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Dugout Days to host new, bigger carnival

Sutton’s Dugout Days Carnival for 2018 is about to get bigger, following the booking of the Moore’s Greater Shows of Lyford, TX.

JJ McKenzie, Sutton Chamber executive director, said Moore’s Greater Shows is one of the few companies to travel to Nebraska, and last year it was recommended by a board member to contact them. The Chamber representative traveled to Columbus to personally meet the owners and see their show/equipment, before contracting them for the 2018 Dugout Days.

 

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Harvard Council approves city position offers

Harvard’s Council members unanimously voted to make an offer to Cheryl Walker as a full-time city clerk, at a starting hourly rate of $16.50; this will be an addition to the current city clerk, Cassie King.

Council members also approved offering the city maintenance position to Chris Fishler, at a starting hourly rate of $14.

 

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Wed
15
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Harvard School Board approves HVAC upgrade, hears trophy case discussion

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

The Harvard School Board made and approved three motions Monday night: for local sub certificate for Jon Aspegren, HVAC bid for $8,460, and Midwest Restaurant Supply bid for $18,400.

Jon Aspegren’s sub certificate will allow him to be a substitute teacher or para in the school.

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Sutton Council has light agenda

BY TORY DUNCAN

Members of the Sutton City Council, during their Nov. 13 meeting, breezed through a rather light agenda, taking full action on just one item during the meeting.

Council members approved a new ordinance during new business items. Ordinance #379 was approved, by a unanimous vote, to officially vacate a small portion of Beach Street, just to the east of Main Street in north central Sutton, just north of the Milt and Ruth Huber home.

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Clay County schools host Veterans Day Programs

By SANDY CREEK

A calm attention was given to speaker Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Robert West Jr. Friday morning, as West, a graduate of Shelton High School, spoke to veterans, community members and students during the Veterans Day program hosted by Sandy Creek Nov. 10.

“I challenge you all to go up to a veteran today and say thank you for your service,” West told those in attendance. “Furthermore, I challenge you to share your gratitude and thanks to each and every veteran you come across each and everyday.”

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Fairfield City Council approves truck parking change Monday

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Several items claimed the Fairfield City Council’s agenda Monday night, with the council approving a new resolution and discussing water meters.

Issues with semis being parked on residential streets resulted in the council approving a resolution.

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Sutton named champion at SNC one act, Harvard earns 3rd at TVC; SC is 7th

Competing against nine other schools, Sutton's One Act, "Peter Pan," earned top honors during the Southern Nebraska Conference performances, held Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Superior High School.

Along with being named champion, Sutton junior Megan Fehr earned best actress.

Also competing at SNC was Sandy Creek, who performed "Wizard of the Mall," and came home with a seventh place finish.

Harvard, the hosts of the 2017 Twin Valley Conference One Act competition, performed "The Jungle Book," earning third place honors behind TVC champion Kenesaw  and the runner-up, Blue Hill, in the competition.

District competitions will see Harvard head north to Cross County High School south of Stromsburg, while Sutton and Sandy Creek head to Geneva to face competition at Fillmore Central High School.

Wed
08
Nov
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Alzheimer’s: Putting a face to the disease

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

John Gustafson is one of those people you would never forget. His charismatic aura filters through his home at the Sutton Community Home, and his laugh has been known to echo throughout the halls.

Gustafson has always been this way, according to his wife, Jeanne. Despite a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s a couple of years ago, Gustafson continues to have happy days, staying as talkative as ever.

 

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Wed
08
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SPS Board talks to new architect, discusses 2018 projects

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Jon Carlson, with Carlson West Povodra Architects, talked to the Sutton School Board about what they do as architects for schools wanting to do improvements.

His firm approaches the process by doing an existing facility analysis, identifying the school’s needs, giving a priorities assessment and looking at additional services, and then finally presenting a budget.

 

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NCAPS Center taking shape for SCNUD

South Central Unified construction project showing signs of new center

BY TORY DUNCAN

Construction continues to show great strides on the new Nebraska Center for Advanced Professional Studies (NCAPS) center at Sandy Creek Public Schools’ main campus along Highway 14 in Clay County.

According to information on the website of the architectural firm that designed the NCAPS center for the South Central Nebraska Unified School District (SCNUD), the new center will offer 40,000 square feet of coactive and flexible educational environments to support the school’s linked-learning curriculum, while providing students with key moments of engagement with peers and teachers.

 

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