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Governor, Lt. Governor give Livestock Friendly award

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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 
 
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Former PC teacher does rodeo music and sound effects

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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
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4-Hers show their competitive spirit at Pawnee County Fair

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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
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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
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Hannah Henneger is Pawnee Co. Fair Queen

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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
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Smokin' at the Tractor Pull

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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. 
 
Wed
16
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Broncs, parades, & livestock, County revs up for Fair

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UNL Extension Educator Karly Black likes to wake up early and walk through the barns at the fairgrounds, listening to the animals. That was her favorite part of last year’s fair. “It might be because that is the only time of the day
which I am not rushing about, where I get to talk with our 4-H families,” she said in an email.  
 
Wed
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Ulmers receive a barn quilt for Christmas

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It was a Christmas gift for Vance and Jeannette Ulmer. The five children and 11 grandchildren of the Ulmers put together a barn quilt and it hangs on their barn four miles west of Pawnee City. The five children and 11 grandchildren each produced a 16-square work of art and its bright colors are easily visible from the highway.
 
Wed
09
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Commissioners fix part-time wage after dispute

A wage dispute at the Pawnee County Courthouse saw two employees quit.Marcia and Don Borcher were working part-time and quit recently over a dispute with the  County. Marcia cleaned and Don mowed. They were covering for custodian Byford Schmit who is on disability from an accident while installing a water heater at the courthouse. He had hired his son to mow and his wife to  clean. Schmit set their wages at $15 an hour for mowing and $14
for the cleaning. 
 

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