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Thursday, May 21, 2020
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The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) previously reported community spread of COVID-19 in Clay County, which means that SHDHD’s investigations have been unable to determine the... + continue reading
Kluver, Jones soar high for gold

Repeating as Class D state high jump champion is Klay Kluver of Clay Center. Kluver cleared 6-7 to become the first Class D high jumper since 1981 to win all-class gold. CCN FILE PHOTO-1990 | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Class C high jump champion Clint Jones of Sutton clears 6-6 to take top honors in the event at the Nebraska State Track meet in Omaha. CCN FILE PHOTO-1990 | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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EDITORS NOTE: This is the second in a series of at least three weeks of state track memories of the past featured in the Clay County News files. Next week we will feature the Sutton boys 1990 Class C... + continue reading
State 800 battle memorable for Amy Oschner and Laurie Herbek

Setting the pace is Sutton Fillies 800 meter runner Amy Ochsner (right) as she completes one lap of the Class C event at the Nebraska State Track Meet. Ochsner and Sandy Creek’s Laurie Herbeck swept the top two medals in the 800 meter run. Ochsner ran a time of 2:20.61. CCN FILE PHOTO-1990 | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Double medal winner at the 1990 Nebraska State Track Meet was Laurie Herbeck of Sandy Creek. Herbeck finished second in the 800 meter run behind Sutton’s Amy Ochsner and placed third in the long jump (shown above) with a jump of 17-0 1/4. CCN FILE PHOTO-1990 | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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In an article written in the Clay County News’ May 24, 1990 issue, the writer shares a story about a monumental race in the girls Class C 800 meter run between Sutton’s Amy Ochsner and... + continue reading
Outlook for beef prices less than ideal amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, along with several other factors, have left the cattle market up in the air for cattle producers throughout the county, state and country. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Clay County is no small player in the U.S. beef industry. With $109 billion in sales of cattle and calves per year, according to the 2017 Ag Census, Clay County ranks 29th out of Nebraska’s... + continue reading
Surprise parade celebrates HPS teacher’s retirement

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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On her last day as Harvard Public School’s kindergarten teacher, Shelley Stone was surprised when family, friends, colleagues, and community members from Harvard and surrounding area’s... + continue reading

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05/20/2020
The Lincoln Journal-Star announced it’s 2019-20 Academic All-State honors for the recent school year this past week. In all, 27 student-athletes from Clay county earned honors from LJS, including four from Harvard, six at Sandy Creek and 17 from Sutton. Harvard honorees included: Ashley Nierman in track and volleyball. Brothers Noah... + continue reading
05/20/2020
A total of 2,548 county ballots were cast for the primary election May 12. The only contested race for Clay County—Harvard School Board—saw eight people vying for six spots to move on to the general election in November. Votes totaled: Janet Hachtel, 227; Michelle M. Callahan, 202; Andrew Burbach, 190; Michael B. Nierman, 164;... + continue reading

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Harvard graduates reminded to live in the moment

Celina Chrisman gives her valedictorian speech. A video of Harvard’s graduation ceremony was posted to the school’s website and social media sites Saturday, May 9, the day of the original graduation date. Due to COVID-19 an in-person ceremony was not possible. SCREENSHOT FROM VIDEO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Harvard’s graduation ceremony was unlike none anyone had ever seen. There was no big audience of family members and friends waiting to hear speeches and see their student receive a diploma. There was no band playing, flower ceremony or flashes from several cameras going off. And yet, it was a ceremony to remember, and carried with it a... + continue reading
Stone says goodbye to HPS after 31 years

Shelley Stone will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year after 31 years at Harvard Public School. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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To say Shelley Stone liked being a teacher for 31 years is a huge understatement—in her words, she has “absolutely loved it.” The 2019-20 school year closed out a 31-year career as a teacher at Harvard Public School, first as a third-grade teacher for seven years, and then as the kindergarten teacher for the remaining 24 years... + continue reading
Sutton celebrates graduates of all ages
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Saturday, May 9, the day Sutton’s senior class of 2020 was supposed to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas, instead was a different sort of celebration. Due to COVID-19 and a postponement of their graduation ceremony, seniors paraded around town in vehicles decked out in 2020 decorations, writings, and streamers. Here, the line... + continue reading

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Kluver, Jones soar high for gold

Repeating as Class D state high jump champion is Klay Kluver of Clay Center. Kluver cleared 6-7 to become the first Class D high jumper since 1981 to win all-class gold. CCN FILE PHOTO-1990 | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Class C high jump champion Clint Jones of Sutton clears 6-6 to take top honors in the event at the Nebraska State Track meet in Omaha. CCN FILE PHOTO-1990 | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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EDITORS NOTE: This is the second in a series of at least three weeks of state track memories of the past featured in the Clay County News files. Next week we will feature the Sutton boys 1990 Class C... + continue reading
State 800 battle memorable for Amy Oschner and Laurie Herbek

Setting the pace is Sutton Fillies 800 meter runner Amy Ochsner (right) as she completes one lap of the Class C event at the Nebraska State Track Meet. Ochsner and Sandy Creek’s Laurie Herbeck swept the top two medals in the 800 meter run. Ochsner ran a time of 2:20.61. CCN FILE PHOTO-1990 | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, State 800 battle memorable for Amy Oschner and Laurie Herbek, State 800 battle memorable for Amy Oschner and Laurie Herbek

Double medal winner at the 1990 Nebraska State Track Meet was Laurie Herbeck of Sandy Creek. Herbeck finished second in the 800 meter run behind Sutton’s Amy Ochsner and placed third in the long jump (shown above) with a jump of 17-0 1/4. CCN FILE PHOTO-1990 | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Wildcat boys track wins back-to-back

The caption in 1988 read: Bruce Canterberry and Bob Wilkerson was the won-two punch that Clay Center needed to successfully defend its Class D state track title. The Wildcat duo combined for 52 of Clay Centers’ 64 total team points. CCN FILE PHOTO-1988 | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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City of Sutton updates: Delay of pool opening
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This is an unparalleled time in our nation, state, and city, in which every community leader is considering the best practice to protect the public health of citizens and those utilizing our pool... + continue reading

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Spring is a busy time of year for our farmers and ranchers and this year is no different. What is different however is the impact that COVID-19 has had on our rural communities. With kids home and... + continue reading
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An area row crop ag producer discs a field south of Clay Center along Highway 14 Wednesday afternoon. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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