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Left: Head Coach Jon Ladehoff talks to his players on the court during the Mustangs tough loss at the hands of the Yutan Chieftains Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Northeast High School.  ... + continue reading
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LINCOLN–The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider 2019 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its March 15 meeting in Nebraska City. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the... + continue reading

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Above: The Sutton student body gets into the action during the Mustangs battle with Yutan. The “whiteout” condition seemingly fit the day, as snowfall in the overnight hours Wednesday night into Thursday morning left a blanket of snow in Sutton and Lincoln. At the right: Kyle Baumert has the look of determination during the fourth quarter of Sutton’s opening round loss to the Chieftains in the Class C-2 tournament. Baumert ended the game with seven points to close out his high school career.

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Quenton Jones takes off down court early in the Mustangs first-round loss to Yutan. Sutton struggled early with their offensive production in the 55-45 loss to the Chieftains at Lincoln Northeast. Moving up the court with Jones is Seth George,

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Senior Seth George goes in for two of his 11 points, which led the Mustangs against Yutan Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Northeast High School. Looking on, to the left of George, is senior Kyle Baumert who added seven tallies to the cause. The 10-point loss to the Chieftains ended the Mustangs season at 24-3.

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Coming off a thrilling 47-45 win over Centura in the C2-3 District Final Feb. 25, the Sutton Mustangs had big plans for their next step, the Class C-2 state tournament, but in an unlikely way, Sutton... + continue reading

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Sutton speech students heading to state are, from left: Victoria Hofmann, Megan Fehr, Jared Switzer, Nate Andres, Ben Andres, and Karis Andres.

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Sandy Creek student Atley Van Emmerik will head to state in Poetry (third at districts), and OID (first at districts). Here, she performs her Poetry selection on self-love.

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Although she didn’t make it to state, first-time speech student Kinzee Derr, of Harvard, earned a sixth-place medal in Humorous Prose during districts at Sandy Creek Monday.

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District speech proved successful for Clay County speech students, with several earning medals and 12 heading to state March 21 and 22, at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, in seven events.... + continue reading

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ABOVE: Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts addresses attendees of the ribbon cutting ceremony at Sandy Creek March 6. RIGHT: SCUD Board members cut the ribbon to officially open the NCAPS building, which houses students from SC and Lawrence-Nelson.

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

While classes carried on as usual March 6, tours were being given for the NCAPS ribbon cutting ceremony. Here, SC Nurse Brenda Searle gives a tour to visitors in the Health Pathway part of the building.

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SCUD Superintendent Julie Otero takes her turn to talk to the audience March 6 during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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March 6 was a big day for South Central Unified #5 School District. It was their long-awaited open house and ribbon cutting for the Nebraska Center for Advanced Professional Studies (NCAPS) building... + continue reading

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Members of the Sutton City Council cruised through a reasonably light agenda Monday night in the Sutton Council chambers at City Hall. Leading off the key points of the meeting, council members, at the suggestion of the Sutton Planning and Zoning Board, approved a change in zoning for Aspegren Repair, located at 1004 East Maple Street in east... + continue reading
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OMAHA–The Aksarben Foundation, along with Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, announces that applications for the Nebraska Pioneer Farm and Nebraska Heritage Farm Awards are being accepted now through May 5. These awards recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the... + continue reading

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Several icicles dangle from a gutter on the side of a building. Freezing temperatures have kept ice, as well as bitter cold wind chills and snow in the area. The below-freezing temperature streak for Clay County and surrounding areas is expected to end Saturday, as temperatures reach 39 degrees.

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By Thursday, March 7, should the weather stay on track with the National Weather Service’s forecast in the Hastings location, parts of Nebraska will have been on a 20-day below freezing temperature streak, Clay County included. Feb. 15 started the trend with reaching a high of 15 degrees and accumulating 2.7 inches of snow. By Feb. 21... + continue reading

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Nancy Schlautman, lead educator in Sutton’s Family and Consumer Science Pathway Program, is pictured with the new commercial grade freezer and refrigerator that was implemented into the program through funding from the Nebraska Dept. of Education reVision grant program. In addition, the program also installed two new electric and two new gas ranges among other equipment.

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The Sutton Career and Technical Education Program hosted their annual advisory committee meeting with educators and community members coming together to hear an update on the pathways program at Sutton Public Schools, Wednesday, Feb. 27. Secondary Principal Brandy Thompson, along with pathway program leaders Steve Ramer, Nancy Schlautman, Zach... + continue reading

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

On Feb. 28, Waypoint Bank donated $10,000 toward the Clay Center Pool Project. Pictured here is Tim Sladek, far left, branch president, pool manager Deb Schmoldt, center, and Nannette Shackelford, Clay Center City Council member. Schmoldt and Shackelford are holding a rendering of the future aquatic center.

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Clay Center is underway with fundraising ideas for the future aquatic center. Those on the pool committee have a goal of raising $50,000, Nanette Shackelford said. “We’re trying to do all we can to reduce the tax burden on people,” she said. Shackelford added that so far there is about $11,000 in the pool buddies account... + continue reading

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Above: The Sutton student body gets into the action during the Mustangs battle with Yutan. The “whiteout” condition seemingly fit the day, as snowfall in the overnight hours Wednesday night into Thursday morning left a blanket of snow in Sutton and Lincoln. At the right: Kyle Baumert has the look of determination during the fourth quarter of Sutton’s opening round loss to the Chieftains in the Class C-2 tournament. Baumert ended the game with seven points to close out his high school career.

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Quenton Jones takes off down court early in the Mustangs first-round loss to Yutan. Sutton struggled early with their offensive production in the 55-45 loss to the Chieftains at Lincoln Northeast. Moving up the court with Jones is Seth George,

(23) and Garrett Nuss.

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Seth George goes in for two of his 11 points, which led the Mustangs against Yutan Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Northeast High School. Looking on, to the left of George, is senior Kyle Baumert who added seven tallies to the cause. The 10-point loss to the Chieftains ended the Mustangs season at 24-3.

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Coming off a thrilling 47-45 win over Centura in the C2-3 District Final Feb. 25, the Sutton Mustangs had big plans for their next step, the Class C-2 state tournament, but in an unlikely way, Sutton... + continue reading

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Seniors Kyle Baumert, left, and Garrett Nuss defend this Centura player during the Mustangs’ 47-45 C2-3 District final win Feb. 25. Nuss leads the Mustangs into their opening round game at Northeast High School in Lincoln as the leading scorer and rebounder, with just over 11 points and just under seven rebounds per game. Baumert hits at 6.2 points per game.

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This week, as the Sutton Mustangs return to the Nebraska state boys basketball tournament for the first time since 2014, and after watching Saturday’s girls championships on television, the... + continue reading

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OMAHA–The Aksarben Foundation, along with Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, announces that applications for the Nebraska Pioneer Farm and Nebraska Heritage... + continue reading

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Rod Stolcpart, president of the Nebraska Weed Control Association, right, presents Bruce Rumsey with a certificate for serving 15 years as the Clay County Weed Superintendent, during the annual weed control conference in Nebraska City.

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