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Ted Gyhra reaches new heights as OPPD lineman

Ted Gyhra reaches new heights as OPPD lineman

The late Glen Campbell never met Ted Gyhra, but I bet he wished he had.

He might have written a different song about linemen rather than the Wichita Lineman.

This song would be about how great Ted is at his job. He has been an apprentice lineman for OPPD for three years.

He has proved himself to be one of the best in the country. You can tell that by his finishes in the Kansas City Rodeo and the Nebraska Rodeo. Linemen Rodeos tests the skills of the linemen in competition with each other.

The Kansas City Rodeo was an international competition. Anybody from around the world could compete. There were 320 apprentices at the Kansas City Rodeo. He took first in two of the five events. At the Nebraska Rodeo, which is for linemen in the state, he got firsts three out of the five events.

 

 

 

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Don Bloss about the Sorghum Board

Don Bloss about the Sorghum Board

Don Bloss of Pawnee City has finished two years heading the U.S. Sorghum Board. He will still be on the Executive Committee for two more years.

“I’m sure I will continue to be in communication with the National Sorghum Producers in the future as different issues come up,” he said in an email interview.

He said during his tenure heading the Board, he helped his Board survive the 137 percent tariff slapped on sorghum by the Chinese last year. Bloss said it took a tremendous amount of time to resolve.

China actually purchased a shipment and then refused delivery. The sorghum people looked to find other markets and were able to gain about a dozen markets they didn’t have before.

Also, under Bloss, the Board was able to get the Sorghum Pathway approved by Congress which added .25 cents a bushel to the price of sorghum sold to ethanol plants.

 

 

 

Thu
07
Nov
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PCHS mulls future of football program

PCHS mulls future of football program

During the spring of 2019, the Pawnee City Board of Education held several meetings to work on a set of Board-superintendent goals, which the Board unanimously approved at its regular June 2019 meeting. One adopted goal was to “Explore and consider a cooperative working relationship with HTRS to provide Jr. and Sr. High athletic programs.” The Pawnee City and HTRS districts have already successfully co-op’ed jr. high and high school wrestling for over a decade, as well as girls high school golf for the past four years. The two districts also co-op’ed jr. high football for the first time this past 2019 season. At its regular July 2019 meeting, the Board approved a letter to be sent to the HTRS Board asking for a meeting between committees from each board to discuss how the two districts might be able to partner their athletic programs for the collective benefit of student athletes at both schools.

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07
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Reluctanty Dr. Jackson retires after a lifetime of giving

Reluctanty Dr. Jackson retires after a lifetime of giving

Dr. Rick Jackson has been a mainstay in the healthcare community in Pawnee County since the summer of 1970. He joined Dr. Stewart in independent practice and provided services at what is now known as the “Pedal Clinic” for more than 20 years. In the early 1990’s, a Rural Health Clinic was established by the hospital and Dr. Jackson, along with the other providers at the time became employees of the hospital. In 2001 the practice was moved to the hospital, where it exists today.

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Sterup Enterprises, LLC takes over Republican

Sterup Enterprises, LLC takes over Republican

Sterup Enterprises, LLC, takes over the Republican with this issue.

The company is headed by President Anna Sterup and her husband, John, will actually be the publisher of the paper.

“I have always been fascinated with newspapers. Once I got the opportunity to work for Bev and Ron 4 years ago my interest grew even more so. I love history and newspapers provide a specific history to the area they serve,” John Sterup said.

The Sterups think Pawnee City and County are beautiful. John said the architecture is amazing and very historic.

“Pawnee City stands out as other small towns don’t quite have as many preserved buildings as here,” he said.

John sees the newspaper as both a business and a service.

 

 

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Veterans Day Programs

The three area high schools will have Veterans Day Programs Monday. The Pawnee City program will start at 9:30 a.m. and features Scot Schneider as guest speaker. Lewiston’s program starts at 9:30 with a social and program at 10 a.m. HTRS’ program starts at 9.

 

 

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News Briefs

Flag volunteers

are needed

Pawnee County Avenue of Flags will be putting up flags around the Courthouse for Veterans Day, Monday November 11, 2019. We will start at 7:00 A.M. and will take the flags down at 4:30 P.M. We would appreciate volunteers.

 

 

 

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Winter exercise important, too

Winter exercise is just as important as the rest of the year, says Greta Heiman, personal trainer and Director of the Sabetha Health and Wellness Center. She works with Eric Osborne of Pawnee City, who is also a personal trainer there.

“It’s important to maintain physically active throughout the year, however, it’s also important to prevent the risk for environmentalrelated injuries,” she said.

Dressing appropriately when out in the cold is very important. “Cover your head, face, legs, feet and hands. These areas are at greatest risk for injury. Risk for cold weather related injuries is higher when the conditions are wet. Wear proper footwear to prevent slipping. Wear clothing and layers to help maintain body warmth, but prevent too much sweating,” she said.

She said any type of exercise is good, however, safety should be at the top of the list when picking what exercise to perform in the cold.

 

 

Thu
31
Oct
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Teresa Spier given Caring Kind Award

Teresa Spier given Caring Kind Award

LA VISTA, NEB. — The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) recognized 66 hospital employees October 18, 2019,, for their excellence in service by bestowing them with the organization’s prestigious “The Caring Kind” award. Among the awarded was Teresa Spier of Pawnee County Memorial Hospital.

For 40 years, The Caring Kind award has been given to Nebraska's most caring and compassionate hospital employees. The award honors outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with coworkers and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities.

 

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PC land judging 3rd at state, Madison Branek third of top five individual

LINCOLN, Nebraska - Students and instructors from 30 Nebraska FFA chapters met in Tecumseh to compete in State Land Judging Oct. 23. The Nemaha Natural Resources District (NRD) partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to host the annual competition.

"We're excited to bring students to our district to learn about the soils in southeast Nebraska since it is one of our most important natural resources," said Bob Hilske, Nemaha NRD general manager. "Land Judging allows students to investigate the soils in their region and understand the importance of proper stewardship to sustain and improve our environment."

 

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