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Taking Cover

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Shortly after this auction on Saunders Ave. began Saturday morning, auction goers were forced to take cover in a garage after a fast-moving storm hit the area. A downpour of rain and strong winds resulted in poor driving conditions and people to stay indoors for a while.

 

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Dollar General Store to be Built in Clay Center

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Following the approval from the Planning and Zoning Committee, as well as the Clay Center City Council, the housing sitting on the future site for a Dollar General store was burned down to make room for the 9,100 square foot building. Clay Center’s Mayor, L. Wayne Johnson said they expect the store to open in February 2017. Johnson added he believes the Dollar Store being built in Clay Center will bring people in, increasing sales tax revenue and causing more traffic to the town.

 

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Clay Center City Council Approves Sales Tax Increase on November Ballot

Unanimous approval by the Clay Center City Council promoted a half percent increase in sales taxes to be added to the November ballot. In the surrounding towns, 56 percent of them have a sales tax of one and a half percent, if not higher; the increase in Clay Center’s sale tax would not be outlandish compared to other towns.

 

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Harvard to Host Veterans Memorial Event Saturday

Activities for Harvard’s Veterans Memorial Car Show and community event will start early Saturday at 8 a.m., with the seventh annual Harvard UCC 5K/one mile run/ walk for the People’s Project. The registration fee is $10 per person, with all proceeds going to the People’s Project, which helps those in need in Harvard. The race will start at the east side of the pool; the 5K event includes 1.8 miles on gravel. Registration will be from 7-7:50 a.m., at the shed.
 
 
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Growing Confidence, Talent at Allegro Wolf Academy

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A mutual consensus about the Allegro Wolf Broadway Academy is the camp’s ability to strengthen the student’s confidence, while also giving them the free space to be themselves. Kylie Doupnik of Harvard, who has been going to the camp for three years, said, “It’s a really great experience that brings people out of their shells.”
 
 
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Harms Named Sr. Halter Showmanship Champion

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Between March and July, Erika Harms of Glenvil spent roughly 365 hours preparing for various 4-H horse shows. In that time, Harms said she started her training focusing on a goal. As the hours went by, she would then switch her focus to items that needed more work, giving the example of in showmanship, her backing needed to be worked on, so she would focus on fixing that. When it comes time to show, Harms said her favorite part is being able to be around people she enjoys showing with, as well as having a love for the sport.
 
 
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Scorching Heat Gives Way to Cooler Weather

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Record heat that scorched much of the Midwest, the state and Clay County, gave way finally to a much cooler weather pattern Sunday, July 24, bringing much needed relief to areas blasted by temperatures, that for five days straight, July 19-23, flirted with the 100 degree mark. Excessive heat warnings and advisories crippled nearly all of the Central Plains states, as high temperatures, along with high dew points and humidity levels, reached upwards of 90 percent adding to the sweltering “heat dome” that situated itself over Nebraska and Kansas for much of the past week.
 
 
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Police Chief, Parade on Harvard Council Docket

Harvard is still without a police chief after the two applicants pulled out Tuesday, July 12, Mayor Michael Boyd said. With a high need for an officer in the town, council members discussed advertising for an officer in three major newspapers across the state, while also deciding the minimum starting yearly wage for the position. Starting at a little more than $40,000, council members discussed the wage of the applicant could go higher based on their experience.
 
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Edgar Pull is Saturday

On Saturday, July 23, the Edgar Lions Club will host its annual antique tractor pull, starting at noon. Little Red Sled rules apply, with pounds reaching from 3,000-8,500. Stock classic open tractors open include those 1958 or older. Out of field will go up to 10,000 pounds.
 
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4-H More than a Hobby for Callahans

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Ask any 4-Her how much time and effort goes into preparing for the fair and during the fair, and more often than not, the answer is going to be “quite a bit.” For the Callahan family of Harvard, consisting of Mark, Michelle, Jennifer and Jayden, those hours increase as they prepare not only themselves, but five other kids for the fair.
 

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