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Flooding issues hamper Clay County

School Creek flowed across Highway 6 west of Sutton Monday causing the Nebraska Department of Roads to close the highway from Sutton to Highway 14 northbound to Aurora until the flood waters recede.

MELISSAWHITEFOOT | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Water flows over a gravel road east of Fairfield Monday morning. Flooding was prevalent throughout the county, shutting down several roads.

A strong weather system hit all of Clay County Sunday evening through early Monday morning, making the Memorial Day events and services a messy situation. Fairfield and Harvard services were forced to be held indoors, as many areas of the county, according to the website NeRain, had over three inches of rainfall cover hundreds of acres of farmland in many reaches of the county.

As of early Monday afternoon, the Little Blue River in southern Clay County was flowing out of its banks, while along Highway 6, water from School Creek flowed over the road, forcing the Nebraska Department of Roads to close a section of the highway from Highway 14 north to Aurora to the western edge of Sutton.

 

 

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Co. Board, sheriff consider wages for deputies

The Clay County Board of Supervisors likes the direction that the Clay County Sheriff’s department is going—the county now has a full slate of eight deputiesand the board wants to keep it that way.

With an ongoing national shortage in law enforcement officers, especially in rural areas, wages are a key way for Clay County to stay competitive in the job market, as well as retain the deputies currently on force.

Sheriff Jeff Franklin gave a wage comparison with area police forces during the board’s regular meeting on May 21 at the courthouse in Clay Center.

 

 

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Itzen, Woodard say goodbye to Sutton Public Schools

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

After 29 and 26 years, respectively, Bobbie Itzen, left, and Pam Woodard retired from the bus fleet at Sutton Public Schools.

After more than 20 years at any one place, a person usually has an abundance of stories to tell.

For Bobbie Itzen and Pam Woodard, this statement is no different.

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SCUD approves administrative staff wage increase

The South Central Unified #5 School District’s Board of Education approved giving Sandy Creek and Lawrence-Nelson administrative staff a wage increase Monday night, but not without some discussion.

Board members took several points into consideration before going to a vote during their monthly meeting on May 20, at Lawrence-Nelson High School in Nelson.

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Roadside dumping site found near Inland

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Trash and household junk fills a ditch near Inland.

Old mattresses, tires, and other junk don’t belong in the ditch.

Yet this is exactly what’s lying alongside Road 320 between Roads C and D, two miles north of Inland.

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Northrop recognized for 75 years of service to American Legion

COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

On Thursday, May 16, former Clay Center resident Jack M. Northrop was recognized for 75 years of continued service to Post #87 American Legion in Clay Center.

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Wed
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Sending them off toward new adventures

Sandy Creek and Sutton said goodbye to the 2018-19 seniors Saturday, May 11. Above, SC seniors Jaekob Spitz, far left, Rami Hinrichs, Sam Stapleman, Devoney Keeler, Brock Sutton, Jordan Kempf, and Bailey Switzer burst into laughter during the guest speakers speech at Saturday’s graduation. At right, Sutton senior Nate Andres gives his speech to the crowd after being named valedictorian for the class of 2019, during Sutton’s graduation ceremony.

 

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Skalka selected to attend Junior Law Cadet program

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Eli Skalka, the son of Gabe and Amy Skalka of Sutton, has been honored with being selected into the 2019 American Legion Junior Law Cadet program, set to be held June 10-13, at the Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy in Grand Island.

Skalka, a junior at Sutton Public Schools, is one of a possible 60 students from across Nebraska that can take part in the program.

Skalka will represent the Nebraska American Legion District #10, as well as Sutton’s Argonne Post #61 in what will be the 51st annual academy.

Students that have been selected from all 14 Nebraska districts will spend the four-day program exploring and experiencing the various aspects of law enforcement and receive training from numerous city, county, state and federal law enforcement officers.

 

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Fairfield cracking down on nuisance violations

BY RITA BRHEL

The Fairfield City Council reminds residents to mow their lawns regularly now that the growing season is here.

“It’d be good especially with Memorial Day weekend coming up,” Jim Moore, city superintendent, said during the council’s regular monthly meeting on May 13 at the city auditorium in Fairfield.

Weed control is but one of many aspects of staying within the city’s nuisance ordinances, and property owners within city limits are receiving a hard look from Fairfield’s new nuisance officer.

Monday marked the first Nuisance Abatement Program report since the Holdrege-based South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD) has been under contract with the Fairfield City Council to enforce nuisance ordinances. The contract was signed April 8 at the regular council meeting.

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Hey look, ma, we made it!

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Hunter Wilkerson embraces a family member during the flower dedication at Harvard’s graduation. Seniors handed out flowers to loved ones and friends, while the song “When We Were Young” played in the background.

Valedictorian Jayleesa WIlkerson gives her speech during Harvard’s graduation ceremony Saturday, May 4, encouraging her classmates for the future, but also thanking several people who have helped them get to the moment of graduating.

 

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