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Downtown enhancement leads Sutton Council action

BY TORY DUNCAN

Members of the Sutton City Council took action Monday night during their March monthly meeting to move forward with a downtown enhancement plan, passing a resolution that enables the use of LB840 local options sales tax revenues to help downtown businesses to seek financial assistance in an effort to give their properties a facial under a downtown enhancement challenge grant program.

The Sutton downtown enhancement challenge program grants are intended to stimulate private investment into property frontage located in the downtown business district within the city.

 

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SCUD selects 4 finalists in super. search

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

***UPDATE: Since publishing, Wednesday, March 14, one candidate has dropped out. Jeremy Christiansen took his name out of the running after taking a different job offer.***

The South Central Unified District #5 School Board selected four finalists in the new superintendent search Tuesday evening.

The finalists include Julie A. Otero, current superintendent of Centura Public Schools. She has also worked as an assistant superintendent of Lexington Public Schools and as a teacher at El Paso Independent School District, El Paso, TX. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western State College of Colorado before earning a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas. She continued her education with an educational administration degree from the University of Nebraska–Kearney and her doctorate in philosophy from Capella University.

Wed
07
Mar
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May election to feature several contested races

BY TORY DUNCAN & ASHLEY D. SWANSON

A large number of candidates have properly filed for numerous offices for the 2018 elections. Four city council elections in Clay County, along with one school board, and several county positions will see contested races.

 

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Floth, Rose are firefighter, EMT of the year in Edgar

Keith, Beck earn firefighter, EMT rookies of the year at Saturday banquet

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Combined, there are 475.5 years and 18 days of service from the 36 members of the Edgar Fire and Rescue Departments.

Today, the fire department stands at 130 years old, while the rescue department celebrates being 44 years old.

 

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SC students present at National History Day, six heading to state

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

National History Day is designed to help students learn how to think like a historian, exhibit their work in an authentic way, and making learning their own thing, according to the Nebraska History Day website.

On Feb. 28, 16 students from Sandy Creek attended the National History Day Contest at Hastings College.

 

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Wed
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Fairfield Fire, Rescue honors crew at banquet

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON & MELISSA WHITEFOOT

A packed house fueled this year’s Fairfield Fire and Rescue Banquet Saturday, with the annual pancake and pork sandwich feeds serving hundreds of people from all over Clay County.

Along with the feed, health fair panel, and raffle, there was the annual auction, which brought in some big ticket items such as a football signed by 20 Heisman winners, which raised more than $3,000 toward the Fairfield department.

 

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Wed
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Sutton Showcase a hit for all ages

Sutton’s annual Showcase, which is hosted in the Sutton Public School Gym, had fun for all ages. While the adults shopped and talked, as seen in the top photo, kids, such as Cadence Swim, left, and Myles Smith, were able to practice their corn husking and get a balloon.

 

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Sutton’s Nuss, 11 others help in Texas on mission trip

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

Sutton’s Larry T. Nuss traveled with a group of 12 to Orange and Vidor, TX, for a mission trip to help those affect by the hurricane in August.

“I usually go to Louisiana every year for a mission trip and when that group wasn’t going this year, I still wanted to go on a trip, so I was put in connection with this group,” Nuss said.

 

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Wed
21
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SCUND board moves forward

Search process begins for new superintendent for South Central Unified

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Community feedback on the search for a new superintendent for South Central Unified began Thursday, Feb. 15, with Mike Lucas, consultant for McPherson & Jacobson and superintendent at York Public School.

Lucas said as of Feb. 15 three applicants have been submitted for the position. He added that the average number of applications for a superintendent position in Nebraska is 12, but he’s expecting more due to the uniqueness of South Central.

 

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Try, try, try again

Paul Dale attempts to get the lowest score possible from this hole set up at Wit’s End, during the annual Redneck Golf Tournament in Deweese. The golf tournament, as in years past, raised funds for Relay For Life.

 

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