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Co. clerk reminds voters of mail-in ballot system

Clay County Clerk Deb Karnatz reminds all registered voters that your ballot will be automatically mailed to you 22 days prior to the Primary Election set for May 12, 2020.

The ballot will arrive in a large white envelope clearly marked Official Election Mail. Inside the white envelope will be a brown envelope and your ballot. Please use a black ink pen to mark your ballot, insert the voted ballot in the postage paid brown envelope, seal it, and affix your signature at the bottom of the brown envelope.

 

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Co. Board talks local COVID-19 concerns

The Clay County Courthouse strongly encourages all members of the public to call ahead before coming into the courthouse—if people are unable to find a way to get their county business done via mail, online or phone options.

The County Board of Supervisors issued a public statement with this request, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, during its regular meeting on March 17, at the courthouse in Clay Center. The statement is available on Clay County News’ Facebook page.

There was also much discussion during the meeting among board members as to what is possible with paid time off (PTO) options, given that many courthouse functions cannot be completed in a work-from-home position due to security reasons.

 

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Lewis reminds people to social distance, gives update on COVID-19

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COVID-19: highly contagious, capable of closing businesses and schools down, and throwing people into isolation and disrupting daily routines.

The coronavirus infection numbers increases every day, and with it have come rules, suggestions, and more.

“We’re going to have to make a difference by how we do things,” Clay County Emergency Manager Tim Lewis said during Coffee and Conversations at the Sutton Legion Wednesday.

Lewis noted how quickly the virus transfers from person-to-person and how important taking social distancing is.

Fri
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Mar

Event/Activity Cancellations, Closings & Postponements

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As of Friday, March 27:

• Clay Center Community Club, Fairfield Community Club, and Edgar Community Club Easter egg hunts have been cancelled. See each community club's Facebook page for details on what each club is doing for their communities.

• Clay County Health Department Foot Clinics in March, including in Clay Center, Sutton and Edgar (Cancelled)

• Sutton Public School's Kindergarten Round-up (Cancelled)

• Racing at Junction Motor Speedway for Saturday, March 21 (Cancelled)

• The Sutton City Hall building will be locking down to further minimize any exposure to city staff of the COVID-19 (known or unknown) in the area. This lockdown will began March 17 and will continue to be in effect for an undetermined time.

• The Sutton Memorial Library building will be closed for access to patrons to come and go from March 17 unitl March 29. 

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County nursing homes, assisted livings taking precautions

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Harvard Rest Haven and Sutton Community Home are taking extra precautions due to the recent updates with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a March 10 post on the Centers for Disease Control website: “Given their congregate nature and residents served (e.g., older adults often with underlying chronic medical conditions), nursing home populations are at the highest risk of being affected by COVID-19...”
Wednesday, March 11, Sutton Community Home released information regarding visitors to the home stating:
“Effective immediately based on CDC guidance, no visitor will be permitted into our community who meets any of the following criteria:
• Signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.
• In the last 14 days, has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or under investigation for COVID-19, or are ill with respiratory illness.

Wed
11
Mar

Brodstone Memorial Hospital updates communities on COVID-19 preparedness

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In an effort to establish preventative measures, and in the interest of preparedness, Brodstone Memorial

Hospital continues to work closely with local healthcare entities, area schools and state agencies regarding

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). At this time, there is no immediate risk present in the communities we serve.

We continue to be proactive with all measures in keeping our patients and employees safe. Although we know

there are many questions and concerns from the general public, please understand that we will continue to

update you with the latest and most pertinent information as it becomes available.

If you have recently traveled to a known infected area outside of the United States, any communities with

current outbreaks, or had exposure to someone who has COVID-19, and are now experiencing fever and/or

symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing), please CALL your primary care

Wed
11
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Sutton council takes on light agenda Monday

Members of the Sutton City Council in light discussion Monday night approved the Mustang Restaurant and Lounge as an additional Sutton Keno vendor to open their monthly meeting.

The Mustang Restaurant and Lounge will soon become the third site within Sutton to be a Keno vendor, along with the Sutton American Legion and Maury’s Place.

Michael Nevrivy shared with council members it is hoped that Keno will be available to patrons of the Mustang Restaurant and Lounge in late March.

 

 

 

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Edgar’s Fire, Rescue honors members March 7

Edgar’s Fire, Rescue honors members March 7

Honorees from Saturday night’s Edgar Fire and Rescue Banquet are, from left: Chantel Andersen, Rookie Firefighter of the Year; Emily Batterman, EMT of the Year; Brad Brennfoerder, Firefighter of the Year and celebrating 25 years as an EMT; Dave Beck, 30 years of service as a firefighter; Kent Kinnaman, 35 years as a firefighter; and Darrell Beck, 55 years as a firefighter. ASHLEY D. SWANSON I CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Edgar’s Fire, Rescue honors members March 7

Clay County Emergency Manager Tim Lewis served as the event’s guest speaker.

“You are the knights in shining armor at 2 a.m. when that baby can’t breath...When grandma falls and breaks her hip and needs help. When grandpa trips on the steps and he is cut and needs someone to put a bandage on and taken to the hospital of his choice, you guys are the ones that do that,” Clay County Emergency Manager Tim Lewis said during the annual Edgar Fire and Rescue Banquet Saturday, March 7.

Lewis gave many thanks to the departments for their continued efforts within their community and assisting in others, alluding to events such as a Sedan grain bin fire—lasting from Dec. 22, 2019 to mid-January—and helping a family in Harvard following a house fire. According to EMT Chief Brad Brennfoerder, Edgar’s Fire and Rescue put in 527 hours working on the Sedan fire.

Wed
11
Mar
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Sutton PD arrest 5, cite 4 in criminal activities

Sutton PD arrest 5, cite 4 in criminal activities

A series of weapons and some drugs and drug paraphernalia lay on a table in the Sutton Police Department, prior to being stored away in evidence. These items were all taken from one residence during a search warrant conducted Wednesday, March 4. ASHLEY D. SWANSON I CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton PD arrest 5, cite 4 in criminal activities

Several bags of insulin needles, marijuana, a pipe, scale, and methamphetamine were found during a traffic stop in Sutton Friday, March 6. ASHLEY D. SWANSON I CLAY COUNTY NEWS

A series of criminal activities kept Sutton Police officers busy, beginning with a house search warrant Wednesday, March 4.

The search conducted by Sutton officer Mitch Meyer resulted in the arrest of Deanthaney Pennington, of Sutton. Along with smaller offenses, Pennington will be charged with six counts of a felon in possession of weapons by a prohibited person.

Secured at Pennington’s residence was methamphetamine; marijuana; pipes; a scale; a .25 caliber larson, which was reported stolen from Texas in 2007; 12 fully-loaded 30 round 5.56 mags for an AR-15; two loaded .22 caliber rifles; a tactical shotgun with double 00 buck shells; a 50-round drum mag; 9 mm handgun, which was found loaded under the suspect’s bed; a 357 gun; several boxes of ammo; and a flail, which is a weapon with a spiked ball striking head attached to a handle by chains.

Pennington is currently in jail as of Monday on a 10 percent of a $300,000 bond ($30,000).

 

 

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11
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NE confirms 3 COVID-19 cases, SHDHD reminds of healthy measures

NE confirms 3 COVID-19 cases, SHDHD reminds of healthy measures

Wash your hands. For 20 seconds. Often. It’s a message blasted on health department websites and strewn across news reports everywhere.

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this message becomes more and more important every day.

On March 6, Nebraska joined 35 other states in reporting a COVID-19 case, with the addition of two more cases announced March 7—family members of the first confirmed Nebraska case.

COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control, is thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets; droplets can come from sneezing and coughing. These droplets can land in a person’s mouth or nose, which are then breathed into the lungs.

 

 

 

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