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Child Advocacy Center opens satellite office in Nebraska City

The Lincoln and Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center just got closer. On March 11, a satellite office opens in Nebraska City at 6142 Highway 75. That will make getting help for children in Pawnee County a lot easier for law enforcement and court officials. Before March 11, children had to be seen at the office in Lincoln. Now they will be seen by one advocate and one forensic interviewer who knows how to talk to children 
 
Wed
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Bridge closing means Amish school harder to get to

By Ray Kappel.
 
A closed bridge near Table Rock is turning into a bridge over troubled waters. The bridge is located on 712 Road south of Table Rock and about three miles from the Amish school. Because the bridge has been closed residents in the area are having to go a longer way around to get where they want to go. One is Jake Schwartz, a leader in the Amish community. He has two children who attend the Amish school, and because of the closed bridge have to travel 6 miles on nearby roads to get to the school. Schwartz’s children drive their buggy to school with a pony.

 

Wed
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Feb
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And then the sun came out!

The snow came down for awhile Thursday morning but quickly dissipated by afternoon. The slush that was created seemed to disappear quickly and soon everything was back to normal.

 

Wed
26
Feb
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Patriotic DuBois veteran active in several service clubs

By Ray Kappel.
 
DUBOIS – Jimmy Wray doesn’t want to be the guy giving orders. He wants the humble job. He wants to be the guy handing you the glass of water. “I’m the guy who holds the flag or shoots the gun at a funeral. But we have hundreds of those around here,” he said. Wray, who will turn 69 this year, is an active member of AmVets, VFW, and American Legion in Pawnee City, not to mention the Sons of the American Legion, Legion Riders in both Nebraska and Kansas, and ABATE, the motorcycle rights group. He has been the ABATE District rep for around 20 years and on the Board of Directors.

 

Wed
26
Feb
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War on drugs comes to your medicine cabinet

By Ray Kappel.

It’s a whole, new ballgame in the war on drugs. Drugs coming from other countries used to be the major problem, now the war on drugs is as close as your medicine cabinet. Presciption drugs are the problem now, and law enforcment is battling that problem right here in Pawnee County and Southeast Nebraska. Pawnee County Sheriff Jayme Reed said we still have the old drugs around, but she is seeing more presciption abuse. “We have all of it,” she said of the drug problem in the county.
 

 

Wed
26
Feb
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Council hears presentation on active shooters

By Ray Kappel.

The Pawnee City City Council meeting lasted nine minutes Monday. The Council wasn't short on things to do, they just had an important guest waiting after the meeting. They adjourned after doing their business to do something a lot of people are doing these days: preparing for an active shooter. The guest they were waiting for was Don Pounds, State Patrol Investigator from Falls City. He gave a presentation recently on active shooters to the Pawnee City Library.
 

 

Wed
19
Feb
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County Attorney introduces video-conferencing for hearings & online STOP classes

County Attorney Jennifer Stehlik Ladman has a couple of ideas on how to save money for Pawnee County. She was at the County Commissioners Tuesday morning to talk about the STOP program and videoconferencing
some hearings. The STOP program, which stands for Safety Training Option Program, lets one-time offenders with minor traffic violations erase their record with a class
 
Wed
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Feb
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Deputy sees the heart-break of drug addiction

His eyes well up when he thinks of her. Johnson County Deputy Lynn Lyon was giving one of his talks on the effect of drugs to some high school students a number of years ago when a young girl approached him. He was talking about a man in Burchard whose daughter and wife left him because of his meth use. Then the man was leveraged out of his house by a drug dealer who he owed because of meth buys.
 
Wed
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Feb
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Mullin's latest restoration project headed to historical society site

A 1950 Minneapolis Moline Z is the latest restoration of an antique by Roy Mullin. Mullin, who has an Ag Shop near DuBois, has been busy restoring tractors and cars since he got involved in restoration in 1991. He restored the Moline Z for Bob Miller of Pawnee City, whose dad owned the tractor. It will be turned over to the Pawnee County Historical Society in the future
 
Wed
12
Feb
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Dahlgren questions city practice of reviewing P.C. library bills

By Ray Kappel.
 
Pawnee City Clerk Tammy Stephens took issue with Councilman John Dahlgren's view that the approving of the library bills is 'illegal' at Monday night's Council meeting. Dahlgren doesn't think the Council has any business approving the library bills, since they have their own library board to pay the bills. At the last Council meeting, he said he thought it was 'illegal' to keep doing it this way and he repeated it again Monday night.
 

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