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Wed
10
Sep

Fans enjoy a smashing night at Demolition Derby

Fans watching the Demolition Derby at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Saturday night couldn’t ask for a better night in action and weather. Winners of the demolition derby are as follows: Full Size Weld: Creighton Demuth of Garland, first; Josh Turner of Geneva, second; Adam Hafer of Wahoo, third; Casey Vanboening of Blue Hill, fourth; and Nathan Shields of Falls City, fifth. 
 
Thu
04
Sep

Johnson County Central Public Schools Class of 2023

•Mrs Kathie Grotrian’s Kindergarten Class: Members in the front row, l-r, Haylee Trew, Sally Baumgartner, Amelia Britt, Harlee Hardesty, Aaron McVay; middle row, Maria Mastie, Addison Borrenpohl, Lane Robeson, Aiden Ramsey, Connor Haufle; back row, l-r, William Rademacher, Blayze Kress, Memphis Pingel, Dalton Henderson, Max Goracke. Not pictured, Harrison Bacon, Prestin Thomas, Sagen Noland
 
Thu
04
Sep

JCC Schools provides alternatives to help students stay in school

“The whole purpose is we want our students to be successful. The parents love the Alternative Education classroom. They are adamant about how their child has changed,” Lester said. “It helps build their (the students) confidence.” Lester created his own plans for Johnson County Central Schools after touring the Conestoga School where the Alternative Education is conducted on a larger scale. 
 
Thu
04
Sep

Assisted Living Week

Seniors at Ridgeview Towers remove the husks from some sweet corn earlier on Friday morning, August 29, so they would be ready to cook and eat at lunchtime. Members clockwise from the lower left corner are Verna Brinkman, Berneda Holthus, Luella Baum, Lillian Frase and Virginia Feurer. The ladies also enjoy peeling potatoes and participating in other fun activities scheduled at Ridgeview Towers throughout the week
 
Wed
27
Aug

Muddy field conditions was a factor in two county accidents on

Muddy field conditions were a factor in an accident located in the field parking area located north of the Deer Creek Sodbusters showgrounds four miles south of Sterling on August 10. According to an accident report by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, a 2007 Chevy Suburban driven by Cassandra Kathol of Denton was leaving the showgrounds and slid into  1996 Ford Explorer owned by Linda Truscott of Sterling 
 

 

Wed
27
Aug

Ricketts & Heidemann compliment each other as running mates in governor’s race

“I think we compliment each other real well,” said Pete Ricketts Nebraska’s Republican candidate for Governor. About two weeks after the 2014 May Primary Election, Pete Ricketts asked current Lt. Governor Heidemann to be his running mate for the general election in November. “As an ag state, Lavon is in the heart of soul of what we do as a farmer  and livestock producer.
 

 

Wed
27
Aug

Wolken competes in decathlon in British Columbia with Team USA

Kale Wolken of Tecumseh, and a 2012 graduate of Johnson-Brock Schools, recently competed in the Decathlon events held in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada as a member of Team USA. He was one of 79 Team USA members competing in this particular event. The Decathlon consists of 10 events over a two-day period of competition. These events include the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500 meter run.
 

 

Wed
27
Aug

JCC Board wrapping up last minute details before school starts

The English Classroom and the computer lab at Johnson County Central Schools will be switched for the 2014-2015 school year. This will allow the computer lab more visibility and supervision. Johnson County Central Schools will participate in an e-library program for schools, which will create a savings by not having to buy books that may not be regularly checked out in the library
 
Wed
20
Aug

Two city girls get to enjoy 4-H experience in Johnson County

The families of Mikayla Higgins and Katelyn Boden, both of Lincoln have returned to the Johnson County Fair every year. Mikayla and Katelyn show animals as well as display food, fashion and other projects as 4-H members. This year will be the last year for Mikayla to show her 4-H talents. Katelyn still has one more year to decide if she plans to show at the fair again next year.
 
Wed
20
Aug

Fun at the Fair

“Everything went well. I think this year’s fair was a great success,” said Steve Bartels, president of the Johnson County Fair Board. Because of a little rain, the attendance on Friday might have been down slightly. However, the big storm predicted for about 5 p.m. on Friday night, dissipated. Therefore, there weren’t any water issues with the horse arena. The horse events went on as scheduled throughout the weekend.. 
 

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