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Wed
13
Jun
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Hail of a storm

A storm of strong winds, rain and hail hit the area Monday night. This hailstone was is from near Elk Creek. One hailstone is pictured next to a quarter. Damage to local crops still to be determined.

 

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Thu
07
Jun
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City Council approves interim financing for the Street Project

By Ray Kappel

If your house is worth $100,000 you will be paying about $320 more in taxes following action at the Pawnee City City Council meeting Tuesday, May 29.

If your home is valued more than $100,000 you will pay more than the $320 and if less, less than that amount.

That will be the case for 30 years. That is how long the USDA loan will be for to pay for the upcoming Street Project.

 

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Thu
07
Jun
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Pawnee County Korean War Veterans honored with quilts

"Quilts for Pawnee County Veterans" had it's second quilt presentation on May 29th at American Legion/ VFW building in Pawnee City with a large crowd of friends and relatives in attendence. Quilts were presented to our Korean War Veterans with the help of four VFW Auxilary members Lynda Stallbaumer, Glee Price, Phyllis Ideus and Nannette Bounty who held American flags to form an Isle of Honor for Gayle Lang to escort each Veteran to be honored . Joann Lutcavish annouced their names, Janell Sommerhalder and Linda Bowman "wrapped" them in their quilts. Sandy Bellows and Sherry Karjala provided the music.

Refreshments were provided by auxiliaries of the VFW and American Legion.

 

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Thu
07
Jun
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Gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist comes to Pawnee City

By Ray Kappel

Democratic nominee for governor, State Senator Bob Krist was in Pawnee City Sunday, along with his running mate for Lt. Gov, Lynne Walz.

Sen. Krist served in the legislature for 10 years. He was elected twice after being appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman. Walz is a first-term senator from Fremont. Krist is from Omaha.

They met with a crowd of over 35 interested voters at the Schilling-Bridge Winery. Mike and Sharon Schilling had invited him to come and speak.

 

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Thu
07
Jun
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Little Brown Jug under new ownership

By Ray Kappel

Come over to the Little Brown Jug under new owners Jaime Graham and Steve Messing. They took the operation over April 11.

Jaime said they wanted to run it because they want to see it continue.

“It is an icon in the community and we don’t want to see it close its door. We’re going to try and fix it up and make it a place where people want to come,” Jaime said.

 

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Wed
30
May
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PC Hospital makes Top 20

Pawnee County Memorial Hospital in Pawnee City, Nebraska was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for PATIENT Satisfaction in the country. Pawnee County Memorial Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for Patient Satisfaction. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).

 

 

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Wed
30
May
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NPPD community solar program pitched to City

Could solar power be coming to Pawnee City? That idea was brought before the City Council recently by two representatives of Nebraska Public Power District. They made a 30-minute presentation that made the city officials at least consider the idea for future savings of NPPD customers. NPPD would build a large solar panel somewhere in the city that all NPPD customers could benefit from. Customers can buy blocks of energy that will reduce their heating and cooling costs.

Wed
30
May
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Heat doesn't dim enthusiasm for Pawnee City Memorial Day

By Ray Kappel News Editor

Master of Ceremonies Larry Bradbury said the heat was terrible but he said it did not dampen the enthusiasm of those coming to hold the Memorial Day service at Pawnee City cemetery Monday morning. How hot was it? Local farmers were reported to be feeding their chickens crushed ice so they wouldn’t lay hard-boiled eggs. Now that’s hot. A crowd had nestled in under the evergreen trees near the flag pole. The Pawnee City High School Band played a few patriotic selections to get everyone in the mood.

Wed
30
May
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Table Rock dedicates Veterans Memorial

Contributions from Angela Bellantoni, the Table Rock American Legion, and the Burchard American Legion led to the renewal of the Veterans Memorial in Table Rock. The American Legion did the work and chief among them were Gregg Clement and Jerry Vristka. Bellantoni's father Merrill Findlay's name is on the Memorial. At the left: Scott Bodie, Howard Blecha, Bob Blecha, Tim Panko, and Angela Bellantoni. At the right: Byford Schmit, Larry Bstandig, and Shad Gager. The faces of two at the right are hidden, Jerry Vrtiska and Gordon Clement.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Transportation Tech holds ribbon cutting

The new Pawnee City company Transportation Tech held its ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday with the Chamber of Commerce. Attending were, from left, Ron Auxier, Susan Pope, Nanette Smith, Dan Lovercheck, Ryan Johnsen of Transportation Tech with scissors, Lola Seitz, Valerie Lefler CEO of Transpotation

Tech, Tammy Curtis of City Hall, Joe Stehlik, Emily Sisco, Martha Turnbull, Transportation Tech assistant, and Linda Hinrichsen. The focus of Transportation Tech is to develop support and training materials for professionals that are known as ITS Technicians – essentially folks that work on advanced traffic management systems. These training resources are not only for use in the field, but also within technical academic institutions as well.

 

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