Mental toughness theme of SC Leadership Academy

Glen Snodgrass, York Dukes football coach, gives his presentation about how a person’s character, work ethic, intelligence, and mental and physical toughness add to the person they are, to students and others in attendance. MELISSA WHITEFOOT | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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Mental toughness was the theme of a Leadership Academy put on by the Sandy Creek Booster Club last week. Boys basketball coach Matt Swartzendruber got the idea from some of the coach’s camps... + continue reading
Heat can’t stop Deweese Festival
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Logan Wenske, right, slams into the front of another driver during Heat 4 of the annual Deweese Festival Demo Derby. Wenske earned first place in the heat. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS To... + continue reading
Bourke receives first-ever Betty Mertens Spirit Award

Pat Bourke smiles big after receiving the first-ever Betty Mertens Spirit Award during the Can Care-A-Van event Monday in Sutton. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Bourke receives first-ever Betty Mertens Spirit Award

Gail Gee, left, and Carson Mau, right, help Bill Weekly of Lincoln unload his vehicle during Monday’s event. Weekly and his wife, Pam, said they like to donate to smaller communities, and brought 159 pounds of food and other necessities to the Can Care-A-Van event. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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For the first time ever, the Betty Mertens Spirit Award was given to a community member during the annual Can Care-A-Van Monday, in Sutton. Pat Bourke, a board member of the Bread Box and... + continue reading
Sandy Creek seniors in the spotlight at Aug. 1 graduation

Valedictorian Jordan Heinz gives his speech while classmates listen during Sandy Creek’s graduation ceremony Saturday. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Sandy Creek seniors in the spotlight at Aug. 1 graduation

Salutatorian Connor Crumbliss returns to the mic after jokingly saying, “Look, I’m not good at speeches,” before briefly walking away from the mic, as laughter ensued. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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“Happy Mother’s Day,” Darnell Pernicek said starting his speech at Sandy Creek’s graduation Saturday. Of course, it wasn’t Mother’s Day or even May, but that... + continue reading
Harvard Council hires new city attorney
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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In a unanimous decision at its July 28 meeting, the Harvard City Council approved the hire of David Solheim, with Solheim Law Office in Crete, as the city’s new attorney, replacing Bixby Law... + continue reading

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08/12/2020
This team of Sutton girls wrapped up their 2020 softball season recently. Members of the team include, in front, from the left: Claire Trejo, Zoe Salmon, Emma Scheidemann, Camden Mau, Aniston Jasnoch and Kierra Ebert.    To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Clay%20County%... + continue reading
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Solar-specific zoning regulations may be ready to present to the Clay County Board of Supervisors by early fall. This is according to an update given by County Zoning Administrator Barb Barnett during the board’s regular meeting on Aug. 11, at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Clay Center. “We’re just working on details and... + continue reading

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A moving memory

Gerald and Tonya Schmidt talk with Sam Aughe, center, owner of the 1946 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery parked at the Harvard Veterans Car Show. The Chevy is covered in names of veterans, police and first responders, some of whom have passed away. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, A moving memory

A small portion of the Chevy, which is covered in names of veterans, police officers, and first responders.

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From far away, the 1946 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery looks, as its owner says, unattractive. But move closer and one would see the beauty the Delivery has turned into, despite its make and model. In 1968, Sam Aughe, of Crete, was attempting to buy the 1946 Chevy, but at the time the owner wouldn’t sell it.      ... + continue reading
BG’s changes owners July 16

A ribbon cutting ceremony was hosted for the Hoffman family on Saturday, July 25, welcoming them to the community after they purchased BG’s, Thursday, July 16. Pictured, from left, in front: Sutton Chamber of Commerce member Jessica Moore, Katie VanderLey, Shawn Hoffman, Timothy Hoffman, Elijah Hoffman, Bobby Dean Hoffman, Nicole Hoffman holding Michael Hoffman, and Sutton Chamber member Tony Huber. Pictured in the back, from left: Howard Blecha, Dakota Maschmann, Debbie Blecha, Erin Maschman holding Elenora Marschman, and Diane Hoffman. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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BG’s in Sutton has new owners, as of Thursday, July 16. Shawn and Nicole Hoffman of Clay Center officially closed on the business after several months of thinking about the idea of taking over. Prior to purchasing the business, Shawn worked for the railroad and had been looking for a different career route; Nicole is a fifthgrade... + continue reading
SHDHD area jumps to 381 COVID cases

South Heartland’s COVID-19 Risk Dial, as of Monday, July 20.

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South Heartland District Health Department’s four-county area coronavirus cases have increased by 20— to 381—since July 13, according to a press release by the health department on July 20. Clay County showed the highest case increase within the past week with nine, from 31 to 40. Adams County cases moved up eight from 317 to... + continue reading

Sports

Sutton girls wrap up softball season
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This team of Sutton girls wrapped up their 2020 softball season recently. Members of the team include, in front, from the left: Claire Trejo, Zoe Salmon, Emma Scheidemann, Camden Mau, Aniston Jasnoch... + continue reading
Fairfield Seniors sweep Doniphan-Trumbull in finale

Jason Brockman hits a foul ball during the Fairfield Seniors’ game against Smith Center, KS, July 28. MELISSA WHITEFOOT | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Fairfield Seniors sweep Doniphan-Trumbull in finale, Fairfield Seniors sweep Doniphan-Trumbull in finale, Fairfield Seniors sweep Doniphan-Trumbull in finale
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Sutton Juniors finish season with double-header wins

Myles Jones watches from third base as Carson Mau takes his turn at the plate; this pitch was deemed a ball. In the third inning, Sutton had a two-point lead, 3-1, as seen on the scoreboard in the background. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Sutton Juniors finish season with double-header wins, Sutton Juniors finish season with double-header wins
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Harvard trio leads NE 6-man all-stars to shootout 52-25 win over WY

Noah Okraska, left, tackles a Wyoming player to make room for David Reazola, carrying the ball, while attempting to outrun a tackle from another Wyoming opponent. Nebraska won the annual Nebraska-Wyoming six-man game, 52-25, on July 23. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

, Harvard trio leads NE 6-man all-stars to shootout 52-25 win over WY

Ryan Harms (24), top left, assists with tackling this Wyoming player during the NE-WY six-man game. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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And we’re off and running...soon anyway
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Opinions of what went down this past Monday with the cancellation/ postponement, or whatever you want to call it regarding the Big Ten football season, were at many times hot,... + continue reading

Agriculture

4-H’ers shine at revised county fair, 4-H’ers shine at revised county fair, 4-H’ers shine at revised county fair
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Overall numbers were down in shows at the Clay County Fair July 8-11, but there were still quite a few 4-H’ers participating in events. Here, Lily Griess, back right, Kyler Hegemann-Wharton,... + continue reading
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An area row crop ag producer discs a field south of Clay Center along Highway 14 Wednesday afternoon. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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