News

Wed
18
Jan

PC Hospital/Clinic name one of best in 2016

By Ray Kappel

 

The Pawnee County Memorial Hospital/Clinic was named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals related to patient satisfaction the past year. That was the big highlight in another great year for the care facility. New equipment was added, also. A CT scanner was added and an upgrade to the mammography equipment was done. Administrator Ruth Stephens said the CT scanner update made for better pictures and that helps the diagnosis process. The hospital is now able to perform 3-D mammography and is the only hospital in our area that has the 3-D capability. This will allow better identification of potential problems.

 

Wed
18
Jan

Holiday on ice

By Ray Kappel

 

Temperatures near freezing and little wind may have caused the ice storm to be not as severe as expected. Sunday night the storm picked up with freezing rain moving into the area. By morning, roads were hazardous and tree limbs were down, with a few reports of power outages.

 

Wed
18
Jan

In memory of Jimmy Wray, a lesson about distracted driving

By Ray Kappel

 

“We all have to be a part of making us stay safe,” County Attorney Jennifer Stehlik Ladman said at the end of a session on distracted driving at Pawnee City High School. Ladman’s office and the Sheriff’s Department along with the Nebraska State Patrol sponsored this event that featured the testimony of Larissa Burns. Burns was convicted of misdemeanor vehicle homicide in the death of motorcyclist Jimmy Wray last year

 

Wed
11
Jan

Agriculture has so-so year

By Ray Kappel
 
Agriculture had a so-so year, according to Paul Hay with the Gage County Extension office in Beatrice.
 
There is good news and not so good news. Soybean yields were great and corn yields were better than expected in a summer that was challenging, Hay said.
 

Wed
11
Jan

South Highway Island may be cemented

By Ray Kappel
 
The South Highway Island in Pawnee City will be cemented over, providing the Chamber of Commerce goes along with a city okay for the project.
 
The Council came to that decision in Monday night’s Council meeting. At first, it was thought that decorative rocks could be put there, but that was ruled out because it could create an opportunity for mischief with throwing the rocks.
 

Wed
11
Jan

District 32 school house renovation continues

By Ray Kappel
 
Howard Blecha stood at the door of a rock school house that is as old as the state of Nebraska.
 
He was giving a tour of the building near Table Rock and what has gone on there since a handful of enthusiasts became determined to preserve the school house, which was built in 1873. It was known as District 32 Pleasant Valley and it was open until 1956.
 

Wed
11
Jan

Snow business like shoveling business

Keegan Vetrovsky, left, and Kaleb Vetrovsky got busy last Wednesday with the first real snowfal of the season. 
 

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Wed
04
Jan

SE NE band begins 24th year

By Laura Turnbull
 
The Southeast Nebraska Community Band is beginning its 24th year of making instrumental music for the enjoyment of themselves as well as audiences in the area. From its beginning in Pawnee City with about 13 enthusiastic, but rusty in ability, musicians from Pawnee City, DuBois and Tecumseh, it has grown to over 50 members who come from 17 towns in southeast Nebraska and include some from Missouri. In the past there have been players from Kansas and Iowa.
 
Wed
04
Jan

Council orders more building reports

By Ray Kappel
 
The Pawnee City City Council gave the owners of the former building housing the dentist and two houses owned by Eileen Hines 60 days to submit a structural engineer’s report and a plan to fix the buildings. That was done at the Dec. 27 meeting. Both Travis Kobza and his wife were at the meeting as was Jerry Graham, husband of Eileen.
 
Wed
04
Jan

If the outfit is Western Glenette Kohake will love it

By Ray Kappel
 
The large cutout of Clint Eastwood is a dead giveaway. So are the pictures of John Wayne and Johnny Cash all around her house. They are, as she puts, hot. This is the home of Glenette Kohake just outside Seneca, Kan. She and husband Tom have the twolegged and four-legged ranch we have written about before. All sorts of animals live around her place.
 

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