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Plettner resigns post on Sutton City Council Monday

For the second time in three months, the Sutton City Council is facing a resignation, as Dave Plettner, a council representative from Ward-1 has resigned his post as a council member, and council president.

The resignation came during the council’s July 8 meeting. In May, former councilman, Larry T. Nuss, had to resign from his then post as a Ward-2 council member as he moved into Ward-1 of the city.

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Fireworks, parades, swimming base for 4th of July celebrations

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TORY DUNCAN & ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Legion and Auxiliary members served as the grand marshals during Clay Center’s annual Fourth of July Celebration parade.

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A colorful display of fireworks explode in the air during the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department’s fireworks show July 4. 

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HPS Board approves items, talks policy changes

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Harvard’s School Board approved a number of items at its Monday, July 8, meeting, and discussed policies.

Superintendent Michael Derr reported on buses at HPS, many of which are older and one is only used if absolutely necessary. He noticed Sandy Creek was selling buses and investigated them, with the help of two bus drivers, and suggested purchasing two 2005 Blue Bird buses at the cost of $1,200 a piece.

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03
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Sutton Seniors take 2 from Fairfield Juniors

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Fairfield’s Matthew Maley attempts to take out Sutton’s Jesse Herndon during action in a double header between the two teams June 25 in Sutton. Sutton earned wins of 8-2 in the opener and 5-1 in the nightcap.

The Sutton Senior Legion baseball team would sneak away with a double header win over the Fairfield Junior Legion squad in action at Sutton’s DLD Park Tuesday, June 25.

Sutton claimed an 8-2 opening game win, while wrapping up the twinbill with a 5-1 win.

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3 co. families earn Aksarben Pioneer Farm Award

In a fast-paced world with up to the minute news and technological advances making your cell phone obsolete upon purchase, it’s hard to imagine owning anything longer than nine-months to a year.

Each year, Aksarben pays homage to the dedicated and hard-working Nebraskan families who have done just that. These families have each met the incredible milestone of owning at least forty-acres of farmland within one family for one-hundred or one-hundred and fifty years, respectively. To put that into perspective, Nebraska has only existed as a state for152 years.

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Daktronics Vision Board approved for upcoming year

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Besides upgrades, compliments of the summer Energy Efficiency Project, Sutton Public Schools will also see a new teaching tool installed.

The Digital Media class will be accompanied by a $67,979 Daktronics Vision Board, which the SPS Board approved during its June 17 meeting.

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Heat doesn’t disrupt Dugout Days, EdgarFest fun

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Despite reaching triple digits on the thermometer, Dugout Days and EdgarFest carried on Friday through Sunday as in year’s past, with several activities lined up, including street dances, carnival rides, bounce houses, parades ,and fireworks. Here, carnival goers hold on tight as they twist in the air on a ride at the Dugout Days carnival Saturday.

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

LEFT: Grand marshals of the Dugout Days parade are presented with a plaque from Erin Huber, at left. Cheri Rolfes, center, was the selected grand marshal at the 2018 parade; however, due to a sudden downpour and area storms, the parade was canceled. She was honored, along with this year’s grand marshal, the Sutton Garden Club, being represented by Mary Ann Spearman, right. Other members of the club not present are: Shirley Alberts, Karen Andersen, Rose Bauder, Carrie Bergen, Bonnie Drudik, Jean Erthum, Mary Finley, Connie Johnson, Alyce Leininger, Marcia Leininger, Regina Leininger, Linda Lorenzen, Carol Matteson, Pam Overturf, Elaine Robinson, and Karen Rothfuss. RIGHT: EdgarFest’s grand marshals, senior veterans Jack Cox, far right, and Bob Messerli, center, are driven through the annual parade by Superior iNet’s Jeff Shuck.

Despite reaching triple digits on the thermometer, Dugout Days and EdgarFest carried on Friday through Sunday as in year’s past, with several activities lined up, including street dances, carnival rides, bounce houses, parades, and fireworks. Here, carnival goers hold on tight as they twist in the air on a ride at the Dugout Days carnival Saturday.

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‘It’s a Family Tradition’ at the Clay County Fair, July 10-13

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Clay County’s annual fair is set for July 10-13, and is backed by the theme “It’s a Family Tradition.”

4-H entries can be entered between 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, and 8-10 a.m., Wednesday, July 10.

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Co. supervisors hire Lewis as emergency manager

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Clay County Supervisors approved to hire Tim Lewis for the vacant emergency manager position, following a series of interviews with Lewis and two other candidates.

Lewis, a Nebraska native originally from Holt County, saw the job for a Clay County Emergency Manager while visiting his daughter in Kearney and applied.

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Dugout Days, EdgarFest are only days away

This weekend is the weekend many have waited an entire year for. It’s a weekend when Sutton and Edgar’s populations increase as Dugout Days (Sutton) and EdgarFest circle around for another year.

Dugout Days begins Thursday, June 27 and ends Sunday, June 30, while EdgarFest’s events kick off Friday, June 28 and end Saturday, June 29.

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Dugout Days, themed “Don’t Rain on Our Parade!,” is set for June 27-30, kicking off the annual event with the carnival Thursday, June 27, from 5 p.m.-midnight.

Also on Thursday, Brandy’s Balloons will be at the Sutton American Legion from 6-9 p.m. There will be craft beer tasting and appetizer specials, also at the Legion, starting at 6 p.m.

 

 

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