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Feb
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About 50 people attend party, one person arrested, 9 ticketed

By Ray Kappel
The now closed Saddle Rock, in Table Rock was the site of a party where alcohol was served to underage youth on January 23. About 50 students were involved. The party did not go undetected by law enforcement and the underage participants suffered consequences. Six underage drinkers were issued tickets for Minor in Possession and three juveniles were referred to the pre-trial diversion program.
 
Wed
18
Feb
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Act of kindness

We got this nice email from Jennifer Stehlik Ladman, county attorney, about a followup to the accident that killed Dennis Schlund. “The family dog was injured in the accident last monththat killed Denny Schlund. The dog stayed with the vehicle but was agitated and at first would not let anyone approach it.
 
Wed
18
Feb
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Lewiston to add classrooms in $1.6 million project

“I am ecstatic. I am so excited for all the opportunities this will open up for the new kids in the district. I’m just very excited,” said Lewiston Consolidated pre-K teacher Mary Robison about the new project the school is
taking on. Construction starts in March on a $1,614,400 addition to the school.
 
Wed
18
Feb
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Nebraska State Poet, Hansen, comes to Pawnee City

This is an email interview Ray Kappel did with State Poet Twyla Hansen. Hansen was in Pawnee City Sunday as part of a music and poetry performance from the Pawnee County Arts Council and the Nebraska Humanities Council.
 
Wed
11
Feb
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Watermeier introduces Nebraska property tax relief bill LB178

By Ray Kappel
 
State Senator Dan Watermeier is for lowering property taxes. He has introduced LB 178 that would reduce the valuation of agricultural and horticultural land for school district taxation purposes by 5 percent per year for four years That would bring down the current valuation of 75 percent to 55 percent. It would remain at 75 percent for other taxation purposes like counties and NRD’s.
 
Wed
11
Feb
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Humboldt woman airline pilot flies the friendly skies of United

Michelle Pfeiffer, in sunglasses, are, far right, Lorrie Novak, Captain Marcy Trojack, left, and co-pilot Veronica Johnsen.
By Ray Kappel
 
Lorrie Novak's favorite mission as an Air Force pilot was flying into Damascus, Syria in 1986 to pick up released hostage Fr. Lawrence Jenco and the negotiator Terry Waite. (Waite was later held hostage himself for four years). She was part of the crew on that flight as she has been on countless others. This Humboldt born and raised farm girl attended Grand Avenue Country school to the 7th grade and then onto high school at Humboldt graduating in 1980.
 
Wed
11
Feb
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The latest scoop...of snow

City worker Matt Kuhlmann is busy getting the latest snow off the streets. After a weekend of heavy snow, the area got another blast Wednesday of last week. A week later, all the smow was gone.
 
Wed
11
Feb
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Fr. Courtney on mission to India

By Ann Wickett
 
Fr. Scott Courtney of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Steinauer began the new year by helping the poorest of the poor in India. He worked with the Missionaries of Charity organization, December 29 through January 9. “I assisted the mentally handicapped, the destitute and the dying,” he said. “I wanted to go and do a mission where Mother Teresa worked and lived,” said Fr. Courtney. He added that seeing how the poorest of the poor lived was the most difficult adjustment of his mission trip. He said that feeding two men in particular who were destitute and dying was a difficult experience.
 
Wed
04
Feb
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IRS Warns About Phishing Scams

The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2015 filing season. “The IRS won’t send you an email about a bill or refund out of the blue. Don’t click on one claiming to be from the IRS that takes you by surprise,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
 

 

Wed
04
Feb
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January 8th issue with Rollin Fritch story updated

Bollinger shipyards sent us this photo of the actual U.S. Coast Guard ship Rollin Fritch under construction. It is due to be completed by June 2016. January 8th we ran a story about how the ship was named for the Pawnee City war hero, Rollin A. Fritch who died in World War II.
 

 

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