Early-morning fires destroy area farmer’s equip. Oct. 15

Jonathan Rempel, left, owner of several farm equipment that was destroyed by fires in the early-morning hours of Oct. 15, talks with fire investigator Ken Scurto, with Independent Forensic Investigators Corp., about an area of his combine Friday, Oct. 16. Rempel’s combine and a semi-trailer fire reignited Friday morning; this equipment is just two of the four pieces destroyed/heavily damaged in the fires. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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An early-morning series of fires that began on Thursday, Oct. 15, resulted in the loss of several pieces of farm equipment for a Clay County farmer. Sutton Volunteer Fire and Clay Center Volunteer... + continue reading
Ricketts announces ‘Three C’s’ campaign, changes to DHM
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced changes to the state’s Directed Health Measures (DHMs), which went into effect statewide Wednesday, Oct. 21, and will remain in effect until Nov. 30... + continue reading
Balloon release remembers lost loved ones
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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About 130 balloons were released Thursday, Oct. 15, in memory of lost loved ones of all ages, by Harvard citizens and members of the United Church of Christ in Harvard.   To read more... + continue reading
APEX estimates timetable for Big Allis Solar project in Spring Ranch area

Clay County recently adopted solar-specific zoning regulation, which will help in moving forward with the proposed industrial solar farm in the Spring Ranch area.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Now that Clay County has adopted solar-specific zoning regulations, plans can move forward for a proposed industrial solar farm in the Spring Ranch area. The Clay County Board of Supervisors... + continue reading
HPS Board hears updates on grants, discusses events
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Harvard Public School Board members were updated on a series of items at Monday’s meeting, including the College Access Grant, reVISION Grant, and how events will be handled as COVID-19... + continue reading

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10/21/2020
The turnover bug hit the Sandy Creek Cougars early and often Monday night as the Sutton Mustangs and the Cougars made up a game that was originally slated for Oct. 2. Due to coronavirus issues on the original date, the Cougars were forced to bow out of the original contest, but luckily, the two Clay County teams were able to make up for lost time... + continue reading
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For fans of high scoring, up and down the field football games, those that support the Harvard Cardinals and Wilcox-Hildreth Falcons were treated to something special this past Friday during the Cardinals eventual 32-point win over the Falcons. As the Cardinals hosted their final game of the 2020 football season, the 3-3 Harvard crew came away... + continue reading

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New life pumped into 130-year-old Sutton building

Pictured is Les Bauer with his son Gerold, in front of the then Bauer Hardware store, which is currently owned by Gail (Oz) Griess and is located at 234 N. Saunders Ave., in Sutton. It is believed that the picture goes back to either 1952 or 1953. COURTESY PHOTO SUPPLIED BY GLENN BAUER | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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It could have been easy for Gail (Oz) Griess to throw his arms up in the air over the course of the past six years, as his downtown Sutton building, which houses his carpentry business, Gail’s Carpentry and Cabinetry, has been through the wringer. It all began on May 11, It all began on May 11, 2014, when the roof of Griess’... + continue reading
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Suffocating defense, which forced four Silver Lake turnovers, helped Harvard lock in their second win of the 2020 season Friday in Bladen. Here, Ethan Piper (15), Drayden Whetstine-Jones and Santiago Sinohui bring down Silver Lake’s Keaton Karr in the 50-14 win. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Senior Ben Orkaska gets the Cardinals pumped up during action Friday night in Bladen. Pictured with Okraska is Santiago Sinohui, left, Eric Villalbaso (30) and Lathem Schumm (3). ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Senior Jose Gonzalez makes this tackle on Silver Lake receiver Tristan Kasson during the Cardinals’ 36-point win over the Mustangs in D6-4 district clash in Bladen. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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A first quarter flurry of turnovers would set the tone during Friday night’s 50-14 road win over Silver Lake for the Harvard Cardinals. Sophomore Drayden Whetstine-Jones had a field day with the Mustangs, causing two fumbles in the first two minutes of the D6-4 district bout for both teams. The first recovery for Whetstine-Jones came... + continue reading
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South Central senior Brayton Jarosik earned individual gold at the Twin Valley Conference meet in Hebron Oct. 1 with a time of 17:29. COURTESY OF THE HEBRON JOURNAL-REGISTER | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Harvard’s Alyssa Ferguson crossed the finish line in 22 minutes, 28 seconds for a fourth-place finish on the girl’s side. COURTESY OF THE HEBRON JOURNAL-REGISTER | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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The Twin Valley Conference Cross Country meet, hosted by Deshler at Hebron, proved a successful meet for South Central Unified and Harvard runners, with Brayton Jarosik placing first for the boys, and another seven placing in the top 15 spots. Jarosik came across the finish line in 17 minutes, 29 seconds, following closely by teammate Logan... + continue reading

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134 points, 955 total yards

Senior Ethan Piper (15) racked up 247 total yards in the Cardinals’ 83-51 win over Wilcox-Hildreth this past Friday. Piper ran for 171 yards on 13 carries, an average of 13.2 yards per carry while catching two passes for 49 yards and throwing one pass for 27 yards. The win sets the Cardinals up with a 4-3 record as they head into the season finale this Friday night in Franklin. Also pictured for Harvard is Xavier Marburger (53) and Noah Roberts, back left. ASHLEY D SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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For fans of high scoring, up and down the field football games, those that support the Harvard Cardinals and Wilcox-Hildreth Falcons were treated to something special this past Friday during the... + continue reading
Mustangs blank the Cougars

Sutton’s Jesse Herndon scores one of his three second-quarter touchdowns with this leaping two-yard run, during the Mustangs’ 42-0 win over Sandy Creek Monday night. Shown for Sutton is Joe Hinrichs (54) blocking on Sandy Creek’s Josh Shaw (77). Paxton Olson for the Mustangs is on the ground, while Sandy Creek’s Sam VonSpreckelsen (51) tries to stop the Herndon score. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Harvard cruises past Elba 67-7

Sophomore quarterback Noah Roberts (25) pitches to senior running back Ben Okraska during the Cardinals’ 67-7 win over Elba Friday night. Roberts had 49 rushing yards and 51 passing yards in the win, while Okraska had 76 yards on the ground. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Keeping history alive
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For a couple of hours last Tuesday, I spent time in Hansen learning about an incredible human being. On June 30 there was a fire in Hansen—a small town just inside Adams County, maybe six... + continue reading

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The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation awarded 18 teachers with funds in support of agricultural education and FFA programs in Nebraska. Of those 18 was Sandy Creek’s Jacob Goldfuss. To read... + continue reading