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Thu
17
Apr

Pawnee City FFA produces two champion teams

By Carly Hunzeker
 
The Pawnee City FFA Chapter had a very successful state convention, with two state Career Development Event teams winning state championships, one runner-up team, two scholarship winners, several individual awards and three State FFA Degrees. Pawnee City’s FFA will be sending its two State Champion teams to compete at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, this fall. The Agronomy team that will be competing at nationals had all of its team members place in the top ten at state with Brooke Bowhay in third, Carly Hunzeker in fourth, Hayden Meyer in sixth, and Clayton Branek in eighth.
 
Thu
17
Apr

Art show asks how many nutcrackers can you fit in the Union bank basement?

By Ray Kappel
 
Linda DeKoning has been collecting nutcrackers for 30 years. She’s amassed a collection, along with son Ethan who collects, too, of 125 of them. About 112 of them were on display at the Pawnee County Arts Council Art and Quilt Show last weekend. The show ran Friday through Sunday at the Union Bank and Trust basement.
 
Thu
17
Apr

Harvest Bash Next October

To celebrate Pawnee County’s agricultural roots, the Pawnee City Chamber of Commerce is planning a harvest celebration. Harvest Bash 2014 will be held October 11th in downtown Pawnee City and will include many exciting events including a giant pumpkin weigh-off.
 
Wed
09
Apr

So much for trash talk, PC Library wins trophy for 2nd year

The trophy is back on the shelf - where it belongs. The trash talk of other libraries died down to a whimper as the Pawnee City Public Library patrons downed Seward in the March Madness final. March Madness is usually reserved for basketball but the last couple of years libraries in the Southeast Nebraska Library System compete against each other to see who can check out the most materials 
 
Wed
09
Apr

Yvonne Dalluge presented with VanHorne Civic Award

The words of John F. Kennedy inspire Yvonne Dalluge: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. “If everybody would think about those words, we’d have more volunteers,” she said. She is the 2014 Carolyn VanHorne Civic Award winner.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Fourth rollover in two weeks

There have been four rollover accidents in Pawnee County in the past two weeks. One has resulted in two fatalities, Raymond McGinty and Tami Jo Wagner. On March 29, Kara K. Lee of Pawnee City overturned her 2007 Chevy pickup on Highway 50, 2.2 miles south and 3 miles west of Steinauer. She was taken by ambulance to the Johnson County Hospital. She drove off the road, tried to come back on the road and rolled it, then was ejected from
the car.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Fire destoys house, couple escapes with few possessions

By Ray Kappel.
 
The clothes on their back and their dog. That was all that was left to Doug and Gwen Zebig after a fire gutted their home and garage Wednesday, March 26 on Highway 4 several miles from Pawnee City. They are in their 70s, said one daughter. The call came in at 5:45 p.m. The Zebigs heard a noise outside and went out to investigate. They saw that a wire had fallen across the pickup in the garage and the northwest corner of the garage was on fire. They rushed inside the house to get their dog.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Area speech teams do great at state

Jesse Anderson of HTRS won a 1st place medal at the state Class C2 speech competition in Kearney to lead an area contingent that did quite well. Anderson won in Persuasive. Pawnee City actually finished ahead of HTRS in the team standings.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Both candidates very experienced in commissioner's race

By Ray Kappel.
 
One of the most exciting races this primary year could be the race for Commissioner between Brad Stake, 59, and Kay Laun, 53, in District 2. Both responded at length to questions about why they are running and what issues do they see facing the county.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Pawnee Manor teamwork pays off big again, another rating of no deficiences

By Ray Kappel.
 
Team work continues to pay off at the Pawnee Manor. The Pawnee City nursing facility was found deficiency free for the fourth consecutive year. “I don’t know anybody in the state who has had four consecutives,” said Mike Shafer, Manor administrator.
 

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