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Lost Clay County...

It used to be a bustling town, with stores, houses and a railroad. But years of change has left it almost forgotten and easily missed. In 1888, the currently-called Eldorado town-ship, which sits a mile south of the Clay/Hamilton County line, used to be called Eldon. It was, however, discovered that another town in Nebraska was also called Eldon. Both towns changed their names, with the other town changing to Elyria, while Clay County’s town changed to Eldorado.

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Winter Storm Misses Area

Following a much unexpected four inch snowfall, which hit Clay County during the early overnight hours of Dec. 23 and 24, forecasters seemingly had their eyes fixed on a winter weather system that was to hit the county and much of Eastern Nebraska this past Sunday and Monday.

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Meers, Kinnaman Winners of Light-Up Edgar

Kent and JoDe Kinnaman earned second place for their set up for the Light-Up Edgar competition

 

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Scam Artists Intrude on Clay County Phones

The telephone rings and it’s someone saying you owe a debt, and if they don’t get the money you owe, they’ll put a warrant out for your arrest. Not wanting that outcome, you pay the debt, giving them your credit/debit card information and Social Security number, and then you think it’s all over. You’ve paid your debt and now you can move on.

 

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Triplets Born Two Months Early a Christmas Miracle

In June, Harvard residents Art and Janie Flores were in Mexico visiting family when they found out they were going to have triplets. “I was in shock at first and then I was happy and nervous,” Janie said. Once they found the news of the triplets, they cut their trip to Mexico short and headed back home.

 

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Annie’s Project Prepares Farm Women to Become Decision Makers

It’s been several years since I’ve had the privilege to teach an Annie’s Project class and I’m pleased to announce in January 2016 I will be offering another class. Farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s Project courses, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

 

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Wed
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“We Have to Educate”

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts responded in a conversation Monday, Dec. 14, with the Clay County News, regarding the recent activity surrounding the focus of several animal right activist groups that were invited by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, just west of Clay Center in early November.

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Sutton Council Reorganizes Monday

Members of the Sutton City Council, during their final meeting of 2015, reorganized, re-electing Larry T. Nuss as council president, while updating several city appointments. Tracey Landenberger was reappointed as the Sutton Police Chief, while Don Bottorf was again appointed to the post as city attorney. Sherrie Bartel was also reappointed to her position as Sutton’s City Clerk and treasurer, as the three took oaths of office to begin the meeting.

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Holiday Spirit in Clay Center, Harvard

Natalie Thompson and Lenni Heinrichs sit on Santa’s lap during his visit to Deweese this past Sunday.

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Holiday Schedule of Events in Clay County

DECEMBER 12- Santa visits Clay Center at the Clay Center Senior Center from 4-6 p.m. Family activities begin at 3 p.m. The Clay County Museum is open from noon-3 p.m. Soup supper at the Clay Center Fire Hall, 5-7 p.m. Harvard Modern Mrs. Holiday gift program: Registration is at noon, with the kindergartners singing at 12:30 p.m. Drawings following their performance.

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