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Wed
27
Jul

Clay Schaardt has great Pawnee County fair

By Ray Kappel
 
Clay Schaardt had the best Pawnee County Fair of his life last week. For one thing, he won senior swine showmanship for the fourth consecutive year. This junior to be at Pawnee City High School said the key to the showmanship award is preparation.
 
 
 
Wed
27
Jul

Miah Fulton wins Beef Showmanship

By Ray Kappel
 
Miah Fulton stunned everybody by winning the Senior Beef Showmanship at the Pawnee County Fair last week. That’s because she had little experience. This was her first time of showing. She outdid Clay Schaardt who has been showing for years. He took the reserve grand champion showman and turned in his best fair ever, see related article.
 
Wed
27
Jul

Fair Parade puts us in the moo-d

By Ray Kappel
 
Attorney Joe Stehlik is usually doing the driving when they have a Pawnee County Fair parade. He has been driving in his Model A replica for the winner of the Pioneer Farm Family Award. The Aksarben award is for farms that have been in families for 100 years. But this year, Stehlik won the award and had to go looking for a driver. He found the willing John DeFreece, former City Councilman and current chairman of the Assisted Living Committee.
 
Wed
27
Jul

Solution found for burnt buildings

By Ray Kappel
 
A solution has been found to the buildings burned in the September fire. It was announced at the Pawnee City City Council meeting Monday, that the two buildings burnt in the fire, the watch repair building and the laundromat will be turned over to the Pawnee City Community Foundation. Jerry Graham and Eileen Hines turned over the buildings and kicked in $25,000 to help with repairs or demolition. Graham was credited with doing a lot of work on the buildings.
 
Wed
20
Jul

This lady loves demolition derby competition

By Ray Kappel
 
Glenette Kohake is one tough lady. So it shouldn’t surprise us that she is about the only female engaging in demolition derbies around the area. This Seneca, Kan. resident entered her first demolition derby Saturday in Blue Rapids, Kan. She got third and a standing ovation from the crowd.
 
 
Wed
20
Jul

Fair Queen, what the county fair means to her

By Joslyn Sharpe
 
Ribbons, friendships, and a whole lot of fun. These are all things that come to mind of me when I think of the Pawnee County Fair. The Fair has always been the biggest part of my summer. For me the fair is friendships, opportunities, and the continuation of a legacy. Being in 4H and participating in the fair has connected me to so many friends over the years. Showing during shows have given me the ability to talk to different kids who go to other schools in which I probably would not have had the pleasure of meeting.
 
Wed
20
Jul

Box culvert under construction

Pawnee County is putting in this box culvert near the intersection of Highway 50 and 4. An outside construction company is doing the work. They will pour the walls soon. The floor is finished. There is no date yet for when it will be completed. It will cost $244,515.14. The county is hoping to have some of that amount reimbursed by FEMA.
 
 
Wed
20
Jul

Assisted Living needs approximately another $70,000

By Ray Kappel

Wed
13
Jul

Storm damage in Steinauer July 6th

David and Dedra Blecha, Steinauer, NE - tree that fell on their house.
 
 

 

Wed
13
Jul

NK Pullers ready to put on show

Look for the NK Pullers 7 p.m. Friday at the Pawnee County Fair, July 22. They will be making their first appearance as the reformed NK Pullers that was organized in the 1980s and then disbanded. NK Pro-Stock was originally organized in the late 1980’s The economy and other factors later phased out the group. A few years ago many pullers started to show an interest again The pullers started again as a non-sanctioned group to see if there was any interest. The group continued to grow. When there was enough interest, the NK group was reformed into an organization under a version of the old name NK Pullers Association. NK stands for Nebraska/Kansas, which represents much of this organization’s membership from both states. However as they continue to grow there are now many members joining from Missouri also.
 

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