Flattening the curve in Nebraska
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Nobody knows when the coronavirus will infect other parts of Nebraska, but health department officials statewide agree that it’s inevitable. Smaller counties across the state have fewer... + continue reading
Humor found during Sandy Creek parade
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Wednesday, March 25, Sandy Creek staff spent a portion of the evening driving from one town to the next in a parade to wave at, honk, and say “hello” to their students while school is... + continue reading
Clay County communities getting creative in midst of COVID-19

The home of Erik and Krystal Gonzalez shows a series of creative emojis and an ocean scene for the scavenger hunt in Sutton. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Numbers are shown on two properties for the BINGO game in Fairfield. RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Mark off five numbers in a row for a bingo and a prize. The coronavirus pandemic has put a stop on every traditional school and community event that had previously been on the calendar for the... + continue reading
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Friday, March 27, 2020
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On March 24, South Central #5 and Sutton Public Schools announced they will be prolonging closure of school through April 30; Harvard Public School will also be closed through April 30, as... + continue reading
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Friday, March 27, 2020
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Since the publishing of the "COVID-19 in numbers" in the March 25 edition of the Clay County News, the number of confirmed cases in the United States of the coronavirus have spiked,... + continue reading

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04/01/2020
EDITORS NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories that the Clay County News will be producing in the light of the school year and spring sports season in jeopardy of taking place, thanks to the invasion of COVID-19 around the world. We’ll be sharing stories of educators, administrators and staff members at our Clay County school... + continue reading
04/01/2020
Sutton junior Kylie Baumert joined four others as first-team all-conference selections following the 2019-20 basketball season. Baumert is joined by Superior’s Kaylynn Meyer, Fillmore Central’s Macy Scott, Milford’s Jayla Policky and Centennial’s Kate Hirschfeld as first-team picks by the Southern Nebraska Conference... + continue reading

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03/25/2020 - 0 comment(s)
   Midland Area Agency on Aging and the Clay County Senior Center is closed to the public. The agency feels this action is needed to help limit the possible spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus among our areas aging population.  We do not expect any disruptions in our Home Delivered Meal services and we will continue as... + continue reading
Primary election ballot features 4 contested races
03/25/2020 - 0 comment(s)
This year’s primary election, set for May 12, will see four contested races, all of which come in from Harvard and Sutton. Harvard’s City Council has two vying for a spot in Ward 2; Sutton’s City Council also has two vying for an open seat in Ward 2; and Sutton’s School Board has four running for one of three open seats... + continue reading
Supply, demand high at grocery stores

Brown’s Grocery Store’s front door shows signs stating out of toilet paper, not bringing in reusable grocery bags, purchase limits on certain items, and how the food supply is strong. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

03/25/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Businesses are feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stores selling goods such as toilet paper, food, and cleaning supplies have seen the brunt of bulk purchases and panic buying. Despite the sudden high need for various groceries and goods, Brown’s Thrift Store and Edgar’s Corner Market are working to keep up with the supply... + continue reading

Sports

Wiseman leads all-state honors in Clay County

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04/01/2020 - 0 comment(s)
A total of 13 Clay County basketball players were honored this past weekend by the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star with all-state honors. Sutton’s junior pointguard, Cade... + continue reading
What almost didn’t happen

Nora Ohrt, left, the technology coordinator at Sutton Public Schools, and Brandy Thompson, right, secondary principal, both had storied high school and collegiate track and field careers. Ohrt, known in the early 1990s as Nora Shepherd was a five-time all-class gold medalist at York High School in track and a three-time Class B gold medalist in cross country, while Thompson (Trofholz) was a two-time Class B gold medalist in the throws at Schuyler High School. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Nora (Shepherd) Ohrt, far right, competed for the Nebraska women’s cross country team, as well as the Husker indoor and outdoor track teams. COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Brandy (Trofholz) Thompson gearing up for a throw in the discus during her college career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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04/01/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Hello Neighbor, This past week the Legislature returned to session for three days for the sole purpose of providing emergency funding for health departments and the state to combat the COVID-19... + continue reading

Agriculture

01/29/2020 - 0 comment(s)
*Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two part column* The one thing I admired most about Spain and Portugal was the slow pace. For example, they take Sundays very seriously as a day of rest.... + continue reading
ON THE JOURNEY: JANUARY

While in Spain, officers toured Clisol Greenhouse in Almeria, known as Europe’s Vegetable Garden.

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