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Fairfield Council covers various agenda items

A long agenda greeted Fairfield council members Monday evening, including replacing janitorial and burn pit supervisor positions.

As the former custodian for the library, ball park and auditorium resigned, the council will look for a replacement to work at least four hours per month.

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SCNUD board sees details of new addition

BVH Architects Dennis Coudriet and Ryan Hier presented final images to the South Central Unified board of education for the new 41,000 square foot addition that is set to change the landscape at Sandy Creek Public Schools that is estimated to begin this May.

The two story education center, to be called the Nebraska Center for Advanced Professional Studies (NCAPS), is estimated to begin demolition work in May, following the end of the 2016-17 school year, with hopes of full completion of the project estimated for October of 2018.

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Carlson named Chancellor's Scholar at UNL

Mitchell Adam Carlson of Sutton is among 49 University of Nebraska-Lincoln seniors who will be recognized as Chancellor's Scholars during the All-University Honors Convocation at 2 p.m., April 23, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. in Lincoln.

Carlson, a criminology and criminal justice major in the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service, is the son of Tom and Joan Alberts and Mark and Brenda Carlson.

Chancellor's Scholars are students who graduated in December or who will receive their degrees in May or August and have maintained 4.0 grade-point averages on all collegiate work at Nebraska and elsewhere.

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12
Apr

Purchase of K-9 for police approved by Sutton Council

Sutton will soon be the home of a first of its kind in Clay County, as members of the Sutton City Council approved the purchase of a new four-legged addition to the City of Sutton police force.

K9 Falco, as he is known, is a male German shepherd, born in March of 2015, that will be added to the city police force at a cost of $9,000, which includes a $5,000 deposit for the canine, as well as a $4,000 fee due at least seven days prior to delivery of the specially trained dog.

K9 Falco, according to the contract presented to the city council members, is trained in both patrol and narcotics, to help assist the Sutton police. He will come with a two-year guarantee against any congenital defects, effective from the date of purchase.

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Top educators

Tomlinson, Bower named teachers, advisors of the year

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation selected two recipients for the Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor of the Year award.

Jesse Bower from Sutton Public Schools and Amy Tomlinson from Sandy Creek Public Schools were honored at the Nebraska FFA Convention on Thursday, April 6, in Lincoln.

The winning advisors received a plaque and a $1,000 donation to their FFA chapters.

The teachers were nominated by their own students and selected based upon their school and community involvement, leadership development in their classroom, and their ability to keep their students involved in agriculture.

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Apr

Easter Egg Hunts held in Clay Center, Sutton

Kids head toward the number of eggs set out for Clay Center’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at the fairgrounds. Below the one of the Easter bunny’s helpers, Carli Skalka, enjoys some time with Vicki Softley and her grandchildren, Grace and Abel Wellman and Elly Softley, during the Sutton hunt held Saturday morning at City Park.

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05
Apr

Rural Development, SCCD host homeowners meeting in Sutton

Owning a home has become one of the dreams people aspire to reach, but for many, home owning can be difficult to achieve.

Mike Beuthe, Director of Single Family Housing Programs; Krista Mettscher, a Single Family Housing Specialist; and Lori Ferguson, with the South Central Economic Development District, presented ways families can become homeowners in easier ways during a town hall meeting in Sutton on March 29.

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South Central Cattlemen hosting benefit Friday

Those involved in agriculture all across America have come together over the past couple of weeks to aid those who lost land and livestock in wildfires that spread across Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

The South Central Cattlemen will be hosting a benefit on Friday, April 7, at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds, to help those who encountered a devastating group of wildfires that decimated millions of acres of grassland, hay ground and killed thousands of head of cattle, along with the loss of seven people, who were trying to save the cattle or control the fire.

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Dr. Ronnie Green to be installed as 20th UNL Chancellor Thursday

Dr. Ronnie Green, who assumed full authority as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 20th chancellor on May 8, 2016, will be formally installed as chancellor this Thursday, April 6, 2017, during a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m., at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. A reception will immediately follow the installation ceremony at the Sheldon Museum of Art, located at 12th & R Streets.

Tickets are not required to attend the installation ceremony or the reception. The doors for the ceremony will open for seating beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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Water meters foreseen in Clay Center’s future

Talk for the installation of water meters in Clay Center began early in 2016.

Prompting the decision to install said water meters came from the city having two working wells and the extensive water use throughout the year.

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