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Beans all in, corn harvest at 98%

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The corn harvest is 98 percent done and the beans are all in, according to Jeff Wehrbein, manager of the Southeast Cooperative at Burchard. Wehrbein said the corn yield has been between 120 and 150 bushels an acre with it hitting 160-170 in isolated spots. That's dry land results. The Burchard facility doesn't handle the irrigated crop harvest. That grain is taken further west. Bean harvest was 30 to 60 bushel, Wehrbein said, with isolated patches
hitting 70 bushels.
 
Wed
13
Nov
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Scurring to get outside work done

At the time this is written there is a weather change in the forecast. We’ve had an excellent Fall so far, with only a few days that the combines couldn’t run. Now it’s more of a desperate scramble to get the corn out. The very strong wind one day sent the leaves swirling down the streets and into neighbor’s yards, but even so, a lot of the leaves were stubborn enough not to detach themselves from the tree.
 
Wed
13
Nov
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Over 300 attend Veterans Memorial Dedication

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Anne Kubr wiped a tear from her eyes as the Pawnee County Veterans Memorial Dedication drew to a close Sunday afternoon in Pawnee City. “It was beautiful and it so honored every veteran that is here. The depth 
of feeling that each speaker gave - it was an honor to be here,” she said. Kubr is from Roca and she has the names of three family members on the wall: granddad Al Porr, who was a postmaster in Pawnee City,
served in World War I; her dad, William Reiter of World War II; and nephew Ryan Guthrie who is serving in Iraq.
 
Wed
13
Nov
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Friedly lays wreath of remembrance during Pawnee City School Veterans Day program

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Nathan Friedly was back in Pawnee City this week to lay the remembrance wreath at the Veterans Day program at Pawnee City High School Monday. “It's a great honor,” he said. Friedly is stationed at the naval base in Everett,  Washington. He is going out to sea for the first time when he goes to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Monsen, a destroyer. “I'm ok with it,” he said. “I know why we're there.” He is an operation specialist working with radar and navigation. He works with the weapon systems on the ship. “I get to work with the latest technology,” he said. He enlisted out of Pawnee City High School after graduating last May. He plans on a career with the Navy, he said.
“I enlisted to serve my country. It's a great privilege and opportunity,” he said.
 
Wed
13
Nov
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Thanksgiving: Time for family & traditions

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“I like to make food for people who like to eat,” said Kathy Philippi of Tecumseh. Her family likes meals with meat, potatoes and vegetables. She also enjoys preparing pasta dishes as well as meals with chicken and fish. “Anytime my family gathers, I love to cook for them,” she added. 
 
Wed
06
Nov
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Area schools struggle to meet NeSA goals

Lewiston Consolidated Schools superintendent Rick Kentfield calls it an unrealistic goal. “It's not going to happen,” he said. He was talking about the federally mandated No Child Left Behind Act that in 2001 aimed to have all  kids in the U.S. 100 percent proficient in math, science, and reading by next year 
 
Wed
06
Nov
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Mr. Parks haunts halls at Lewiston School

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LEWISTON - Dan Parks relished being back at Lewiston Thursday. The former principal was back to lead the Spook Parade of elementary students in celebration of Halloween. They marched down the halls in costume and  visited rooms and then made a final stop where Parks, dressed in a Flintstone costume, passed out candy. Everything from Spiderman, to cowboys, to princesses were seen in Tigerland. 
 
Wed
06
Nov
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Water witching works says Martie Richard, now let's see you try it

Martie Richard is a water witcher and has been since teenage years
Water witching may be in Martie Richard's genes. Her dad, Kenneth Bock, was a water witcher, and she got her start as a teenager. She was featured recently on the television show, Pure Nebraska. She demonstrates the art of  water witching at the Historical Days celebration in Pawnee City every September. Richard doesn't do it often, but likes to get together with granddaughter Taylor to water witch when she visits.
 
Wed
30
Oct
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Corps tells Pawnee City to clear out rip-rap from Turkey Creek

By Ray Kappel
 
Shop Foreman Clint Johnson calls it the spanking that won't go away. Johnson was talking about the city's go-around with the Corps of Engineers over the concrete/rip-rap debris along Turkey Creek. The city has been putting it there as a way of bank stabilization.
 
Wed
30
Oct
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Borcher, Mathewson crowned at Pawnee City Homecoming

The Pawnee City Homecoming court was made up, from left, Hayden Meyer, Shelby Hundley, Karli Cabrera, Colten Fisher, Courtney Mathewson, Scott Borcher, Brooke Bowhay, Collin Moser, J.P. Schiffbauer, Abby Mathewson, Kellen Habegger, and Ann Cline.
Courtney Mathewson was crowned Queen and Scott Borcher was crowned King after the game Thursday for Homecoming. It was a chilly night but spirits were high despite the Indians losing their battle with No. 1 Exeter-Milligan, 68-8. Last year's King and Queen, Austin Smith and Paige Freeman, were on hand to crown the new King and Queen.
 

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