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Wed
25
Jun
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County begins four bridge projects

Gyhra Construction started on one of four bridge projects Wednesday, June 18. The local firm began on 716 Road northeast of Table Rock. There is another bridge northeast of Table Rock and two more in the Lewiston-Burchard areas that will be done. Those bridges will be replaced by metal culverts to the tune of $231,103.72. Gyhra Construction will be working on all four projects, with the two near Table Rock to be the first to be done
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Global building its first home in Pawnee City

By Ray Kappel.
 
Contractors worked to clear the land Friday of the new house going up at 748 J St. The house is part of the Chamber of Commerce plan to build new houses in Pawnee City. They got five vacant lots in the city, and have AIP Global Solutions managing the building of the houses.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Pawnee City school getting new look this summer

By Ray Kappel.
 
It's not really a new school. But it sure looks like it. If you have driven by Pawnee Schools lately, you'll notice a new look. New windows are going in. About three-fourths of the high school windows will be done and all of the windows at the elementary will be replaced.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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SENDD sending Bausch to talk about nuisance properties at Council

By Ray Kappel.
 
Emily Bausch of SENDD in Lincoln will be at the Pawnee City City Council meeting Monday to talk about nuisance properties. She is giving a 30-minute presentation. The city wants to hear about how SENDD helps with nuisance properties, and she is coming at the invitation of Councilman Charlie Hatfield.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Niobium meeting in Elk Creek

By Ann Wickett.
 
Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann welcomed approximately 155 Elk Creek area residents and media to the Elk Creek Firehall where they received an updated report on the niobium drilling project from NioCorp Developments, Ltd., CEOs, Peter Dickie, Mark Smith and Scott Honan.
 
Wed
11
Jun
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Twister hits near Bern, high winds pelt Pawnee County

A tornado struck within 20 miles of Pawnee City Tuesday, June 3. With winds the National Weather Service said reached 115-135 mph, the tornado got within a half-mile of Bern, Kansas, according to Bern Mayor Eldon Kaster. Two homes in Bern were destroyed, with two more getting walls blown down and glass  broken out, and fi ve more getting minimal damage, Kaster said 
 
Wed
11
Jun
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History of Steinauer shown at Heritage House

“This is a way to preserve our community and heritage,” said Erma Gyhra of Steinauer. The former Post Offi ce in Steinauer has been renovated into the Steinauer Heritage House, which will feature a variety of photographs and 
books highlighting miscellaneous events occurring in the Steinauer community as a way to preserve its heritage for future generations to see.
 
Wed
11
Jun
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Women in law enforcement serve in Johnson and Pawnee Counties

There are not very many counties in Nebraska where a woman takes a leadership role in law enforcement. In Pawnee and Johnson Counties fi ve women occupy high profi le roles. In Pawnee County Jaymee Reed is the sheriff and Jennifer Stehlik Ladman is the Pawnee County attorney. Julie Smith the is county attorney for Johnson County and in the Johnson Sheriff Department two women, Malissa Walton and Jan Hershberger hold key positions.
 
Tue
10
Jun

Elk Creek Niobium Project Town Hall Luncheon

ELK  CREEK,  NE –   NioCorp   Developments   Ltd. is hosting a TOWN HALL LUNCHEON at the Elk Creek, Nebraska fire station hall on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm. The NioCorp Developments Ltd. management team is pleased to have the opportunity to meet the local community and will be discussing the Elk Creek Niobium Project including current drill site activities. The featured speakers will be Mark A. Smith (CEO & Director), Peter Dickie (President, Director & Secretary) and Scott Honan (Vice President, Business Development). Directly following the luncheon beginning around 2:30 pm Mark A. Smith, Peter Dickie and Scott Honan will be holding a press event near the drill site at the geological work station buildings located at 72027 HWY 50, Elk Creek, NE 68348. The local community and media are welcome and encouraged to attend both events.

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Wed
04
Jun
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Drilling for competency and grade data on niobium ore near Elk Creek

“We’re rocking and rolling in Elk Creek,” said Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann as drilling activities commenced on the niobium project southwest of Elk Creek on May 21. “It feels very good to be back here in the drilling phase. It’s been a long time a coming,” said Peter Dickie, president and founder of the Nio- Corp Developments, Ltd
 

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