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25
Feb

Pawnee County Spelling Contest winners

The Pawnee County Spelling Contest was held Thursday afternoon, February 12, 2015 at Lewiston Consolidated School. Winners were, from the left: back row - Sixth grade: 1st place, Jonathan Janssen, Lewiston School; Eighth grade: 1st place Camille Frey, HTRS; 2nd place, Reesa Wilcox, Lewiston; 3rd place, Hailey Herzog, HTRS; Seventh grade: 1st place, Austin Knauss, Lewiston; 2nd place, Shaylyn Salts, Lewiston; 3rd place, Danny McMurray, Lewiston; middle row - Sixth grade: 2nd place, Olivia Gottula,  Pawnee City School; 3rd place, Alyssa Frey, HTRS; Fifth grade: 1st place, Ellie Schaardt, HTRS; 2nd place, Simon Osborne,Pawnee City; 3rd place, Stella Hunzeker, Pawnee City; front row - Third grade: 1st place, Lauren Schaardt, HTRS; 2nd place, Ella Kobza, Pawnee City; 3rd place, Tristen Ray, Lewiston; Fourth grade: 1st place, Mallory Branek, Pawnee City; 2nd place, Ashlyn  Holley, HTRS; 3rd place, Andy Maloley, Pawnee City.   
 
Wed
25
Feb

Hannah Davis back from State Honor Choir

By Ray Kappel
Pawnee City High School has been blessed with great singers coming through the grades. Last year,  Carli Cabrera and Savannah Nider entertained us at several functions  with their singing abilities. They have gone off to college and aredoing well. This year we have another crop of good singers, chief of which might  by senior Hannah Davis. Davis waschosen for the State Honor Choir and will sing at the boys’ basketball state tournament and the octet she is in was chosen to sing at the state girls’ basketball tournament.
 
Wed
25
Feb

A man and his tractor

Daughter Shirley Snyder, Emil Popelka, and his great-grandson Cale Jones look over Emil's restored 3010 John Deere. Emil said it looked "awfully good." Cale and his Ag teacher worked to restore the tractor in time for Emil's 100th birthday
 
Wed
25
Feb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
 

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