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29
Jan
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Seven county positions on ballot this year

Seven county officials are up for election this year. The race for the May 13 primary will be for the following posts: Sheriff, assessor, attorney, clerk, and treasurer. In addition, Commissioners Bradley Stake in District 2 and Jan
Lang in District 3 are up for re-election. The city has the mayor position open as well as two seats on the City Council, currently occupied by Deb Klein and Charlie Hatfield. 
 
Wed
29
Jan
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After 35 years Woltemath has seniority at Pawnee City School

Nancy Woltemath tested her second graders at Pawnee City schools on geography Monday. They had just learned about the four oceans and seven continents. She's been teaching a long time, 35 years at Pawnee City. She has more years in than anybody else at the school. She graduated Johnson-Brock high school and got her teaching credentials at Dana College. She worked as a traveling resource teacher at ESU 4, then a year at Talmage-Cook and a year at Syracuse-Cook, before coming to Pawnee City. She worked the first 10 years here as a High School resource teacher before taking up residence as the second grade teacher 
 
Wed
22
Jan
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New cell tower planned for Burchard

U.S. Cellular wants to build a 300-foot tower near Burchard. The company is currently seeking a permit to build. The company said it will increase coverage in Burchard and areas west of Pawnee City. It will be among more than 360 U.S. Cellular sites in Nebraska. The Burchard site is expected to be ready to go this summer. The company already has a cell site between Table Rock and Pawnee City. 
 
Wed
22
Jan
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The first day of college starts when you're a freshman in high school

Karen Mezger loves being a guidance counselor. “Just helping young people find their way in life, finding meaning to their lives. I absolutely love it or I would not be here,” she said as she sat behind her desk at HTRS.
Mezger has been the guidance counselor since 2004 when Dawson- Verdon merged with HTRS. She had been at Dawson-Verdon teaching from 1975-1979 then took time off to raise her children. She came back in 1998 as the guidance counselor at that school
 
Wed
22
Jan
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More than just play: Pawnee City Lego© robot team makes state

Pawnee City 6th, 7th and 8th graders tried to get a Lego up on the competition at the state qualifier Lego Robotic Championships Saturday at Humboldt. One team from Pawnee City, The Dewds, won the Robot Design
award and will be going to state. The team is made up of Logan Newman, Michelle Wenzl, Jacky Schultheiss, Eliza Hunzeker, and Marcus Gray. The state tournament is held at SAC Air Museum Feb. 22. The top eight teams at the state qualifier go to the state tournament and there were 21 teams in all competing Saturday. 
 
Wed
15
Jan
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House condemned for six years gets another extension

A condemned house and its future was the focus of discussion at the Monday night Pawnee City City Council meeting.  David Troyer, Sr.'s house on 923 8th street was condemned even before he bought it from Richard
Barnett. Under city code, a condemned house can not be sold, but it has been sold twice now. Troyer is in the process of selling the house, now a third time, to Shae Christiansen.
 
Wed
15
Jan
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Eleven months from the day of the robbery at Casey's, Engstrom sentenced

“I live it every day. It was hard  to come here, but I did it,” Beth  lifton said moments after Michael D. Engstrom was sentenced in Pawnee County District Court Monday. Engstrom and his wife, Jaime, held up the Casey's General Store on Feb. 13 last year, the day before Valentine's Day at gunpoint. The clerk on duty was Beth Clifton. She no longer works at Casey's  but has a job in Beatrice.
 
Wed
15
Jan
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Snowbird? Vacationer? Care Giver? Health care records available where you are

Pawnee County Hospital and Clinic patients can now have computer access to their medical records. If you have an email address, the hospital will send you an invitation that will let you track your own treatment  Linda King, clinical informatics nurse at the Pawnee County Hospital and Clinic, is the liaison between the hospital and Cerner, which provides what is called the Patient Portal. It is part of the hospital website. Cerner takes care of all the health records of the hospital and clinic, and it is based in Kansas City 
 
Thu
09
Jan

SchillingBridge to open second location

Today, Mike and Sharon Schilling of SchillingBridge Winery & Microbrewery in Pawnee City, Nebraska announced the plans to open a second location in the Fallbrook Development in Lincoln, Nebraska.  575 Fallbrook Blvd.

Wed
08
Jan
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New Year's Resolutions: some do, some don't

Did you make a New Year's Resolution? A lot of people don't, so if you're one of them you have plenty of company. Irene Faesser said she doesn't make them. “Don't make them, if you can't keep them. I don't make them,” she said. Lyle Droge chuckled at the question and asked if 'hanging around' would be a good one. Elaine Sheldon said she doesn't usually make them, but is this year. “I'm going to try and save more money,” she said. Gale Nutter said he doesn't make them as a rule, and isn't making an exception this year 
 

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