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Winter Storm Kayla Hits Clay County

A taste of Winter Storm Kayla fell onto the southern part of Clay County Monday afternoon, leaving behind an inch or so of snow. The northern part, however, didn’t see snow until early Tuesday morning. Clay Co. Emergency Manager, Loren Uden said, while driving around Edgar and the Sandy Creek area that 12 inches of snow had packed down on the area. Around Harvard and Sutton, between 5-6 inches of snow fell.
 

 

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Keno in Sutton Nets Nearly $100K

Since voters in the City of Sutton voted to approve Keno in November of 2012, a total of $98,625 has been received from the play of Keno at the Sutton American Legion, currently the lone Keno operator in the community. This past meeting, held Jan. 11, the Sutton City Council approved Maury’s Place and Dave Griess as a second operator in the community. 
 

 

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Clay Co. Relay Event Leadership Team Attends ACS Conference

Ideas were tossed around and discussed at the annual Relay For Life Workday in Kearney on Saturday, Jan. 23, a conference four Clay County Event Leadership Team members attended including Tina Nelson, Dawn Piper, Rachael Mitchell, and Ashley Swanson.

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Former Rose Brook Care Center has New Owner

During its Jan. 12, regular meeting, members of the Edgar City Council, heard from the new owner of the former Rose Brook Care Center, Audrey Perez of Grand Island. In the meeting, Perez, who was gifted the property, located at 106 5th Street, in the east part of Edgar, told council members Dick Kenley, Dan Fisher, Bruce Rumsey and Gene Babcock, along with Mayor Brad Brennfoerder and City Clerk Chris Shuck, that her initial plan is to open the facility under the name, Perez Assisted Living, as an assisted living facility, that will also facilitate some mental health patients.

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100 Days...

Elementary students at Sutton Public Schools celebrated their 100th day of school on Monday, Jan. 25. Decorated with bright colors and sporting signs with “100” drawn out on them, students paraded around the elementary wing of the school and then made their way to the high school with instruments in hand.

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Test Driving SC FFA’s Drone

In October of 2015, the Sandy Creek FFA Chapter was awarded a $2,500 grant, following an application for the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority grant. The $2,500 grant, along with added help from the Sandy Creek school district, gave the SC FFA the ability to purchase a $6,000 drone, which they will use for ag related items. 

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Sutton Chamber Approves New Board Members During Annual Meeting

JJ McKenzie (treasurer/executive director), Katie Griess (president), Tory Duncan (vice president), Kathy Douglas (secretary), Tony Huber (past president), Brett Freese (board member), Jessica Moore (board member), Tara Higby (board member), Trent Schelkopf (board member), and Liz Friesen (board member) were approved for the 2016 Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce Board. 
 

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A New Look for the Sandy Creek Marching Band...

Sandy Creek’s marching band former uniforms came about in 1991. Those same uniforms, which were quite old and beginning to fall apart, were used by Sandy Creek until just recently when new ones were purchased. The cost of the uniforms collectively was $34,942. Andy Schneider, band teacher, designed the uniforms and, following the approval from the school board, purchased the uniforms in late April, early May of 2015. Twenty-four band uniforms were bought. 
 

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2015 Person of the Year: Clay Center’s Dave Higbea

Humble, the best known way to describe Clay Center resident Dave Higbea and his actions toward his community. His actions have led him to being named the 2015 Clay County News’ Person of the Year, a title he was surprised to earn. “The whole idea of being anonymous for doing something for somebody, I like that,” Higbea said. His first steps into Clay County would be back in 1976, following his graduation from a graduate program at Ohio State. His journey in Clay County would begin at the US Meat Animal Research Center, working in livestock operations, where he served as a manager in charge of the intensive cattle research. 
 
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Sutton Community Home Foundation Plans Town Hall Event

The Sutton Community Home Foundation, which was established in November of 2014, has set plans to host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Sutton American Legion, beginning at 7 p.m. The informational meeting will enlighten those in attendance of plans moving forward to fund and build a new skilled nursing facility to replace the current 52-year-old structure that is home to current residents of the Sutton Community Home. 
 

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