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Boy Scout Troop 322 from Pawnee City mobilized for disaster relief

On Mothers Day May 11, 2014 an F3 Tornado struck the town of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska. The tornado devastated the town. On Saturday May 17, 2014 Boy Scout Troop 322 from Pawnee City mobilized for disaster relief and went to Beaver Crossing to aid in clean up. Coming in from the South on Highway 15 the path of the storm was evident for several miles. Center pivots were overturned and twisted, grain bins were demolished, and serval farmstead were destroyed.
 
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29
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City Council votes 3-1 to keep auditor Julie Bauman

By Ray Kappel.
 
The Pawnee City City Council disagreed over whether to continue with Julie Bauman for auditing at its Monday night meeting. The vote to keep her was approved 3-1 with John Dahlgren dissenting. Bauman will charge $14,505 for 2014; $14,955 for 2015; and $15,405 for 2016. Dahlgren said the county pays $8,500 for Schulz and Associates in Beatrice and that the county has been very happy with them.
 
Thu
29
May
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Southeast Nebraska Developement Dist. - Kevin Burnison honored

By Ann Wickett.
 
Sunrise Publications. 
“It’s been a hoot,” said Kevin Burnison who served 25 years in the Humboldt office of the Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) as an economic development specialist. According to Burnison, his role was to help villages, cities and counties within a five county area of southeast Nebraska find the solutions to the questions to satisfy state and federal regulations. The counties he worked with included Richardson, Pawnee, Nemaha, Otoe and Johnson.
 
Wed
21
May
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A few close races in May 13 primary

Charlie Hatfield topped the Pawnee City City Council field and Kay Laun unseated Brad Stake for Pawnee County Commissioner in the May 13 primary. There were 862 votes cast in Pawnee County with a 45.88 percent
turnout.
 
Wed
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Pawnee City High School graduates 18

Shayla Wissler paused at the door to the gym and then Pomp and Circumstance started. She led in her Pawnee City High School graduating class of 18 Saturday afternoon. School Board President Terry Borcher and Superintendent Stephen Grizzle both had memorable days Saturday. Both had son  graduating  
 
Wed
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Pawnee City Chamber of Commerce Flower Project

The Pawnee City Chamber of Commerce with the help of other individuals, businesses and organizations have purchased 24 planters, filled them with flowers and built a mobile watering system. Here is a list of some of the contributors; Joe Stehlik, Rick & Bobbie Kunze, C. J. Foods, Steve & Marie Glenn, Pete & Pat Vonderfecht, Dan Lovercheck, Yvonne Dalluge, Nick & Renee Boomgaarn, Susan & Dave Pope, Russ Smith, and Nanette Hatfield.
 
Wed
14
May
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Pawnee City pre-K students learn positive behavior for school and home

This past school year, Pawnee City’s pre-K program was one of several in the state to implement the Preschool Postive Behavior Intervention Support program. PBIS is a way for a school to detect problem behaviors and then treat them. Annette Hahn represented the Nebraska Department of Education in helping Pawnee City get started with the program. Pre-K teacher Lisa Mathewson was the instructor for the class. This article interviews
both Annette and Lisa
 
Wed
14
May
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Great-grandmother inspires postmaster to be good quilter

A great-grandmother who hand-stitched so fine you’d swear it was done by a machine, inspires Polly Clark. The Table Rock postmaster had several beautiful quilts on display at the recent Pawnee County Art and Quilt Show.
“I can never reach that, but she is what I aspire to,” Clark said of her great-grandmother.  
 
Wed
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Biking is one way to get in shape

Dr. Rick Jackson began biking in 1978 after running a full marathon. He was having knee problems and thought biking would be easier on them. Dr. Jackson is one of the avid bikers in the area. Another one is former County Attorney Vic Faesser.  They were hooked on biking a long time ago, and are still getting the benefits of biking, which are many. 
 
Wed
07
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Benefit for Eileen Rose Gingerich raises $4,094

The Spaghetti Benefit Friday night at the Poteet Hall raised  4,094 for 4-month old baby  Eileen Rose Gingerich. She is the daughter and only child of Bennie and Frances Gingerich and she was diagnosed with a
brain tumor
 

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