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28
Nov
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Den’s helps Hunters Helping the Hungry

Den’s helps Hunters Helping the Hungry

The staff at Den’s Country Meats processed 642 pounds of deer burger for the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. The Table Rock business owned by Dennis Schaardt participates every year in this vital program.

 

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Thu
28
Nov
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Hatfield new mayor

Charlie Hatfield is the new mayor of Pawnee City.

Hatfield was President of the Council and it was his duty to either take the mayor spot or put it up for selection. Former Mayor Deb Klein resigned last meeting.

Hatfield said he had spent much time thinking about his decision. He has served as Mayor before.

The Council will now advertise for the open position on the Council. A name will be selected within four weeks by the new Mayor for vote of the Council. Look for the ad in the paper.

 

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Thu
21
Nov
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The search begins for a new Pawnee City Mayor

By Ray Kappel

Mayor Deb Klein has resigned.

At a City Council meeting Nov. 12, Klein read from a prepared statement, voicing her frustrations in dealing with the Council, and then walked out. You can read her statement that appears on the Editorial Page.

The search begins for a new mayor. Either of two things can happen. President of the Council Charlie Hatfield can assume the position, or if he declines the Council can take applications.

 

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Thu
21
Nov
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Sput Turnbull on the Feast

Ray Kappel set out to find a great cook for our Thanksgiving stories and he immediately thought of Sput Turnbull. She is an outstanding cook as you can tell by the crowd of people who eat her cooking at the Senior Center in Table Rock. This is the interview and her answers.

Q: WHAT IS THANKSGIVING LIKE IN YOUR FAMILY?

A: Thanksgiving has probably been the best holiday in my opinion. It’s been a time when our family got together, ate and just socialized. We’ve played cards and snacked for hours. Years ago, it was generations of family. My Grandma Beulah Epley would host it and many of her siblings would attend with all of their families. My mom baked the turkey and dressing. My grandma baked the best pies, usually pumpkin and pecan. And everyone brought a covered dish. Over the years, as the generations have passed, the get together gets smaller but I still love to cook and whoever can come, comes.

 

Thu
21
Nov
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At work on the Cornerstone Building

At work on the Cornerstone Building

Work continues at the Cornerstone Community Building. Workers are taking down the brick exterior and will put up a wood frame and brick veneer.

 

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Thu
14
Nov
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SENCA meals in crisis

SENCA has been serving meals to the residents of Pawnee County since 1974. Unfortunately the future of the meal program in Pawnee City is uncertain. The program ended the fiscal year in September operating in the red with a deficit of just over $10,000.

“We are making a plea to the public to please utilize the center and meal program. SENCA has been operating a meal program in Pawnee City for 45 years and we truly want to see the service continue,” said SENCA Executive Director, Vicky McNealy. “We were able to cover the deficit by utilizing other funds that were donated to the Center but we will not survive operating in the red again this year,” McNealy added.

Thu
14
Nov
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Scot Schneider talks about Veterans’ selfless service

Scot Schneider talks about Veterans’ selfless service

Scot Schneider says he is no war hero, just another soldier.

Yet his service to country and the other local veterans is something that was celebrated at Pawnee City High School Monday for Veterans Day.

Schneider graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1986. He joined the Nebraska Army National Guard in December of 1987. He started out in the 2/134th Mechanized Infantry stationed in Falls City. Then he transferred to the 1/167 CAV in Fremont as an Armored Cavalry Scout. He retired in 2010 as a First Sergeant. He was in Kuwait along the Iraq border during 9/11. He was in Bosnia for de-mining operations and helped chase down and capture a couple of war criminals. He was in Iraq for 17 months during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In that battle he lost two very close long-term friends and over a dozen more friends.

Thu
14
Nov
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Time for decorating light poles for the holidays

It is time once again to think about decorating for the holidays. Last years competition to decorate the light poles in the downtown area was a great success. So once again, the Pawnee City Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring this event. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place - $150, 2nd Place - $100, and 3rd Place - $50. All prizes will be awarded in Pawnee Chamber Bucks.

Get in the Holiday spirit by adding a bit of bling to our downtown and the chance of winning a prize. Anyone can join in the fun: businesses, individuals, church groups, civic organizations, friends, co-workers, classmates or families. Use your imagination and remember there is electricity available on each light pole. To participate please contact Ruth Stephens at 402-852-0314 or by email at ruths@pcmhrhc.com.

 

 

Thu
14
Nov
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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.

 

 

 

Thu
14
Nov
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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.

 

 

 

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