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Both candidates very experienced in commissioner's race

By Ray Kappel.
 
One of the most exciting races this primary year could be the race for Commissioner between Brad Stake, 59, and Kay Laun, 53, in District 2. Both responded at length to questions about why they are running and what issues do they see facing the county.
 
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Pawnee Manor teamwork pays off big again, another rating of no deficiences

By Ray Kappel.
 
Team work continues to pay off at the Pawnee Manor. The Pawnee City nursing facility was found deficiency free for the fourth consecutive year. “I don’t know anybody in the state who has had four consecutives,” said Mike Shafer, Manor administrator.
 
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Mar
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Five vie for two seats on the Council Council

PAWNEE CITY - There are five candidates for the two slots on the Pawnee City City Council. The lowest vote getter will be eliminated in the May 13 primary. Then there will be two people for the two positions on the November ballot. Incumbent Charlie Hatfield is in the race against Gale Nutter, Mark Sunneberg, Jr., R.J. Hickey and John Wissler. The other position was left vacant when Deb Klein left her council seat to run for mayor. Mayor Duane Westing is not seeking re-election 
 
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Mar
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Prisoner knows all too well how drugs can ruin a life

Tecumseh St ate Correctional Facility - Tom Fleming, now a prisoner at the Tecumseh State Correctional Center, was a full-blown alcoholic by thetime he left high school. “That progressed to marijuana and the hard drugs. Meth became my drug of choice, along with anything else I could get my hands  n,” he said from the visitor’s room of TSCI.
 
Wed
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Nemaha NRD Park Permit Discount Ends March 31!

You can still buy your 2014 Nemaha NRD park permit at the discounted price of $10, but time is running out on this bargain. The permits are required at Kirkman’s Cove near Humboldt, Iron Horse Trail Lake near DuBois, and Wirth Brothers Lake north of Tecumseh. Valid through December 31, the cost of the permits increases to $12 on April 1. 
 
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Like many small Southeast Nebraska communities Table Rock deals with unsavory characters

Sixteen arrests in 12 months. That was true in Table Rock last year. One individual was arrested four times and another two times. The wonderful little town we all knew when we grew up here has changed. Those 16 arrests last year compare to 9 for Pawnee City and two in Steinauer. There were no arrests in DuBois. 
 
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Remember the Fallen exhibit has Lewiston tie

Scott Spilker and two classmates at ITT Tech in Omaha won a class contest for a poster, and that poster is on display with the Remember the Fallen exhibit at Lewiston Consolidated School. Spilker is a Lewiston graduate.
The poster was for the Missing in America project 
 
Wed
12
Mar
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Council still says NO to burning

The Pawnee City City Council  is still saying a firm “no” to burning brush in town. Fire Chief John Vetrovsky was at the Monday night meeting to say there is no way anyone can be allowed to burn in town due to the health risks of the smoke to the community. There have been two recent requests to burn, one from Lee Rogge and one from Steve Mercure 
 
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Mar
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People in all walks of life suffer addiction

Addiction to drugs often leads to prison. There are 250 inmates in chemical dependency units in the Nebraska State Correctional Institution, with 64 housed in Tecumseh. The inmates in those units are housed together in two-man cells and go through the program before rejoining the general prison population, as it is for inmates in longer, or onto rejoining life on the outside for those of shorter sentences. 
 
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Pawnee City, Lewiston to battle in Reading Classic

Can Pawnee City schools do it again? Or will Lewiston get revenge? Those are the questions asked when the two schools go head to  head in Lewiston, Monday, March 17, in the annual Reading Classic challenge. It puts students from grades 3 to 9 on teams and they try to answer the questions on a quiz over books they have read in the program 
 

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