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Electronics Collection and Recycling Event Collects Over 4 Tons

With the help of volunteers as well as county and city representatives, the Electronics Collection and Recycling Event was a huge success in Pawnee County. The event, which was held on July 13, 2019, in Pawnee City, Nebraska, brought in citizens from several communities in and surrounding Pawnee County. Participants brought in a variety of electronics ranging from complete computer systems to tape recorders, telephones, and small & large appliances. Additionally, residents brought in water heaters, dehumidifiers, and batteries of all sizes. In total, the event resulted in the collection of 6,150 pounds of electronics and 1,850 pounds of appliances!

Volunteers the employees of American Recycling in loading the items into boxes, which were later hauled back to American Recycling for proper disposal.

 

 

Thu
25
Jul
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4-H Fair starts July 31

County Fair is a time for youth to showcase the skills their have learned while working on their livestock and non-livestock fair exhibits. 4-H is more than just showing up at county fair and exhibiting your pig or baking cookies, it is about spending time with a parent, an adult, or older youth and learning by doing. The key to a successful 4-H year is for youth and families to reach out and learn something new they can try with their exhibit. This year the 4-H County Fair is sure not to disappoint because 4-H'ers have been busy all year long working on exhibits. There will be something for everyone whether it be watching the barrel racing at the horse show or viewing a wood working project. Our events include: July 31, 8am Swine Show and 3pm Horse Show; August 1, 8am Horse Show and 1pm Poultry Show; August 2, 8am Livestock Show (Beef, Goat, Sheep); and Aug 3, 8am Rabbit Show and 12:30pm Clover Kid Show.

Thu
25
Jul
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List of things to do before you go back to school

Hello, it’s your second favorite English teacher coming at you hot with some advice for the young and old on the back-toschool season upon us. I can almost hear that first bell ringing….

10-Go on that dang vacation already! It’s OK if we never made it to Disney this summer. And it’s totally fine if we never left the state. Mt. Rushmore will be there next year, too. But you know what won’t be there next year? The rest of THIS summer. So, pack a snack and get in the car and take a day trip to somewhere you haven’t been in a while. The zoo is nice and most parks are free. Just get out of the house and make a day of fun.

Thu
25
Jul
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County’s dirt roads a hot button issue

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Dirt roads may have led John Denver home, but some farmers feel they aren’t doing their function in Pawnee County.

Several farmers were at the County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 16, to air their complaints about the status of dirt roads in the county. Later in the afternoon, the reporter asked for a tour of some of the dirt roads with a farmer in the Turkey Creek precinct. We also looked at roads in Plum Creek and then compared them to the good maintenance being done on the Johnson County roads just across the county line. Those are maintained by the Johnson County Road Department while Pawnee County’s Road Department is responsible for all the roads in our county.

Thu
25
Jul
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Siske named Grand Marshal

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Don Siske has been named Grand Marshal of the Pawnee County Fair Parade.

Don was born and grew up on the family farm north of Burchard, NE. He attended country school at District 50 through 2nd grade when the school closed. He continued his education at Lewiston graduating with the class of 1954.

At the age of 8, Don joined the Flying Tigers 4-H Club and spent the next 9 years in the dairy project. Don's family was very active in 4-H. His brother and sister were both 4-H members, and his mother was a leader for many years.

Thu
18
Jul
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EPA approves sulfoxaflor

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor—an effective tool to control challenging pests with fewer environmental impacts. After conducting an extensive risk analysis, including the review of one of the agency’s largest datasets on the effects of a pesticide on bees, EPA is approving the use of sulfoxaflor on alfalfa, corn, cacao, grains (millet, oats), pineapple, sorghum, teff, teosinte, tree plantations, citrus, cotton, cucurbits (squash, cucumbers, watermelons, some gourds), soybeans, and strawberries.

 

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Thu
18
Jul
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Kenny Edwards speaks on Table Rock Village Board issues

This is an interview News Editor Ray Kappel did with Kenny Edwards of the Table Rock Village Board. Here are the questions and Kenny’s answers.

Q: What has the village board accomplished so far this year?

A: The Village Board of Table Rock has had a very productive year in many regards this year. So far, we have hooked everyone up to electronic water meters, have seal-coated the west and south streets around the village square, replaced hydrants and sections of plumbing throughout town, and have purchased a new lawn mower, a computer, and a snowblade. Also, due to our passage of a schedule of fees for citations, we were able to issue a citation for the first time in 20+ years, which was for a dog-at-large. We have also updated our water fee rates to make it more affordable for families.

Q: What have been the big issues still unresolved?

Thu
18
Jul
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One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

Webster’s Dictionary defines junk as: useless or worthless stuff; trash; rubbish.

If you take a drive around town, you see examples of what some would call junk. But if you talk to some of the people who have collected items in their yard, especially unlicensed cars, you can tell junk is in the eye of the beholder.

One resident even called the City Council “communist” at a recent meeting because the city was intruding on his rights, he said.

Another resident has commented that what is in his yard doesn’t fit the definition of junk as he sees it.

The city has long wanted to get rid or clean up what it considers to be nuisance properties and to license unlicensed vehicles.

 

 

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Thu
18
Jul
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Welcome Pastor Kim

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Hyun Sook Kim got her calling to be a United Methodist Church pastor from Genesis 12 verses 1-9.

In that passage, God called on Abraham to leave his house and land and go where God directed him. Abraham obeyed.

This calling she had while in Seoul, South Korea where she was raised. She left her home, which consisted of two sons she had raised on her own, for a new home in America. The sons were adults and she decided then to leave and go out to spread God’s word.

The sons are 27 years old and 25 years old respectively and still in South Korea. Their pictures are large on her computer screen.

She said raising them on her own was very hard. She called on God many times to ease her sufferings, she said.

 

 

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18
Jul
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Pawnee Co. Fair coming up

Nanette Smith reports that there are a lot of things to set up but that the Pawnee County Fair is in good shape as we approach the first weekend in August. The Fair officially starts July 31 with the 4-H portion and finishes Aug. 3. There is no carnival this year, but there are plenty of fun things to get involved in. The Rodeo comes back after two years absence and also new are the Donkey Polo competitions. There will be teams of three and the donkeys are provided. It is played just like polo with mallets and ball.

The Rodeo will be Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. The Donkey Polo is 3 p.m. Saturday.

Also new this year is the Outlaw Hot Rod Pullers and their Mini-Rods competition. That is a free event happening Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

You will see a juggler at the Fair this year. Peter Brunette will put on shows between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. He does a variety of presentations in his show.

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