News

Wed
16
Aug

Clint Johnson named incident commander

By Ray Kappel

Foreman Clint Johnson has been named Incident Commander for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse coming Monday, Aug. 21. That action came at the Pawnee City City Council meeting Monday night.

Johnson will be the man in charge to make sure all runs smoothly for this hectic day in the city. The suggestion to name Johnson came after Councilwoman Sandi Corbitt-Sears made comments that it was necessary after, she had talked to the National Emergency Management Association.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Pawnee%20RepublicanID375/

Wed
16
Aug

A heavenly sight coming Monday

By Ray Kappel

The reporter was unsuccessful in his attempt to get the City of Pawnee City to play over loudspeakers during the Eclipse , Gloria Gaynor’s song, “I will survive.”

Jokes aside, we can survive if we get ready. It is going to be totality awesome as some like to say.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Pawnee%20RepublicanID375/

Wed
16
Aug

Assisted Living Facility Committee to start fundraising again

By Ray Kappel

The Pawnee Assisted Living project needs more money.

The Assisted Living Committee is seeking up to $100,000, according to Committee Chairman John DeFreece. The absolute minimum they will need is around $50,000.

The problem arose when they had the winning bid come in at about $156,000 over what they wanted. They whittled costs down by eliminating features of the facility but still need $50,000 to make up the shortfall.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Pawnee%20RepublicanID375/

Wed
16
Aug

Rounding the barrel

Kody Daily rounds a barrel to take second in the senior barrel racing at the Pawnee County Fair last week.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Pawnee%20RepublicanID375/

Wed
16
Aug

Beef Show highlights from the Pawnee County Fair

By Ray Kappel

Schaardt and Christen, two last names associated with the beef production in Pawnee County and neighboring counties, were well-represented at the beef show at the Pawnee County Fair Friday Morning.

Dana Christen took home the Supreme Market Beef prize and Clay Schaardt took home Supreme Reserve Champion Market Beef. Schaardt won the Supreme Champion Breeding heifer and Megan Wehrbein was second. Schaardt also won Champion Market Heifer. Full results will be printed in an upcoming issue.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Pawnee%20RepublicanID375/

Wed
09
Aug

PC Schools plans activities around the Eclipse

By Ray Kappel

Area schools have taken different approaches to the Total Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21.

Pawnee County is one of the prime viewing spots in Nebraska. Local organizers are expecting several hundred people to show up for the once in a lifetime event.

The last total solar eclipse in the United States happened in 1979. There have been several partial eclipses over the years, but none could ever match the splendor of a total eclipse.

“We have a number of things going on, and they will vary based on the grade level of students involved,” Pawnee City Superintendent Brian Rottinghaus said.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Pawnee%20RepublicanID375/

Wed
09
Aug

Eliza Hunzeker named PC Fair Queen

Eliza Hunzeker named PC Fair Queen

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Pawnee%20RepublicanID375/

Wed
09
Aug

John and Bernie Wherry to be Grand Marshals of parade

By Ray Kappel

Together they have contributed a great deal to Pawnee City and Pawnee County, and this year John and Bernie Wherry will be the Grand Marshals of the Pawnee County Fair Parade.

“It is quite an honor,” John Wherry said. “We have always supported the Fair.”

John said the Fair is an important venue that brings people in the county together. Pulling together as a County and City is a favorite theme of his. Another idea of his that is shared in the community is that we must keep moving forward, we must make our city attractive and keep it attractive.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Pawnee%20RepublicanID375/

Wed
09
Aug

Pawnee City Pool repairs to start this month

By Ray Kappel

The Pawnee City Public Pool will be repaired by pool season next year. Work starts on the pool in August and it will be completed by May 2, 2018.

That’s the word from Aaron Stanger, President of Premier Pools and Spa. The winning bid was for $159,219.

His company won the bid for the repair work. Premier Pools and Spas is a family owned and operated company from Omaha. They specialize in commercial and high-end residential swimming pool construction and renovations.

Depending on the size of pool, they do from 20-40 pools a year. This is the company’s first venture south of Omaha and Lincoln. They stay focused north of Lincoln but are looking to expand into Southeast Nebraska and potentially into Kansas. They have gone as far west at Kearney

 

Wed
09
Aug

Flowers get a drink

Carmen Rottinghaus gives the downtown flowers a needed drink last Sunday night. Helper were sons Isaac and Phillip and husband Brian. Nanette Hatfield & Russ Smith, Jon & Gail Howard, John & Cindy Defreece, Pat & Pam Hulsebush, Scott & Carla Hanna, John & Cheri Dahlgren, Bob & Beth Miller, Bruce & Karen Haughton, Brian & Carmen Rottinghaus, and Mike & Juli Habegger have all spent time watering this summer. There are some weeks coming up that don't have voluteers; if you would like to volunteer for a week please contact Nanette Hatfield at the Community Insurance Group office. If you see the people listed about give them a big thank you for their help. The flowers are a big plus to the beauty of the down town area.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Pawnee%20RepublicanID375/

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News