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11
Sep
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Cockrell jailed for death of Amish youth in car-buggy accident

Vivian Cockrell was sentenced to 60 days in the Auburn jail and 36 months probation for causing the death of an Amish youth last July. She was sentenced in Pawnee County District Court Friday. Cockrell’s car collided with a buggy driven by Ruben Yoder, 17, who was killed, and passanger Fannie Yoder, his older sister, who was severely injured. Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund made the sentence after listening to Jennifer Stehlik Ladman for the state, Ben Beethe for the defense, and a plea from Cockrell herself for mercy
 
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11
Sep
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A 45-star United States flag

A U.S. flag with 45 stars is one of the things you can see at the Table Rock Historical Society’s open house Sunday Sept. 21. The open house will from 1 to 3 p.m. The 45 star flag became the U.S. Flag on July 4, 1896. A star had been added that January for Utah. Grover Cleveland was the first president to serve under the flag.  
 
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11
Sep
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Relatives of log cabin builder come to Pawnee City

An unusual family reunion happened at the Pawnee Historical Buildings site this past Sunday. Relatives of James Gregg, the man who built the log cabin at the site gathered and many were meeting for the first time. This is an interview with Shannon Edward Kelly. He is one of the descendants..  
 
Thu
04
Sep
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Southeast Co-op becomes Farmer’s Co-op

By Ray Kappel.
 
Southeast Cooperative in Pawnee City is now Farmer’s Cooperative. Southeast and Farmers merged effective Sept. 1, with Southeast being the company that merged into the larger company. Farmer’s did have 45 communities and now can add 12 more with the merger.

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04
Sep
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Last Fling Till Spring

Two Nebraska State Troopers salute during the National Anthem sung by Hannah Davis.

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04
Sep
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Gyhra triplets start kindergarten in Pawnee City

By Ray Kappel.
 
Sometimes trouble times three, sometimes joy times three, the Mike and Bridget Gyhra family enjoy life with their triplets. Breonna, Ericca, and Denielle are 6 now and have just started kindergarten at Pawnee City Schools. It was quite an event when they came into the world in 2008.

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Thu
28
Aug
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County budget hearing set for Sept. 2

The Pawnee County budget for 2014-2015 shows an increase of $213,345.84 in the property tax request over last year. The levy went up about 1 percent and there were a couple of reasons the property tax request went
up, which for the next year is $1,446,546.79. The total proposed budget of disbursements is $7,369,953.97. Last year it was $5,396,716.22. The property tax request is still lower than it was two years ago
 
Thu
28
Aug
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Eric Klepper Run draws more than 500

DUBOIS – She’s not a poker player, but she had the winning hand in the 8th Annual Eric Klepper Memorial Fun Run in DuBois Saturday. More than 500 people gathered to honor the life of one of their friends and neighbors. We know it was 500 because they cooked meat for 500 and ran out. Hanna Brumbaugh, a nurse at the Pawnee Clinic, drove to the win with four aces. 
 
Thu
28
Aug
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Patriotic Art Contest Winners

Each school year, the VFW Ladies Auxillary sponsors a Patriotic Art Contest for students grades 9-12. Local winners for the 103- 1-4 contest are first place Colten Fisher, second place Courtney Mathewson and third place Levi Wilcox. Prizes awarded were $50, $25, and $15. Colten Fisher also won second place in State. He was awarded $100. Congratulations to those artists. Their patriotic works, accompanied by each artist’s explanation of  patriotism expressed in their art, can be viewed at Pete’s Pharmacy. Barbara Parker looks at the winners in the window at Pete’s
 
Wed
20
Aug
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Assisted Living Project moves ahead

The Assisted Living Facility project is moving forward. In the middle of July it got 501c3 status. That will allow them to take donations directly for the facility that are tax deductible. Before that happened, the Community Foundation took the donation and ear marked them for the facility. The Board is currently having the financial performa prepared. This will tell the USDA what the financial feasibility of the project is.
 

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