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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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Dowsing for graves interesting hobby for Pawnee City couple

“We shall demonstrate,” Vance Ulmer getting his dowsing rods out. He and his wife, Jeannette, were in the Pawnee City cemetery Friday to show how to dowse for graves. Most skeptical people would be won over after seeing what happens when they walk across a grave. The rods moved. 
 
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Drug message not sugar coated for sixth graders

The message is not sugar coated. Sixth grade students at Pawnee City Elementary School learn about the dangers of using drugs, alcohol and tobacco. It happens in a program called D.A.R.E., which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education during the first semester of school. Wayne Trantham, a retired Nebraska State Trooper, has taught more than 7,000 students his message: Don't do drugs
 
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Craftsman doesn't let tremors keep him from building to scale

Here is an engineering marvel. It's a built-to-scale country schoolhouse. What is even more amazing is that it was built by a man who has tremors. Ross Thiemann has suffered from them for many years, but it hasn't stopped him from turning out works of craftsmanship. He calls his schoolhouse his crowning point to his career as a craftsman. 
 
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Child Advocacy Center opens satellite office in Nebraska City

The Lincoln and Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center just got closer. On March 11, a satellite office opens in Nebraska City at 6142 Highway 75. That will make getting help for children in Pawnee County a lot easier for law enforcement and court officials. Before March 11, children had to be seen at the office in Lincoln. Now they will be seen by one advocate and one forensic interviewer who knows how to talk to children 
 
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Bridge closing means Amish school harder to get to

By Ray Kappel.
 
A closed bridge near Table Rock is turning into a bridge over troubled waters. The bridge is located on 712 Road south of Table Rock and about three miles from the Amish school. Because the bridge has been closed residents in the area are having to go a longer way around to get where they want to go. One is Jake Schwartz, a leader in the Amish community. He has two children who attend the Amish school, and because of the closed bridge have to travel 6 miles on nearby roads to get to the school. Schwartz’s children drive their buggy to school with a pony.

 

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And then the sun came out!

The snow came down for awhile Thursday morning but quickly dissipated by afternoon. The slush that was created seemed to disappear quickly and soon everything was back to normal.

 

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Patriotic DuBois veteran active in several service clubs

By Ray Kappel.
 
DUBOIS – Jimmy Wray doesn’t want to be the guy giving orders. He wants the humble job. He wants to be the guy handing you the glass of water. “I’m the guy who holds the flag or shoots the gun at a funeral. But we have hundreds of those around here,” he said. Wray, who will turn 69 this year, is an active member of AmVets, VFW, and American Legion in Pawnee City, not to mention the Sons of the American Legion, Legion Riders in both Nebraska and Kansas, and ABATE, the motorcycle rights group. He has been the ABATE District rep for around 20 years and on the Board of Directors.

 

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War on drugs comes to your medicine cabinet

By Ray Kappel.

It’s a whole, new ballgame in the war on drugs. Drugs coming from other countries used to be the major problem, now the war on drugs is as close as your medicine cabinet. Presciption drugs are the problem now, and law enforcment is battling that problem right here in Pawnee County and Southeast Nebraska. Pawnee County Sheriff Jayme Reed said we still have the old drugs around, but she is seeing more presciption abuse. “We have all of it,” she said of the drug problem in the county.
 

 

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