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Wed
18
Sep
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Shutter speeds, aperture settings and ISO

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By Tory Duncan

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Getting back to school coverage, on top of may other things that go on throughout the year, can be a challenge. There aren’t many free nights, and when there are, one can always find something to attend or do.

After the first couple of weeks, my biggest and most challenging sport to shoot is, and always has been, volleyball; that challenge continues, at least for me.

After a full year away from it (basically) each year it’s almost like I have to go through spring training sessions again to get the “trigger finger” limbered up. I have to think of all the settings to get just right to shot inside with no flash, so after the first couple of week, I think I’ve found my settings for each of Clay County’s three gymnasiums....I think!

 

Wed
18
Sep
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MURMAN’S CORNER

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By Sen. Dave Murman

Hello Neighbor,

I think that it’s safe to say that concerns about the property tax crisis that we are facing has become the topic of many conversations. Unfortunately, my colleagues and I were not able to achieve a consensus about how to provide property tax relief to Nebraska property owners this past session. As we slowly approach the upcoming session in January, I thought I’d share a few thoughts.

I believe that LB 289, a comprehensive bill that would have provided full and fair funding to all schools while giving property owners relief that they needed, was the best package that we were going to see this Legislative Session. The bill repealed many sales tax exemptions, raised the sales tax by a half cent, maintained the property tax credit relief fund, etc. Many of the senators in the body and the governor all were opposed to the sales tax exemptions and raising the sales tax because they all campaigned on not raising taxes.

 

Wed
11
Sep
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Old Trusty is a great place for conversations

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RAMBLES

Ashley D. Swanson

ccnashley@gmail.com

My first Old Trusty Days was five years ago, and when I saw the list of upcoming shows, noting 2019 featured John Deere and 2020 featured Alice Chalmers, I was pumped!

Fast forward five years and finally it’s John Deere’s turn. JD and AC are my two favorite tractors; my first-ever tractor was an AC.

However, although I was excited to see the north side of the fairgrounds decked out in JD tractors, I was excited to see people I haven’t seen in a while, but also meet new people and hear their stories.

I’m a sucker for history—I blame my parents. I love anything antique and hearing stories from people who have been around the block a few times. Old Trusty was easily added to my top five favorite events to attend and cover in the county.

 

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Wed
11
Sep
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A magic wand: what would you do with it?

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Tory Duncan

ccntory@gmail.com

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a magic wand. To be able to redirect life as it passes by, maybe tweak or change a few things.

If I had a magic wand, one of the first things I would do is help people understand how important a community newspaper is and more than that, how important it is to be connected with that community newspaper.

Even more so, if I had a magic wand I would want to strengthen what a community bond truly is!

And by community, I do mean each and every small town; it doesn’t matter if it’s 50 people or 1,500 people, if I had a magic wand I would like to ensure people within that small town how newspapers truly do matter and it’s important to keep in touch with us.

 

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Wed
04
Sep
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Sideline teachers

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RAMBLES

Ashley D. Swanson

ccnashley@gmail.com

By Ashley D. Swanson

Personally, I didn’t go to college to become a teacher. However, I find myself teaching more and more these days, and I enjoy it.

Teaching is a loose term depending on the situation. For example, Ahlona and I coach our one act crew, but that “coach” term is just another way to say we’re teaching and guiding them throughout the play as they develop their characters and learn acting, etc.

At the Clay County News, when we’re covering events, such as sports, we’ve given guidance to journalism/yearbook students on settings and where they could be while taking photos of the activity.

 

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Wed
04
Sep
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A rewarding opening week for local teams

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Tory Duncan

ccntory@gmail.com

By Tory Duncan

Opening week action of the 2019-20 sports season was certainly a rewarding and big week for Clay County schools.

All three football teams earned wins, including a program win for the Sandy Creek Cougars, who earned a 22-15 win over Southern Valley, giving the Cougars their first win for the program since a 31-10 win over Wood River on Oct. 14, 2016.

Sutton used a strong second half effort to claim a 17-7 win over a pesky North Platte St. Pat’s football team, while the Harvard Cardinals used a 38-6 first quarter run to pounce all over Spalding Academy, 62-26.

 

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Wed
28
Aug
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#JordynTysThe Knot Saturday

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RAMBLES

Ashley D. Swanson

ccnashley@gmail.com

According to all the mom’s that were in the room (and a confirmed Google search) rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck in your marriage.

When the household work up Saturday morning to prepare for Jordyn and Ty’s wedding, it was downpouring, and continued sprinkling and pelting St. Paul and the surrounding area with rain for most of the day.

One of my favorite parts of any wedding when I’m either part of the bridal party or the photographer are the behind-the-scene moments.

Those moments before the ushers start seating people, before the bride walks down the isle, before they are pronounced husband and wife, and before the after party begins.

 

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Wed
28
Aug
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Tis the season of running and going...

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Looking back over the many years of covering school events, even back to my days of playing or participating in school activities, the sights and sounds of fall sports and activities is once again upon us all.

It’s time to hit the road running, as this is the week that most all of the activities of a new school year kickoff.

While school has been in full gear for a couple of weeks, volleyball teams, cross country teams, football teams and so many other activities within our schools begin what is a a full nine months of action, ready or not....It’s here!

While it is nice to have a few months of downtime (if you can call it downtime) during the summer months, this week the fall sports teams get into competative mode, with all three volleyball and football teams in Clay County hitting the court or the field, while the two cross country teams will swing into action next week sending the 2019-20 school year into full action mode.

Wed
21
Aug
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Shaping the person you are today

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By Ashley D. Swanson

Everything up to this point in your life has shaped you in some way. That’s what I believe, anyway.

And the amazing part about all of it is how much you don’t realize what shaped you and how it shaped you.

Not everything was a monumental point in your life, but tiny details often leave lasting impressions.

 

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Wed
21
Aug
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Putting life into perspective....

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By Tory Duncan

Time and time again, I learn with each week, life can throw curveballs at you. One can either take one for the team, get hit by the curveball and take the easy pass to first base, or one can choose to swelter in the heat of things.

This past week has been a rollercoaster ride, but by the end of the week, my own issues are minimal when I took a trip west...with a touchy stomach no less.

It was a planned trip to head out to Arapahoe and have a final weekend of sanity...a get away if you will, before the school year totally kicks in!

 

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