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Eclipse watchers may converge on Pawnee County

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Ken Fiscus is a man on a mission. The Albert Lea, Minnesota, teacher is an amateur astronomer and he chases eclipses. He saw a total eclipse in Mazatlán, Mexico and one in Aruba over the past 15 years. He is hooked on them  and he speaks about them with passion. “ It is the most beautiful sight in all of nature,” he said
 
 
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Farmers store grain to save time and to better market their grain

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Keep air on the grain once in the bin until you’re satisfied that it will stay in condition, and then check it every week, advises the  local FSA office. No. 2 corn is 15.5 percent moisture and grain elevators like to take it at 15. Most farmers wait until it gets about 18 when they harvest it.
 
 
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State pumpkin champions battle at Harvest Bash

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By Ray Kappel
 
How big was that pumpkin? The winning Giant Pumpkin in the Harvest Bash contest weighed 1,104 pounds. Don Young of Des Moines, Iowa, brought the prize winner and he outdid everyone by nearly 300 pounds. Young has traveled all over the country with his Giant Pumpkins. He’s been on "Good Morning, America" and the "Tonight Show.." He is the current state record holder in Iowa with one in 2007 that weighed 1,662 pounds.
 
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Teacher wants Pawnee County to profit from eclipse

By Ray Kappel
 
Believe it or not, the 2017 solar eclipse is coming to a town near you. On Aug. 21 of that year, a total solar eclipse will occur. Why should we care? Because there may be a lot of people coming to this spot of the earth to watch it. Ken Fiscus enters the story. He is an Earth and Space Science teacher in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He was born in Pawnee City in 1966. He lived in Table Rock while his dad, Larry Fiscus, was the minister at the Table Rock Church of Christ.
 
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City of Pawnee City picks LARM as insurer

By Ray Kappel
 
The City of Pawnee City will be insured by LARM. That was decided in a 2-1 vote at Council Monday night with one abstention. An abstention counts as a nay vote, so Mayor Duane Westing had to cast the tie breaker and he voted for LARM. John Dahlgren and Sandi Corbitt-Sears voted for LARM and Deb Klein abstained. Charlie Hatfield voted against the motion. Klein abstained from all votes on insurance because she has some financial dealings with Berkshire Hathaway, one of the three companies vying for the city’s insurance dollar.
 
Wed
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Free food for seniors

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Humboldt at 624 3rd Street on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and Thursday, October 23, 2014. An  appointment is suggested CSFP provides nutritious foods to seniors who are age 60 or greater who live in Nebraska and are under the program income guidelines 
 
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Pawnee City High School Homecoming 2014

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Pawnee City High School held its Homecoming Friday against Friend. Hayden Meyer was named king and Jenna Habegger was named queen (above). Trevor Kuhlman got in the spirit for the pep rally by painting his face. Cathryn Hollands (bottom right) and Mariah Willey and the rest of the pep band get the fans fired up for the game.
 
Wed
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State and local candidates share their platforms at SE Republican BBQ

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What percentage of American voters know there are three branches of government that have checks and balances of each other? The answer is 36 percent. This was just one of several statistics presented among the Republican candidates at the annual Southeast Nebraska Republicans Barbecue held in Johnson on September 28
 
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Troop trains sought relief at the North Platte Canteen

What a sight that must have been with the troop trains pulled into North Platte as World War II was starting up for the U.S. The troop trains found the North Platte Canteen when they got there. They got a chance to take a break from the train ride and get some refreshment.
 
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WWII veterans honored at the Memories of Days Gone By event

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A Patriotic crowd gathered at the Pawnee City Historical Museum site Saturday morning Sept 27 to pay tribute and to thank the WWII Veterans of our community. The Ladies Auxiliary VFW to Post #5289 was honored to host this event. Through a month or more research, the ladies had found twenty-one veterans who live in or have ties to Pawnee County. Ten of those veterans, many with their families, were in attendance
 

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