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Wed
31
Aug
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Tax Policy Needs Public Education

By Senator John Kuehn
 
At the center of the discussion of tax policy in Nebraska is public education. The public investment in K-12 education is one of the most critical functions of government, a responsibility mandated by the Nebraska Constitution. The national average of $11,500 invested per pupil makes the United States a global leader in education spending. That has not translated into success in performance of U.S. students compared to other nations. In Nebraska, our statewide per pupil cost of just under $12,000 places us in the top half of every ranking of overall education spending. This fall, I begin my 17th academic year as a member of the biology faculty at Hastings College. The proficiency of Nebraska graduates is an important issue to me. Over the next several weeks I will discuss a number of topics related to the educational success of Nebraska students.
 
 
Wed
24
Aug
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Something New...

by Tory Duncan
 
This week, the Clay County News introduces the 2016 Fall Sports teams to our readers near and far. After making several trips to all three county schools, hopes are high that it will be a successful year for our student-athletes, both on and off the field.

 

Wed
24
Aug
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Special Moments...

by Ashley Swanson
 
Part One: The Birth Nine months is a long time to wait for anything, but I swear, in the 24 hours of Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, those seemed longer than the nine months combined. I joined my stepmom, Christina, dad, and grandma Betty in the early afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior; we were all somewhat patiently waiting for the arrival of their daughter, granddaughter, and my sister.
 
Wed
17
Aug
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Teachers...

by Tory Duncan
 
As I sit down each Monday or Tuesday to pen the Bull column, my hope is that I highlight something or someone, or even a bunch of things or people that stand out in my mind throughout the past week. This week, my thoughts turn to back-to-school, specifically our teachers in the county.

 

Wed
17
Aug
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Who Made A Difference?

by Ashley Swanson
 
Impact. Making a difference. Being an inspiration. Someone, maybe it was only one person or several, but someone made an impact on our lives at one point or another. During a pre-open conference at Harvard Public School Monday, Dr. Doug Christensen brought up this very topic. He asked the many teachers, staff, board members and administration who made a difference in their lives?
 
Wed
10
Aug
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The Old (est) Player...

by Tory Duncan

The 14th annual Travis Carpenter Memorial Tournament has come and gone, the usual aches and pains certainly follow, but not as bad, mostly because at a month and a half short of my 52nd birthday, it’s not “full steam ahead” for me anymore. I would liken it to more like a tractor in field gear, notice I didn’t say road gear, yes, field gear.   

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Wed
10
Aug
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Thrill of Racing

by Ashley Swanson

I’m getting slightly dizzy as I follow the thunderous sound around the track, trying to snap the perfect photo. Saturday nights at the dirt racetrack just outside of McCool Junction became a routine for me after the first few months I started covering them—I’m in my second season now. 

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Wed
03
Aug
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IN THE POSTAL KNOW

by Vicki Ozenbaugh Sutton Post Office 

Can you believe it? Two weeks in a row with an "In the Postal Know" article. I came across some interesting Postal facts and felt this would be a good week to share them; especially, with the history made last week. Enjoy the reading! Postal history tells us that "Ladies Delivery Windows" were found in some U.S. Post Offices from at least the 1830s through the early 1900s. These were special counters reserved for just women to pick up their mail.

 

Wed
03
Aug
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Back to School...

by Tory Duncan 

Summer is about to take a back seat to that annual ritual of kids heading back to school. Seems to this guy that summer anymore just flies on by, just like most days seemingly do.

 

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Wed
27
Jul
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Pokemon Go

By Ashley Swanson
 
The sun was barely peeking above the corn stalks when my brother, Sean, and I sauntered into the living room for Saturday morning cartoons. Cereal bowls in one hand and a remote in the other, we would flip the TV on, making sure to keep the volume low so our sleeping parents didn’t wake. Cartoons started early, around 6 a.m., flashing shows such as Caillou, Reading Rainbow, Dragon Tails, the Winx Club, Kirby, Digimon, etc. We were hooked until infomercials began nonstop at noon.
 
 

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