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Harvard protest a peaceful, emotional gathering

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Protesters march south on Clay Avenue June 2, in Harvard. This group of about 50 people joined millions of others across the country in sharing their voices for the Black Lives Matter movement, which was re-ignited after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Protesters lay on their stomachs, some with their hands behind their backs, to simulate what Floyd would have experienced prior to his death. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

“We are here for George Floyd...this is not about white people...black, green, Mexican, Latino, it’s not about that, it’s about power, and some people have power and they use their power to discriminate to hurt others.”

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City of Sutton prepping to open pool, park equipment

Many communities across Nebraska have chosen not to open their municipal pools for the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Clay Co. Courthouse set to open Monday, June 15

The Clay County Board of Supervisors has announced that the Clay County Courthouse will re-open for the first time since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Census Bureau extends deadline for 2020 census

Census Bureau extends deadline for 2020 census

Originally the open dates to respond to the 2020 census were March 12 through July 31; however, due to COVID-19, the U.S. Census Bureau has extended the deadline to Oct. 31.

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Clay Co. begins phase 2 of DHMs

As of June 1, statewide changes went into effect for phase II of opening businesses and lessening certain restrictions that had previously been in place with Nebraska’s Direct Health Measure.

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Sutton council passes sports/rec resolution; approves work on SVFD ladder truck

In special action at a public meeting Monday, June 1, members of the Sutton City Council convened to take action on a pair of items.

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Clay Co. Courthouse working toward a re-opening plan

For the better part of a month now, elected officials at the Clay County Courthouse have been working on a plan to re-open the courthouse to the public.

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National Guard conducts COVID-19 tests in county

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Members of the Nebraska National Guard and one interpreter prepare for testing at the Clay County Fairgrounds May 27. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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A posted sign shows instructions for people coming through for testing. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

In a three-hour time slot, the Nebraska National Guard conducted (unofficially) 68 nasopharyngeal swab tests at the Clay County Fairgrounds Wednesday, May 27, as part of the TestNebraska initiative.

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Heavy rains dowse Clay County area over weekend

Heavy rains dowse Clay County area over weekend

Heavy rains last Thursday and Friday in southern Adams County and Clay County caused a little grief for rural residents near Deweese this past weekend, as the Little Blue River just northwest of Deweese came out of its banks at roads 302 and H. Much of Clay County as a whole received yet another Memorial Day weekend deluge of rainfall, with much of the county exceeding two and a half inches of rain, with several locations in and around Fairfield, Deweese, Clay Center, Harvard and Sutton exceeding three inches. Reports from the website NERain.com shared that areas in and around Edgar approached the three-inch mark as of noon on Memorial Day. An area nearly three miles northeast of Fairfield, according to the website, came one-tenth of an inch short of hitting the four-inch mark. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

For the second straight year, Clay County residents witnessed a Memorial Day weekend wrath from Mother Nature.

While rainfall totals from the 2019 Memorial Day weekend rain event were equaled by this past weekend’s rainfall totals, the majority of road flooding occurred in southern Clay County, especially along the Little Blue River.

Southern stretches of Adams County, including Roseland and Ayr, received in excess of eight inches of rain Thursday, May 21 through Saturday, May 23, causing the Little Blue River to swell out of its banks near the Crystal Lake State Park north of Ayr.

 

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Honoring their veterans

Honoring their veterans

Despite not being able to host their annual Memorial Day service, Clay Center Legion and Auxiliary members still paid tribute to the many veterans buried in the Clay Center Cemetery, and to all others who have passed on.

 

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