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Wed
22
Jun

Fugitive sought near Dubois, NE & Bern, KS

By Ray Kappel
 
A Kansas State Patrol helicopter aided in the chase of a fugitive around June 7 in the DuBois area. The fugitive was Rex Peterson II. He was seen in Auburn and was wanted for absconding parole, according to Sheriff Brent Lottman of Nemaha County, NE. Lottman said deputies located Peterson and attempted to stop him on June 7. The Sheriff said this resulted in a chase that was terminated because the danger of the chase was much greater than the original charges Peterson was paroled on.

 

Wed
22
Jun

Pawnee County Veterans Memorial

By Ray Kappel
 
Four tablets of the Pawnee County Veterans Memorial have been replaced. A year ago last spring, a hairline crack was noticed in one of them. It was thought that it might not spread, but they didn’t know for sure.

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Dr. Mukhtar is leaving Pawnee City Memorial Hospital/Clinic

By Ray Kappel
 
Pawnee City Memorial Hospital and Clinic will be without the services of Dr. Hamid Mukhtar soon. After three and half years in Pawnee City, the Pakistan native will be leaving for Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He will be doing a two-year internship there in internal medicine.

 

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Wed
15
Jun

Assisted Living Facility application to be filed soon

By Ray Kappel
 
It has taken a lot of work by a lot of people. That’s how Dan Lovercheck of the Assisted Living Committee described the local effort to get an Assisted Living Facility built in Pawnee City. They are very close. They expect  to file the formal application for USDA funds at the end of the month. It is a big project with a 3 to 4 million dollar price tag.
 
 
Wed
15
Jun

Elk Creek World War II veteran presented with Quilt of Valor

By Ann Wickett
 
“I’m very surprised and honored,” said Glen Lippold, Johnson County’s oldest World War II veteran as he was the recipient of a Quilt of Valor on Thursday, June 9. Lippold, age 94, lived in the Elk Creek area since 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September of 1944 and served as a Staff Sergeant. “I went into the Army to see the world,” said Lippold. He served as a mechanic for the Army trucks, jeeps and tanks and served in the countries of England, France, Germany and Austria. He was discharged in January of 1946.
 
 
Wed
15
Jun

Dennis Schaardt wins Gold medals at an international competition

By Ray Kappel
 
Dennis Schaardt and daughter Courtney returned recently from a trip to Germany to pick up some more awards. The awards were for an international competition that was held in Madison earlier this year. Because customs is tough to get meat through, the German Butchers Association, which judges the competition, comes to America to judge products. They did the judging in Madison, Wisconsin. Schaardt’s business, Den’s Country Meats, got a Gold medal for Ring Bologna and a Gold medal for Frankfurters.
 
 
Wed
15
Jun

Hatfield takes over as mayor of Pawne City

By Ray Kappel
 
Charlie Hatfield is the new mayor of Pawnee City. He is taking over for Deb Klein who has resigned for personal reasons. Hatfield was the president of the City Council and that made him eligible for the job. It was his decision to make and he said it would be easier to find a councilman than a mayor so he decided to step up to the mayor’s position. His mayor term will expire in December of 2018.
 
 
Wed
08
Jun

Driver's Ed students get lesson on bad driving habits

By Ray Kappel
 
It was a lesson in reality. The lesson was taught to the Driver’s Ed students at Pawnee City High School Monday. Nebraska State Trooper Charlie Cook was there to teach the lesson about safe driving and the consequences if you don’t practice safe driving habits. He gave a slide show about a fatality accident that happened in Nebraska. You might call it the Anatomy of a Crash. It told about what happened to the driver who was speeding and not wearing her seat belt. The slide show showed pictures of the mangled car and showed where a telephone pole entered the car when she crashed into it.
 
 
Wed
08
Jun

Roy Mullin and friends paddle kayaks on the river

By Ray Kappel
 
Roy Mullin points out a buffalo skull in his shop. He and friends found it while kayaking the South Fork of the Nemaha last spring. He and Bob Musil’s sons, Michael and John, and Michael’s wife Heidi take on the river several times a year for fun and relaxation. The Musil's sister, Sam, will be along, too probably. Well, you don’t really relax when you’re going through rapids, but you do have a great deal of fun. They like to start out at the state line and go down the river to the Musil family farm, a trip that can take up to five hours when the river is low. Last spring they made a trip in an hour and half when the river was up.
 
 
Wed
08
Jun

Julia Schultheiss accepted into RHOP program at Peru State

Peru, Nebraska– Peru State College is pleased to announce six students have been accepted into the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP). Only a select number of seats are available in each program. One local teenager made it from Pawnee City, Julia Schultheiss. Peru State students accepted into RHOP have provisional admission to the University of Nebraska Medical Center and will receive a full tuition waiver from Peru State during their undergraduate years.
 
 

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