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Come dine at Shirley’s Place

A diner remarked to the waitress as he was leaving Shirley’s Place Monday morning that he missed the Subway, but after eating breakfast there considered that it had been a “trade up.”

Shirley’s Place opened Thursday morning in the old Subway building. That business was shut down after a fire and many wondered if the town would ever have another business in there, let alone a place to eat.

And boy is it a place to eat! Many people have remarked on how good the food is and how fortunate the town is to have another good place to eat out. Shirley’s is run by Rich Dietrich and his wife, Shawna. They have a staff of 11, including Shawna’s mom, Ann and their daughters Abby and Hailey and their classmates.

They are open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday is breakfast only.

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Mission Creek gets new gate

The Mission Creek Cemetery Association is pleased to announce its new entrance gate dedication on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. The ceremony will be part of the Memorial Weekend observances to be held at that time at the Mission Creek Cemetery. It is located two miles south of Nebraska Highway 8 on 608th avenue which is the junction of 608th Avenue and 703rd Road in Mission Creek Precinct, Pawnee County. A limestone sign is on the south side of Highway 8 at 608th Avenue. It is also four miles west of Summerfield, KS on the KS/NE state line (702nd Road) and north one mile on 608th Ave.

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Shamar Willey State Champion

Shamar Willey of Pawnee City High School won the Class D 110 High Hurdles at the state track meet last week. See more details about how the track teams did in the sports section.

 

 

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Hadley Sejkora - Teacher of the Year

Hadley Sejkora, fifth grade teacher at Pawnee City Schools, always wanted to come back to this community. He graduated PCHS in 2012 and Midland University in 2015.

“I feel blessed to be teaching in the school and grade I want,” he said.

At the end of the year, he was selected Teacher of the Year by the students. President of the Pawnee City Public Schools Education Foundation Jason Vetrovsky made the announcement at the high school graduation ceremony May 11. Sejkora could not be at the graduation and was awarded his plaque the following Wednesday. Not only does Sejkora get the designation of Teacher of the Year, he gets a $250 stipend to enhance his classroom for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Sen. Slama on guns and the 2nd amendment

This is an email interview News Editor Ray Kappel did with Sen. Julie Slama on guns and the second amendment. We wanted to do the interview after we learned she has obtained a conceal and carry permit. The interview was done prior to the shooting in Tecumseh. Q: How long have you been around guns and how did you get started using them? A: I've been around guns since childhood. My parents believed that an early introduction to firearm safety was essential. Q: Do you hunt or shoot clay or using a firing range? A: I typically use a firing range, but also shoot clay on occasion. Q: What are your favorite guns and why? A: It's unclear if I can endorse a specific firearm in my current position, but my personal concealed carry weapon is a Ruger LC9s. Q: What do you think of the Second Amendment? A: The Second Amendment has my strong and unapologetic support. Q: Are you doing anything in the legislature that has to do with the second amendment?

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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.

 

 

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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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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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