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A farmer harvests a field a mile north of Saronville

A farmer harvests a field a mile north of Saronville, as the sun drops below the hills on Thursday, Oct. 15. During harvest season, combines often run long into the night in order to finish as soon as possible. -CCN Photo by Ashley D. Swanson
 

 

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Malaysian Students Get Firsthand Look at Harvest

Konner Lamb, a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, came up with the idea to bring some of his friends to the Sutton area to witness what harvest season is all about. As common as that may sound, the students he brought with him were not from Nebraska—they were not even from the U.S.
 

 

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State Senators Comment on Lack of Rural EMT’s

“Volunteerism is dead.” One of many statements made by paid fire and rescue members during an Oct. 9, meeting in Lincoln. The current Emergency Medical Service Board, who creates the rules and regulations EMTs must follow, is made up of almost all paid staff, according to Nebraska Senator Al Davis, who attended the meeting. The same people advocated to push the number of hours needed to become an EMT higher.
 

 

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Harvard Board Approves Move to Six-Man Football

After months of discussion and input from the public and school board members, the Harvard School Board voted to change to six-man football for two years, beginning in the 2016-17 school year. A 4-2 decision pushed the discussion forward, but not without some final words from board members.

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HPS 2016 Musical Revealed at Extravaganza

For one night a year, the football field is covered with students and community members, not for a game, but for music performances. The smells of various foods drift throughout the air, mixed with the soft tunes of instruments and vocals in the not-so-far distance. 

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Nunnenkamp Memorial Races Set for This Saturday, Sunday

Being a part of dirt track racing history isn’t just for great drivers. The Barb Nunnenkamp Memorial McCool 100 race event set for Saturday, Oct. 17,and Sunday, Oct. 18, is named to honor the memory of the lady who made Junction Motor Speedway possible. 

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Wed
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Community Involvement to Fuel Edgar’s Growth, Direction

In its initial Town Hall meeting held Monday, Sept. 21, the setting of priorities for community improvement in Edgar were clearly heard as members of the South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD). Leading the meeting, included Executive Director, Sharon Hueftle, along with the assistance of Charlie Wallace and Bobbi Pettit. Kelly Gewecke of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development was also involved during the initial meeting.
 
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74th Annual Harvest of Harmony Highlights Over 200 Bands

The Harvard Cardinal Marching Band heads south on 4th Street during the Harvest of Harmony parade in Grand Island. Harvard was named one of the outstanding bands in Class D, outstanding drum majorette, overall, and outstanding aux.
 
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Sutton Team Inducted into Hall of Fame

The 1991 Sutton Fillies basketball team was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Sunday at Lincoln East High School, as one of three silver anniversary teams. Former Sutton head coach John Schoneberg, at the left, is pictured on stage with team members that attended the induction ceremony. From the left is Meredith (Figi) Smith, Amanda (Liska) Ward, Janelle (Drudik) Nuss, Laurel (Stoehr) O’Malley, Kim (Bergen) Cooper, Jeni (Hust) Durfy, Tara (Johansen) Murphy, Heather (Johansen) Peterson, Kristi (Cronin) Sylvester and the teams assistant coach Tom Newman. The Sutton team was one of 27 individuals, teams and families that were inducted into the Hall of Fame, as part of the 22nd class of honorees Sunday afternoon.
 
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Lack of EMTs Major Issue in Rural Areas

No matter the circumstances of the call, all Clay County EMTS are volunteers, just like the fireman. They do not get a paycheck every other week, and yet, they are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week—it’s what they signed up for. In Clay County, there are about 6,500 people living in the 10 towns and surrounding farming ground. Of those 6,500 people, about 70 of them serve in the capacity of EMT. That’s an estimated 94 people per EMT.
 

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