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Clay Center earns best tasting water title in NE

Clay Center was recently awarded the title of Best Tasting Water in Nebraska, by the Nebraska Rural Water Conference.

The annual conference, hosted in Kearney, is created as a training time for operators, as they are required to complete 10 hours of training within two years. During the conference, Kevin Thompson, superintendent in Clay Center, submitted a gallon of Clay Center’s water to a best tasting water conference; there were 14 water submissions.

 

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21
Mar

SCNUD superintendent candidate interviews

CRITERIA 1: How would you go about developing and communicating a three- to five-year strategic budgetary plan for our school district?

Q1: Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in becoming the next superintendent of South Central Unified #5.

Wed
14
Mar
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Pheasants Forever banquet set for Saturday

BY TORY DUNCAN

The anticipated annual event for Sutton is set for this Saturday as the Rainwater Basin Pheasants Forever Chapter hosts its 27th annual banquet at the Sutton Community Center.

The banquet, which will feature a large number of live and silent auction items to be bid on throughout the evening, will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a social hour running from 5:30-7 p.m.

 

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Wed
14
Mar
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Sing it for the world

Harvard hosted the annual show choir competition on Wednesday, March 7, with 14 schools competing. At the end of the competing teams, Harvard’s three show choirs—Full Impact, Class Act, and Cardinal & Black—entertained the crowd. Here, Paisley Longoria sings a solo during a performance. Also pictured is Lynnae Bennett and Oscar Medina.

 

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Wed
14
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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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Wed
14
Mar

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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Wed
07
Mar
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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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07
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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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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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