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Sandy Creek, Sutton Connect the Dots for future career possibilities

Sandy Creek, Sutton Connect the Dots for future career possibilities

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Students line up at various tables to talk to potential employers during the Connect the Dots: Career Exploration Day at Central Community College-Hastings Oct. 10.

About 200 students from seven different schools, including Sandy Creek and Sutton, attended the Connect the Dots: Career Exploration Day event at Central Community College-Hastings, where they were able to explore career possibilities and what it takes to make those a reality.

Following welcoming remarks, an overview of the Connecting the Dots simulation, and quick addresses from the employers present, students were paired up with someone from a similar career field interest and sent on their way.

The luck of the draw card started them either at a four-year college, two-year college, or simply wanting to enter the workforce following graduation.

 

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Co. Board hears zoning report on solar power

Co. Board hears zoning report on solar power

Clay County Zoning Administrator Barb Barnett has been researching zoning regulations regarding solar for the past two years. This week, she presented her findings to the Clay County Board of Supervisors during their regular meeting on Oct. 15, at the courthouse in Clay Center.

Clay County does not currently having zoning laws in place specifically for solar. Barnett’s intention was to keep the board informed on the growing interest around the state in renewable energy “farms.”

 

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Harvard Council approves street design services

Harvard Council approves street design services

COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Gabriel joins

Harvard PD

Christhian Gabriel was hired and officially started Oct. 7 as a full-time officer for the City of Harvard. Gabriel, who grew up in and graduated from Harvard, is in his first year as an officer, taking his first police position with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department in March. Harvard Mayor Chad Williamson said he’s excited Gabriel has joined the department. Gabriel will be working alongside Police Chief Wayne Alley.

Harvard City Council members approved to move forward with a street paving design and bid phase services from Olsson Inc. during its Oct. 8 meeting.

The lump sum fee for the street paving design and bid phase services is $31,250. The project includes the design of new asphalt overlay and concrete paving, as well as drainage on the following streets, according to the scope of services from Olsson:

 

 

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Harvest sees lower yields than typical

Harvest sees lower yields than typical

Recent rains may have stalled fieldwork, but harvest has been in full swing since combines cut the first crops in late September.

A combination of late planting, a relatively wet and cloudy summer, moisture-loving diseases, and late-summer hailstorms have left most fields with less-than-ideal yieldsthough there are some bright spots.

“I’ve seen a lot more aggressive harvest of high-moisture corn this year than last year,” Michael Sindelar, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Cropping Systems Educator at the Clay County office in Clay Center, said.

Fortunately, he reported, that some grain elevators have lowered the penalty that often comes with selling high-moisture corn, giving farmers an incentive to keep harvest rolling.

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CLAY CENTER NEWS

If you missed the quilt show during Old Trusty Days you still have a chance to see all the beautiful quilts at the Clay County Museum. The museum will be open 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 20.

National 4-H Week is Oct. 6-12. Thanks to all the local leaders, volunteers and families that give their time and talent to our local program.

It doesn’t seem possible, but the HART Legacy Vendor Show is Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Check out the event on the HART Legacy facebook page to see the most current list of vendors.

The Community Club will have its Halloween Party that evening 5-8 p.m. The Clay Center Christian Church will have its annual Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, Oct. 27. Crooked Creek Country Club will be having a Cornhole Tournament and Halloween Party on Friday, Nov. 1. Contact the club house at 402-762-3807 for more info.

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Allegro Wolf hosting 5K

The Howler 5K costume run/walk race, hosted by the Allegro Wolf Arts Center, is set to begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Registration forms are available at Brown’s Thrift Store, Sutton Pharmacy, Clay County News, Sutton Salon & Spa/Midtown Hair Studio, and AgWest Commodities. The race will start and end at the Allegro Wolf Arts Center in Sutton.

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NEBRASKA CROP REPORT

Here is the latest data from the Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service, as of Oct. 6: This past week, there were 3.2 days suitable for fieldwork.

CORN

Only 74 percent of corn is mature, well behind last year’s 91 percent and the five-year average of 85 percent. So far, 12 percent of fields have been harvested, behind last year’s 22 percent and the five-year average of 17 percent. Corn condition rates at 73 percent good to excellent, 20 percent fair, and 7 percent poor.

SOYBEANS

Progress is gaining, with 86 percent of soybeans having dropped leaves, behind last year’s 95 percent and the fiveyear average of 93 percent. So far, 14 percent of fields have been harvested, well behind last year’s 35 percent and the five-year average of 30 percent. Bean conditions rate at 74 percent good to excellent, 21 percent fair, and 5 percent poor.

PASTURE

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HARVARD NEWS

The annual St. Joseph soup supper will be held Nov. 3. Be sure and come, there will be delicious soups and be sure to buy a raffle ticket. Diane Uken went on the Junk Jaunt with her brother. They started at St. Paul. Robee Bigelow spent 10 days in Arizona visiting friends. Sympathy to the Anna Wehnes family. Sympathy to the Marge Etherson family.

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Harvard Clef Club Haunted House set for Oct. 25-26

Harvard’s Clef Club is hosting a haunted house from 8 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 25 and 26, at the school.

This is the ultimate haunted house experience, featuring a number of scary rooms with a different theme. Cost is $8 per person (cash only), and there is a recommended age of 12 and up. Younger students should be accompanied by an adult.

The rooms include: IT is Alive—A room filled with balloons and creepy clowns making for a real nightmare; Classroom Crazies—Being trapped in a haunted classroom with a crazy teacher calls for a way to escape; Spooky Science—A mad scientist is also possessed and experimenting in his disgusting science lab; Dare to Die— A mortician that’s behind on his job only means the bodies are piling up and being hidden everywhere; Run For Your Life—Think it’s over? Not a chance.

Proceeds from this event will go to benefit the performing arts students throughout the district.

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Coping with fewer hours of daylight

Daylight saving time comes to an end each fall, at a time when the hours of available sunlight already are beginning to decline.

Some people are more accustomed to darkness than others. Norwegians, Swedes and people living in Alaska and the upper reaches of Canada, near or above the Arctic Circle, may go through a period when winters can be especially dark. Fairbanks, AK, gets just three hours and 42 minutes of sunlight on the winter solstice. Those in Barrow, AK, will endure a period of 67 days of darkness, according to Alaska.org. Residents of Seattle, which is even further north than cities such as Fargo, ND, or Portland, ME, deal with more darkness than those living outside the city may know.

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