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Thu
21
Nov
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At work on the Cornerstone Building

At work on the Cornerstone Building

Work continues at the Cornerstone Community Building. Workers are taking down the brick exterior and will put up a wood frame and brick veneer.

 

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Thu
14
Nov
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SENCA meals in crisis

SENCA has been serving meals to the residents of Pawnee County since 1974. Unfortunately the future of the meal program in Pawnee City is uncertain. The program ended the fiscal year in September operating in the red with a deficit of just over $10,000.

“We are making a plea to the public to please utilize the center and meal program. SENCA has been operating a meal program in Pawnee City for 45 years and we truly want to see the service continue,” said SENCA Executive Director, Vicky McNealy. “We were able to cover the deficit by utilizing other funds that were donated to the Center but we will not survive operating in the red again this year,” McNealy added.

Thu
14
Nov
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Scot Schneider talks about Veterans’ selfless service

Scot Schneider talks about Veterans’ selfless service

Scot Schneider says he is no war hero, just another soldier.

Yet his service to country and the other local veterans is something that was celebrated at Pawnee City High School Monday for Veterans Day.

Schneider graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1986. He joined the Nebraska Army National Guard in December of 1987. He started out in the 2/134th Mechanized Infantry stationed in Falls City. Then he transferred to the 1/167 CAV in Fremont as an Armored Cavalry Scout. He retired in 2010 as a First Sergeant. He was in Kuwait along the Iraq border during 9/11. He was in Bosnia for de-mining operations and helped chase down and capture a couple of war criminals. He was in Iraq for 17 months during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In that battle he lost two very close long-term friends and over a dozen more friends.

Thu
14
Nov
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Time for decorating light poles for the holidays

It is time once again to think about decorating for the holidays. Last years competition to decorate the light poles in the downtown area was a great success. So once again, the Pawnee City Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring this event. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place - $150, 2nd Place - $100, and 3rd Place - $50. All prizes will be awarded in Pawnee Chamber Bucks.

Get in the Holiday spirit by adding a bit of bling to our downtown and the chance of winning a prize. Anyone can join in the fun: businesses, individuals, church groups, civic organizations, friends, co-workers, classmates or families. Use your imagination and remember there is electricity available on each light pole. To participate please contact Ruth Stephens at 402-852-0314 or by email at ruths@pcmhrhc.com.

 

 

Thu
14
Nov
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Ted Gyhra reaches new heights as OPPD lineman

Ted Gyhra reaches new heights as OPPD lineman

The late Glen Campbell never met Ted Gyhra, but I bet he wished he had.

He might have written a different song about linemen rather than the Wichita Lineman.

This song would be about how great Ted is at his job. He has been an apprentice lineman for OPPD for three years.

He has proved himself to be one of the best in the country. You can tell that by his finishes in the Kansas City Rodeo and the Nebraska Rodeo. Linemen Rodeos tests the skills of the linemen in competition with each other.

The Kansas City Rodeo was an international competition. Anybody from around the world could compete. There were 320 apprentices at the Kansas City Rodeo. He took first in two of the five events. At the Nebraska Rodeo, which is for linemen in the state, he got firsts three out of the five events.

 

 

 

Thu
14
Nov
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Don Bloss about the Sorghum Board

Don Bloss about the Sorghum Board

Don Bloss of Pawnee City has finished two years heading the U.S. Sorghum Board. He will still be on the Executive Committee for two more years.

“I’m sure I will continue to be in communication with the National Sorghum Producers in the future as different issues come up,” he said in an email interview.

He said during his tenure heading the Board, he helped his Board survive the 137 percent tariff slapped on sorghum by the Chinese last year. Bloss said it took a tremendous amount of time to resolve.

China actually purchased a shipment and then refused delivery. The sorghum people looked to find other markets and were able to gain about a dozen markets they didn’t have before.

Also, under Bloss, the Board was able to get the Sorghum Pathway approved by Congress which added .25 cents a bushel to the price of sorghum sold to ethanol plants.

 

 

 

Thu
07
Nov
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PCHS mulls future of football program

PCHS mulls future of football program

During the spring of 2019, the Pawnee City Board of Education held several meetings to work on a set of Board-superintendent goals, which the Board unanimously approved at its regular June 2019 meeting. One adopted goal was to “Explore and consider a cooperative working relationship with HTRS to provide Jr. and Sr. High athletic programs.” The Pawnee City and HTRS districts have already successfully co-op’ed jr. high and high school wrestling for over a decade, as well as girls high school golf for the past four years. The two districts also co-op’ed jr. high football for the first time this past 2019 season. At its regular July 2019 meeting, the Board approved a letter to be sent to the HTRS Board asking for a meeting between committees from each board to discuss how the two districts might be able to partner their athletic programs for the collective benefit of student athletes at both schools.

Thu
07
Nov
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Reluctanty Dr. Jackson retires after a lifetime of giving

Reluctanty Dr. Jackson retires after a lifetime of giving

Dr. Rick Jackson has been a mainstay in the healthcare community in Pawnee County since the summer of 1970. He joined Dr. Stewart in independent practice and provided services at what is now known as the “Pedal Clinic” for more than 20 years. In the early 1990’s, a Rural Health Clinic was established by the hospital and Dr. Jackson, along with the other providers at the time became employees of the hospital. In 2001 the practice was moved to the hospital, where it exists today.

Thu
07
Nov
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Sterup Enterprises, LLC takes over Republican

Sterup Enterprises, LLC takes over Republican

Sterup Enterprises, LLC, takes over the Republican with this issue.

The company is headed by President Anna Sterup and her husband, John, will actually be the publisher of the paper.

“I have always been fascinated with newspapers. Once I got the opportunity to work for Bev and Ron 4 years ago my interest grew even more so. I love history and newspapers provide a specific history to the area they serve,” John Sterup said.

The Sterups think Pawnee City and County are beautiful. John said the architecture is amazing and very historic.

“Pawnee City stands out as other small towns don’t quite have as many preserved buildings as here,” he said.

John sees the newspaper as both a business and a service.

 

 

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Thu
07
Nov
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Veterans Day Programs

The three area high schools will have Veterans Day Programs Monday. The Pawnee City program will start at 9:30 a.m. and features Scot Schneider as guest speaker. Lewiston’s program starts at 9:30 with a social and program at 10 a.m. HTRS’ program starts at 9.

 

 

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