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Wed
27
Nov
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Drafting class at P.C. High School leads Dalluge to notable career

Making a bookcase for a class at Pawnee City High School started Charles Dalluge thinking. He was in drafting class with teacher Mike Ganzel when he drew plans for the bookcase and then built it. “I love it. That got me thinking about architecture,” he said by phone from Omaha. That must have been some bookcase because it turned into a successful career in architecture. The 1978 graduate of Pawnee City High School received recently the medal for Alumni Master at the College of Architecture at UNL.
 
Wed
20
Nov
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4-H Achievement Celebration of Youth & Leader Accomplishments

Pawnee County 4-H families gathered together at the United Methodist Church Hall in Pawnee City on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm for their annual Achievement Celebration. The event is held as a way to honor an
individual or club’s achievement and to recognize outstanding 4-H leaders. Representatives from all of the 4-H clubs, as well as individual members, were present to share in the year’s successes with their families.
 
Wed
20
Nov
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It’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time: Your options and Obamacare

Before reviewing options for next year’s Medicare coverage, it’s important to understand how Medicare fits with the Affordable Care Act often called Obamcare. With all the media attention focused on shoppers in the individual market and their troubles navigating the government’s website, it’s no wonder seniors want to know if they have to sign up somewhere to keep getting their Medicare benefits. Do they have to shop in the exchanges? What happens to their premiums? 
 
Wed
20
Nov
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Chess: a strategy of the mind

Ray Kappel of Pawnee City, won the 2012 Class B Chess Player of the Year award presented by the Nebraska State Chess Association. The award is given based on the number of points accumulated in various chess tournaments throughout the year. Kappel is a reporter with Sunrise Publications,  Inc., at the Pawnee City and Tecumseh newspaper offices. Kappel totaled 8.5 points while participating in chess tournaments throughout
2012. Most of Nebraska’s chess tournaments are played in Lincoln and Omaha. Kappel said there are approximately 30 other players competing in these tournaments. He added that there are approximately 200 chess players
in Nebraska, but several of the players are no longer active in the state chess competitions.
 
Wed
20
Nov
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Beans all in, corn harvest at 98%

The corn harvest is 98 percent done and the beans are all in, according to Jeff Wehrbein, manager of the Southeast Cooperative at Burchard. Wehrbein said the corn yield has been between 120 and 150 bushels an acre with it hitting 160-170 in isolated spots. That's dry land results. The Burchard facility doesn't handle the irrigated crop harvest. That grain is taken further west. Bean harvest was 30 to 60 bushel, Wehrbein said, with isolated patches
hitting 70 bushels.
 
Wed
13
Nov
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Scurring to get outside work done

At the time this is written there is a weather change in the forecast. We’ve had an excellent Fall so far, with only a few days that the combines couldn’t run. Now it’s more of a desperate scramble to get the corn out. The very strong wind one day sent the leaves swirling down the streets and into neighbor’s yards, but even so, a lot of the leaves were stubborn enough not to detach themselves from the tree.
 
Wed
13
Nov
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Over 300 attend Veterans Memorial Dedication

Anne Kubr wiped a tear from her eyes as the Pawnee County Veterans Memorial Dedication drew to a close Sunday afternoon in Pawnee City. “It was beautiful and it so honored every veteran that is here. The depth 
of feeling that each speaker gave - it was an honor to be here,” she said. Kubr is from Roca and she has the names of three family members on the wall: granddad Al Porr, who was a postmaster in Pawnee City,
served in World War I; her dad, William Reiter of World War II; and nephew Ryan Guthrie who is serving in Iraq.
 
Wed
13
Nov
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Friedly lays wreath of remembrance during Pawnee City School Veterans Day program

Nathan Friedly was back in Pawnee City this week to lay the remembrance wreath at the Veterans Day program at Pawnee City High School Monday. “It's a great honor,” he said. Friedly is stationed at the naval base in Everett,  Washington. He is going out to sea for the first time when he goes to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Monsen, a destroyer. “I'm ok with it,” he said. “I know why we're there.” He is an operation specialist working with radar and navigation. He works with the weapon systems on the ship. “I get to work with the latest technology,” he said. He enlisted out of Pawnee City High School after graduating last May. He plans on a career with the Navy, he said.
“I enlisted to serve my country. It's a great privilege and opportunity,” he said.
 
Wed
13
Nov
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Thanksgiving: Time for family & traditions

“I like to make food for people who like to eat,” said Kathy Philippi of Tecumseh. Her family likes meals with meat, potatoes and vegetables. She also enjoys preparing pasta dishes as well as meals with chicken and fish. “Anytime my family gathers, I love to cook for them,” she added. 
 
Wed
06
Nov
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Area schools struggle to meet NeSA goals

Lewiston Consolidated Schools superintendent Rick Kentfield calls it an unrealistic goal. “It's not going to happen,” he said. He was talking about the federally mandated No Child Left Behind Act that in 2001 aimed to have all  kids in the U.S. 100 percent proficient in math, science, and reading by next year 
 

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