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22
Jun
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An Incredible Feat

By Ashley Swanson

When someone puts their mind to something, it usually means they are goal-oriented and will stop at nothing until their goal has been reached. Their minds can’t be swayed, and although the journey may be difficult at times, they push on, unwilling to be brought down by the hills. Over the last few weeks, it seems, we’ve had several people traveling through the county, either on a bike, vehicles/ motorcycle or their feet. This past Thursday, however, when another runner and her crew came through the county, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I knew them. 

 

Wed
15
Jun
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RAMBLES

By Ashley Swanson
 
Sunday afternoon marked the first 4-H show in Clay County for the year; it was the Regional Dairy Goat Show. Despite the heat, kids, their parents and goats traveled from Polk, Lancaster, Webster, Harlan and other counties for the show, toting their equipment and sporting their 4-H shirts.
 

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Wed
15
Jun
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BULL

By Tory Duncan
 
It was extremely fitting this past Friday night that Terry and Kelley Owens of Harvard were both honored by the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association’s 35th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet held in Grand Island. Why extremely fitting, you might ask? Here’s the best way to answer that question. When in Harvard, ask someone about the Owens and their family.

 

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Wed
08
Jun
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Memorial Day Is Over, Must Be Summer

By J.L. Schmidt

Memorial Day has come and gone, so it must officially be summer in Nebraska. School is out, the public swimming pools are open and travelers are hitting the road buoyed by low gasoline prices and frustration with the TSA and airlines. This holiday, which became an official federal holiday in 1971, started out as Decoration Day after the Civil War, back in 1868. Give credit to the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, IL, for designating it as a time to decorate graves of the war dead with flowers. 

Wed
08
Jun
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Obamacare’s Continued Co-Op Failures

By Rep. Adrian Smith

Tens of thousands of Nebraskans lost their health insurance at the end of 2014, when CoOportunity Health, the Obamacare Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (co-op) in Nebraska and Iowa, announced it was facing liquidation. On May 26, Ohio’s InHealth Mutual became the latest co-op failure, leaving 22,000 Ohioans suddenly without coverage. CoOportunity Health was the first of Obamacare’s co-ops to collapse, forcing 120,000 Nebraskans and Iowans to search for new insurance. Many had found their way to CoOportunity Health after their original health care plans were cancelled due to Obamacare’s implementation, only to lose coverage a second time due to the law’s own failures. 

Wed
01
Jun
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Term Limits, Partisan Governor Changing the Face of Nebraska Legislature

By J.L. Schmidt

There was a time when the prospects of at least 12 new faces in the Nebraska Legislature wasn’t a bad thing. There were still enough seasoned veterans in the body to explain the art and nuance of lawmaking to the greenest of freshmen. That has changed because of term limits and a partisan governor who is calling out the names of Republican (his party) senators in the officially non-partisan legislature for failing to support his legislative agenda.

Wed
01
Jun
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Growing Overseas Trade Grows Nebraska

By Governor Pete Ricketts

With over 95 percent of the world’s population living outside the borders of the United States, growing overseas trade is one of the best ways we can grow Nebraska. Last year, I led two overseas trade missions—one to the European Union and one to Asia, including Japan and China—to reach potential customers for Nebraska’s exports. These were successful missions which helped to strengthen trade relationships with several countries. Companies we met with during those trips have announced new projects, and are growing their investment in Nebraska.

Wed
25
May
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Walking Through Cemeteries

by Ashley Swanson
 
In the span of five days (Thursday-Monday), my cousin, Loetta and I, spent almost 24 hours walking through cemeteries and absorbing their history. Cemeteries have always fascinated us for the simple fact that every single person in them has a history just waiting to be told.
 
Wed
25
May
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End of 7th Year...

by Tory Duncan
 
Sometimes we all think about how time flies...as the old adage goes...”Time flies when you’re having fun.” This issue of the Clay County News marks the 364th (some odd) issue that I’ve had a hand in producing. I really and truly do find it really hard to believe that I’ve been in Clay County for seven full years now.
 
Wed
18
May
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Man of His Word...

by Tory Duncan

You’ll notice on page 1C this week, a little story regarding a man, who on Saturday, graduated, in his own words, with his kids. Brent Williamson, the principal, the leader and the friend to many, told the graduating class of 2016 at Harvard High School, in so many words, that after 53 years in some area of education...“I feel as if I’m finally graduating today, as well.”
 

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