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County celebrates 4th of July

ABOVE: Fireworks blast across the sky during the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department Firework Show Wednesday, July 4

 

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Minute Milkers 4-H club celebrating 70 years

Kids are happily tossing handfuls of candy out to the crowd as the adults and leaders smile and wave. It’s the second parade they’ve been in this summer, and at each parade, their float is adorned with cutouts of farm animals and a large barn, as well as signs in the back stating the group’s 70th-year anniversary.

The Minute Milkers 4-H Club, founded in February 1948, began with leaders Royce Hendrix (leader) and Earl Hoppens (assistant leader). When the club first came into existence, members were of Fairfield; however, members are now from Fairfield, Deweese, Edgar, Glenvil, and Clay Center.

When it first began the club had seven members, three of which were Lloyd Valentine, Jenelle Fitzke, and Duane Schliep.

 

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Storm heavily damages home, cornfields Saturday

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

A fast-paced storm hit the county Saturday evening at about 6 p.m., bringing with it a downpour of rain, strong winds, thunder, and lightning.

Fierce winds prompted the severe damage to a few farmsteads 8 to 9 miles south of Sutton, as well as the home of Jerry and Becky Overturf, located at Roads 310 and W, in East Central Clay County. The Overturf home had the garage roof ripped off and part of the home’s roof heavily damaged with other damage affecting additional areas of the house and property.

 

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Dugout Days, EdgarFest a ton of fun for all ages

Dugout Day’s carnival was in full swing Friday evening, featuring a number of rides, food, and fun. Here, a dusk-time shot looking north on Saunders Avenue in Sutton shows rides underway.

 

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Edgar Council talks city issues

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

The Edgar Council heard discussion from the public on a drug problem in Edgar Tuesday in a special meeting of the council.

Members of the community voiced concerns about a problem with drugs in town and, according to the public, the law enforcement not doing their duty, allegedly.

 

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Wed
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Edgar Fire fells exhausted house

Saturday, June 23, Edgar’s Fire Department had practice in house fires with a controlled burn of a dilapidated home, located on B Street in Edgar.

 

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Dugout Days, EdgarFest set for this weekend

DUGOUT DAYS
Dugout Days this year will begin on Thursday, and feature another three days of jam-packed activities.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
• Brandy’s Balloons, 6-8:30 p.m., Sutton American Legion.

• Children’s books and VHS tape sale at the Sutton Library, 6-8 p.m

 

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Sutton CTE program awarded second department of ed grant

BY TORY DUNCAN

For the second straight year, Sutton Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education program has been awarded with a reVISION action grant from the Nebraska Department of Education to help grow the program, now in its sixth year at SPS.

The program earned a $49,498 shot in the arm for the 2017-18 school year. This year, according to secondary principal Brandy Thompson, the program was awarded a $49.934 grant to help pathway programs headed up by Steve Ramer and Nancy Schlautman.

 

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4-Her’s compete in Dairy Goat Show

On Saturday, June 16, Clay County hosted the annual Dairy Goat Show at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Several 4-H youth participated in the day, including the Clay County 4-Her’s shown here, Cecily Gregory Watson and Owen Smiley (216). Judge Shanon Alman is talking to the duo during the Junior Showmanship class.

 

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Sutton Public awarded ReVISION Grant money for 2nd year

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

For the second year in a row, Sutton Public School was awarded money from the ReVISION Grant, which helps with the advancement of equipment for the Career Pathways Program.

During Monday’s SPS Board meeting, High School Principal Brandy Thompson said this year Sutton was awarded $49,934 of a possible $50,000 grant. Including last year, SPS has received $99,468 of $100,000 possible.

 

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