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SCNUD Board Agrees On Unification Plan

“Coming up with a reunification plan hasn’t been easy,” exclaimed South Central Nebraska Unified School Board President Donita Furman. “While we know we can’t possibly make everyone happy with our plan, it boils down to the fact that the plan we’re going to vote on tonight is a plan for the kids, and for the betterment of the district.” 

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District #38 Sen. John Kuehn Speaks-

Nebraska Senator John Kuehn, who represents District #38, which covers all of Clay County, as well as all of Nuckolls, Webster, Franklin, Kearney and Phelps County, and the southwest quarter of Buffalo County, spoke of the challenges that have faced the US MARC since the Michael Moss article was released in January. “I’ll be honest, my initial reaction to that article in the New York Times was betrayal. An article that did not represent the research center in anyway correctly,” said Kuehn.

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Saying Thank You to Local Veterans

Brayton Jarosik leads Fairfield Boy Scout Troup 94 out with the flag, following the Veterans Day Program at Sandy Creek.

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Casino Night Draws Lucky Cards

Henderson Clinic’s Casino Night in Sutton brought to the tables a number of lucky hands, happy shrieks, and delicious foods. Following a large meal, gambling tables opened for people to try their hand at winning. Once the tables closed at 9 p.m., raffle tickets were drawn for a series of prizes, with the grandest prize of all, being a trip for two to Las Vegas, NV.

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Activists Bringing ‘Terroristic-Like’ Approach to USMARC, Clay County Region

In the eyes of Clay County Sheriff Jeff Franklin, the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) is a place that is a solution in life, not a problem. “What the USMARC does for our lifestyle is amazing,” said Franklin. “They research ways that are not only humane and right for livestock, but what they do, in the form of developing new practices through their research, improves the overall health of animal agriculture and vastly improves the lives of us as consumers.” 

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Initial Plans Underway

This is the second part of a two part series, focusing on the Sutton Vision Implementation Plan (Sutton VIP) as the City of Sutton and members of the community plan for the future through a strategic planning process. The look into the crystal ball of the now and future of Sutton this week takes a look at what was discussed during the Community Open House, as well as during the closing meeting of the night with the Sutton VIP Advisory Committee.

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Lear Arrested on Weapons Charges

In a two department effort, the Sutton Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the home of Melvin D. Lear, located at 403 N. James Street, in Sutton. Joining in on the search warrant was Sutton Police Chief Tracey Landenberger, along with Clay County Sheriff Jeff Franklin, Clay County Chief Deputy Dustin Friesen and Clay County Lieutenant Roger Rodenbeck.

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SC Kids Work with Computer Coding, Robots

I.E., intervention and enrichment—this is a special time during the day at Sandy Creek. Students are broken up into groups to work on different things. Some of the special activities have included chess, robotics and computer coding. Julie Studnicka, elementary principal at Sandy Creek, came up with the plan to bring in robots. She went to Jeremy Borer, Sandy Creek’s technology coordinator, to have him implement the program.
 
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4-H’ers Earn Achievement Awards

PRESENTATION OF CLUB CHARTERS/SEALS: From left: Jason Brockman, representing Fairfield Minute Milkers; Lauren Shackleford, representing Leadership in Action; Noah Shackleford, representing Halter Holders; Allie Portinier, representing Harvard Huskers; Tanna Eggers, representing Town and Country Lassies; Nathan Griess, representing Eastside Livestock; and Riley Kroger, representing Woolsey’s Raiders.
 
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12 EMT Squads Discuss Volunteer Options

The heavy amount of knowledge and experience filling a room at the Edgar City Hall on Monday night could be accounted to the 12 different EMT squads and the more than 40 people who serve on them present. Serving as an “open floor” forum, three members of the EMS Board, Jim Smith, chairman of the State EMS Board; Joel Cerney, vice president of the board; and Don Harmon, a physician assistant out of Beatrice, were there to talk with squads so that they may bring their suggestions to future meetings.

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