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Thu
27
Jun
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New City Hall work progressing

Work is nearing completion on the new City Hall Building in downtown Pawnee City. The painting is done and they were getting the tiles for the ceiling last Monday. Then there will be odds and ends and the floor to be done. Completion set for some time in July. Top photo shows the interior work and bottom is the exterior.

 

 

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Thu
27
Jun
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2 Councilmen & Mayor spar over incident with employee

Mayor Deb Klein and Councilmen John Dahlgren and Ric Helms argued over an employee incident at the Monday night City Council meeting.

The incident happened when Shop Foreman Clint Johnson dumped concrete into the creek by the library recently. Johnson said at the meeting it isn’t the only thing being dumped into the creek.

The Mayor wrote a reprimand of Johnson and considered the matter over. She did not like it being on the agenda, which was requested by Dahlgren.

Klein said the only reason it was on the agenda was that Dahlgren wanted to everyone to know Johnson made a mistake. She said she took care of it and that it should have stopped there.

Dahlgren said the matter should be brought before the Council to talk about, stating that the Council does things as a group.

Helms responded to Klein’s assessment that the matter was taken care of by stating that the concrete still hadn’t been removed.

 

 

Thu
27
Jun
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Julian committee seeks advice from Table Rock

At the last census, the population of Julian, Nebraska was 59. A goodly part of the population was thus represented when ten members of the Julian Preservation Committee arrived last week in Table Rock (last census population 269), led by Ken and Grace Burgert. The Committee has been restoring Julian’s historic filling station, built in 1928, and its adjacent repair garage. Last year they put on new roofs and installed new windows, replaced concrete, and painted. This year they added gas pumps and a “Julian Filling Station” sign.. They also wired the place so that the globes of the pumps and the original style lighting is up and running. You can go see it for yourself. They leave the lights on daily until 11 p.m.

Thu
20
Jun
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Valuations up for some, down for others

The sales ratio for Table Rock residential was brought up sharply by the County Assessor and that caused a rise in residential property values there. Jon Bailey, the Assessor, said the sales ratio should be between 92 and 100 percent. That is the sales price minus the land price to get residential values. That is divided into the replacement cost new for a property and that gives you your physical depreciation.

The sales ratio for Table Rock was around 63.5 percent. So he had to raise the valuations a lot to hit the 95 percent target. He said it had gotten low because he had let the values slide over the past two years, thinking they were going to come back up. They did not and continued to slide.

The ratios are figured over a two year period. For the past two years, Table Rock has dropped significantly. It was in the 80 percent range two years ago but dropped to 63.5 last year. The valuations went up this year between 20 and 45 percent.

Thu
20
Jun
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Trillium closes three nursing homes in Nebraska

The future of Premier Estates in Pawnee City may be secure.

That’s despite the company that owns it, Trillium Healthcare Group, closing three nursing homes in Nebraska recently. Trillium is based in Bradenton, Florida and notified residents and staff at nursing homes in Crete, Fremont, and West Point that it plans to close their facilities, according to a story by Matt Olberding in the Lincoln Journal Star.

The nursing homes in Crete, Fremont, and West Point are due to close in August after a process where they try to find nursing homes for those residents.

Shelley Bang, nursing consultant for Trillium said to the Republican, “Pawnee City will remain open and will continue to provide care and services to the elderly populations of our community. “

Thu
20
Jun
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Area Ag people meet Pres.Trump

A meeting was held between President Donald Trump and area agricultural people June 11 at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Other officials there besides the president were Sen. Deb Fischer, Gov. Pete Ricketts, Iowa Governor Kimberly Reynolds, Sen. Joni Ernst from Iowa, and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler among others.

Attending from Pawnee County were Don Bloss, Dennis Schaardt and his son Colton, Jon Ticnor, and Lynn and Elaine Binder.

The meeting was by invitation only and about 500 people attended.

Bloss said most of the people attending are active in farm organizations and the ethanol industry, and some were government officials as well as the press.

Thu
20
Jun
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Clown visits Table Rock

Plans for Table Rock’s fair continue. Will people be able to take it all in? Probably not! That’s the idea! There will be so much to see and do, especially for kids. As most know by now, the Table Rock Community Club abandoned fire works and embraced buskers. Yes, buskers – street performers! Clowns, magicians, jugglers, barbershop singers, Wild West outlaws, and more. The garden tractor pull and the Giddyup pony races will also return. All are privately sponsored, at least in part. Sponsorships are $250 and the Community Club pays any difference above that. Sponsors include mostly families, but also groups like Table Rock’s ZCBJ lodge, the Pawnee County Arts Council, and the Pawnee County Promotional Network.

Thu
20
Jun
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PC football numbers game

Pawnee City High School is waiting to see if they have enough boys come out for football this season. The school hoped to co-op with HTRS for this year’s football season. But both schools were denied that request at a recent meeting of the Nebraska School Activities Board of Directors. The schools were unable to get out of their second year of their assigned schedules done by the NSAA.

They are hoping to co-op for 2020 and 2021. Both schools are suffering from declining numbers.

This will be a topic of discussion for both schools in the coming months, according to Pawnee City Schools Superintendent Brian Rottinghaus.

He said one concern about a future co-op is that the combined boy enrollment numbers would likely put them in Class C-1. The co-op team could opt to play Class C-2 11-man football or it could also opt to play 8-man football, according to Rottinghaus. He also said that team would be ineligible to participate in playoffs.

 

 

Thu
20
Jun
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2 officers injured

Two Pawnee County Deputies were injured during an arrest in Pawnee City, early Monday, June 10.

The first officer on the scene arrived a little after midnight. Deputy John Samuelson informed a suspect at the duplex next to the Pawnee Village that he was under arrest. The suspect had created a domestic disturbance. The suspect refused to come out and in the process of arresting him, a window got broken and both the officer and the suspect were cut on the glass.

Sheriff Jayme Reed and Deputy Brad Willey arrived for backup and in the attempt to subdue the suspect, Willey got poked in the eye with a finger.

 

 

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Thu
13
Jun
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BNSF crews fixing track near Table Rock

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad crews work at the edge of Table Rock repairing track this week.

The recent rains washed away the bank of one of the tracks leading past the town. They call it the subgrade and it was damaged and noted by a train inspector at 3 a.m. several days ago. He saw that the train on the track at the time leaned to one side.

 

 

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