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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
 
Thu
28
Aug

Eric Klepper Run draws more than 500

DUBOIS – She’s not a poker player, but she had the winning hand in the 8th Annual Eric Klepper Memorial Fun Run in DuBois Saturday. More than 500 people gathered to honor the life of one of their friends and neighbors. We know it was 500 because they cooked meat for 500 and ran out. Hanna Brumbaugh, a nurse at the Pawnee Clinic, drove to the win with four aces. 
 
Thu
28
Aug

Patriotic Art Contest Winners

Each school year, the VFW Ladies Auxillary sponsors a Patriotic Art Contest for students grades 9-12. Local winners for the 103- 1-4 contest are first place Colten Fisher, second place Courtney Mathewson and third place Levi Wilcox. Prizes awarded were $50, $25, and $15. Colten Fisher also won second place in State. He was awarded $100. Congratulations to those artists. Their patriotic works, accompanied by each artist’s explanation of  patriotism expressed in their art, can be viewed at Pete’s Pharmacy. Barbara Parker looks at the winners in the window at Pete’s
 
Wed
20
Aug

Assisted Living Project moves ahead

The Assisted Living Facility project is moving forward. In the middle of July it got 501c3 status. That will allow them to take donations directly for the facility that are tax deductible. Before that happened, the Community Foundation took the donation and ear marked them for the facility. The Board is currently having the financial performa prepared. This will tell the USDA what the financial feasibility of the project is.
 
Wed
20
Aug

Lewiston school board votes in renovation

Lewiston will add on to the school. At Monday night’s School Board meeting, the Board voted 6-0 to proceed with a renovation project that could top one million dollars. This all started in 2012 when the school district got a donation of $250,000 from someone who didn’t want to be named. That started the district thinking about what to do with the money  
 
Wed
20
Aug

Presenting the PCHS Class of 2027

Presenting the Pawnee City High School Class of 2027. These kindergarteners are, front Row--Lacey Barg, Kinsley Benson, Deacon Bernadt, Taelyn Blecha, Clayton Brown, Maddison Campbell, Taiton deKoning; Middle Row-- teacher Pam Mitchell, Emalyse Gottula, Breonna Gyhra, Denielle Gyhra, Ericca Gyhra, Kailey Hartman, Ryan Hays, Jaydon  Johnson, Sage Fisher; back Row---Dylan Layne, MadelynOsborne, Delaney Rottman,  Logan Tomky, Luke Hunzeker, Aiden Tozer, Noah Uribe, Grant Kobza. 
 
Wed
20
Aug

The story of the Great Pumpkin

Will a Pawnee City pumpkin set the state record for weight? That burning question will be answered by the time Harvest Bash rolls around on Oct. 11. The Pawnee City celebration features many things but one is a contest to see who can grow the largest pumpkin, the largest watermelon, the largest field pumpkin, the largest green squash, largest tomatoes, and largest long gourd.
 
Wed
20
Aug

Back to School

This youngster is getting off the bus and headed to first day of classes Aug. 13. Pawnee City School has 294 students, five more than last year. There are 23 in the kindergarten class, three more than the school had for pre-school last year
 
Wed
13
Aug

HTRS to add building by 2015 school year

Toward the start of the school year next year, HTRS could have a brand new building added on the north side of the current building. The price tag is $5,061,000. The Titans plan to pay for it with several sources, according to HTRS Superintendent Clinton Kimbrough. The expected valuation to come out Aug. 20 is $700 million, and the levy will be seven cents. Kimbrough said. $1.9 million will come from Building Construction Funds, and $1,930,000  will come from the Qualified Capital Purpose Fund 
 
Wed
13
Aug

A turn for the worse

It took several tries for this monstrosity to get around in Pawnee City Thursday morning. They were hauling a wind turbine and were having trouble getting it into position to go north
 

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