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21
Oct
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State Senators Comment on Lack of Rural EMT’s

“Volunteerism is dead.” One of many statements made by paid fire and rescue members during an Oct. 9, meeting in Lincoln. The current Emergency Medical Service Board, who creates the rules and regulations EMTs must follow, is made up of almost all paid staff, according to Nebraska Senator Al Davis, who attended the meeting. The same people advocated to push the number of hours needed to become an EMT higher.
 

 

Wed
14
Oct
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Harvard Board Approves Move to Six-Man Football

After months of discussion and input from the public and school board members, the Harvard School Board voted to change to six-man football for two years, beginning in the 2016-17 school year. A 4-2 decision pushed the discussion forward, but not without some final words from board members.

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Wed
14
Oct
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HPS 2016 Musical Revealed at Extravaganza

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For one night a year, the football field is covered with students and community members, not for a game, but for music performances. The smells of various foods drift throughout the air, mixed with the soft tunes of instruments and vocals in the not-so-far distance. 

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Wed
14
Oct
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Nunnenkamp Memorial Races Set for This Saturday, Sunday

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Being a part of dirt track racing history isn’t just for great drivers. The Barb Nunnenkamp Memorial McCool 100 race event set for Saturday, Oct. 17,and Sunday, Oct. 18, is named to honor the memory of the lady who made Junction Motor Speedway possible. 

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Wed
07
Oct
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Community Involvement to Fuel Edgar’s Growth, Direction

In its initial Town Hall meeting held Monday, Sept. 21, the setting of priorities for community improvement in Edgar were clearly heard as members of the South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD). Leading the meeting, included Executive Director, Sharon Hueftle, along with the assistance of Charlie Wallace and Bobbi Pettit. Kelly Gewecke of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development was also involved during the initial meeting.
 
Wed
07
Oct
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74th Annual Harvest of Harmony Highlights Over 200 Bands

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The Harvard Cardinal Marching Band heads south on 4th Street during the Harvest of Harmony parade in Grand Island. Harvard was named one of the outstanding bands in Class D, outstanding drum majorette, overall, and outstanding aux.
 
Wed
07
Oct
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Sutton Team Inducted into Hall of Fame

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The 1991 Sutton Fillies basketball team was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Sunday at Lincoln East High School, as one of three silver anniversary teams. Former Sutton head coach John Schoneberg, at the left, is pictured on stage with team members that attended the induction ceremony. From the left is Meredith (Figi) Smith, Amanda (Liska) Ward, Janelle (Drudik) Nuss, Laurel (Stoehr) O’Malley, Kim (Bergen) Cooper, Jeni (Hust) Durfy, Tara (Johansen) Murphy, Heather (Johansen) Peterson, Kristi (Cronin) Sylvester and the teams assistant coach Tom Newman. The Sutton team was one of 27 individuals, teams and families that were inducted into the Hall of Fame, as part of the 22nd class of honorees Sunday afternoon.
 
Wed
07
Oct
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Lack of EMTs Major Issue in Rural Areas

No matter the circumstances of the call, all Clay County EMTS are volunteers, just like the fireman. They do not get a paycheck every other week, and yet, they are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week—it’s what they signed up for. In Clay County, there are about 6,500 people living in the 10 towns and surrounding farming ground. Of those 6,500 people, about 70 of them serve in the capacity of EMT. That’s an estimated 94 people per EMT.
 
Wed
30
Sep
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Procedures For Panic Button Discussed Heavily at County Board

Within each department of the Clay County Courthouse, there is a panic button which can be used in cases when a customer becomes violent or potentially violent, or in more serious cases, such as a shooting or similar incidents. Department heads met with board members and County Sheriff Jeff Franklin to discuss the effectiveness of the panic button and possible future procedures. This discussion came about after the button had been used last week by the treasurer’s office after a customer had become angry. Franklin reported that the button was pushed at 9:02 a.m., with an officer arriving at the courthouse at 9:11 a.m. The closest officers had been in Edgar and Sutton, with the officer from Edgar making it to Clay Center first.

Wed
30
Sep
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Leaders Discuss Strategic Plan, Process

Nearly 30 members of the Sutton community gathered Wednesday, Sept. 23, to kickoff what will be called a Vision Implementation Plan (VIP) for the community. Members of the Advisory Committee working with the City of Sutton and the JEO Consulting Group began working on a strategic plan for the community. “VIP Sutton,” as the plan will be called for the community, brought the gathering of community leaders together, covering a wide cross section of community leaders. 

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