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Wed
22
Oct

New Nebraska ag sales tax law causing confusion

The new Nebraska Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Sales Tax Exemption is causing confusion. One business owner called last week to ask for an article on to clarify the issue. LB 96, passed in the legislature last spring, calls for a sales and use tax exemption for repair and replacement parts used to repair agricultural machinery and equipment
 
 
Wed
22
Oct

Eclipse watchers may converge on Pawnee County

Ken Fiscus is a man on a mission. The Albert Lea, Minnesota, teacher is an amateur astronomer and he chases eclipses. He saw a total eclipse in Mazatlán, Mexico and one in Aruba over the past 15 years. He is hooked on them  and he speaks about them with passion. “ It is the most beautiful sight in all of nature,” he said
 
 
Wed
22
Oct

Farmers store grain to save time and to better market their grain

Keep air on the grain once in the bin until you’re satisfied that it will stay in condition, and then check it every week, advises the  local FSA office. No. 2 corn is 15.5 percent moisture and grain elevators like to take it at 15. Most farmers wait until it gets about 18 when they harvest it.
 
 
Wed
15
Oct

State pumpkin champions battle at Harvest Bash

By Ray Kappel
 
How big was that pumpkin? The winning Giant Pumpkin in the Harvest Bash contest weighed 1,104 pounds. Don Young of Des Moines, Iowa, brought the prize winner and he outdid everyone by nearly 300 pounds. Young has traveled all over the country with his Giant Pumpkins. He’s been on "Good Morning, America" and the "Tonight Show.." He is the current state record holder in Iowa with one in 2007 that weighed 1,662 pounds.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Teacher wants Pawnee County to profit from eclipse

By Ray Kappel
 
Believe it or not, the 2017 solar eclipse is coming to a town near you. On Aug. 21 of that year, a total solar eclipse will occur. Why should we care? Because there may be a lot of people coming to this spot of the earth to watch it. Ken Fiscus enters the story. He is an Earth and Space Science teacher in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He was born in Pawnee City in 1966. He lived in Table Rock while his dad, Larry Fiscus, was the minister at the Table Rock Church of Christ.
 
Wed
15
Oct

City of Pawnee City picks LARM as insurer

By Ray Kappel
 
The City of Pawnee City will be insured by LARM. That was decided in a 2-1 vote at Council Monday night with one abstention. An abstention counts as a nay vote, so Mayor Duane Westing had to cast the tie breaker and he voted for LARM. John Dahlgren and Sandi Corbitt-Sears voted for LARM and Deb Klein abstained. Charlie Hatfield voted against the motion. Klein abstained from all votes on insurance because she has some financial dealings with Berkshire Hathaway, one of the three companies vying for the city’s insurance dollar.
 
Wed
08
Oct

Free food for seniors

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Humboldt at 624 3rd Street on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and Thursday, October 23, 2014. An  appointment is suggested CSFP provides nutritious foods to seniors who are age 60 or greater who live in Nebraska and are under the program income guidelines 
 
Wed
08
Oct

Pawnee City High School Homecoming 2014

Pawnee City High School held its Homecoming Friday against Friend. Hayden Meyer was named king and Jenna Habegger was named queen (above). Trevor Kuhlman got in the spirit for the pep rally by painting his face. Cathryn Hollands (bottom right) and Mariah Willey and the rest of the pep band get the fans fired up for the game.
 
Wed
08
Oct

State and local candidates share their platforms at SE Republican BBQ

What percentage of American voters know there are three branches of government that have checks and balances of each other? The answer is 36 percent. This was just one of several statistics presented among the Republican candidates at the annual Southeast Nebraska Republicans Barbecue held in Johnson on September 28
 
Wed
01
Oct

Troop trains sought relief at the North Platte Canteen

What a sight that must have been with the troop trains pulled into North Platte as World War II was starting up for the U.S. The troop trains found the North Platte Canteen when they got there. They got a chance to take a break from the train ride and get some refreshment.
 

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