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Process of new City Hall renovation questioned

One Pawnee City City Councilman referred to the renovation process at the new City Hall as “cock-eyed from the start.”

Councilman Charlie Hatfield made that comment when the Council was mulling its options over problems at the new City Hall at the regular Monday night meeting.

The first issue was that the project was not bid. The Council got estimates from local contractors, but not official bids. When asked why the project was not bid, no clear answer was given. Councilman John Dahlgren said it was a good question.

The problem with no bid is that there is no guide for the costs of the project. They all were informed that the project had run into problems with renovation and that the costs were going to be higher than anticipated. Dahlgren told Bob Miller, Project Coordinator, that he guessed the project could run as high as $60,000 before it is done.

 

 

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Tecumseh shooting wounds 2

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Tecumseh late Friday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. at a residence at 789 N 4th Street in Tecumseh. Approximately an hour before the incident, the residents of the address, Raymond and Janet Brown, received multiple threatening phone calls from two past co-workers, Colton Bridgewater, 26, and Levi Bridgewater, 20.

At approximately 10:45 p.m., Colton and Levi Bridgewater, along with their father, Kenneth Bridgewater, 50, went to the home of Raymond Brown, 64, and Janet Brown, 60. The Browns called 911 and told the Bridgewaters to leave. At that time all three Bridgewaters forced their way inside the home and began fighting with Raymond Brown. Both Raymond Brown and Kenneth Bridgewater were armed with handguns during the altercation.

 

 

Thu
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May
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Summer Reading Program begins

Time to get ready Summer Readers. Time to get set. And it will be time to go Tuesday, May 21, at the Pawnee City Public Library. That will be the initial sign-up day for the Summer Reading Program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can sign up for that later, but if you come that night there will be prizes you can be eligible for.

Up for grabs are four passes to the swimming pool, two individual and two families. There will be a drawing for those who come May 21.

They have a fun evening planned that day. Extension’s Karly Black will be there to do a fun craft with the kids and Tracie Wehrbein will be there to conduct other fun activities. The title of the Summer Reading Program is Universal stories.

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Pawnee City High School graduates 22

Pawnee City High School Graduation 2019

Pawnee City High School Class President Eliza Hunzeker called it a great year of accomplishments and also a great year of loss at the graduation exercises last Saturday.

Hunzeker was among 22 graduating seniors.

She talked of the loss of the P.E. teacher Mr. Murphy last year and how they had to help each other through the crisis. Then there was the death of their fellow student, Kolt Byrd.

“I believe Kolt Byrd is proud of all of us,” she said in her speech.

 

 

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Thu
09
May
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County Museums getting ready for summer

They gathered at the Steinauer Heritage House last Saturday. Fran Siedoff because he is using his carpenter skills to build a display case for the old school trophies. Joe Lomax of Maryland because he is in Nebraska visiting his sister Terry Wagner. Terry Wagner because she wants to help wrap up some projects. And Bob Steinauer because there is work to be done.

Joe helped put together a mannequin to hold the hearse coat of John Obrist, donated to the Table Rock Historical Society years ago by his grandson Larry Obrist. It is in their mortuary exhibit but is on loan for the summer, and with it will be the gauntlets that John Obrist wore when he drove the horse-drawn hearse, with plumes on the horses heads.

 

 

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Eve Beethe wins Max Martin scholarship

Eve Beethe, a Pawnee City High School senior, has won the Max and Elizabeth Martin scholarship this year. We are printing her winning essay here which answers the question What is the biggest current issue facing the United States of America and what would you do to correct/ rectify it if you had the authority?

By Eve Beethe

Thu
09
May
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Council mulls Cornerstone

Architect John Deacy was at a special meeting of the Pawnee City City Council Monday night to talk about options. He is Senior Associate Architect for Carlson West Povondra, the firm handling the renovations at the Cornerstone Community Building.

The Council is aiming for the figure of $256,000 for total cost of the project. They plan to do the exterior first and then the interior after that. But both aspects of the building could come in phases. It remains open what will be done.

They all decided to spend the week thinking of the options and then perhaps decide something at the regular meeting next Monday.

Deacy told the Council that the Historical Preservation people are on board with what is being planned so far. The bricks continue to be the primary concern for exterior renovation. He presented a cost of $60,000 to $120,000 to tuck point the present brick and then put on a finish that would have a historical look. 

 

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May
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Dennis Schaardt a big hit in Germany

Dennis Schaardt was in Frankfort, Germany, attending the American Association of Meat Producers meeting this past weekend. Not only did he win more awards than any other Meat Producer in the U.S., he led a workshop on how to cut beef for the German Butchers Association.

 

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Thu
02
May
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Colton Schaardt comes to Farm Bureau

A familiar name to the area has taken over as Farm Bureau Agent in Pawnee City. Colton Schaardt started his new duties April 1.

He has only been out of college three years but has packed on a variety of experience that will help in his job. He graduated SCC with a degree in Ag Business the spring of 2016. He grew up in a farm as the son of Dennis and Kim Schaardt of Table Rock. He was very active in 4-H and was one of the top competitors before he went off to school. He didn’t forget his little brother Clay when he went through 4-H as he was always on hand to advise him about his animals.

Colton was in Rep. Adrian Smith’s office for seven months, first as an intern and then as a staff assistant. While there he worked on several issues: health care, social security, tax, and agriculture.

Thu
02
May
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Table Rock’s Circus Act spellbound many

As Memorial Day approaches, I like to think of the people who are buried in and near Table Rock. After all, I see more than tombstones. As a curator of the Table Rock Historical Society’s photograph collection, I get to see pictures of many of them. And I read and hear about them. Here’s an example.

A few years ago in the Table Rock Cemetery, I parted a mass of peonies and found a plain tombstone. ANDERSON, it says. Then there are two names. Mae, 1873-1932. Gardy, 1875-1936. Husband and wife, one would think. Who were they, what were their lives like? Little did I know, then, that I had a photograph of them.

Here it is. It wasn’t labeled. I assumed it was a publicity show for an act at the Table Rock fair. I assumed that these were people by the name of Cody. As the sign says, THE CODYS SHOOT GENUINE REMINGTON RIFLES AND SOLID BALL CARTRIDGES. The woman with the gun reminded me of my tough-as-nails grandma, Ines Roberts, but dressed as Mata Hari.

 

 

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