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Wed
02
May
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He’s more than a starter...He’s a track fan

By Tory Duncan

For over nine years now, as I inch closer and closer to starting my 10th year at the Clay County News, I’ve had the luxury of experiencing some amazing moments, not just athletically, but in so many ways.

Saturday, while covering the Southern Nebraska Conference Track and Field meet at Sandy Creek High School, something hit me...again!

This time, however, it was a little deeper, it got to the core of what I have been seeing and witnessing for the last nine track seasons.

All of us in this region know Don Bottorf, he’s the guy at the starting line and at the finish line of so many big meets in this region.

White hair and always smiling, with two guns in his hands.... Safe to say Don is shooting smoke!

 

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Wed
02
May
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Let the campaigning begin, primary up next

In less than two weeks, Nebraska voters go to the polls to begin sorting out the cast of characters for the 2019 Legislature and other statewide offices at the primary election.

There are six seats that have been term-limited and a handful that could have contentious races if Governor Pete Ricketts chooses to, once again, flaunt his personal wealth to derail some incumbents with whom he disagrees. Given the failure of his property tax proposal, that list may have grown.

Two senators have chosen to leave after only one term and two more are hoping to leave at mid-term by running for other statewide offices. Sens. Roy Baker of Beatrice and John Kuehn of Heartwell are calling it quits after one session. Sen. John Murante of Gretna is running for state treasurer in a race against one other Republican. Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse is running for a seat on the Nebraska Public Service Commission against two other Republicans and two Democrats.

 

Wed
25
Apr
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Final Relay For Life bittersweet

By Ashley D. Swanson

Sometimes it’s funny how things happen in life. For example, how I went from being the “new kid on the block” in December 2014, and walking through the doors of the Clay Center Senior Center to cover a meeting, to being able to call myself a member of one of the greatest groups I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know.

I’m not exactly sure on the date, but I know when I went to the Relay For Life meeting at the beginning of 2015, I wasscared stiff, as I was still new, and when I walked through those doors I was greeted by a decently-sized group of people (none of which I knew).

 

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Wed
25
Apr
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A year of great moments and memories

By Tory Duncan

Once in a great while we all go through moments in life that just leaves a lasting impact. That has been the case for me this past year as I served as the Nebraska Press Association’s advertising service’s president.

The experience impacted me in so many ways, but in the biggest way, would be the impact that the Clay County News staff has allowed my service to our 180 member newspapers throughout the State of Nebraska.

 

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Wed
18
Apr
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Remembering that someone cares

By Ashley D. Swanson

When I look at my stove, I get a smile on my face...not because it’s a stove, but because of what it stands for.

The same smile comes across my face often when I look at my dining room table, or my recliner, or the many photographs hanging on the wall.

I smile because of what they represent, and that’s that someone out there cares.

 

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Wed
18
Apr
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Let’s be careful of our small town life...

By Tory Duncan

If we’re not careful with our small-town life, things could very well change fast in smalltown America!

Small towns are going to become smaller, school districts are going to become even smaller and a focus will become what happened to small-town America... In our case small-town Nebraska!

We’ve seen this all across the state and nation, small towns slowly getting smaller.

 

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Wed
11
Apr
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Teach kids the value of hard work

By Ashley D. Swanson

Let me begin by saying every parent is different when it comes to parenting their kids. I understand and truly respect that. However, like many others, I have my own opinions on how kids should be raised, even if I am not a parent myself.

Last Thursday, while driving Loetta to school, we were listening to one of our usual radio stations when the question, “Should kids be paid to finish their homework?” was posed.

 

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Wed
11
Apr
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Tariffs...a way to depress/ruin an economy

By Tory Duncan

I often times find myself holding back on my thoughts and feelings in some areas, especially on the political stage, but not this week.....

Monday in several news outlets it was shared that President Donald Trump exclaimed, “American farmers are great patriots. They’ll understand we’re doing this for the country. And we’ll make it up to them.”

 

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Wed
04
Apr
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Finishing out a state press role

By Tory Duncan

My term as president of the Nebraska Press Advertising Service (NPAS), one of the two corporations under the Nebraska Press Association, comes to a close here in a few weeks.

The past year, to say the least, has been quite the ride. Lots of changes, a great deal of decisions, but more than anything, a huge amount of learning to be one of two leaders for nearly 180 Nebraska newspapers, both daily and weekly.

 

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Wed
04
Apr
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Collecting more Easter memories

By Ashley D. Swanson

D o you know how funny it is to watch a bunch of teenagers search for eggs? It’s incredibly funny, in case you were wondering.

Saturday I hosted my first holiday in the new house. Due to the weather, our Easter plans moved from Easter day to Easter Eve. Loetta and I hosted 10 people, ourselves included, so our house was more than a little busy, but that’s OK.

 

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