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Sandy Creek’s Ashley Borer and Stan Essink gave a tour of the NCAPS addition to Central Community College-Hastings president Jerry Wallace on Sept.

5. Also included in the tour was Dr. Nate Allen, dean of Skilled and Technical Sciences; Mark Funkey, associate dean of Skilled and Technical Sciences-Hastings; Jason Davis, associate dean of Skilled and Technical Science-Columbus; and Scott Volk, vice president of MetalQuest. Here, the group talks to SC’s secondary business teacher Nanette Shackelford, sitting down at the right.

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Sandy Creek’s Ashley Borer and Stan Essink gave a tour of the NCAPS addition to Central Community College-Hastings president Jerry Wallace on Sept. 5.    To read... + continue reading
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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

The Schlick family earned the grand marshal plaque and ribbon during the 37th Old Trusty Show Saturday and Sunday in Clay Center. Pictured is, from left: Lee Sherman, presenting the plaque and ribbon, Mike Schlick, Patty Britton, Levi Schlick, Joyce Schlick, Jacob Schlick, Ann Schlick, Caleb Schlick holding Aiden, and Lyndsay Schlick holding Rafe.

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When it comes to Old Trusty, which hit its 37th year last weekend, everyone in the Schlick family is involved in some way. The family got their foot in the door of Old Trusty during the first... + continue reading
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Evelyn June Aufdenkamp, a former longtime editor of the Clay County News, passed away in O’Neill on Thursday, Sept. 5. Aufdenkamp began working at the Clay County Leader in Clay Center in... + continue reading
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Sandy Creek Public School is among 42 organizations statewide, representing 28 communities, to be recognized for excellence in providing a worksite wellness program to its employees. Brenda Searle... + continue reading
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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

A cell phone photo shows the before look of the future John Deere Museum in Fairfield, prior to renovations starting.

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Wolfe took some renovation ideas— such as the customer service counter—from the 1998 Two-Cylinder January - February edition magazine seen here.

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Brian Wolfe stands by his Model D John Deere tractor. Wolfe is currently renovating the former Chicago Lumber Comapny’s John Deere shop and store in south Fairfield.

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Some John Deere signs Wolfe found hang on a wall in what used to be the mechanic shop.

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A couple of John Deere oil filters sit on a shelf behind where the customer service desk is being constructed.

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On Jan. 22, 1953, the Chicago Lumber Company in Fairfield hosted a John Deere Day, featuring “several films showcasing the latest developments in this John Deere line of machinery,” a... + continue reading
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Coming off of a sluggish opening half of play in the season opening game at North Platte St. Pats, the Sutton Mustangs defensive efforts have been heard loud and clear for six straight quarters of play, spanning back to the second half of the 17-7 win over the Irish. Game two would pit the Class C-2 fifth-ranked Mustangs against sixth-ranked... + continue reading
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Harvard added another win and two losses to their season, following tournament play Thursday, Sept. 5. Against Shelton, the Bulldogs took the first set, 25-20, and kept the Cardinals at bay in the second with a 25-16 win. Juniors Morgan Juranek and Paisley Longoria were strong attacking components for the Cardinals, hitting four and three... + continue reading

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The 37th annual Old Trusty Antique and Collectors Show is set for Sept. 7-8, at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Events begin at 8 a.m. both days, ending at 8 p.m., Saturday and 5 p.m., Sunday. This year’s feature are John Deere tractors, engines, and equipment. Per day the cost is $7 for adults; youth ages 6-12 is $1; and children 5 and... + continue reading
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TORY DUNCAN & ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

TOP: Saronville was no exception to the recent flood warnings issued by the National Weather Service, as seen here, heading south out of town Tuesday morning.

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Between Aug. 21 and 27, Clay County experienced some sort of percipitation each day, with the most rain falling on Friday, Aug. 23, with 2.52 inches, according to NeRain reports. The Little Blue River, which runs south of Deweese on the county line of Clay and Nuckolls, also recorded a high level of rain fall on Aug. 23, accumulating 3.78... + continue reading
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During the annual Back-to-School Picnic Aug. 13, Harvard Public School staff welcomed students back for another year. Featured at the picnic were a bounce house, yard games, and other activities, such as the Soak ‘N’Wet, where students tried their luck at hitting a target, which would releases water onto the participants head. Carrie... + continue reading

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Junior Quarterback Cade Wiseman eyes a gap in the line to run through thanks to the block of senior lineman Eli Skalka (65). Wiseman had 105 rushing yards and 42 passing yards in the 16-0 win over Wilber Clatonia, helping the Mustangs improve to 2-0 on the year.

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Coming off of a sluggish opening half of play in the season opening game at North Platte St. Pats, the Sutton Mustangs defensive efforts have been heard loud and clear for six straight quarters of... + continue reading
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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Harvard’s Delainey Gaughen battles with Franklin’s Michelle Falkenstine during action in Harvard Thursday, Sept. 5. Harvard would win one of three matches, beating Red Cloud, but falling to both Franklin and Shelton.

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Head coach Jack Shadley, along with coaches Brian Shaw and Trae Ramer talk to their team following the Cougars 22-15 win over Southern Valley. It was the Sandy Creek programs first win since a 31-10 win over Wood River on Oct. 14, 2016. Sandy Creek will return home this week to take on Shelby-Rising City.

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior quarterback Connor Crumbliss breaks upfield on this run in the Cougars’ seven point win over Southern Valley. Crumbliss ran for 79 yards and passed for another 95 in the win. Also shown is Sam VonSpreckelsen (51) and Jason Brockman (55).

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

A host of happy Cougars soak in their 22-15 win Friday night just moments after Sandy Creek beat the Eagles of Southern Valley.

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Coach Brian Shaw talks with his defensive warriors late in the action Friday night of the Cougars’ 22-15 win over Southern Valley. Pictured with Shaw is Christian Shearer-Akerly (71), Hunter Steinbach (29) and Connor Crumbliss (7).

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Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a magic wand. To be able to redirect life as it passes by, maybe tweak or change a few things. If I had a magic wand, one of the first things I... + continue reading

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Dave Beck makes his way forward during the annual tractor pull Sunday during Old Trusty.

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Old Trusty kicked off the weekend with its annual trail ride, as seen below, and tractor drive, above, on Friday, Sept. 6. Here, Lynn Sorensen of Ong pulls out of the Clay County Fairgrounds, headed... + continue reading