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Out with 2018,ready for 2019!Happy New Year!

“Receiving the Pawnee Republican is like getting a letter from home,” remarked a subscriber years ago. The newspaper recently passed its 150th year in publication. We are taking time to reflect on this accomplishment. It is the oldest continuously published weekly in Nebraska and the oldest continuously run business in Pawnee County.

Ron and Bev Puhalla bought the Republican on Nov. 1 in 1990 and the Tecumseh Chieftain on July 1 of 2005. At retirement age, they sold the Chieftain last year and are looking for someone to take over ownerhip of the Republican. They hope to keep the ownership local.

The Puhallas still remain very active in the running of the Republican, however, and show little signs of slowing down. Since reaching retirement age they are looking forward to a time when they can kick back and say “job well done.”

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An Amish School Christmas

Last Saturday, students at the last one-room country school in the county held their annual Christmas program. It is the Taylor Branch country school, an Amish school that is only a couple of miles southwest of Table Rock as the crow flies. The school about doubled in size this year because the second Amish school closed. There are about 35 students in Grades 1 to 8. Many of the students come to school on horseback or three to a carriage drawn by tiny ponies.

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PC Hospital honors Laura Turnbull

Laura Turnbull was honored for her many years of service to the Pawnee County Memorial Hospital and Clinic Friday.

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The Press is vital to any community

Reprinted from 125th Anniversary Edition

"Among the noble industries and true enterprises in Pawnee City we find the newspapers, which are a potent factor in helping build up the city. Every week two papers, one a weekly and the other a semi-weekly, are issued and sent broadcast from Pawnee, advocating her interests and noting her prosperity as regular as the bell calls the sinners to church. Of course some of the sinners don't heed the call, likewise the sinners are unmindful of the press and its usefulness. There was a time when Pawnee City contained six newspapers: two. dailies, three weeklies and one semi-weekly. The papers of Pawnee pull together for the up building and advancement of our city." -Souvenir Book of Pawnee County, Copyright 1899, W.E. Hassler, Publisher.

Thu
20
Dec
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Merry Christmas!

The Jim and Vickie Zelenka house in Pawnee City is a tradition with its Christmas lights display.

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God rest ye Merry Gentlemen!

We live in a time of amazing medical technology. Within a few weeks after conception, doctors can see a fetus within its mother’s womb. Eighteen to twenty weeks after conception, doctors can usually determine the gender of the unborn baby. Thirty years ago, new parents usually called the family with that news shortly after birth. But now expectant parents have creative and fun ways to reveal the gender long before the baby is born.

Perhaps the family gathers around a pinata that is either filled with blue or pink candy. Or they may pop a balloon filled with either blue or pink confetti. In rural areas, a rifle target may be filled with blue or pink “smoke” that releases in an explosion of “it’s a girl!” or “it’s a boy!” when the shooter finds the bullseye.

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Custom of displaying Nativity Scenes dates back to 1223

The custom of displaying scenes of Jesus' birth began with St Francis of Assisi, Italy, who organized a living Nativity for Christmas in 1223. Following St Francis' example Italian artists in 18th century Naples began to produce very elaborate depictions of The Nativity called Presepios. Presepio is an Italian word coming from the Latin word praesaepe meaning manger or crib, Cf., Luke 2:7.

Presepios became a widespread Christmas decoration in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and southern France. The Spanish and Portuguese brought the Presepio Christmas custom to their colonies in Latin America.

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Don Bloss on Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2019 Farm Bill last week. We asked local producer Don Bloss to share his thoughts on this.

“Overall, I am pleased with the passage of the 2019 Farm Bill. It will help farmers with some safety net during these times of low commodity prices and farm income which is oftentimes being less than the cost of production for the 5th year in a row.

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Thu
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Dec
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PCHS One-Act State Runnerup

Humphrey St. Francis was first and Pawnee City High School was second at the State D1 One-Act competition. Pawnee City lost by a rank point and cumulative point, so very close.

There were several awards handing out to PC kids. Outstanding Performances - Kodenn Koester, Reyanna Tegtmeier, and Eve Beethe. Beethe was D1 Outstanding Female Performer.

“I feel good! We're a little bummed that it was 2nd and not 1st, but not enough to not realize what an accomplishment it is and to be grateful for the opportunity to perform at state,” coach Laura Bloss said.

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Chamber Holiday Festival again popular

Pawnee City residents braved the cold to come out for the Christmas Holiday Festival last Thursday. The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and held in downtown Pawnee City.

Santa was at Home Comforts/Memory Magi and youngsters got their picture taken. They also received a bag of goodies. County Assessor Jonathan Bailey and crew again made pancake and sausages to the delight of those who stopped in to True Value.

The Children’s Ornament Workshop and bake sale was being held at SENCA from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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