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Wed
21
Oct
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Trust in our Leaders...

by Tory Duncan
 
You know, as I sit at my desk thinking out loud, well, within my head, I’m really stuck in “school mode,” with my thoughts for the week. All three schools in Clay County have had their share of tough decisions facing them over the course of the past several weeks, and even in some cases, over the course of the past several months.
 

 

Wed
21
Oct
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Stepping Up...

by Ashley Swanson
 
With hard work, dedication, and some optimism, a person can do anything. But to be an EMT, first responder or firefighter, being brave needs to be added to the list. In our rural Nebraska area, all of our EMT and firefighters are volunteers—every last one of them. To be a volunteer, a person has to be dedicated; willing to leave their families at a moments notice; willing to work toward the position; and despite their shaking skin and rapid heartbeat, they have to be brave...and that’s not something that can always be accomplished.
 
Wed
14
Oct
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Breast Cancer Awareness

by Ashley Swanson

Every year at this time— October—Facebook, Twitter, commercials on TV and You- Tube and every sign along the highway, we see notices that it is breast cancer awareness month. Everything from quotes, from breast cancer survivors, to statistics from the American Cancer Society are plastered on computer screens and televisions. 

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Wed
14
Oct
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Quick Fall Season...

by Tory Duncan

Every year, it never ceases to amaze me that the school year, for that matter an entire calendar year, just flies by... literally flies by. At one point I made this comment to my middle sister during a phone call this past weekend, and her words to me....“Tory, you’re just getting older, and time flies when you get old.”

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Wed
07
Oct
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Blank Canvas...

by Tory Duncan
 
Have you ever had one of those mornings where you wake up and you “got nothin’ going on upstairs?” Well, as I sit in front of my computer screen Tuesday morning to pen the Bull, my mind is blank and my eyes are looking at a blank canvas, so to speak. Oh, certainly there was plenty that happened this past week, like the 1991 Sutton girls basketball team being inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame...like the first of what could be four matches this year between Sutton and Sandy Creek on the volleyball court...
 
Wed
07
Oct
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Knowledgeable Kids

by Ashley Swanson
 
Fire safety is something that is drilled into our heads as kids. We know who to call when there’s a fire. We know to stop, drop and roll if we’re on fire. We know that we should run for the street if our house catches on fire. We know not to leave a candle burning if we leave the house. But when it was time for the firefighters to teach us these things, often times we were more interested in the cool gadgets they brought with them and couldn’t wait to get our grimy fingerprints all over them. 
 
Wed
30
Sep
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A Fluffy Sports Feature

by Ashley Swanson
 

When it comes to writing about sports I.....well, I don’t write about sports. I could probably learn and I really should, but I’m a news person. Anyway, despite my lack of knowledge on how to write sports, I am OK at writing features. So, without further adieu, here is a sports feature that contains hardly any information about the actual sport. Last Friday night wasn’t very chilly. For late September, it was actually quite nice; however, earlier that day had been drowned in bouts of rain. And, although the sky lacked the dark clouds, looming ones threatened the possibility of turning Friday nights football game into a swampy situation.

Wed
30
Sep
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Respect...

by Tory Duncan
 

I am sure some of you that read the Bull week in and week out wonder where some of my thoughts come from each week....”Where’s Duncan going to go this week?” Well, this week it is easy for me, as you will see a different perspective in Jeana’s column, “Ripped Jeans,” we both share our thoughts regarding the 2015 Southern Nebraska Conference Sportsmanship Summit, held Wednesday, Sept. 23, in McCool Junction. Sandy Creek principal Jason Searle, while standing at the 4-H Horse Show at the Clay County Fair, came up and asked if I would consider talking to the students and sponsors during the summit.

Wed
23
Sep
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A Day in the Archives

by Ashley Swanson
 
Besides the occasional event that needed to be covered, I spent my Friday in the depths of the CCN basement. In said basement, we have a large assortment of archives ranging all the way back to the late 1800s. Most of the archives are bound in thick books, while others are held together by a thick sheet of huge, white paper wrapped around them. I have always been facinated with archives because they hold something of the past that many cannot remember. 
 
 
Wed
23
Sep
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Community Growth...

by Tory Duncan
 
As you will see this week, the Edgar community has begun a very important stage of moving the community forward. In addition, Sutton, which has already begun looking to the future, has taken steps to move their community forward, as well. These two communities are beginning to look down the road, look at the future and grow their communities in, what is hoped to be, positive steps. Community growth and betterment is only possible, however, with help, feedback and input during the critical stages of developing comprehensive plans. 
 
 

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