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Wed
21
Feb
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An undying love for pigs

By Ashley D. Swanson

This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef. This little piggy had none. And this little piggy went wee, wee, wee all the way home.

Most, if not all, people know the nursery rhyme “The Little Piggy;” the one where your parents or grandparents would move from one toe to the next and then tickle you until tears fill your eyes because you’re laughing so hard.

 

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Wed
21
Feb
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The challenges of a tough season

By Tory Duncan

Winter sports is quickly drawing to a close, which on one hand is not a bad thing, as on the positive side, maybe that means winter weather will soon make way for spring.

It’s always a rat race at the end, and as Jordyn and I head to games Tuesday night, one at Grand Island Central Catholic and the other at Centennial High School, I reflect on some things that I soaked in over the winter season.

 

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Wed
14
Feb
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A big week for county wrestlers

BY Tory Duncan

Well, for the ninth straight year, I embark on the trek to Omaha to follow Clay County wrestlers that have qualified for the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center.

The state meet, which runs this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, will feature 11 county grapplers, including five from the South Central Unified squad for Sandy Creek and Lawrence-Nelson. Sutton will send four matmen to the big show, while Harvard advanced two out of the D-3 District meet in Elm Creek.

 

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Wed
07
Feb
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Respect others in meetings

By Ashley D. Swanson

In my eight—or so— years of being a journalist, I’ve been to a few meetings. Meetings that were pretty boring; meetings that flooded attendees with information; meetings I regret attending; and meetings where people’s big mouths got the best of them.

In attending a meeting, there is a level of respect one must have for the meeting, those running said meeting, and those sitting around you.

 

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Wed
07
Feb
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Dilly Dilly...Just doesn’t do it for me

By Tory Duncan

There are many topics that were flowing through my mind this week, some perhaps much stronger than the Super Bowl, but it’s the Super Bowl I will share.

It was a great game to watch as a spectator but the outer lying impacts of the game were less than desirable. A halftime show that left me wondering why they spent that kind of money for it and commercials that left lots of companies spending a lot of money with no impact!

 

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Wed
31
Jan
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Did you know?

By Ashley D. Swanson

Facts are some of my favorite things. I love facts about animals, nature, insects, humans, and everything in between.

Facts give me that small hope that I’ll actually be able to teach somebody something one day because I know a little about a lot of useless information.

 

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Wed
31
Jan
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Digital distraction, a real threat to education

By Tory Duncan

It’s said that technology devices lend a hand in the world of education and I certainly can agree with that...IF devices are used for educational purposes.

Yep, for a second week in a row, I’m stuck on the “addiction” of our smartphones and other devices that we’re all guilty of toting along with us everywhere we go.

 

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Wed
24
Jan
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Understanding introverts

By Ashley D. Swanson

The sound of musicals can be heard throughout the house; there’s singing going along with it. There are two people, each one doing their own activity, and minus some slight talking, the two are not really conversing with each other.

That’s pretty much how introverts hang out...at least, that’s how Jenna and I hang out, and fun fact, we’re perfectly fine with it.

 

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Wed
24
Jan
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Social media communication gets missed

By Tory Duncan

Sometimes when you get involved, you get too involved! I’ve found this to be true with myself over the past eight and a half years since moving to Clay County.

When I moved here and started as Managing Editor of the Clay County News in June 2009, I told myself to get involved, so I did. I’ve been through the run of the Sutton Chamber, I’ve been involved with the Sutton Community Home Board, the Sutton Community Home Foundation Board, Clay County’s Emergency Management Board, and I’ve been involved with the Sutton Planning and Zoning Board, to name other committees and boards.

 

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Wed
17
Jan
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Rummaging through old boxes

By Ashley D. Swanson

My younger self was apparently wiser and more optimistic (and by younger self, I mean something like four to five years ago).

While rummaging through a box that had made its home in the basement of my previous house, I stumbled upon a notebook where I had written all of these inspirational quotes and optimistic excerpts, and just anything that suggests leading a happier life.

 

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