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Wed
19
Oct
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Taking the time to talk

By Ashley Swanson

Wed
12
Oct
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Adventures with a two-year-old

By Ashley Swanson

 

This past week, I took a vacation, and let me tell you how weird that felt. The fact that I was on vacation didn’t sink in until my twoyear- old niece, Aubree, and I were finding a parking spot at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. For my vacation time, I decided to spend some time with Aubree, and I felt this was the perfect time to do it. She was old enough to understand things and was in that super curious stage, and she wasn’t in school quite yet.  

 

Wed
12
Oct
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Pondering thoughts of upcoming election

By Tory Duncan

 

Monday night, after taking in a couple of meetings and after listening to the second presidential debate, or should I say gritting my teeth through the debate, I found a little information that kind of helped me sum up what I’ve been thinking over the past half a year or so...maybe longer. As I infuse my own thoughts, I keep saying in my own mind, don’t get into a political debate, because we all have our thoughts, and best of all, because of the country we live in, we ALL have the right to our own thoughts. 

 

Wed
05
Oct
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Bragging rights initiated

By  Ashley Swanson

 

This week is National Newspaper Week, and I think I’m going to have to brag a little bit about my coworkers. They are the very reason we can get a paper out to you, our wonderful readers, every week. From the moment I arrived, to the here and now, they’ve guided me, given me advice, followed with me on some crazy story idea I came up with, and helped me in more ways than just being my coworkers. 

 

Wed
05
Oct
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Community newspapers surviving culture

By  Tory Duncan

This week marks the 76th year in which the United States celebrates National Newspaper Week. It also marks the 40th issue of the 131st year of existence for the Clay County News. For the past seven years and four months, I’ve been a part of the long standing history of the Clay County News, and all of its newspapers that have been produced for its readers throughout Clay County. It’s no secret that in some areas of the newspaper world, changing times have taken a toll on our industry, just like it has within any business. Some papers, mainly daily newspapers, have either folded, such as the Rocky Mountain News, and yet others have stopped producing a print edition and gone solely to an online edition, such as the Ann Arbor News in Michigan.

 

Wed
28
Sep
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Keuhn shares thoughts about Department of Corrections in NE

By Keuhn

 

A number of significant problems in the Nebraska Department of Corrections were brought to public attention in 2014. From sentencing miscalculations that resulted in the early release of criminals and system-wide overcrowding, to staffing complications requiring mandatory overtime of corrections workers, every month seemed to reveal another issue. In the last 18 months, a major prison riot, escape of two prisoners, and a number of staff assaults have dominated headlines.  

 

Wed
28
Sep
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Standing for Those Who Serve

By Smith

 

At a recent event I attended in the Third District, Arlene, a woman 106 years young, also participated. As the festivities began, and the opening words of the national anthem were sung, I saw something which will stay with me for quite some time. Arlene placed her hands firmly on the armrests of her wheelchair and pushed herself up to stand for the entirety of the national anthem. Her love of country was too strong for her to stay seated.  

 

Wed
21
Sep
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The season to be aware in rural areas

 
By Tory Duncan
 
One of the best parts about living in rural Nebraska, or should I say, rural America, is the ability to breath the fresh clean air and take a walk, spending most of that walk, you know the kind of walk I’m talking about... speaking to each dog you pass by name as they wag their tail, or the kind of walk when everyone stops and asks if you need a ride because they want to talk. We, at times, take for granted how life is for us folks that live in a little slower pace of life. We don’t have hundreds of thousands of people to walk around just to simply get from place to place each day. I was thinking Monday night back to my time spent in Omaha, Lincoln and even Kearney, where there was constantly someone around you, even while trying to take a walk for the health of all, or just for the heck of it! 
 
 
Wed
21
Sep
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Wall of Remembrance an emotional experience

 
By Ashley Swanson
 
Despite not much going on in the county, Saturday was a rather busy day for myself and my weekend visitor, Loetta. One item on our list for Saturday was to view the Wall of Remembrance at Fox Hollow. While driving up the short hill toward the wall, it dawned on me that Lo never actually saw the event with her own eyes. She wasn’t born until a little after a year following the attacks. Granted, I was only nineyears- old when 9/11 happened, but, just like everyone else, I remember everything that happened that day. For Lo, this was history to her, not something she had lived through, and for a few seconds, I had to let that sink in. 
 
 
Wed
14
Sep
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Remembering why we have our freedom

By Tory Duncan
 
As we honor and cherish our freedom during this 15th anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon, as well as the attacks on our freedom that fateful day, Sept. 11, 2001, I reflect back on that day of shock, dismay and utter disbelief. The attack on our livelihood and freedom not only came with great shock and a certain numbing sensation of horrific grief, it was apparent throughout that day and the years that followed, that our world, as I knew it growing up, had drastically changed during that fateful moment in time.
 

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