Columns

Wed
04
Nov
Edgar's picture

Social Media

By Ashley Swanson

Social media has become a huge part of our every day lives and, for many, it’s something we can’t live without. On Tuesday, as I made my way up to Sutton’s school for an assembly, I told myself I would stay for 20 minutes and then leave. After all, it was press night and I still had stuff to get done. Well, after being there for five minutes, it was clear that I was going to stay for the entire speech. The assembly was based around social media and how to properly use it and the dangers of using it.

Wed
04
Nov
Edgar's picture

It’s What I Do...

By Tory Duncan

What happens in a day in your life? Is it eventful? Is it challenging? Is it mundane? I would have to share that, in a day for me, no single day is the same, never has been, never will be as long as I hold down my current career. Without a doubt, each day, while the routine is the same... Monday is wrap up writing and ad sales. After our deadline hits at 5, layout time begins for each weekly paper. Then on Wednesday, it becomes “catch your breath day,” at least a little bit. Thursday and Friday...and of course the weekends, nearly always have something going on that carries all of our staff around the county trying our best to get everywhere.

Wed
28
Oct
Edgar's picture

An Eventful Weekend

By Ashley Swanson

This past weekend has been one to remember, at least, it has been for me. On Friday, the Sutton Mustangs worked hard to shutout Superior. There were a few times where Superior just got a little too close to their end zone, but were quickly stopped or pushed back by the Mustangs. Saturday morning and evening was packed with a vendor show and the Haunted Road Rally. The vendor show offered a wide variety of items, and it looked as if people were enjoying talking with others and scoping out the goodies on tables.

Wed
28
Oct
Edgar's picture

Lighter Mood...

By Tory Duncan

I had quite the experience late last week, ending my work week (at least in the office) on Thursday before heading to Milford for the Southern Nebraska Conference volleyball championship match between Sutton and Sandy Creek. Then, I went on to Lincoln for board.meetings on Friday and Friday night with the Nebraska Press Association. With that much drive time over the course of two or three days, it lent me time to reflect upon just how lucky I truly am in getting the luxury of covering successful schools not just athletically, but more importantly, the fact that I truly do feel lucky to follow and cover school districts that are successful across the board in terms of educational experiences and extra curricular activities.

Wed
21
Oct
Edgar's picture

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
Edgar's picture

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
Edgar's picture

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. 

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. 

Wed
14
Oct
Edgar's picture

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.”

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. 

Wed
07
Oct
Edgar's picture

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
Edgar's picture

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. 
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Columns