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Sutton Fire Dept. Hosts Banquet, Award Ceremony

Incoming Officers for 2015-17, L-R: Larry T. Nuss, Executive Board; Rex Kreutzer, President; Tracey Landenberger, Assistant Chief; John Schurman, Chief; Ty Itzen, Vice President; Alan Quail, Executive Board; Marvin Brummer, Executive Board. -Courtesy Photos  
 
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Leopold Award to Shaws

by Steve Smith, UNL Communications Ronnie Green, Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and vice president for agriculture and natural resources for the NU system, has been appointed to the position of interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UNL, Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced April 13. Green, who has been with the university since 2010, will continue in his IANR role during the interim period, which will begin July 1. The appointment is pending approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
 
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Leopold Award to Shaws

Shaw Family Farms were honored on Friday, April 17, by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts with the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award, as presented by the Sand County Foundation in partnership with the Nebraska Cattlemen, Cargill and the Nebraska Environmental Trust   
 
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CCN Third in Overall Sweepstakes

For the second straight year, the Clay County News was third overall in the annual Loral Johnson Sweepstakes competition during the 141st annual Nebraska Press Association’s convention held this year at the Downtown Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Lincoln. Earning 21 total awards within the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest, CCN finished in second place for the Class B Sweepstakes award. This marks the third straight year that the paper has finished in the top two in its class, after winning  lass B for their work in 2012 and 2013. This year’s runner-up finish for the Clay County News, behind the Grant Tribune-Sentinel, was judged by the Arizona Press Association. 
 
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Accidents Keep Departments Busy

Two, single car accidents sent one woman to the hospital and killed one man. Linda Hansen of Superior, was traveling from Harvard to Superior north of the Highway 6 and 14 southbound spur, when she took her eyes off the road momentarily to adjust the heat. When she looked back at the road, her car was in the ditch and she struck a tree, Clay County Sheriff Jeff Franklin said. Her 2003 Buick was totaled and Hansen was taken by Clay Center EMTs to Mary Lanning in Hastings.

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One Harvard, Five Sandy Creek Students Qualify for National FBLA

The Harvard and Sandy Creek FBLA teams headed to state in Omaha, on April 9-11, bringing home both national qualifiers and state awards. From Harvard, Kylie Doupnik earned third place in Help Desk, making her a national qualifier for Chicago. She also earned an honorable mention in Keyboarding Knowledge. Alyssa Novak earned seventh place in Agri-Business and an honorable mention in Accounting I.

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It’s Spring Storm Season...

The first real taste of the spring storm season touched much of Clay County early Sunday evening, when anywhere from a half to over an inch of rain fell in parts of the county. Storm clouds, like those above, remind us that it is the season for spring storms to pop up out of the blue.

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Sutton Council Approves Plat, Special Exception Use Permit

Members of the Sutton City Council, on Monday night, approved the Plat for the West Addition, better known as the Baseball/Softball Complex that is currently under construction, as well as a special exception use permit for Mike Ford, owner of Abat Lerew Construction. In both cases, Sutton’s Planning and Zoning Board approved the Plat and Ford’s permit,forwarding them on to the council for final approval during their monthly meeting held Monday night. The acceptance by the council of the West Addition Plat allows future construction to take place in the area just east of the new ball complex. It also makes it possible for upgrades to the waterand sewer to take place, if the Sutton Council should accept bids during a special meeting held next Monday, April 20. The meeting will be held in the council chambers at 7 p.m.

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Fuehrer Free on Bail, Hearing set for April 22

Ervin C. Fuehrer was released from Fillmore County jail on April 1, after being arrested March 19, for shooting his brother, Stephen Preslicka. Fuehrer, 60, and his brother, both of Grafton, met at Fuehrer’s garage in Grafton on Thursday, March 19, to look at some metal work.
 
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The Great Easter Egg Hunt...

Kids run for Easter Eggs during the Della Keasling Memorial egg hunt Saturday, April 4, at the Harvard Rest Haven. The hunt is in memory of Keasling, who was a resident at Harvard Rest Haven for eight years.
 

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