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Fehr earns state FFA office

COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton senior Megan Fehr was selected to serve as a Nebraska State FFA officer for the upcoming year during the 91st Nebraska FFA State Convention April 3-5 in Lincoln.

Sutton High School senior Megan Fehr, the daughter of Bruce and Karla Fehr, was named a 2019-20 Nebraska State FFA officer during the 91st annual Nebraska FFA State Convention, held in Lincoln, April 3-5.

Fehr is the first state officer from Sutton since 2007, when then senior Matt McElfresh served as an officer.

Each year seven students from across Nebraska’s 189 total FFA chapters are chosen serve as state officers. This year, joining Fehr as an officer is Kooper Jelinek of West Holt, president, Savannah Gerlach of Tri County, secretary, along with five vice-presidents.

 

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CCN staff honored at 145th annual Nebraska Press convention

Clay County News Staff, back row, from left: Ashley D. Swanson, Rita Brhel, Tory Duncan, and Teri Majors. In front, Glenda Griess, left, and Karla Fehr. Not pictured: Melissa Whitefoot, Jordyn Hulinsky, and Hannah Collins.

The staff of the Clay County News was honored with 11 awards during the Nebraska Press Association’s 145th annual convention held Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, at the Kearney Holiday Inn Convention Center.

The CCN staff, during the Better Newspaper Contest Saturday night in Kearney, had a strong showing, finishing in the top three for the first time since 2014, placing in a two-way tie for second place with the Neligh News & Leader, with the Aurora News Register winning the Class C division, which is the second largest class in the NPA membership.

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Edgar Fire, Rescue honors its own

MELISSAWHITEFOOT | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Saturday evening, Edgar’s Fire and Rescue Departments gave thanks and honors to their members during the annual honors night banquet. At the left, Chris Tripe shakes hands with Gene Babcock after earning Firefighter of The Year. This year’s EMT of the Year was given to Brad Brennfoerder, show at the right, shaking hands with Darrell Beck, while Chantel Anderson claps.

 

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Local farmland values decline, reflecting state of farm economy

This is a hard time for Nebraska farmers.

For the fifth year in a row, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln survey has found that the state’s agricultural land values have declined—a continued reflection of increasingly tight profit margins.

Statewide, average farmland values have dropped approximately 20 percent since reaching a high of $3,314 per acre in 2014, according to the 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey.

 

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Flooding still prevalent in county

Even though less than one inch of rain fell between March 28-30, heavy flooding is still apparent in some areas throughout the county. Here, a pond of water can be seen across County Road T, just south of Road 310. 

 

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Sutton CTE program continues to flourish

BY WHITNEY WINTER

As the Career and Technical Educators at Sutton Public School gear up for their last year for the reVISION grant, they continue to open their school to outsiders for tours and a chance to learn about their Career Pathway Program.

Sutton Public Schools started the journey of converting their curriculum to what it is now, back in 2013-14. There was no program that existed at the school prior to Secondary Principal Brandy Thompson starting at Sutton, that she knows of.

Thompson and SPS’s Guidance Counselor Sharon Zoucha consider 2013-15 to be the planning period before any significant changes were made. During this time, Zoucha and Thompson visited and observed schools that had career pathways and shared the Career Pathway Program with the superintendent, Curriculum Committee, and the school board.

 

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Clay County departments give back

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Several members from each of the Clay County Fire and Rescue Departments came together, with the help of county citizens, to purchase and deliver much-needed items to fellow first responders in the state, following the historic flooding recently. The group headed to Lynch on Thursday, March 21, and also donated items to Niobrara and Wakefield.

When the historic flood and blizzard hit Nebraska, leaving behind hundreds of miles of devastation, first responders and volunteers stepped up to help out.

Departments in Clay County wanted to help out also, prompting a meeting between the fire chiefs, assistant chiefs, and EMS captains from Clay Center, Edgar, Fairfield, Glenvil, Harvard, and Sutton, to find a way they could help their fellow first responders.

With each department donating money toward the cause, phone calls were made and eventually the departments found Lynch, a town of 296 people nestled in north central Nebraska.

Haley Roemmich, with the Clay Center Fire and Rescue Department, said they were told by neighboring departments that Lynch was hit hard by flood waters, but had little help.

After discussion with Lynch’s fire chief and his wife, it was determined that Lynch’s Department was in desperate need of chest waders and waterproof gloves.

 

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County Board terminates emergency manager

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to force the resignation of Loren Uden as the current Clay County Emergency Manager during its regular meeting on March 26.

The termination goes into effect on April 1, and an advertisement to fill the position will commence shortly.

Uden began serving as the county’s emergency manager in March 2011, after serving in a consulting role near the end of the late Bob Rose’s contract as emergency manager.

The board’s decision is the culmination of evaluations of Uden’s job performance and working relationships with local volunteer fire and rescue departments dating back to 2017, reported Board Member L. Wayne Johnson of Clay Center, who spoke on behalf of the board committee appointed to look into the matter. The evaluation was originally spearheaded by former Board Member Todd Nuss of Sutton.

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Sutton places 5th at state speech, SC competes Friday

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton placed fifth overall at the state speech competition March 21, at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Pictured here are, from left: Head Coach Allison Leinen, Karis Andres, Ben Andres, Victoria Hofmann, Jared Switzer, Nate Andres, Megan Fehr, Assistant Coach Vincent Friesen, and Will Burns.

State speech proved successful for several students, as all six of Sutton’s state qualifiers went home with a medal and placed fifth overall, with 60 points.

March 21, Sutton competed in Class C1, with the following students earning a medal: OID consisting of Nate Andres, Megan Fehr, Ben Andres, Victoria Hofmann, and Jared Switzer, earned second; Karis Andres and Fehr, third, Duet; Karis, fourth, Entertainment Speaking; and Ben, fifth, Informative Speaking.

Overall, the team placed fifth behind Bishop Newman (62 pts), fourth; Aquinas Catholic (74 pts), third; David City (118 pts), second; and Omaha Brown Talbot (128 pts), first.

 

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Sutton VFD hosts award banquet Saturday

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton Fire Chief John Schurman, center, presented Jesse Hofmann, left, with the Firefighter of the Year award, while Brett Gibson, right, was honored as the Rookie of the Year during Saturday night’s annual awards banquet for the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department.

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton Fire Chief John Schurman, right, presented Brandon and Melissa Scheidemann with the Business of the Year award Saturday night during the 2019 Sutton VFD annual awards banquet. The Scheideman’s were honored for their support of the department from their business, Clay County Tree Service.

The Sutton Volunteer Fire Department hosted their annual awards banquet Saturday, March 16 at the Sutton Community Center.

Former Sutton Fire Chief Pat Merrick devoted a few moments of time to those attending, as the departments guest speaker.

Merrick spoke from his perspective as a Nebraska State Fire Marshal and shared with department members the expressed need for safety, sharing that “in the past several weeks we’ve seen several accidents involving emergency equipment, with people hitting fire rigs and ambulances.”

 

 

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