January 20, 2011

Just had a great chat with one of our eager readers, Clara DeVitt, as she was renewing her subscription, about her husband Don and of their newest grandson, who was born on their 67th anniversary in December. We love conversations like that with you readers. Anyway, here's what happened in Clay Today:

Clay County News missed it, but sounds like the Sandy Creek Cougars had a wild finish to their basketball game against Blue Hill last night. A three by Mitch Hinrichs at the buzzer gave the Cougars an exciting win. Unfortunately, we planned to be there for tomorrow night's game, which will also celebrate the school's TeamMates chapter, so we missed the excitement, however we fully expect Saturday to be a pair of great games for Sandy Creek as well. We'll see you there.

We found ourselves at Sutton Elementary School today to take a picture of seven students - Abby Osterhaus, Taylor Buescher, Jared Switzer, Logan Majors, Megan Fehr, Brett Simonsen and Natalie Dunn - who were recognized by the Red Cross for helping sign up volunteers to donate blood at the fall blood drive. The students received a certificate and a watch.

Sutton Elementary students honored for their work in the fall blood drive.

The Clay County News was also in Clay Center for the strategic planning committee's luncheon. The committee has been split up into sub-committees responsible for exploring the different goals outlined in the recently approved strategic plan for the city. The luncheon was the first time since August that the group has met, and it facilitated the start of conversations for moving the projects forward. Look for coverage in next week's issue.

The Sutton National Honor Society also had a very good induction ceremony last night. We'll have coverage of that in next week's issue as well, plus The Good NEws column will highlight a special moment during the ceremony that featured an impressive display of courage and appreciation from one senior who had the opportunity to recognize a teacher as his honorary member.

That's it for now, readers. Have a great weekend.

And Moody says "Go Patriots and 'Niners!"