Introductions include property tax relief, education, broadband
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LINCOLN—Nebraska state senators introduced various bills in the first eight days of the 2021 legislative session. Property tax relief was at the top of the list for many senators during last... + continue reading
2020 Persons of the Year: Clay Co. Schools

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*EDITOR’S NOTE: The CCN chose the teachers and staff of Clay County schools as the CCN Persons of the Year for 2020 for their continued dedication to their students and school. From the moment... + continue reading
Wind fuels grass fire northwest of Grafton, Wind fuels grass fire northwest of Grafton
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Grafton and Sutton Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a grass fire Thursday, Jan. 14, northwest of Grafton. Crews were able to get the fire under control despite the almost-60 mph winds gusting... + continue reading
Hinrichs earns 150th win

Sutton fans congratulate senior Joe Hinrichs for his 150th career win Saturday in action at the Shelton Invite, where Hinrichs pinned Overton’s Dylan Pooschke in 21 seconds to reach the milestone win. He heads into this week’s meet at David City with a perfect 30-0 record and a 153-18 career record, becoming just the third Mustang wrestler to reach the 150 win milestone. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Hinrichs earns 150th win

Hinrichs looks to the mat official for the final call for a pin in this match, his 151st career win over Red Cloud/Blue Hill wrestler Klayton Niles. The win over Niles for the Mustang senior came in 54 seconds. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Hinrichs earns 150th win

Hinrichs is congratulated by head coach Ron Gerber and assistant Jason Majors following his 150th win Saturday. Hinrichs needs seven more wins to take over Lee Carlson for second on the all-time wins chart in Sutton. Tyler Bailey is atop the wins list at Sutton with 169 career wins as a Mustang, as Hinrichs will need 17 wins to overtake the top spot in his final six meets this year. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Hinrichs earns 150th win

Sutton sophomore Vance Smith earned a pair of third-place finishes at Superior and Shelton last weekend. Here Smith gets a 43-second pinfall win over Wilcox-Hildreth’s Brodi Moss in the 285-pound weight class at the Shelton Invite. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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It took Sutton senior Joe Hinrichs just 21 seconds to reach a milestone in his wrestling career with the Mustangs, as Hinrichs, with a 21-second pinfall win over Overton’s Dylan Pooschke,... + continue reading
Cougars notch wins over Deshler, Superior; move to 4-8, Cougars notch wins over Deshler, Superior; move to 4-8

Sandy Creek’s Drake Lally, center, and Josh Shaw (53) along with Keifer Anderson (25) battle for this rebound during the Cougars’ 32-31 win over the Dragons Jan. 12. The Cougars improved to 4-8 overall with the win over Deshler and a 52-41 win over Superior. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Cougars notch wins over Deshler, Superior; move to 4-8

Sandy Creek senior Sam VonSpreckelsen battles with two Deshler players for this rebound during the Cougars’ 32-31 win. VonSpreckelsen had six points and three rebounds in the victory. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Cougars notch wins over Deshler, Superior; move to 4-8
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The Sandy Creek Cougars had a strong dose of goodness happen this past week, as the Cougars went 2-0 to improve to 4-8 on the year, picking up wins over Deshler, who at the time owned an 8-2 record,... + continue reading
Introductions include property tax relief, education, broadband

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01/20/2021
The first session of the 107th Nebraska Unicameral Legislature has begun, and the Clay County Board of Supervisors has eyes on one proposal in particular. LB310, introduced by Sen. Robert Clements (District 2) of Omaha, would alter inheritance tax rates and exemption amounts. WHAT IS THE INHERITANCE TAX? Nebraska is among six states that... + continue reading
01/06/2021
After a tough run through the Runza Holiday Tournament, which wrapped up in Central City on Dec. 29, the Sandy Creek girls put up a big fight with Centura on Saturday, Jan. 2, to kick off the 2021 portion of the Cougars’ season. In the end, however, Centura held off a fourthquarter Sandy Creek rally to post a 39-31 win, leaving Sandy... + continue reading

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Wind fuels grass fire northwest of Grafton, Wind fuels grass fire northwest of Grafton
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Grafton and Sutton Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a grass fire Thursday, Jan. 14, northwest of Grafton. Crews were able to get the fire under control despite the almost-60 mph winds gusting that day. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS               To read more please log in or... + continue reading
Sutton City Council approves new police officer, Euclid Ave. project

The final Euclid Avenue drainage project was approved during Monday night’s meeting. The project will improve the storm sewer drainage in northwest Sutton.

01/13/2021 - 0 comment(s)
Members of the Sutton City Council gave its unanimous approval for the hiring of a third police officer to the Sutton Police Department during the monthly meeting, Monday, Jan. 11. Officer David Maathuis was approved to become a member of the city’s police department at an annual base salary of $37,440. Maathuis’ addition to the... + continue reading
Sutton home residents, staff receive COVID-19 vaccine

Longtime Sutton resident Walt Becker received the first of two COVID-19 vaccine shots on Thursday, Jan. 7 from Tom Artz, right, who administered the vaccines to the residents and staff at the Sutton Community Home and Hillcrest View Assisted Living center. To the left of Becker is Viridiana Gabriel, who was the 2020 employee of the year at the Sutton Community Home. COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Residents and staff members of the Sutton Community Home and Hillcrest View Assisted Living took the first steps toward building up an immunity to the COVID-19 virus last week, as the Sutton facility received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 7. According to administrator Jeff Harvey, “it was an exciting day for our... + continue reading

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Hinrichs earns 150th win

Sutton fans congratulate senior Joe Hinrichs for his 150th career win Saturday in action at the Shelton Invite, where Hinrichs pinned Overton’s Dylan Pooschke in 21 seconds to reach the milestone win. He heads into this week’s meet at David City with a perfect 30-0 record and a 153-18 career record, becoming just the third Mustang wrestler to reach the 150 win milestone. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Hinrichs earns 150th win

Hinrichs looks to the mat official for the final call for a pin in this match, his 151st career win over Red Cloud/Blue Hill wrestler Klayton Niles. The win over Niles for the Mustang senior came in 54 seconds. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Hinrichs earns 150th win

Hinrichs is congratulated by head coach Ron Gerber and assistant Jason Majors following his 150th win Saturday. Hinrichs needs seven more wins to take over Lee Carlson for second on the all-time wins chart in Sutton. Tyler Bailey is atop the wins list at Sutton with 169 career wins as a Mustang, as Hinrichs will need 17 wins to overtake the top spot in his final six meets this year. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Hinrichs earns 150th win

Sutton sophomore Vance Smith earned a pair of third-place finishes at Superior and Shelton last weekend. Here Smith gets a 43-second pinfall win over Wilcox-Hildreth’s Brodi Moss in the 285-pound weight class at the Shelton Invite. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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It took Sutton senior Joe Hinrichs just 21 seconds to reach a milestone in his wrestling career with the Mustangs, as Hinrichs, with a 21-second pinfall win over Overton’s Dylan Pooschke,... + continue reading
Cougars notch wins over Deshler, Superior; move to 4-8, Cougars notch wins over Deshler, Superior; move to 4-8

Sandy Creek’s Drake Lally, center, and Josh Shaw (53) along with Keifer Anderson (25) battle for this rebound during the Cougars’ 32-31 win over the Dragons Jan. 12. The Cougars improved to 4-8 overall with the win over Deshler and a 52-41 win over Superior. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Cougars notch wins over Deshler, Superior; move to 4-8

Sandy Creek senior Sam VonSpreckelsen battles with two Deshler players for this rebound during the Cougars’ 32-31 win. VonSpreckelsen had six points and three rebounds in the victory. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Cougars notch wins over Deshler, Superior; move to 4-8
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Mustangs claim overtime win over Centurions 59-54

Junior Colton Haight goes up for two of his five points in a 59-54 overtime win over Centura on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Senior Jackson Anderson (24) looks on during the play. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Mustangs claim overtime win over Centurions 59-54
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SIDELINES T.M. (Ted) Gill

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Would you believe it? This old editor missed his newspaper deadline...nope, no column since the last week in October either. During those roughly 2,600 weeks or 600 months, or 50 years with a column... + 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