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Wed
13
Nov
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In the game of football, never say never

In the game of football, never say never
In the game of football, never say never

Friday night’s quarterfinal round for both the Harvard and Sutton football teams were true gut checks.

Harvard seemingly had a comfortable lead in the first half, leading, at one point, 32-6 early in the second quarter, but had to hold on for dear life in a 78-72 win to advance to the Class D-6 semifinals for the fourth straight year.

The Mustangs had to rebound from a 21-8 halftime deficit to outscore the visiting Battle Creek Braves, 36-7, in the second half to reach the Class C-2 state semifinals.

 

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Wed
13
Nov
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Other states have different approaches to prison reform

Other states have different approaches to prison reform

Schmidt

Oklahoma has decided to alleviate prison overcrowding by releasing inmates doing time for some non-violent offenses. And, they have lessened some penalties on those same crimes to avoid sending more inmates into the system in the future.

In Nebraska, we’re giving hiring bonuses to attract guards and forcing mandatory 12-hour shifts. The prison system remains at 159 percent capacity at one institution, but wages and work hours have created a bigger staffing crisis, which has attracted the attention of the system’s top brass and Governor.

The Nebraska Legislature’s Judiciary Committee has been working on alternative sentencing and other measures to reduce the population. But the “do the crime, do the time” mentality prevails.

 

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Wed
06
Nov
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IN THE POSTAL KNOW

IN THE POSTAL KNOW

Ozenbaugh

We did it!! We sold out of the Breast Cancer stamps in Sutton! Thank you for helping to “fund the fight” and “find a cure” campaign.

Now for another challenge. November is here, which is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Awareness semipostal stamp was issued Nov. 30, 2017.

The artwork is of an older woman in profile with a hand on her shoulder, with the suggestion of sunlight behind her, and clouds in front of and below her.

The sales since November 2017 through July of this year are $953,000, which is over 7.1 million stamps.

Sutton has 300 Alzheimer’s stamps to sell throughout November. Help in the research on Alzheimer’s by purchasing the semipostal stamp. Again the difference of one dime goes toward research and to community awareness.

 

 

Wed
06
Nov
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One Acts nearing competition time

One Acts nearing competition time

RAMBLES

It’s season No. 2 for Ahlona and I coaching the Sutton One Act, and it’s still a learning curve, but we’ve caught on to things for the most part.

Although I have yet to see Harvard and Sandy Creek’s one acts perform, I’m guessing their shows are entertaining and the students’ talent shines through just has they have in year’s past.

To shine some light on our students a tiny bit; we have many younger students this year (freshman, sophomores), and for a lot of them this is their first time performing on a stage.

I don’t know how many of you have performed in something, but it takes a great deal of courage to go out on stage and perform a monologue, let alone act something out.

From the beginning of the season to now, it’s clear how much these first-year students—as well as our “veteran” performing students—have grown and how their confidence has grown, and we’re incredibly proud of them for auditioning for one act.

Wed
30
Oct
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IN THE POSTAL KNOW

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Ozenbaugh

The Postal Service has many different positions within our organization. For the most part, the public only sees the Postmaster, clerks, city and rural carriers and the substitute carriers. But behind the scenes are the mail handlers, machine operators, truck drivers, and a diverse group of office personnel for many different departments (safety, training, operations, etc.).

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Wed
30
Oct
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An eventful weekend, Monday

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An eventful weekend, Monday

RAMBLES

This past weekend has been one to remember, at least, it has been for me.

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Wed
23
Oct
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Volunteering; it’s not for everyone

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Volunteering; it’s not for everyone

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Volunteering; it’s not for everyone

BULL

Weekend times around the news office, with many weekends full of activities, sports and many other events, can give you plenty of time to observe and unjumble things in your mind, because each activity, each event, sporting or otherwise, brings many thoughts to my head.

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Wed
23
Oct
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VanderLey among 9 others named as industry leaders

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VanderLey

Sutton’s Brian VanderLey, with the Great Plains Veterinary Education Center, was named among 10 others by The Cattle Business Weekly as an industry leader under the age of 40.

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Wed
23
Oct
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Crush, the turtle

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Crush, the turtle

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Crush, the turtle

RAMBLES

Ihave one pet, and it’s not a dog or a cat like most people would assume. Instead, I have a turtle named Crush.

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Wed
16
Oct
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When the dishes start piling up

When the dishes start piling up

RAMBLES

Ashley D. Swanson

ccnashley@gmail.com

When the dishes start piling up it’s the worst thing in the world.

Because what if someone stops by and can clearly see the large stack of pots and pans from a week’s worth of suppers? Or what if they notice the plates and bowls toppling over one another on the counter, slowly making their way into the sink?

When the dishes start piling up, it must mean you don’t care too much about what your home looks like. Because a kitchen is where the heart is, right? Where the meals are made and the counters become messy with memories with the kids and grandkids.

When the dishes start piling up it meant anyone who came into the house was going to judge you, and growing up and even into my early adulthood, that bothered me.

 

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