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Dirks Retiring After Teaching for 43 Years

In the fall of 1972, Vicki Dirks came to Sutton Public School to teach. Forty-three years later, Dirks is finishing out her final year of teaching, as she is retiring. For 40 of those years, Dirkstaught first grade, and for three  years, she taught kindergarten. She has not taught anywhere else. “We want to celebrate the greataccomplishments of Miss Dirks,” Elementary School Principal Travis Lockyer said before starting the presentation. Included in the video was a number of things that have happened during Dirks’ time at SPS ,including the Watergate Scandal, older Coke and Wendy’s commercials and the Berlin Wall being tore down.
 
 
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Newly-Constructed Crooked Creek Clubhouse Open for Business

In 1991, 60 acres of land on the north outskirts of Clay Center was bought in hopes of one  ay transforming the pasture into a golf course. Along with a number of volunteers and about 20,000 donatedhours of labor, a clubhouse and  golf course was constructed justwest of Highway 14.  
 
Wed
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thunderstorm rolls

A thunderstorm rolls across the north side of Clay County on Sunday evening. The storm hit Inland, Harvard, Saronville, and Sutton, according to the National Weather Service in Hastings. 
 
Wed
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Multiple Thefts Occur in Sutton Area

Numerous thefts in Sutton  have police asking citizens thatif they see a suspicious vehicle  or anything suspicious, to letthem know. For sure, five thefts have occurred with a possible sixth. Currently, a 44 caliber gun; generator; $3,500 worth of golf clubs; binoculars and spotting scope; and some cash and car keys have been stolen, police chief Tracey Landenberger said. He also said that the department does not care what time it is, if someone sees something suspicious, give them a call and they will check it out. 
 
Wed
13
May
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Heavy Rainfall Floods Areas in Clay County

Heavy rainfall prompted minor flooding in various areas near Saronville and Sutton Thursday, May 7.
 
Wed
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May
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Sutton Council Hears Light Agenda

A light agenda would face the Sutton City Council Monday night during their May monthly meeting. The resignation of Sutton Police Officer Sean (Morgan) Schultz was accepted by the council. Plans are now set to move forward in seeking a new officer to fill the vacancy that will soon be left by Schultz’ departure.
 
Wed
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May
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Diploma’s Received..

Anders Lyngholm of Sandy Creek receive their diploma during graduation ceremonies
 
Wed
13
May
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County Students Graduate in Weekend Ceremonies

Roughly 114,000 hours, 4,745 days, 156 months and 13 years went into reaching the moment when 93 Clay County students walked across the stage to receive a diploma.
 
Wed
06
May
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Historic School Moves to Wessels Living History Farm

Not much is known about the small German school that was recently relocated from its home at 506 S. Saunders, in Sutton, to the Wessels Living History Farm, just one mile south of York. It has been suggested that the school was built in the early 1900s, but no one knows for sure, as records of the construction have not been found or are known of. The school was used by the German Reformed Church in rural Sutton, for the teaching of reading and writing the Bible in German.

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Wed
06
May
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Field, Concession Stand Taking Form in Sutton

The new Sutton Ball Complex, which is hoping to be completed sometime in early fall of this year, is beginning to take form. A large scale amount of dirtwork has been completed by Van Kirk Construction of Sutton, setting the base for the new four-field complex in northwest Sutton. Water and sewer work is also expected to begin soon, a bid that was also awarded to Van Kirk Construction during the April 13, Sutton Council meeting. Work began last Wednesday, April 29, by Gene Griess and his crew. Griess’ business, Masonry Specialties, Inc., in Sutton, began digging footings for what will become the new concession stand that will be located in the center of the four fields.

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