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AW Broadway Academy performances set for July 20-21

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Students attending this year’s Allegro Wolf Broadway Academy rehearse during one of the first days of camp.

Allegro Wolf Art Center’s Board welcomed 39 students for this year’s Broadway Academy, themed “I Got You.” Students will work with directors throughout the week, before performing two shows on July 20-21, in Sutton. Back again this year will be the staff show and auction, set to begin at 6 p.m., Friday, July 19, at the Sutton Community Center (200 S. Saunders Ave).There is a $30 recommended donation. Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, students will perform their own show at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, at the Sutton Public School, in the theatre (1107 N Saunders Ave). Please enter through the elementary doors. There is a recommended $10 donation for the shows. This year’s objective, as in years past, is to inspire confidence. As stated on the Allegro Wolf Broadway Academy website: “This year, however, we will be focusing on the kind of confidence that isn’t threatened by other’s strengths and abilities.

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Sutton School Board approves project change order, handbooks

Sutton School Board members and administrators tour parts of the high school, looking at construction updates of the Energy Efficiency Project, during Monday night’s meeting.

A few change orders were approved for the Energy Efficiency Project at Sutton Public School during the board’s meeting Monday night.

Totaling $13,319, the change orders are:

• $2,940—Clean up data conduit below ceiling.

• $4,414—add to relocate gas line around mechanical room No. 2.

• $5,965—add indoor unit, duct, and accessories for a/c in the commons room 137.

The board unanimously approved the change order for the project.

A tour around the high school portion of SPS showed improvements, including brighter lights in the gymnasium and an updated girls locker room, to name a couple of items.

All handbooks for the school were approved, with some minor changes. In the Student/Parent Handbook on the elementary side, Principal Shawn Carlson said a change occurring this year will have all students going to recess before lunch.

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County Board approves housing vouchers for Harvard

Harvard is on its way to expanding its housing options.

Jeanne Leick, executive director of Hastings Housing Authority, met with the Clay County Board of Supervisors during its regular meeting July 16 at the courthouse in Clay Center.

She explained that the Harvard Housing Authority had approached her agency about being able to offer Housing Choice Vouchers to interested, income-qualifying renters.

“There is no cost to the county,” Leick said. “HUD requires that I have the county’s permission to use the vouchers, hen I would go from community to community.”

Funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this rental assistance program is the federal government’s major program for low-income people seeking housing in the private renters’ market.

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3 county families receive Pioneer Awards at fair

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

LEFT: Josh and Teryl Andersen farm, Est. 1919 (original owner: Robert and Anna Walker) from left—Karen, Leif, Teryl, Elsa, and Josh.

RIGHT: Robert D. Keasling Revocable Trust farm, Est. 1919 (original owner: Albert Rath) from left: Kathy and Bob. Butch Hassler is presenting the award to each family.

Joyce Schlick, Mike and Ann Schlick, Paul and Patty Britton farm, Est. 1919 (original owner: Michael A. and Mary Schlick) from left—Brianna, Mike holding Rafe, Ann, Joyce, Levi, Lyndsay, Caleb holding Aiden, and presenting the award is Butch Hassler. Not pictured with the family is Jacob Schlick and Paul and Patricia (Schlick) Britton.

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SCUD releases results of superintendent evaluation

The South Central Unified School District #5’s Board of Education gave high praise to Superintendent Julie Otero on Monday night, a year after her hire date, prior to unanimously approving another year on her contract.

“Julie’s done a great job in certain areas,” President Lance Williams said during the board’s regular meeting on June 15 at Lawrence-Nelson High School in Nelson. “Overall, the first year in, she’s really on track.”

While there remains room for improvement, several board members commended Otero for how she has led SCUD and liaised with the board.

“The communication is so much better than it was,” member Kim Story said, adding that board committees have been meeting more regularly under Otero’s guidance than they had been prior to her arrival to the district.

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Felber family continues in 4-H after kids are aged out

WHITNEYWINTER | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

From the left, Cara, Cindy and Doug Felber. Cindy and Doug have been horse superintendents since 2010 for the Clay County fair.

Cindy and Doug Felber, of Deweese, along with their three children, Cody, Clint, and Cara, entered the 4-H world in 1998.

Around the Clay County Fair, one may know the name, Felber, especially if they’re in the horse barn. Doug and Cindy have been superintendents for the horse show since 2010.

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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

TORY DUNCAN & ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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

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

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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Sutton Seniors take 2 from Fairfield Juniors

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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