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Wed
26
Aug

Council hears C.J. Foods plans to celebrate 30 years with Bark in the Park

C.J. Foods will celebrate its 30th birthday with a Bark in the Park celebration in Pawnee City Oct. 24. The event will be held at North Park. Employees will be treated to a dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m then from 1-3 p.m. the public is invited to attend. 
 

 

Wed
26
Aug

Night with heroes ends library's summer reading program

Sirens wailing, sparks flying, dummies crashing. The grand finale for summer readers, full of action, excitement and fun, was a celebration of local heroes. Seventytwo students participated in the program, Every Hero Has a Story, during the course of the summer. Keeping with the program focus of community heroes, many of those heroes were on hand to share their daily stories with students and families.
 

 

Wed
26
Aug

Supporters pack courtroom to wish Judge Colwell a happy 100th

Judge William. Colwell blew out the candles on his 100th birthday cake as friends and members of the bar gathered around. The celebration of this living legend was held at the District Courtroom in Pawnee County Thursday afternoon. It was a nearly packed courtroom and featured several well-known members of the bar.
 

 

Wed
26
Aug

Lewiston school bus overturns on 616 Ave.

It was a terrible day for the Mike and Amanda Rath family. Amanda Rath was driving a Lewiston Consolidated School bus Monday morning when she lost control of it and it landed in a creek. It was resting on its top when rescuers arrived.
 
Wed
26
Aug

Driver cited for DUI & MIP

The driver of this 2001 pickup from Dawson was cited for DUI and MIP when he drove past a bridge out sign, the mud work at the end of the road, and landed in the creek east of 716 Road and 627 Ave. The paper's policy is to withhold the names of MIPs. The accident happened Aug. 15 at 1:25 a.m.
 
Wed
19
Aug

Pawnee City mayor upset with library's handling of Director's pay raise

Pawnee City Mayor Deb Klein called it “underhanded and sneaky” the way the library board handled a raise proposal for director Lola Seitz. At a recent City Council meeting, the library board wanted to raise the director’s salary $1 an hour. The request was made after the budget process was nearing completion, and this upset some at city hall. Klein was not at the meeting when the proposal was made to the City Council. At the meeting after that, the Aug. 10 meeting, she said for the record that she was very, very upset with the way it was done and labeled it “underhanded and sneaky.” 

Wed
19
Aug

Humboldt Fire and Rescue converting old hospital

By Ray Kappel

The Humboldt Fire and Rescue Departments are converting the old hospital in Humboldt into a new place to house their fire equipment. It has been around 15 years since the hospital became vacant. The Quad County Museum donated the building to the city, and the firemen took it from there. When done, they will have room for five fire trucks and two ambulances. Right now, in the old building, if they had a new vehicle they have to get a custom cut just to get it into the building. The new place will give them plenty of room plus meeting rooms for both fire and rescue. They started demolition Saturday with firemen doing the work so far. Fire Chief Rex Kappel said they will have to hire out the work when they get further down the road.

Wed
19
Aug

Travis Dunekacke received a 4-H Outstanding Service Award at the Johnson County Fair

This year’s Outstanding 4-H Volunteer with Five Years of Service and Under joined the West Elk Creek Livestock 4-H Club in 1983 when he was 8. His first 4-H project was a Hereford steer named Ruff, which received a purple ribbon. Over their ten-year 4-H career they showed beef cattle, with one of the highlights being winning grand champion beef showman; and swine, which they bought as feeder pigs from Kenny Kuhl, raised, and showed at the Johnson County Fair. 

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Wed
19
Aug

Table Rock teen rocks at Johnson County Fair

By Ray Kappel

Colton Schaardt of Table Rock went out with a bang at the Johnson County Fair this past weekend. In his last 4-H fair, he was: champion and reserve champion market lambs, champion Pen of 3 market lambs, champion senior lamb showman, 3 class winners with heifers, champion MaineTainer heifer, supreme champion breeding heifer and champion senior beef Showman. He said he had a good fair last year too, but this was especially pleasing to finish on a high note. He goes to school at Southeast Community College in Beatrice where he is working toward a degree in Ag Business Manager with a focus on livestock. He wants to be an embryologist. 

Wed
12
Aug

Assisted Living project appoved but will have to wait

By Ray Kappel
There is a slight setback in the Assisted Living process now going on in Pawnee City. But committee members are quick to say it really is a blessing in disguise. The USDA has told the committee handling the project that it must wait until the government funds another budget before it can move forward.
 

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