct an evaluation on the three supervisors, City Clerk Lisa Beethe and Public Properties Foremen Doug Goracke and Mike Davison. Beethe indicated that there were no previous policies in how evaluations and salaries were determined. 
 
Fri
15
Jul

Trees split & branches blown down in storm

Many residents throughout Johnson County woke up to seeing tree branches laying in their yards or against their homes, Thursday morning, July 7 after a severe thunderstorm with straight-line winds gusting up to 70 miles an hour blew through the area about 2:30 a.m. Johnson County’s Emergency Manager Clint Strayhorn said that in addition to the straightline winds, pea sized hail also fell causing some crop damage in the area. The highest amount of precipitation fell north of Sterling with a recording of 1.30 inches of rain. An area south of Tecumseh received precipitation ranging from 1.00 to 1.10 inches of rain.
 
Thu
07
Jul

Come to the Cook to find the action July 15-17

The community of Cook could be the place you want to be for a meal, a bit of entertainment or maybe even stay for a full weekend of activities. Activities begin on Friday evening, July 15, when the Cook Lion’s Club will be hosting a Family night in the Cook Park. Children’s games will start about 5 p.m. food will be served about 6 p.m. and bluegrass band, Pickle Grass, is the entertainment scheduled to start about 7:30 p.m. Some picnic table seating will be available, but  to ensure yourself a seat, you are invited to bring along your own lawn chairs.
 
 
Thu
07
Jul

BPW discusses wages again, attempts to define step raises

By Ray Kappel

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