Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Sandy Creek and Sutton said goodbye to the 2018-19 seniors Saturday, May 11. Above, SC seniors Jaekob Spitz, far left, Rami Hinrichs, Sam Stapleman, Devoney Keeler, Brock Sutton, Jordan Kempf, and... + continue reading

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Eli Skalka, the son of Gabe and Amy Skalka of Sutton, has been honored with being selected into the 2019 American Legion Junior Law Cadet program, set to be held June 10-13, at the Nebraska State... + continue reading

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Hunter Wilkerson embraces a family member during the flower dedication at Harvard’s graduation. Seniors handed out flowers to loved ones and friends, while the song “When We Were Young” played in the background.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Valedictorian Jayleesa WIlkerson gives her speech during Harvard’s graduation ceremony Saturday, May 4, encouraging her classmates for the future, but also thanking several people who have... + continue reading
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What many may not be aware of is the Nebraska Rural Electric Association hosts a camp each year, to inform kids on electricity and the role of power public districts in their area. And it’s... + continue reading

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Low-forming clouds, fueled by an incoming thunderstorm, head east over Sutton Sunday evening.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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The severe weather season is just beginning, as a large thunderstorm hit the area Sunday, May 5, bringing with it thunder, lightning, heavy rain, and between dime and ping pong sized hail. A... + continue reading

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05/15/2019
BY RITA BRHEL The Fairfield City Council reminds residents to mow their lawns regularly now that the growing season is here. “It’d be good especially with Memorial Day weekend coming up,” Jim Moore, city superintendent, said during the council’s regular monthly meeting on May 13 at the city auditorium in Fairfield... + continue reading
05/15/2019
A pair of senior throwers and sophomore Ashley Nierman will represent the Harvard girls track team this year at the 2019 Nebraska Track and Field championships, as Breonna Julich, Jayleesa Wilkerson and Nierman punched their tickets for Omaha in action at the D-6 District track meet, May 10. Harvard finished sixth as a team, scoring 38 team... + continue reading

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Sutton’s Police Department, with assistance from four Clay County Sheriff’s officers, arrested three males Saturday morning in Sutton on felony warrants. At 7:08 a.m., April 27, officers arrested 27-year-old Gildardo Garcia, 26-year-old Justin L. Marchand, and 29-year-old Joshua J. Marchand, at the home owned by Garcia, for possession... + continue reading
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Sutton’s Internship instructor Zach Parrish thinks the pathway program at Sutton Public School is groundbreaking, as seen through the amount of partnerships and community engagement sought from the community. The program has more than 70 partnerships in Sutton alone, as well as many more businesses outside of town, that are willing to... + continue reading
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BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON Harvard’s Ashley Nierman and Kinzee Derr earned champion medals in Sports/Action Photo and Editorial Cartoon, respectively, at the state journalism competition April 23, in Norfolk. Nierman also nabbed a second-place medal in Headline Writing and fourth place in News Writing, while Derr also earned sixth place in... + continue reading

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Harvard senior Breonna Julich earned the D-6 runner-up title in the shot put, but will head to the state meet at Omaha Burke this Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the best throw in Class D this season of 41’ 10”. At the D-6 meet, Julich hit the 38’ 6.5” mark.

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A pair of senior throwers and sophomore Ashley Nierman will represent the Harvard girls track team this year at the 2019 Nebraska Track and Field championships, as Breonna Julich, Jayleesa Wilkerson... + continue reading

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton senior Kyle Baumert breezed to the C-7 District 110-meter high hurdle title May 9, with a time of 15.2 seconds. Thayer Central’s Phillip Price, right, was second in 15.69 seconds, while Cade Sterner of Doniphan-Trumbull, left, was third in 15.88 seconds. Baumert heads to the state track meet with the second fastest qualifying time from all of the Class C district meets across the state last week.

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COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Members of the Sutton juniors state championship trap team includes, from the left: Cason Peterson, Ethan Drudik, Ingelise Andersen, Vance Smith and Stevie Wiseman. Sutton out shot second place Waverly by five targets to claim the team title. Smith also placed seventh individually in the final standings, while Wiseman was 10th overall.

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Harvard’s Bella Roberts battles Shelton’s Catrina Ruyle in the prelims of the 200-meter dash at the Russ Snyder Invite, hosted by Lawrence-Nelson. Roberts finished third overall with a time of 28.94 seconds.

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Another school year is about to be history and it seems to me, after 10 full school years with the Clay County News, that like every year, when I look back on the year it just blew past me like Buzz... + continue reading

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Sutton’s one and only Megan Fehr has been chosen to be one of the next State FFA officers for 2019-20. She will be a fulltime student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as well as... + continue reading

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Clay County 4-H held a Youth for the Quality Care of Animals training on April 22 at the fairgrounds. Rachel Adams of Fillmore County Extension, at the left, was the presenter. The training is required for all 4-H members who will be showing livestock, aside from horses and pets, at the county fair this summer. Pictured here, Ethan Shaw, left, and Christian Shaw sift through flour to uncover potential hazards (candy bards) in animal bedding (flour).

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HANNAH COLLINS | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Damaris Rodrigez builds an edible model of a brain cell using a cookie, frosting, sprinkles and licorice during the “Messing with the Message” afterschool 4-H event at Harvard.

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RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

On April 22, Clay County 4-H hosted a Soil Science workshop at the fairgrounds, with Brandy VanDeWalle as the presenter. During the event, 4-H’ers learned about soil identification (adding water to dirt on hands to feel consistency and passing around cups/bags of different types of soil, whole group) and soil dissection (making a test tube of water and soil, which allowed the soil parts to settle out over time). Pictured here, Harper Lange, foreground, and Chase Batterman, background, test soil identification.

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RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Clay County Extension hosted a Clover Kid safety workshop on April 18 at the Fairgrounds for children ages 5-7. Brandy VanDeWalle served as the presenter. Activities included practicing dialing their home phone number, learning their home phone number/address/parents’ names, and making a first aid kit. Here, Cheryl Meyer helps Lovaeh Meyer with an activity.

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HANNAH COLLINS | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Lilly Griess, background, laughs as Eli Ladehoff hits the balloon during an activity where students played a combination of the telephone game and keeping the balloon from hitting the floor while hitting it back and forth, which stimulated how difficult it is for the brain to send messages in body when impaired, during the “Messing with the Message” 4-H afterschool program at Sutton.

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