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Wed
24
Jan
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Penalty for trafficking rises

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Slavery. Trafficking. Although the two words are spelled differently, according to the Nebraska Family Alliance, human trafficking has become the modern-day slavery. As reported by the Human Trafficking Initiative, which is supported by the Women’s Fund of Omaha, more than 900 people in Nebraska alone are being trafficked for sex, often multiple times a week.

The report also states, “the state [Nebraska] has an active online commercial sex market, where individuals are advertised a minimum of once a week.”

 

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Wed
17
Jan
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SPS Board of Ed hosts community engagement meeting

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

About 20 community members, as well as Sutton School Board members and administration met with Marcia Herring and Will Jones, the director and associate director of the Board of Leadership for the Nebraska Association of School Boards, Jan. 9.

The purpose of the community engagement meeting is to get community feedback about how to help the district move forward, and what needs to be done in order to do so.

 

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Wed
17
Jan
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McKenzie to lead Sutton Chamber board

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

During the Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting, new board members and officers were approved, with JJ McKenzie being elected the president until 2019.

Other elected officials were Shannon Mendez, treasurer/executive director; Tara Higby, vice president (one-year term); Jessica Moore, secretary (one-year term); Katie Griess, past president (twoyear term); and officers: John Thompson, Brittney Poppe, Tony Huber, Meredith Jones, and Neal Ely, all two-year terms.

 

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Wed
17
Jan
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Co. Board prepares for 2018

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Convening for its first meeting of the year Tuesday, the Clay County Board of Supervisors reorganized for 2018.

Todd Nuss was reappointed as the chairman, with Jerry Schmidt being elected as vice chairman.

 

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Wed
10
Jan

Long-time Edgar EMT, resident passes away

Long-time Edgar resident and member of the Edgar Fire and Rescue Department, Bob Rose, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6.
Originally from Kearney, Rose, his wife, and two children moved to Edgar where he began teaching at Sandy Creek School as a math teacher in 1971. Although he retired from full-time teaching, Rose continued to work at SC as a substitute teacher until 2004.
Rose was heavily involved with the Edgar Fire and Rescue Department, and was one of two still active on the department since its start in July 1974, the other being Garry Steele. Along with his time spent on the department, Rose also served as the Clay County Emergency Manager for 31 years.
Due to his dedication, Rose was awarded the Health Leadership Award on March 4, 2015, by the South Heartland District Health Department. In an interview with the CCN, Rose said, “I was kind of humbled by it…I don’t think you think you’re doing anything special, you just do your job.”

Wed
10
Jan

Overturf Family named CCN 2017 Family of the Year

Ken and Nancy Overturf of Edgar were selected as the 2017 Clay County News Family of the Year. Here, they stand with a 1961 International 560 tractor, with various other tractors belonging to the Overturfs surrounding them.

By Ashley D. Swanson
Modest and humble are not the only two words that describe Ken and Nancy Overturf of Edgar, but they fit the words well.
The Overturfs were shocked to find that they had been selected for the fourth annual Clay County News’ Family of the Year, but said they are thankful for the nomination.
The duo was selected due to their involvement with activities and organizations outside of their own town, including Old Trusty Days, serving in capacities of the Clay County Historical Society, but also being heavily involved in their church and community events.

Wed
10
Jan
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Rich Knoell shares 30-year television career, highlights

BY TORY DUNCAN

Rich Knoell, a 1985 Sutton High School graduate, never once in his life, while in high school, thought that he’d ever be doing what he’s done for nearly 30 years—having a long career in television, mostly as a video journalist for KABC Channel 7 in Los Angeles.

“I’d have never dreamt that I’d be in the business I’m in while growing up. I was a quiet, keep-to-myself kid and I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to do,” said Knoell.

 

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Wed
03
Jan
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Clay County receives first snowfall of season

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

For the most part, the winter season until Dec. 24 was without much moisture and temperatures stayed reasonably high for the usually cold season.

Sunday, Dec. 24, Clay County saw the first measurable snowfall of the season, with an average of four inches falling. Temperatures plummeted with the snowfall, with the maximum temperature reaching 24 degrees, Dec. 24, and dropping to 15 as the day went on.

Dec. 25 and 26 temperatures dropped into the lower teens, keeping at a steady 13 degrees at max, with a 6 and 4 found on the thermometer as a minimum, respectively.

 

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Wed
03
Jan
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SPS plans community meeting for Jan. 9

The Sutton Public Schools Board of Education has scheduled a community meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the high school library.

This community discussion, which will go from 5:30-7 p.m., is part of a larger Strategic Planning process and will give the Board of Education and district administration the opportunity to listen to community stakeholders. The results will help formulate a vision of the future, and identify goals and strategies necessary to move the district forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

 

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Wed
03
Jan
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Iowa man arrested on 3 charges

Clay County officers, with the assistance of state patrol, arrested an Iowa man Saturday, Dec. 23, after he was reported by concerned citizens.

James J. Fox was noted after he approached a house south of Clay Center, acting unusual. Fox was also cited by citizens after he was found driving through fields, damaging fence lines south and east of Clay Center, Sheriff Jeff Franklin said.

 

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