ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Ice clings to a drain pipe on the side of a building, following a freezing drizzle over the county Monday. As of Tuesday morning, a thin layer of snow had fallen overnight, with temperatures reaching to a high of 37 degrees.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Despite groundhog Punxsutawney Phil not finding his shadow, which typically means we’re in for an early spring, the weather outside is still bitter and cold, and doesn’t seem to be rising... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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A night of fun is planned by the Sutton American Legion Argonne Post #61 this Saturday evening, in an effort to help the post be able to better fund students that will attend the Cornhusker Boys... + continue reading

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton police chief, Tracey Landenberger, right, officially welcomed new police officer, Mitch Meyer, to the Sutton force during Monday night’s Sutton City Council meeting.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Members of the Sutton City Council announced the official hiring of a new police officer, Mitch Meyer, during it’s February monthly meeting, Monday night. Meyer has signed an 18-month... + continue reading

HANNAH COLLINS | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Award recipients during the Clay Center Firemen’s sixth annual ball are, from left: Community Supporter of the Year: Scott and Robyn VonSpreckelsen; EMT of the Year, Haley Roemmich; Firefighter of the Year, Dakota Hoyt; and Rookie of the Year, Jesse VonSpreckelsen.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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Members of the Clay Center Fire and Rescue Departments were recognized for their efforts during the sixth annual Firemen’s Ball Saturday, Feb. 9, hosted at the Clay County Fairgrouds. Of... + continue reading

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Myrna Ulmer, center, cuts the ribbon for the new Quality Healthcare Specialty Services Clinic, while her granddaughter, Ashley Bronson, and Quality Healthcare NP Kristi Eggers, far right, stand near by, as a large crowd watches the ceremony take place Friday, Feb. 1.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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Friday, Feb. 1, marked a special day for Quality Healthcare staff, as well as family members of Virgil Ulmer, as a ribbon cutting ceremony took place to unveil the new specialy services clinic... + continue reading

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02/13/2019
The Sutton wrestling team opened the C-2 District meet on fire, having all but one of their nine wrestlers reach at least the consolation semifinal round, but a tough final two rounds would cut the number of Mustangs from eight possible qualifiers to a very strong group of six state meet qualifiers. Led by senior Lee Carlson’s district... + continue reading
02/13/2019
A trio of South Central Red Raiders continued their wrestling seasons this past weekend with honors coming out of the C-1 District wrestling meet held in Battle Creek Feb. 8-9. Freshman John Brodrick, along with seniors Jaekob Spitz and Chase DeVries, all earned individual hardware in Battle Creek, as the Red Raiders placed ninth as a team,... + continue reading

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RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Spencer Schoof, NCAPS industrial tech/manufacturing instructor, explains one of the school’s machines available for students to use in the classroom.

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BY RITA BRHEL It’s been a month since Sandy Creek welcomed students back after Christmas break with the gift of a new high school. They’ve taken to the $11 million building as if they had never been anywhere else. On any given day, teachers lecture about such topics as psychology, business, and Spanish in nooks lined with... + continue reading

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Monday, Jan. 21, Sandy Creek’s FFA recognized a number of its members for the Greenhand Award. In the foreground, Caitlyn Rempe gets her hand painted by Calie Schliep, while in the background, Jason Brockman records Chase DeVries painting a member’s hand. Other students earning the greenhand award include: Micah Biltoft, John Brodrick... + continue reading
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With the release of the 2018 charitable gaming report last week by the Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, gaming in Clay County and in Sutton showed a stark decline in bets made, specifically with keno, but in Harvard, keno wagering rose significantly, as compared to 2017. Since a record year of $1,482,900 in keno wagering took place in 2016, Sutton... + continue reading

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JORDYN HULINSKY | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

South Central senior, Jaekob Spitz, punched his ticket to the Class C state meet this weekend in Omaha with a16-4 major decision win in this match over Luis Torrez of Doniphan-Trumbull. Spitz heads to Omaha with a 26-5 record.

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A trio of South Central Red Raiders continued their wrestling seasons this past weekend with honors coming out of the C-1 District wrestling meet held in Battle Creek Feb. 8-9. Freshman John... + continue reading

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Lee Carlson works over Logan View’s Martin Valencia during the 126 pound district title match Saturday afternoon in Albion. Carlson will take a perfect 44-0 record to this weekend’s state meet, following three big wins at Boone Central High School.

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton senior Kyle Baumert played a key role in the start of Sutton’s second half scoring explosion, hitting five key points in the third quarter to help Sutton earn a 62-47 win over Centennial for the Southern Nebraska Conference tournament championship. Baumert had 10 points in the win, which improved Sutton to 18-2.

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RAMBLES Awhile ago, Loetta and I were discussing different date ideas. These ideas weren’t the typical dates people think of, such as going out for supper or only going to the movies and not... + continue reading

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VIEWS FROM VANDEWALLE INNOVATIVE YOUTH CORN CHALLENGE CONTEST 2018 RESULTS Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are in high demand and will continue to be in future... + continue reading

COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Aurora Cooperative will be hosting a two-day ACE Summit and the 2019 annual meeting Feb. 12-13, at the Pinnacle Bank Expo Center at Fonner Park in Grand Island.

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COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

From left to right, front row: Lexie League, Jake Shuck, Jason Brockman, John Brodrick, Rami Hinrichs, and Neika Buschkoetter. Middle row: Kristen Rohrer, Kynnzie Skalka, Caitlin Rempe, Chase DeVries, Connor Crumbliss, Hayden Shuck, and Josh Shaw. Back row: Sam VonSpreckelsen, Micah Biltoft, and Noah Shackelford.

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