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Wed
30
May
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Harvard Council discusses security system, pool issues

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Camera systems, the pool, and upcoming events were the main topics of the May 22 Harvard Council meeting.

Kevin Hansen, with CEI Security, presented on security cameras for city hall, the pool, and city shop. Hansen said two cameras would be installed on each building, with the cameras being either 360 degrees or 270 degrees.

 

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Wed
30
May
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Nebraska skips spring, jumps into heat wave

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Nebraska’s weather rapidly changed from cold days to heat waves, reaching in the upper 90s this past week.

Beginning on Wednesday, May 23, temperatures were recorded reaching 88 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Hastings. Humidity levels reached 87, with the lowest recorded at 39.

 

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Wed
23
May
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When spring showers come, crops in fields will grow

Tis the season for planting, and lately in the county, tractors can be seen either preparing the fields for planting or watching the first peak of crops coming up. Here, a field just east of Harvard shows signs of life.

 

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Wed
23
May
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SPS Board approves nine hires, two resign

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Under the personnel report of the Sutton Public School Board meeting, members approved nine educator hires, as well as accepted two resignations.

New hires for the 2018-19 school year include: Randy Ahrens, 7-12 Language Arts teacher; Shawna Wheeler, Agriculture Education/ FFA teacher; Molly Negrete, English Language Learner (ELL) teacher; Levi Likens, K-6 Physical Education teacher; Ryan Gass, 7-12 Math teacher; Dara Rodriguez, Spanish teacher; Sam Newmyer, fourth grade teacher; Nora Ohrt, Technology Coordinator; and Shelli Mohnike, head varsity volleyball coach.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Clay Center City Council hosts brief meeting

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Clay Center’s May 15 city council meeting was short and to the point.

Council members approved the use of fireworks at the conclusion a wedding in July, with stipulations, within the city limits. The council unanimously approved the use of the fireworks as long as the wedding party had prior approval from the fair board.

Superintendent Kevin Thompson reported sprinklers in the park have been reset; there will be a walk-through to learn the timers and settings.

 

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Wed
16
May
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Graduates remember the past, focus on their futures

BY TORY DUNCAN & ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Family and friends alike looked on Saturday afternoon as the 132nd class of Sutton Public Schools took its final steps as seniors in the school system, beginning at 4 p.m.

Following the processional and music from the Sutton High School Choir, in which the group, directed by Mrs. Sandra Quiring, sang “May the Road Rise Up” and “Maybe Someday,” secondary principal, Brandy Thompson introduced to the audience the 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian.

 

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Wed
16
May
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Fairfield City Council discusses repairs, upgrades

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Repairs, structure burnings around town and two citizen concerns were the main discussions during Monday night’s Fairfield City Council.

City Clerk Allyson Peshek reported the electronic sign is having issues with displaying information. The sign is old and is showing signs of aging within the wiring and on the outside. The council suggested finding someone to come look at the sign, but possibly be thinking of replacing the sign in the future.

 

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Wed
16
May
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Sutton CTE program named top program by NE Dept. of Education

Sutton High School’s Career and Technical Education Department has been named the 2018 Nebraska Career Education Outstanding Secondary Program, as announced by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) recently.

The Sutton CTE program is led by Nancy Schlautman, Sharon Zoucha, Steve Ramer, Zach Parrish, Brandy Thompson, Shawna Wheeler and Jesse Bower.

 

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Tue
15
May

UPDATED: 2018 Unofficial Primary Election Results

Wed
09
May
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Harvard grads thank others for the memories

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Before the hustle and bustle of families take over the gym, there’s a number of people preparing for the first big step in a student’s life—graduation.

Prior to Harvard’s graduation on Saturday, chairs and decorations were set up in the gym, and cues and the process of graduation was run through.

 

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