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Bad checks being written locally

Three Falls City people are accused of writing bad checks in the area. Beatrice police issued a warning about James and Debra Bassett writing bad checks in that city. They have been in Pawnee County. Debra Bassett is charged with writing a bad check and so is Kristi Bassett.
 
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Veterans Day November 11th

Byford Metzger was recently honored for 70 years as a member of the American Legion. The 89-year-old Pawnee City man is also a member of the VFW. He is looking forward to another  Veterans Day celebration Tuesday,
Nov. 11. He said it is a day to remember the veterans and to get us thinking about peace
 
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Celebrating Halloween 2014

The Pawnee City Public Library drew 80 trick or trreaters Halloween night. Greeting them at the library were the following witches, from left, Library Director Lola Seitz, Carol Farwell, Dorothy Willis, and Assistant Director
Colleen Morehead (top).
 
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Voters go to polls Tuesday, November 4

“It’s so peaceful out here,” Deb Klein said as she sat on her porch a couple of weeks before the election. She is the only candidate running for mayor of Pawnee City. She likes to sit on her front porch to take in those peaceful moments. As mayor, she will have moments that won’t be as peaceful 
 
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Three vying for 2 Pawnee City, City Council seats

Three people are running for the Pawnee City City Council, and the two top vote getters in the Nov. 4 general election will get in. It could be very close between incumbent Charlie Hatfield and wanna-bes Mark Sunneberg, Jr.
and John Wissler. Gale Nutter has withdrawn from the race but will be on the ballot  
 
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Tubbesing retires after more than 40 years in ministry

When pastor Ken Tubbesing was driving to Denver in 1972 to see a friend, he drove through Nebraska and came back through Kansas. He didn’t like the ride much and never thought he would spend much time in either state. God had different plans and this past week he retired after 41 and half years as pastor of a church. Some of those years were spent in Nebraska and some in Kansas.
 
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New Nebraska ag sales tax law causing confusion

The new Nebraska Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Sales Tax Exemption is causing confusion. One business owner called last week to ask for an article on to clarify the issue. LB 96, passed in the legislature last spring, calls for a sales and use tax exemption for repair and replacement parts used to repair agricultural machinery and equipment
 
 
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Eclipse watchers may converge on Pawnee County

Ken Fiscus is a man on a mission. The Albert Lea, Minnesota, teacher is an amateur astronomer and he chases eclipses. He saw a total eclipse in Mazatlán, Mexico and one in Aruba over the past 15 years. He is hooked on them  and he speaks about them with passion. “ It is the most beautiful sight in all of nature,” he said
 
 
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Farmers store grain to save time and to better market their grain

Keep air on the grain once in the bin until you’re satisfied that it will stay in condition, and then check it every week, advises the  local FSA office. No. 2 corn is 15.5 percent moisture and grain elevators like to take it at 15. Most farmers wait until it gets about 18 when they harvest it.
 
 
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State pumpkin champions battle at Harvest Bash

By Ray Kappel
 
How big was that pumpkin? The winning Giant Pumpkin in the Harvest Bash contest weighed 1,104 pounds. Don Young of Des Moines, Iowa, brought the prize winner and he outdid everyone by nearly 300 pounds. Young has traveled all over the country with his Giant Pumpkins. He’s been on "Good Morning, America" and the "Tonight Show.." He is the current state record holder in Iowa with one in 2007 that weighed 1,662 pounds.
 

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