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Wed
26
Jun
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In process of bettering oneself

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Typically the beginning and middle of June is fairly easy-going. And then Dugout Days and EdgarFest weekend roll around, and then it’s Clay Center’s Fourth of July Celebration, and then the fair, and Harvard’s Veterans Car Show, and Fairfield’s Triple F Fest, and then BOOM...school starts.

You know how I mentioned that this year was going to be the best year yet and it didn’t get a choice? Well....so far, since turning 27, it’s been extra stressful and busier than usual.

I’m not sure if this is just an added “bonus” to getting older, or if God’s up there testing me every day to see how tough I am. Either way, it’s been a trying couple of months.

 

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Wed
26
Jun
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The social media block, or something like that

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BULL

Tory Duncan • ccntory@gmail.com

Yep, I’m at it again! So you have all heard me rant about the social media stuff that I go off on. I realize that social media, in most people’s minds, is the way to go! I call uncle on that!

But....don’t demand that we know what is going on if you don’t come in and talk with us, call us or even email us. We do NOT have the time to spend on the over-the-top social media sites and/or blogs!

Thankfully and finally, the Nebraska Press Association and the News Media Alliance have teamed up to support a drive that supports what most don’t even get, or understand... see “AD” at the right.

 

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Wed
19
Jun
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A giant step in the right direction

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Ever since a large gathering for a town hall meeting was held in Sutton in October 2018, the Sutton Community Home and the Sutton Community Home Foundation have been hard at work coming up with a feasible and financially viable plan and upgrade to the Sutton Community Home and the Hillcrest View Assisted Living facilities in Sutton.

That hard work and dedication to keep the Sutton home a strong and lasting part of the community has come to life with the announcement last week of a new three-tier assisted living facility. This will be the eventual home of the 32-unit facility at its current location, 1106 N. Saunders Ave.

As many of you read in our last edition, the proposed facility will not include a skilled nursing care center, which has been the financial drain of the facility for the better part of three to four years now.

 

Wed
19
Jun
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Focusing on Clay County

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In July we (as in the CCN) will be printing a section specifically focused on the many businesses we have in Clay County.

The idea behind this section is to focus on everything the county has to offer, either for new people moving into the county or to simply remind everyone as to what we have.

Of course we have restaurants and auto repair shops and grocery stores, but all of those places are unique to our county because of the menu, the personality of each place, and the people who run them.

 

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Wed
12
Jun
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Shop local, buy local

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Remnants of old businesses line main street, most of which are accompanied by chipped front steps, closed off doors, and signs stating “CLOSED,” forever hanging in the front window.

More and more often this scene is viewed while driving through rural towns throughout Nebraska, but also throughout the midwest.

The phrase “Shop Local, Buy Local” isn’t one rural towns should take for granted.

Living less than an hour from Hastings and York, and about an hour from Grand Island and Lincoln, it’s easy to forget how important shopping local is.

Currently in Clay County there are three grocery stores—Harvard Food Mart, Corner Market (Edgar), and Brown’s Thrift Store (Sutton).

In early 2018, Clay Center’s grocery store closed; community members responded by creating a committee in hopes of bringing a store back to Clay Center. This has been an ongoing effort for the committee—and various other community members—for the last 16 months.

 

Wed
12
Jun
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An addition to a busy summer run

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Even through it’s not quite summer in an official sense, the summer of 2019 has taken off like a rocket to the sky...fast.

We’ve seen all sorts of all-star athletic events, the chase is on for parents and grandparents alike, going to a baseball or softball game, nearly every night, at least when weather has permitted.

Many events have been canceled or altered with the weather patterns as of late, but here in a few weeks, what I call the really busy stretch hits in our business, with the season of community festivals and celebrations, along with the county fair just around the corner.

 

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Wed
05
Jun
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Knowing when enough is enough

By Ashley D. Swanson

There are some people in this world, myself included, who think they can do everything for everyone and be some sort of superman/woman without any consequences.

What these people (most of the time) don’t realize is that constantly being on the move and never taking time to just be still and not worry about how they can fix other people’s problems or never say “no” to favors is actually hurting them.

They need to know when enough is enough. That it’s OK to say you can’t take anymore on your plate, that you can’t help someone with something, that you just need a break.

 

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Wed
05
Jun
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Oh my how 10 years have flown by

By Tory Duncan

Sometimes time can drag on, and yes, I’ll admit that over the past 10 years since beginning with the Clay County News, it has! But...as I began a reflective past couple of weeks, a lot has changed in my life over the these 10 years with this newspaper.

I decided to take a little deeper look, thanks to an online calendar calculator. It’s kind of eye opening when you take a look like this. There have been 523 weeks worked since I walked into the front door of the news office on June 1, 2009. That equates out to 3,654 days and 87,696 hours, which means this rendition of the Bull is the 523rd in my career at the Clay County News.

Some have been good, some have been emotional, some have been goofy and yet some have seemingly been just so-so, if that!

 

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Wed
29
May
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MURMAN’S CORNER

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dmurman@leg.ne.gov

(402) 471-2732

Hello Neighbor,

We only have two days of session left. Those will be used to confirm the few remaining appointments, pass a few more bills, and override any vetoes from the Governor.

The legislature passed the budget with some property tax relief added by adding $51 million per year to the property tax credit program. This brings the amount in that program to $275 million.

Even though we increased the amount in the property tax credit program, I could not support a budget that increased spending. We have increased spending constantly every budget cycle. It may not sound like much, but 3 percent every time we pass a budget adds up to a whole lot more spending.

 

 

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Wed
29
May
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SCUD considers student cell phone policy at SC

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Nearly every student at Sandy Creek Middle and High School brings a cell phone to school. This doesn’t become a problem until it comes time for class. Then the controversy begins.

“I don’t feel a cell phone is necessary in a classroom,” said Deweese’s Cheryl Brockman, a member of the South Central Unified #5 School District’s Board of Education during its regular meeting on May 20, at Lawrence-Nelson High School in Nelson.

The board reviewed Sandy Creek’s cell phone policy for students during the meeting.

 

 

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