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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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During the annual Back-to-School Picnic Aug. 13, Harvard Public School staff welcomed students back for another year. Featured at the picnic were a bounce house, yard games, and other activities,... + continue reading

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Several streets are closed in Fairfield as work continues on the sewer improvement project. Here, on Aug. 16, sewer replacement begins on Fourth Street near the intersection of A Street.... + continue reading

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Sixteen people were present for the orientation training in Edgar Thursday, kicking off the threemonth EMT course. Here, CCC-Hastings instructors Sandra Schendt, left, and DeeAnn Janssen outline what the course will entail.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON Sixteen people gathered at Edgar’s Fire Hall Thursday, Aug. 15, for the start of a three-month EMT training class. Thursday’s training served as an outline for... + continue reading

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Sutton Mayor Todd Mau, right, presents Dave Plettner with a years of service plaque for his time on the city council.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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Larry T. Nuss made a return to the Sutton City Council Monday, Aug. 12, as Nuss replaces Dave Plettner, who during the July council meeting, stepped down from his Ward 1 seat, after serving the... + continue reading

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This building sitting south of Fairfield, near Highway 74, sustained heavy damage Aug. 7, when an early-morning storm passed through the county between 3:15 and 4 a.m.

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Clay County was one of several Nebraska counties hit by a severe thunderstorm in the early morning hours Aug. 7. At 2:46 a.m., the National Weather Service in Hastings issued a Severe Thunderstorm... + continue reading

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08/21/2019
BY RITA BRHEL This has been a tough year for county roads, but it’s not helped by improperly managed irrigation pivots. The Clay County Board of Supervisors heard complaints from several people about the condition of gravel roads near Harvard during the board’s regular meeting on Aug. 12, at the courthouse in Clay Center.... + continue reading
08/21/2019
VIEWS FROM VANDEWALLE The kids are back in school, the first Husker football game will start in a couple of weeks–it is officially fall! During this time of year, it is an ideal time to seed the cool season turfgrasses tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass. For all of you horticulture enthusiasts, be sure to follow Nicole Stoner, extension... + continue reading

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton Mayor Todd Mau, right, presents Dave Plettner with a years of service plaque for his time on the city council.

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Larry T. Nuss made a return to the Sutton City Council Monday, Aug. 12, as Nuss replaces Dave Plettner, who during the July council meeting, stepped down from his Ward 1 seat, after serving the council for nearly 21 years. Nuss, who held one of the two Ward 2 seats on the council until moving out of the south ward in Sutton, returns to serve... + continue reading

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Preparations for the demolition of the Clay Center Pool—removing fencing and checking gas lines—began Monday, Aug. 5, with the official demo beginning early Tuesday morning, as Plains Excavating of Clay Center began demo of the bath house and pool Thuesday.

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Cheering on and watching a turtle during the turtle races set for the Farewell Pool Party in Clay Center Aug. 1 are, from left: Olivia Eberhardt, Tatum Eberhardt, Zailey Cantrall, Briley Bieck, and Brek Bieck. Standing behind them (in green with hat) is Jace Eberhardt.

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August kicks off the start of the school year and the beginning of fall, but this year was the end of a pool that’s served a community since 1958. Following months of planning, the passing of two propositions during the November 2018 election, and continuously working to raise funds for the construction of a new aquatic center, the Clay... + continue reading

RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Researcher Justin McMehan discusses the effects of SCAL’s hail simulator (seen at the right) on soybeans.

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Few scenarios are as disappointing in farming as a long-awaited rain accompanied by damaging hail. But shredded leaves aren’t a sure sign of a lost yield. Corn and soybeans can take quite a beating and still go on to be viable crops. “The best management decision is to let that crop respond,” Justin McMechan, University of... + continue reading

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More than 60 third through eighth grade girls attended a three-day volleyball fundamental camp held in Clay Center. Camp Director Karisa Troester along with Sandy Creek Club coaches, volunteers, and... + continue reading

Left to Right: Judy Glantz, Shane Kissler - winner Class A, Leif Andersen - winner Class B, Dave Rudy – winner Class C, Bruce Ramsey – winner Class D, Jenny Glantz and Ryan Glantz. Kissler was the top gun winner with a 49 out of 50 score.

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Winners of the 10th annual Harvard People’s Project 5K/one mile run/walk are, from left: Dawn Claus, Meredith Smith, Emily Donnell, Athziri Diaz, Nate Jarosik, and Landen Scott.

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By Tory Duncan Time and time again, I learn with each week, life can throw curveballs at you. One can either take one for the team, get hit by the curveball and take the easy pass to first... + continue reading

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VIEWS FROM VANDEWALLE The kids are back in school, the first Husker football game will start in a couple of weeks–it is officially fall! During this time of year, it is an ideal time to seed... + continue reading

RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Brian Herbek received the Fertilizer Award, which eventually led him to being a national speaker. Standing with him is his wife, Blythe,.

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