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Sutton police arrest 4 in 2 separate drug related stops

The past week and a half has been a busy run for the Sutton Police Department, as officer Mitch Meyer made two separate stops that have resulted in four arrests for drug-related charges.

On Sunday, June 14, at about 5:10 p.m., Meyer pulled over a silver Dodge van and it’s driver, 58-year-old Ronald C. Hill of Lincoln, and his passenger, 53-year-old Gregory D. Droppleman of Grand Island.

The stop and arrest occurred near the intersections of Highway 6 and Saunders Ave.

In the arrest, Hill was charged with six offenses, including: possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamines) with the intent to distribute, driving under the influence (drugs), no operators license, no vehicle registration, possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lightning accompanies fireworks show

Lightning accompanies fireworks show

During the Trumbull Volunteer Fire Department's fireworks display Saturday, June 20, lightening attempted to steal the show. Above, a bolt of lighting comes down in the north, as a burst of fireworks go off in the foreground. ASHLEY D.SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

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Supervisors give blessing on Edgar-Fairfield water project; solar zoning regs being explored

The Clay County Board of Supervisors met June 16, 2020, with Zoning Administrator Barb Barnett sharing information, through correspondence, on the status of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s progress in regards to the solar regulations for a potential solar farm in southwest Clay county.

Barnett shared that a six-person sub-committee has been created to explore possible solar regulations for the county. She noted that thecommittee had met on Monday, June 15, and they will continue to meet until they are ready to take their findings to the full Planning and Zoning Commission for their review.

Supervisor Dick Shaw questioned whether there was any kind of timeline to have the regulations for the solar farm in place, or if they could ask for a time frame.

 

 

 

 

 

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Harvard Council approves Glenwood broadband service

Harvard Council approves Glenwood broadband service

Harvard’s City Council approved to apply for the Rural Broadband Remote Access Grant and chose a broadband service company to work with during its June 9 meeting.

Harvard is one of many Nebraska towns to be approved for $1 million of the $40 million funds granted through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).

The Broadband Grant allocates the funds to unserved and undeserved Nebraska communities, to help increase internet capabilities.

Harvard council members and mayor said they were “very fortunate to be included in this list,” adding how Harvard was also fortunate to be able to choose between two different providers.

 

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Edgar, Clay Center pools set opening dates; Harvard plans for possible opening

Edgar, Clay Center pools set opening dates; Harvard plans for possible opening

Sutton’s aquatic center opened for the first time this summer on Saturday, June 18. Several locals utilized the facility to cool off and enjoy some fun in the sun with temperatures this past weekend reaching well into the 90’s. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

With the number of restrictions and the fact the city’s insurance will not cover anything that goes against the Direct Health Measure, Harvard council members were still on the fence about opening the pool.

 

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Strong winds cause damage to trees

Strong winds cause damage to trees

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

The National Weather Service in Hastings clocked wind speeds at 45 mph and wind gusts at 62 mph Tuesday, June 9, which resulted in cleanup of tree branches, and in this case shown above, large parts of a tree, on Wednesday. 

 

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Clay County Fair schedule released

Clay County Fair is among several throughout the state changing its usual format, and will feature much less than prior years due to COVID-19 and state Directive Health Measures.

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Sutton council honors Gibson, approves aquatic center plan

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Members of the Sutton City Council honored Sutton fireman Brett Gibson for his efforts that ultimately saved the life of a local infant on May 27. Gibson was the first on the scene of the infant choking on something and was able to dislodge the object. Pictured with Gibson, center, is Sutton Mayor Todd Mau, left, and Sutton Fire Chief John Schurman. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Members of the Sutton City Council Monday night put their signature on a plan to open the Sutton Aquatic Center, while honoring Brett Gibson, a member of the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department for saving the life of a Sutton infant.

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Harvard protest a peaceful, emotional gathering

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Protesters march south on Clay Avenue June 2, in Harvard. This group of about 50 people joined millions of others across the country in sharing their voices for the Black Lives Matter movement, which was re-ignited after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Protesters lay on their stomachs, some with their hands behind their backs, to simulate what Floyd would have experienced prior to his death. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

“We are here for George Floyd...this is not about white people...black, green, Mexican, Latino, it’s not about that, it’s about power, and some people have power and they use their power to discriminate to hurt others.”

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City of Sutton prepping to open pool, park equipment

Many communities across Nebraska have chosen not to open their municipal pools for the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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