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Pawnee City Schools Superintendent search begins

The Pawnee City Board of Education has selected McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development to assist them in the important task of selecting superintendent candidates for the board to interview
 
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Anhydrous ammonia truck overturns, not a drop spilled

It was about 2:19 a.m. last Thursday when Spencer June, age 30, was driving a semi pulling an anhydrous trailer. The night was foggy and there was a drizzle. He was coming east on Highway 4 when he approached the
Highway 50 intersection. 
 
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Pawnee City Speech team headed to state

Steven Bruns feels his calling is to be an actor. He and the rest of the state qualifiers for Pawnee City High School Speech Team will be going to Kearney Friday to compete in Class C2. They won districts last week and conference recently.
 
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Table Rock Consignment sale makes history

The Table Rock Volunteer Fire Department Consignment Sale, held on March 21, made history by reaching the 50th anniversary mark. During the sale, another group making the 50th anniversary mark, also was present.
The Table Rock Historical Society set up shop in Reflections, the old drugstore next to the bank.
 
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Pawnee City Clerk and City Shop Foreman attend League meeting

By Ray Kappel
 
City Clerk Tammy Stephens and Shop Foreman Clint Johnson attended the League of Municipalities Midwinter meeting recently and came back with several ideas and suggestions. Stephens judging from what other towns are doing on nuisance properties, Pawnee City is doing all it can to get rid of the properties, she found out. Pawnee City is tearing down the Jeff Gaston property at 1138 G Street after having been condemned by the City Council.
 
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Your security focus of meeting

By Ray Kappel
 
Brent Lottman, Nemaha County Sheriff, spoke on security at an informational meeting in Auburn March 10, an event sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Nemaha County. After he spoke Joe Herring of Bellevue spoke on security issues and immigration.
 
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Get that motorcycle ready for spring

Rick Gyhra and son Nate at the Eric Klepper fun run last year.
By Ray Kappel
 
Warmer temperatures mean a lot of motorcycle riders are hitting the road. I asked one enthusiast, Rick Gyhra, what he did to get his cycle ready for spring. The first thing he does is take it to Harley Davidson when spring rolls around for a full service check. The oil, any leaks, put in new fluids in transmission, check over the tires and brakes
 
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Pawnee City third graders see Shrine Circus

Kaitlin Ray of Pawnee City won a bike in the drawing at the Shrine Circus.
By Ray Kappel
 
When Kaitlin Ray of Pawnee City got home with her new bike she rode it until dark, her mother Heather Ray said. She won it in a drawing at the Shrine Circus she and her third grade Pawnee City Schools class attended last Thursday. Ed Raper, Mr. Ed, organizes the event along with Masonic Lodge AF & AM Pawnee 23. This trip by the third graders has been going on for some time. The last time a Pawnee City kid won a bike was Trevor Gyhra after his sisters the triplets were born. They started kindergarten this year.
 
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Kathy Garner heads back to Ohio after 16 years at Pawnee City Schools

Kathy Garner gets a hug from student Elli Stephens
By Ray Kappel
 
After 16 years at Pawnee City High School, one of the most popular people at the school is heading home. Kathy Garner is the secondary secretary and activities bookkeeper at the school, a position she has held since 1999. She is headed home to Dayton, Ohio, where she has friends and family.
 
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Grass fire nearly claims Larry Bradbury's house

By Ray Kappel
 
A grass fire Monday nearly cost Larry Bradbury his house. “It gave up steam right over there,” Bradbury said Tuesday pointing to a point about 20 feet from his house. It did cost him his 1952 CA Allis tractor and a car his mother- in-law used to own that was parked out of the way. He also lost a granary and four small portable buildings. The land was scorched as far as the eye could see around his place.
 

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