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Broncs, parades, & livestock, County revs up for Fair

UNL Extension Educator Karly Black likes to wake up early and walk through the barns at the fairgrounds, listening to the animals. That was her favorite part of last year’s fair. “It might be because that is the only time of the day
which I am not rushing about, where I get to talk with our 4-H families,” she said in an email.  
 
Wed
16
Jul
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Ulmers receive a barn quilt for Christmas

It was a Christmas gift for Vance and Jeannette Ulmer. The five children and 11 grandchildren of the Ulmers put together a barn quilt and it hangs on their barn four miles west of Pawnee City. The five children and 11 grandchildren each produced a 16-square work of art and its bright colors are easily visible from the highway.
 
Wed
09
Jul
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Commissioners fix part-time wage after dispute

A wage dispute at the Pawnee County Courthouse saw two employees quit.Marcia and Don Borcher were working part-time and quit recently over a dispute with the  County. Marcia cleaned and Don mowed. They were covering for custodian Byford Schmit who is on disability from an accident while installing a water heater at the courthouse. He had hired his son to mow and his wife to  clean. Schmit set their wages at $15 an hour for mowing and $14
for the cleaning. 
 
Wed
09
Jul
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Fourth of July gets spectacular send off

The fireworks show in Pawnee City Friday was a big hit with the crowd gathered. Many donations as well as a freewill donations at the gate paid for the show 
 
Wed
09
Jul
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Sharla Cerra back in Table Rock after career with Dept. of Justice

Sharla Cerra is back in Table Rock in her parent’s house after 40 some years living in big cities as an attorney. She served in the tort division of the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C. for 14 years and then went west and served until 2005 with the Department of Justice in Los Angeles. She was also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar, which means she is able to try cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 
 
Wed
02
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Crab Orchard kennel attacked through social media

“I am not a puppy mill, I am a kennel,” said Linda Hager of Crab Orchard as she offered to explain her business, Crab Orchard Kennels. Hager has been under attack in social media accusing her of running a “puppy mill” and
neglecting her dogs. Neighbors Becky and Dave Zyla take issue with how Hager and her companion Ed Ruyle have cared for the dogs
 
Wed
02
Jul
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Patriotic event touches hearts with songs, oratory

It was an afternoon to celebrate being American. “An Old-fashioned Afternoon for America” took off at the United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon to a nice crowd. They had come to celebrate their roots, some with roots going back to the Revolutionary War. There were songs, oratory, and a lot of patriotic pride showing on the first time for this event.
 
Wed
02
Jul
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Humboldt mayor likes SENDD enforcer program

The SENDD nuisance enforcer has been a success in Humboldt. SENDD sent its executive director to the last Pawnee City City Council meeting because it is considering going with an enforcer, too. Humboldt has used the SENDD enforcer going on the second year. 
 
Wed
25
Jun
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Nuisance properties number one topic at City Council meeting

SENDD sent Dave Taladay, its executive director, to the Monday night Pawnee City City Council meeting. Emily Bausch was scheduled but canceled due to a conflict. He made a presentation about nuisance properties. The city, like most Nebraska towns, has problems with nuisance properties and is looking at hiring SENDD as its nuisance enforcer 
 
Wed
25
Jun
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Number of Agriculture programs increase

As more of the farm population reaches retirement, jobs are opening up in agriculture, according to John Robison, Lewiston Consolidated Ag teacher. ( Robison, who has taught Ag for many years, will be moving to
social studies next year. ) A recent issue of Farm and Ranch noted that there are 150 schools in Nebraska teaching Ag. That is 20 more than 10 years ago. The expansion is due to increased need for workers in a growing field. New fields have opened in the food science and agriscience, Robison said. That is another trend that is reversing old thinking
 

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