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Wed
23
Jul

ATV/UTV rodeo new event at County Fair

And here he comes rounding the third barrel heading towards the finish line! When you hear this you most likely picture a person on a muscular horse digging into the dirt running towards the finish line a rodeo at the local county fair. However not in this case. In this scenario you should picture the roar of a loud engine, the smell of gasoline and a person wearing a motocross helmet. Yes we are talking about ATV's or four wheelers.
 
Wed
23
Jul

Hannah Henneger is Pawnee Co. Fair Queen

15-year-old Hannah Henneger is the Pawnee County Fair Queen. She is from Table Rock and her mother is Nancy Tilton. She lives with her mom on a farm about six miles north of Table Rock. Her grandma lives about a half-mile away and she spends a lot of time there, she said in her bio. 
 
Wed
23
Jul

Smokin' at the Tractor Pull

Fr. Richard Gyhra comes roaring down the track in the tractor pull at last year’s fair. This year’s event starts at 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Wed
16
Jul

Pawnee City airport runway won’t be paved

The Pawnee Airport won’t have a new paved runway, as it turns out. The Airport Authority Board met with Anna Lannin of the State Department of Aeronautics and a  representative of Olsson and Associates last Thursday. The Olsson rep, Danielle Vachal, told the board the estimated price tag for paving the runway jumped from $1.3 million to $2.6 million. 
 
Wed
16
Jul

Broncs, parades, & livestock, County revs up for Fair

UNL Extension Educator Karly Black likes to wake up early and walk through the barns at the fairgrounds, listening to the animals. That was her favorite part of last year’s fair. “It might be because that is the only time of the day
which I am not rushing about, where I get to talk with our 4-H families,” she said in an email.  
 
Wed
16
Jul

Ulmers receive a barn quilt for Christmas

It was a Christmas gift for Vance and Jeannette Ulmer. The five children and 11 grandchildren of the Ulmers put together a barn quilt and it hangs on their barn four miles west of Pawnee City. The five children and 11 grandchildren each produced a 16-square work of art and its bright colors are easily visible from the highway.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Commissioners fix part-time wage after dispute

A wage dispute at the Pawnee County Courthouse saw two employees quit.Marcia and Don Borcher were working part-time and quit recently over a dispute with the  County. Marcia cleaned and Don mowed. They were covering for custodian Byford Schmit who is on disability from an accident while installing a water heater at the courthouse. He had hired his son to mow and his wife to  clean. Schmit set their wages at $15 an hour for mowing and $14
for the cleaning. 
 
Wed
09
Jul

Fourth of July gets spectacular send off

The fireworks show in Pawnee City Friday was a big hit with the crowd gathered. Many donations as well as a freewill donations at the gate paid for the show 
 
Wed
09
Jul

Sharla Cerra back in Table Rock after career with Dept. of Justice

Sharla Cerra is back in Table Rock in her parent’s house after 40 some years living in big cities as an attorney. She served in the tort division of the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C. for 14 years and then went west and served until 2005 with the Department of Justice in Los Angeles. She was also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar, which means she is able to try cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 
 
Wed
02
Jul

Crab Orchard kennel attacked through social media

“I am not a puppy mill, I am a kennel,” said Linda Hager of Crab Orchard as she offered to explain her business, Crab Orchard Kennels. Hager has been under attack in social media accusing her of running a “puppy mill” and
neglecting her dogs. Neighbors Becky and Dave Zyla take issue with how Hager and her companion Ed Ruyle have cared for the dogs
 

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