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Finishing the harvest for Bryce Niss

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A weekago last Tuesday we lost Bryce Niss to a farm accident. Later that day and night and into the next day his friends and neighbors finished his harvest. Then they enjoyed a home cooked meal provided by three local familiies. It was a very touching moment to see our community come together. Ray Kappel/Republican

Farm accident claims life of Pawnee County farmer

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The combines and grain trucks began to gather at cornfields east of Pawnee City Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after a farm accident claimed the life of Bryce Niss. His neighbors and friends came to finish his harvest and to honor his memory.

COVID-19 PROCLAMATION

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WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a severe acute respiratory illness that can spread through small droplets when individuals breathe out, talk, cough, or sneeze; and WHEREAS, COVID-19 continues to be present in the City of Pawnee City and, with a recent increase in reported positive cases, not only in our region but in states across the country; and WHEREAS, it is critically important to protect the resident, visitors, students and employees in the City of Pawnee City from the spread of the COVID-19; and WHEREAS, the World Health Organization has determined that wearing face shields/coverings or face masks has proven to be one of the most effective means to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus among persons in public settings, as well as frequent handwashing and NOW, THEREFORE, the Mayor and City Council of Pawnee City, Nebraska in an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our community, do hereby encourage the Residents of the City of Pawnee City, as well as visitors to our City to follow all Public Health Recommendations and Guidelines related to COVID-19, including the Use of Face Shields/Coverings Or Face Masks in public and private areas, as well as frequent handwashing when social distancing is not possible or practical. FURTHER, I urge all citizens to follow all Public Health Recommendations and Guidelines related to COVID-19.

One-Act Team heads to Districts

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Gathering Blue adapted by Eric Coble is the play the One-Act team is producing this year. They won the Pioneer Conference title recently. They will have a private performance Sunday at 6 p.m. and enter District Competition Nov. 30.

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

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Many lung diseases have an element of obstruction to air flow leaving the lungs and they are grouped into the general category of “obstructive lung disease.” Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma are the three main forms of obstructive lung disease. Of these, only asthma is reversible.

From Our Files

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2010-10 Years Ago The Pawnee City Foundation has staked off an area at the east end of the track where they will construct a wellness and fitness building for the school. The total project cost for the 42x68 building is estimated at $99,247.

Community Calendar

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Items must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before publication to be included in this calendar.

The Mitten Tree

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A Mitten Tree for students at Pawnee City Schools has been set up. Bring in your new or gently used gloves, hats, mittens, winter coats to the City Office through Dec.

O give thanks this Thanksgiving

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Just today I heard that one social media forum blocked a potent posting of a bible passage. My guess is that it spoke of a truth that God gives us, a good teaching, though someone was offended. That’s what often happens in our world. If you don’t like what someone says, attack them, or at least shut down their free speech. This is when I am so thankful that our local newspapers will print our words, even if they possibly disagree. Here and in God’s house, Christians can print and preach God’s Word without being threatened or bullied. To quote from Psalm 136, “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.” Of course, November is blessed with Thanksgiving, but for what? To whom?