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Sutton VIP Plans for Now, Future

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This is the first 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. A look into the crystal ball of the now and future of Sutton took another big step in the right direction Wednesday, Oct. 28 as citizens and community leaders came together throughout a series of focus group meetings and events throughout the community. Driving the meetings throughout the day were members of the City of Sutton, including city administrator Jeff Hofaker and mayor Todd Mau, along with meeting moderators, Jeff Ray and Terry Meier with the consulting firm, JEO Consulting, headquartered out of Wahoo, NE.

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Sandy Creek FFA Receives NIFA Grant

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The Sandy Creek FFA chapter applied for the NIFA (Nebraska Investment Finance Authority) grant in a grant process that was open to each FFA chapter in the State of Nebraska. Available were ten $1,000 grants, and four $2,500 grants, with each chapter able to apply for the grant amount they chose through the NIFA program.

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Wed
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Looking to the Future of the District

The decision regarding the future of the South Central Nebraska Unified School District #5, which encompasses both Sandy Creek Public Schools and Lawrence-Nelson Public Schools, is up for renewal between the two districts. A decision about the future will be discussed during a special meeting to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Nelson, beginning at 6 p.m. A hopeful final decision is expected to be reached during the regular monthly meeting of the unified board on Monday, Nov. 16.

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Wed
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Oct
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A Haunting in Clay County

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Parker Sintek, dressed as a clown in the center, jumps up in attempt to scare a couple of Haunted Road Rally participants on Saturday, Oct. 24. The rally took cars full of people around Clay Center, requiring them to walk in desolate cornfields, rely on flashlights for light and go on a hunt for clues. The rally was only part of Saturday’s event, which also included a soup supper , benefit and dance.

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Wed
28
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Reinsch, Overturf to Earn American Degrees

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Two graduates of Sutton High School will receive their American Degrees this weekend, as FFA Chapter members embark on Louisville, Kentucky for the 88th annual National FFA Convention and Expo, which runs Oct. 28-31. Austin Reinsch, the son of Tom and Lynn Hofmann, and Mat Reinsch, as well as Wyat Overturf, the son of Mark and Charlene Overturf, will receive their American Degrees during an awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Clay County Relay Birthday Party Full of Purple Fun

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It’s a purple extravaganza all in celebration of birthdays which follows this year’s theme, “Paint The World Purple.” With the statement, “Official Sponsor of Birthdays,” the Relay For Life has raised the standard each year to have more and more birthdays added on to a cancer patient’s life. The Relay For Life of Clay County’s Birthday Party finally arrived, with cancer survivors and community members alike coming to visit.

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Wed
21
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‘Chillin’’ Family Fun for SC’s Second, Third Graders

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Sandy Creek hosted a family fun night for the second and third graders. The theme was “just chillin’.” Families received the book, “The Lemonade War,” and parents were to read the book with their kids.
 

 

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Fillies Stop Superior Monday Night

The Southern Nebraska Conference tournament top seeded Sutton Fillies wasted very little time to advance to the semifinal round of the SNC tournament by rolling past eighth seed Superior in straight sets in Sutton Monday night. The Fillies, behind 20 kills and eight aces, downed the Lady Wildcats 25-10, 25-18, to improve to 24-2 on the year. They ready themselves for a bout with fifth seeded Tri County, a 25-19, 32-30 winner over fourth seed David City Monday night in David City.
 

 

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A farmer harvests a field a mile north of Saronville

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A farmer harvests a field a mile north of Saronville, as the sun drops below the hills on Thursday, Oct. 15. During harvest season, combines often run long into the night in order to finish as soon as possible. -CCN Photo by Ashley D. Swanson
 

 

Wed
21
Oct
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Malaysian Students Get Firsthand Look at Harvest

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Konner Lamb, a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, came up with the idea to bring some of his friends to the Sutton area to witness what harvest season is all about. As common as that may sound, the students he brought with him were not from Nebraska—they were not even from the U.S.
 

 

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