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19
Sep
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County employee handbook updated

The elected officials, highway superintendent and Commissioners meet once a year to update their employee handbook if there are any revisions to be made.

This year they updated information regarding vacation, sick and comp time.

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Thu
19
Sep
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Old car, new life

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An old Pawnee County Sheriff’s patrol car is being used by the County Assessor’s Office to make trips to look at property. They have been using the 2011 retired car for the last two weeks. The Assessor approached the Commissioners about the idea of using the car which sat in storage and they agreed.

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Thu
19
Sep
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Murder of Sheriff Fuller to be re-enacted Saturday

Anybody interested in seeing a bar fight Saturday? How about a reenactment of the murder of Pawnee County Sheriff Cloud Fuller in 1911? That and more will be the fare at the Pawnee Historical Site Day this Saturday.

You can find the bar fight in the saloon. Well, where else would you look for a bar fight? That takes place at 1 p.m.

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Thu
19
Sep
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Road Superintendent Rauner asks for patience as the county tackles its road issues

County Road Superintendent Chris Rauner asks for more patience as his department tries to work out problems with maintaining the county roads. Recently the road repair in parts of the county was the point of a heated discussion with farmers, and the county is trying to respond. They let one employee go and have hired two recently. One will be trained to use the maintainer and one is a go to it guy for things that come up, like sign repairs and culvert work.

Rauner got the Commissioners to go for these changes recently and he is happy they agreed to hire more people. They now have nine employees.

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Thu
19
Sep
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Hospital gets $142,845 grant for emergency help

In a medical emergency, a quick response from board-certified emergency physicians and critical care nurses can mean the difference between life and death. Pawnee County Memorial Hospital will soon have access to these services, thanks to a new eCARE Emergency telemedicine program funded through a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Rural Health Program.

The $142,845 grant will allow the facility to acquire equipment and training to connect with Avera Health in Sioux Falls, S.D., where emergency staff will be on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help local medical providers deliver the best possible care in the shortest possible time.

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19
Sep
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Table Rock Fire Department’s tribute to 9/11

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The Table Rock Fire Department made a tribute to fallen responders of 9/11.

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Thu
19
Sep
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SENCA cook offers fare to please the palette

The reporter Ray Kappel recently got a Meals on Wheels (he is one of those who has to pay for his) and his very satisfied stomach urged him to do a story on the SENCA cook, Kristina Boverhuis. Here is an interview he did with her.

Q: How is going on the job, maybe I have asked that before?

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Thu
12
Sep
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Farmers face storage issues as corn suffers

The most recent USDA Crop Progress report indicated that nearly 600,000 acres of Nebraska corn are in poor or very poor condition, among the highest in the nation. The challenging season and market uncertainty is likely to lead more Nebraska growers to hold corn in storage longer than usual. Experts caution that this could expose grain to an often overlooked threat.

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12
Sep
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Janet Palmtag plans to visit Pawnee County

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(Editor’s note: Janet Palmtag of Nebraska City is running for District 1 State Senator. She faces Dennis Schaardt and incumbent Julie Slama. The Republican asked her several questions about herself through email and she responded with this release.)

Janet Palmtag was born and raised in Nebraska City and graduated from Lourdes Central Catholic School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and loved taking post-graduate courses in art from Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska. Janet is married to John Palmtag. They have three children and two grandchildren.

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Sep
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Living History Day - teaching history to kids

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On Friday, September 6, the Table Rock Historical Society held its 21st annual Living History Day. As usual, Kim Vrtiska, a science teacher in Falls City, planned and managed the event. He is vice president of the Historical Society.

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