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06
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Back to school? Already?

Where did the summer go? It’s back to school for area students in the next couple of weeks. Pawnee City students start back to school Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 8:10 a.m. with 2 p.m. dismissal. HTRS starts Aug. 18 with a full day and Lewiston starts Aug. 14 with 12:30 p.m. dismissal and a 12:30 p.m. dismissal on Aug. 15.
 

 

Wed
06
Aug
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Clay Schaardt a winner at raccoon hunt contests

If you want a good coonhound, you got to go hunting with it. 14-year-old Clay Schaardt of Table Rock said he hunts 5-7 nights a week to train his coonhounds to be the best. It works apparently as he has taken home countless show classes and finished second during the big Black and Tan Coon Hunt in Wauson, Ohio.
 

 

Wed
30
Jul
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Tecumseh cowboy serves as rodeo pickup man

Communication is the key for pickup man Lavon Othmer. Othmer, who lives in the country between Elk Creek and Tecumseh, and Tim Teidman of Eagle worked the Pawnee County Fair Rodeo this past weekend. They depend on each other out there. There is the communication between them and the rider. It’s their job to get the rider and horse out safely from the heels of the bulls and broncs
 
Wed
30
Jul
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Governor, Lt. Governor give Livestock Friendly award

Gov. Dave Heineman and Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann were on hand Friday at the Pawnee County Fair to award the Livestock Friendly designation to the county. Several people contributed in getting this designation including PCDC, PCPN, the County Commissioners, and the Farm Bureau, along with Mildred Bartels 
 
Wed
30
Jul
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Former PC teacher does rodeo music and sound effects

It was a big welcome back for Mindy Smith at the 21st Annual Rodeo Friday and Saturday at the Pawnee County Fairgrounds. In fact, the fans were treated to “Welcome Back, Kotter,” on the sound system. She is the sound tech 
for the rodeo and she was back in Pawnee City after about 20 years away 
 
Wed
30
Jul
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4-Hers show their competitive spirit at Pawnee County Fair

You and the horse are one. That’s how Cody Nightingale describes the experience of his horse at the Pawnee County Fair. Nightingale had his best fair ever in the 10 years he has been doing it. He was grand champion of: Overall chickens; Ewes; rabbit showmanship; market rabbit; horsemanship; western pleasure; flag race; key hole and barrels
 
Wed
23
Jul
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ATV/UTV rodeo new event at County Fair

And here he comes rounding the third barrel heading towards the finish line! When you hear this you most likely picture a person on a muscular horse digging into the dirt running towards the finish line a rodeo at the local county fair. However not in this case. In this scenario you should picture the roar of a loud engine, the smell of gasoline and a person wearing a motocross helmet. Yes we are talking about ATV's or four wheelers.
 
Wed
23
Jul
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Hannah Henneger is Pawnee Co. Fair Queen

15-year-old Hannah Henneger is the Pawnee County Fair Queen. She is from Table Rock and her mother is Nancy Tilton. She lives with her mom on a farm about six miles north of Table Rock. Her grandma lives about a half-mile away and she spends a lot of time there, she said in her bio. 
 
Wed
23
Jul
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Smokin' at the Tractor Pull

Fr. Richard Gyhra comes roaring down the track in the tractor pull at last year’s fair. This year’s event starts at 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Wed
16
Jul
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Pawnee City airport runway won’t be paved

The Pawnee Airport won’t have a new paved runway, as it turns out. The Airport Authority Board met with Anna Lannin of the State Department of Aeronautics and a  representative of Olsson and Associates last Thursday. The Olsson rep, Danielle Vachal, told the board the estimated price tag for paving the runway jumped from $1.3 million to $2.6 million. 
 

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