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Yvonne Dalluge presented with VanHorne Civic Award

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The words of John F. Kennedy inspire Yvonne Dalluge: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. “If everybody would think about those words, we’d have more volunteers,” she said. She is the 2014 Carolyn VanHorne Civic Award winner.
 
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Fourth rollover in two weeks

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There have been four rollover accidents in Pawnee County in the past two weeks. One has resulted in two fatalities, Raymond McGinty and Tami Jo Wagner. On March 29, Kara K. Lee of Pawnee City overturned her 2007 Chevy pickup on Highway 50, 2.2 miles south and 3 miles west of Steinauer. She was taken by ambulance to the Johnson County Hospital. She drove off the road, tried to come back on the road and rolled it, then was ejected from
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Wed
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Fire destoys house, couple escapes with few possessions

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By Ray Kappel.
 
The clothes on their back and their dog. That was all that was left to Doug and Gwen Zebig after a fire gutted their home and garage Wednesday, March 26 on Highway 4 several miles from Pawnee City. They are in their 70s, said one daughter. The call came in at 5:45 p.m. The Zebigs heard a noise outside and went out to investigate. They saw that a wire had fallen across the pickup in the garage and the northwest corner of the garage was on fire. They rushed inside the house to get their dog.
 
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Area speech teams do great at state

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Jesse Anderson of HTRS won a 1st place medal at the state Class C2 speech competition in Kearney to lead an area contingent that did quite well. Anderson won in Persuasive. Pawnee City actually finished ahead of HTRS in the team standings.
 
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Both candidates very experienced in commissioner's race

By Ray Kappel.
 
One of the most exciting races this primary year could be the race for Commissioner between Brad Stake, 59, and Kay Laun, 53, in District 2. Both responded at length to questions about why they are running and what issues do they see facing the county.
 
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Pawnee Manor teamwork pays off big again, another rating of no deficiences

By Ray Kappel.
 
Team work continues to pay off at the Pawnee Manor. The Pawnee City nursing facility was found deficiency free for the fourth consecutive year. “I don’t know anybody in the state who has had four consecutives,” said Mike Shafer, Manor administrator.
 
Thu
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Five vie for two seats on the Council Council

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PAWNEE CITY - There are five candidates for the two slots on the Pawnee City City Council. The lowest vote getter will be eliminated in the May 13 primary. Then there will be two people for the two positions on the November ballot. Incumbent Charlie Hatfield is in the race against Gale Nutter, Mark Sunneberg, Jr., R.J. Hickey and John Wissler. The other position was left vacant when Deb Klein left her council seat to run for mayor. Mayor Duane Westing is not seeking re-election 
 
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Prisoner knows all too well how drugs can ruin a life

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Tecumseh St ate Correctional Facility - Tom Fleming, now a prisoner at the Tecumseh State Correctional Center, was a full-blown alcoholic by thetime he left high school. “That progressed to marijuana and the hard drugs. Meth became my drug of choice, along with anything else I could get my hands  n,” he said from the visitor’s room of TSCI.
 
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Nemaha NRD Park Permit Discount Ends March 31!

You can still buy your 2014 Nemaha NRD park permit at the discounted price of $10, but time is running out on this bargain. The permits are required at Kirkman’s Cove near Humboldt, Iron Horse Trail Lake near DuBois, and Wirth Brothers Lake north of Tecumseh. Valid through December 31, the cost of the permits increases to $12 on April 1. 
 
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Like many small Southeast Nebraska communities Table Rock deals with unsavory characters

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Sixteen arrests in 12 months. That was true in Table Rock last year. One individual was arrested four times and another two times. The wonderful little town we all knew when we grew up here has changed. Those 16 arrests last year compare to 9 for Pawnee City and two in Steinauer. There were no arrests in DuBois. 
 

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