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Mar

Emergency sirens to be tested Wednesday, March 25

With springtime soon upon us, it’s never too early to start preparing for the severe weather season. Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27 has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state of Nebraska. As long as
no severe weather is occurring or expected, a statewide tornado drill will be conducted by the National Weather Service on Wednesday, March 25 between 10 and 11 a.m.
 
Wed
18
Mar

Snow Geese Migration

During their annual migration snow geese had a stop-over at the pond south of the railroad tracks in Tecumseh. When approaching Tecumseh from the south on Highway 50 the pond looked like it was covered with snow.
 
Wed
11
Mar

Crackdown on commercial dog and cat breeding facilities

Four bills have been introduced by Senator Jerry Johnson before the Nebraska Legislature dealing with the Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act. Public hearings on all four bills were held before the Agriculture Committee on February 17 
 
Wed
11
Mar

All Betty’s Children donates money for gas cards to help local families during a battle with cancer

Since their mother’s death from cancer in 2011, the seven children of Betty and Dr. Ted Evans have banded together to form “All Betty’s Children” a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families dealing with a
cancer diagnosis. 
 
Wed
11
Mar

Pinewood Derby Time

Tecumseh’s Pinewood Derby race winners from l-r are Logan Topp, fifth; Cameron Lowther, fourth; Kyle Bartels, third; Tucker Drake, second; and Nolan Wellensiek, first. The event was hosted by Tecumseh Pack 276. The District Pinewood Derby race will be held at the Elementary School in Eagle on March 28, starting at 9:30 a.m. 
 
Wed
04
Mar

Friends in Council celebrates 120 years of the literary arts and current events

By Ann Wickett
News Editor
The Friends in Council celebrated its 120th anniversary as a literary club in the Tecumseh area on February 18 in the home of Joan Fink of Tecumseh. Hostesses for the 120th celebration were Karen Hamer and Sharon Lintz. The club’s traditional colors are white and pink. The club flower is the carnation. A white cake featuring a jelly filling was served for refreshments. The cake was decorated with white frosting trimmed in pink and topped with rows of pink carnations. Current officers for 2015 include: Karen Hamer, president; Marcee Muller, vice president; Sharon Lintz, secretary; Sandy Waring, treasurer; Barb Weiss, courtesy chairman; Lorraine Olmsted, historian.

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04
Mar

Regent Schafer praises new University President

By Ray Kappel
Sunrise Publications, Inc.
New University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds gets high marks from our local Regent, Rob Schafer. Schafer was elected to his first term last fall after being appointed. “He’s going to be a great leader for the university,” Schafer said. Schafer likes that Bounds is young, 47, and has a young family, a teenage son and a 10-year-old girl. He will experience soon what parents of college-age kids experience, and will have first-hand knowledge of their issues, Schafer said.

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04
Mar

Helping out...

Kayden Badertscher of Tecumseh, kept busy delivering trays of breaded fish to the fry cooks in the garage during a Knights of Columbus fish fry at St. Mary on February 27. Approximately 400 people were served that night.

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Wed
04
Mar

Board of Public Works reviews expansion at Tecumseh Poultry and effect on fire protection

By Ann Wickett
News Editor
Concern about adequate water pressure to fire hydrants in the vacinity of the new Tecumseh Poultry plant expansion led the Tecumseh Board of Public Works to vote in favor of researching water flow within the city fire protection system at their meeting on March 2. Olsson Associates will develop the water model. Cost for this work was not given at the meeting but Public Properties Foreman Doug Goracke said it would be less than $20,000. Ken Fairchild of Olsson Associates said this water model would be similar to the electrical model they are in the process of developing for the city of Tecumseh. With the water flow numbers at Tecumseh Poultry and throughout the city of Tecumseh, Fairchild will be able to create a model predicting future outcomes of water flow and other data related to Tecumseh’s water system.
Wed
25
Feb

Cost of inmate deaths at state run facilities may get shifted from county to state

Johnson County Attorney Julie Smith testified Thursday, Feb. 12, in the legislature about the cost of inmate deaths. She was appearing at the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee as proponent of LB 105, introduced by our state senator Dan Watermeier. That bill will seek funding from the state for expenses of an inmate dying in custody. 
 

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