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CJ Foods to change name

CJ Foods will be changing its name.

According to CEO Dave McLain, the name change will come soon. It is coming out of the merger between CJ Foods and American Nutrition recently.

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Table Rock Historical Society to save Legion Building

Table Rock Historical Society to save Legion Building

Late last year, a large bequest came from Howard Morrison, who had died just shy of his 100th birthday. The Historical Society’s Board of Directors, of which I am a member, considered what to do with the money.

The last major projects by the Historical Society have been for buildings. In 2008, the Veterans Museum was built, with monies left us by Lyle and Mary Sturgeon and Verlyn Beethe and about the same time the Stehlik family funded the Czech Museum. In 2013, the museum at the old St. John’s Catholic Church underwent a major renovation to replace the crumbling foundation and more, with funds from Verlyn Beethe and the Department of Agriculture's Rural Economic Development. Five years ago, the Argus Museum was renovated using funds from the Verlyn Beethe bequest and the Herman Bachenberg Trust.

It seemed time for another project, but what?

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Correy Hinrichsen to compete on History’s ‘Alone’

You won’t want to miss Season 7 History’s “Alone” beginning next week! Many of you will recognize Correy Hinrichsen, a 2007 graduate of Pawnee City, who was born and raised in DuBois, NE as one of the cast.

Correy Hinrichsen recently took on the ultimate challenge. He was part of a cast of ten people who took on the challenge of spending 100 day in The Artic. Correy said, “It was a rite of passage.” He appreciated the fact they had access to emergency medical staff at all times.

To prepare for the challenge he amped up his cold weather resistance. He exposed himself to the cold by laying in the snow every night.

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Guard in Steinauer for Food Bank

Guard in Steinauer for Food Bank

The Nebraska National Guard delivered food to Steinauer for Lincoln Food Bank Tuesday, May 26. They gave food to around 100 peop;le. The delivery was a response to the increased need for food as the Covid-19 crisis has left many people without their regular income. Ray Kappel/Republican

 

 

 

 

 

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Wage conflict at Council

A conflict over the Wage Committee pay raise recommendations occurred at the Tuesday night meeting of the Pawnee City City Council

They were discussing pay raises and the discussion at first started on the recommended 25 cent raise for city employees. But the future pay raise for the library came up. The Library Board sets the pay raise for the library employees.

“The Library Board has not set a final pay raise for their library employees, and they are waiting to hear what percent increase the City plans to put in all funds. In the past few years, a 3 percent increase has been suggested, but with the Covid-19 going on it may be lower this year,” said City Clerk Tammy Curtis.

The proposed 25 cent raise made one city employee lower than the library employee. Councilman John Dahlgren made the motion to accent that situation as is and it was approved 3-1 with Councilman Vickie Zelenka voting nay.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tyson Foods among those hit by Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19 continues to damage the country’s food chain.

Thousands of meat processing plant workers across the country have become ill after testing positive for Covid-19. Several have died, according to published reports.

Tyson Foods, owner of Tecumseh Poultry, LLC in Tecumseh, has been hit as well. Its Waterloo, Iowa plant reported more than 1,000 cases of positive tests for the virus. But Morgan Watchous Manager of Corporate Communications for Tyson wouldn’t comment on a question about whether there were any workers at the Tecumseh plant testing positive. The Republican interviewed Watchous by email.

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New online auction business in Table Rock

New online auction business in Table Rock

Table Rock loves new businesses. Some of our older businesses have long been vital to our community, like Binder Brothers, which has been around for about 70 years, and the State Bank of Table Rock, which counts about 135 years. We’ve welcomed some new proprietors in recent times. There’s Joey Tyler and the beautiful woodworking he does in the old Pope Appliance space. There’s Judy Stockholm, with the Round Up Bar & Grill. And Harry Greibling, with his photography business.

Now we have Vrtiska Brothers, an online auction business. The proprietor of Vrtiska Brothers is Rudy Vrtiska, son of Table Rock graduate Kim Vrtiska. I asked Rudy if his younger brother Joe was in on the business, too, given that it was Vrtiska “Brothers.” Well, maybe eventually, but not yet, he says. For now, he alone is Vrtiska Brothers. The business name is sentimental, he explains. Floyd and Lloyd Vrtiska had a cattle business by that name for years. (Floyd is Rudy’s grandpa.)

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Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day 2020

Many wonderful volunteers helped set up the flags around the Pawnee Courthouse square last Friday for Memorial Day.

 

 

 

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News Briefs

Food Bank coming

Food Bank of Lincoln is doing another food distribution on Wednesday June 17th at the Pawnee City High School June 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Savvy was in town for concert

Savannah Nider treated the community and her fans around the country to a drive-in concert in front of the Pawnee Thriftway Saturday night.

Can everyone who knows her remember when they first heard her sing? My first time was after I moved here and was covering the Living Stations of the Cross. I wondered who the heck can sing like that.

Now she is a rising star in country music. Her dad Jeff, who is the manager at Pawnee Thriftway, was saying she has done very well on several charts with her recently released single, “We Are Us.”

People sat in their cars in front of the grocery store and honked their horns of approval. People watched on Facebook, too, and were making many comments of how wonderful it was to have her back in town entertaining us.

She is planning more releases so stay tuned as they say.

 

 

 

 

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