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Trish Fisher is named one of best nurses in Nebraska

Trish Fisher always wanted to be a nurse – ever since the fifth grade. During that year, she dressed up as a nurse for Halloween. Then she wanted to work at the Pawnee Manor when she was in high school, but they didn’t  think she  could do the job because of her small stature. “They took some convincing,” she said with a chuckle  
 
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Bob Williamson knows pictures can lie

You’ve all heard the saying, a picture never lies. That’s not true anymore, said Bob Williamson. Williamson is an avid photographer who was in the recent Pawnee County Arts Council Art and Quilt Show with several dramatic photographs. He is also a flower judge and has judged flowers at the state fair for 26 years, as well as flowers at the Pawnee County Fair in the past.
 
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PC Hospital takes part in emergency drill

Emergency medical drill participants are giving a big thumbs up to how things went April 23. Pawnee City Memorial Hospital and Clinic was part of the Southeast Nebraska Emergency Medical Response System scenario that
involved 601 participants and 87 organizations.
 
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Fifth graders learn the law

The fifth graders coming to Law Day at the Pawnee County Courthouse Friday could see they had a big problem on their hands. One of the suspects was a twin brother of someone who was innocent. (Law Day actually falls on May 1, but in Pawnee County it is celebrated on Arbor Day, a day when the courthouse is closed 
 
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Potter slaves over hot kiln

Larry Brown was experimentingwith a red glaze when we caught up with him Friday. The Pawnee City potter didn’t have a bright Nebraska red glaze for some of his pieces, but he was getting a lot of requests from Husker fans
 
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Two election workers on duty since 1972

Rosalind Jasa and Marie Schmit have been Pawnee County election workers since 1972 – 42 years. Rosalind has been an election judge the whole time, while Marie was once on the counting board and is now a judge, too, along with Lois Beethe
 
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Karaoke: where want to be stars are born

By Ray Kappel.
 
Eric Clapton made a brief appearance at the ZCBJ Hall Saturday, and then quietly disappeared into the night. Maybe it wasn’t really Eric Clapton. Insiders at the Hall know who it was, it was just another brave soul having his first try at Karaoke. Let’s call him Eric for the sake of the story.
 
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Easter 2014 - Living Stations show power of The Passion

By Ray Kappel.
 
Somber and yet so beautiful. The Living Stations of the Cross performed at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Steinauer on Good Friday left many very moved. The event is put on by the Youth Group of St. Anthony and Sacred Heart Parish. Pawnee City High School student Ted Gyhra played Jesus and he was brought down the center aisle of the church by Roman soldiers Hayden Meyer and Paul Sunneberg. Meyer is a student at Pawnee City High School and Sunneberg goes to Lewiston Consolidated.
 
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Golden Sowers pins sow the seed of reading

By Ray Kappel.
 
“How much does it weigh?” Pawnee City Public Library Director Lola Seitz asked the fourth graders gathered at the library Wednesday, April 16. The students from Pawnee City, Lewiston, and HTRS were at the library to pick up their Golden Sower Awards. The question was about the Sower on the State Capitol Building. No one got the answer; it was the toughest question afterall. The reporter couldn’t answer it either and was surprised to learn it weighs 19,000 pounds.
 
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C.J. Foods workers help out Sage Fisher family

Saturday April 5, 2014 – Employees of C.J. Foods, Inc. participated in the Ian Ray Memorial Golf Tournament held in Beatrice, NE. This year’s proceeds from the event went to Sage Fisher and her family from Pawnee City. Donnie Fisher, Sage’s father, and his sons played in the tournament, and Sage made an appearance as well. Donnie is a supervisor at the C.J. Foods Pawnee City Plant.
 

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