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Wed
17
Sep

Lewiston’s LCS club teaches students how to lead

This is the fourth year Cydney Howell has been in the LCS club at Lewiston Consolidated School. She is a senior and will be graduating to go on to the Air National Guard, and then start working toward a medical degree. LCS stands for Leadership, Character, and Service. The club members do good works throughout the year, like run the three bloodmobiles that come to the school
 
Wed
17
Sep

Getting a new look

The United Methodist Church in Pawnee City is getting reshingled. Work began Monday and was to be done Wednesday. McCoy Contractors out of Dawson is doing the work.
 
Wed
17
Sep

Affordable Healthcare Act enters 2nd year, open enrollment almost here

Health insurance open enrollment is almost here. Since the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), things in the health insurance world have really changed. It has been a real wild ride over the last 10 months and
this is where we stand today 
 
Thu
11
Sep

Cockrell jailed for death of Amish youth in car-buggy accident

Vivian Cockrell was sentenced to 60 days in the Auburn jail and 36 months probation for causing the death of an Amish youth last July. She was sentenced in Pawnee County District Court Friday. Cockrell’s car collided with a buggy driven by Ruben Yoder, 17, who was killed, and passanger Fannie Yoder, his older sister, who was severely injured. Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund made the sentence after listening to Jennifer Stehlik Ladman for the state, Ben Beethe for the defense, and a plea from Cockrell herself for mercy
 
Thu
11
Sep

A 45-star United States flag

A U.S. flag with 45 stars is one of the things you can see at the Table Rock Historical Society’s open house Sunday Sept. 21. The open house will from 1 to 3 p.m. The 45 star flag became the U.S. Flag on July 4, 1896. A star had been added that January for Utah. Grover Cleveland was the first president to serve under the flag.  
 
Thu
11
Sep

Relatives of log cabin builder come to Pawnee City

An unusual family reunion happened at the Pawnee Historical Buildings site this past Sunday. Relatives of James Gregg, the man who built the log cabin at the site gathered and many were meeting for the first time. This is an interview with Shannon Edward Kelly. He is one of the descendants..  
 
Thu
04
Sep

Southeast Co-op becomes Farmer’s Co-op

By Ray Kappel.
 
Southeast Cooperative in Pawnee City is now Farmer’s Cooperative. Southeast and Farmers merged effective Sept. 1, with Southeast being the company that merged into the larger company. Farmer’s did have 45 communities and now can add 12 more with the merger.

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Thu
04
Sep

Last Fling Till Spring

Two Nebraska State Troopers salute during the National Anthem sung by Hannah Davis.

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Thu
04
Sep

Gyhra triplets start kindergarten in Pawnee City

By Ray Kappel.
 
Sometimes trouble times three, sometimes joy times three, the Mike and Bridget Gyhra family enjoy life with their triplets. Breonna, Ericca, and Denielle are 6 now and have just started kindergarten at Pawnee City Schools. It was quite an event when they came into the world in 2008.

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Thu
28
Aug

County budget hearing set for Sept. 2

The Pawnee County budget for 2014-2015 shows an increase of $213,345.84 in the property tax request over last year. The levy went up about 1 percent and there were a couple of reasons the property tax request went
up, which for the next year is $1,446,546.79. The total proposed budget of disbursements is $7,369,953.97. Last year it was $5,396,716.22. The property tax request is still lower than it was two years ago
 

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