Wed
09
Jan
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Apps being accepted for NE WIFE Cynthia Thomsen scholarship

Nebraska Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) is sponsoring three $1,000 scholarships in 2019. WIFE is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving profitability in production agriculture.

The one-year scholarships are available to any woman living in Nebraska who will begin their SECOND YEAR OR ABOVE at a college or technical school in a field related to agriculture.

Courses may include but are not limited to: Agronomy, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and Extension Educator.

 

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Wed
09
Jan
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Outlining upcoming clinics, workshops

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FROM VANDEWALLE
Brandy VanDeWalle
UNL Extension Educator Clay County & Fillmore County

CROP PRODUCTION

CLINIC - YORK

The 2019 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Session topics will include cover crops, cropping systems, crop residue removal, soil nutrition, irrigation, pest management and marketing. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will be at five sites in January and include pesticide applicator recertification training at each. The closest program location for our area is scheduled for Jan. 16, at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave., York.

“Individual clinics will be customized to address topics specific to that area of the state, allowing growers to get research-based information on the issues they face locally,” Chris Proctor, weed management extension educator and clinic coordinator, said.

 

Wed
26
Dec
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Mustangs blister Centura

JORDYN HULINSKY | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Jordan Davis goes in for a block during the Mustangs’ 73-46 win over Centura. Davis had a team high 13 points as Sutton improved to 6-0 with the win.

The Sutton Mustangs remain perfect on the season after a 73-46 dismantling of the Centura Centurions Thursday night in the Sutton Dome. Paced by a night that would see the Mustangs shoot just over 61 percent from the floor and 60 percent from the foul line. The Mustangs offensive power remains strong, averaging just under 73 points per game, while just as impressive, allowing only 39 points per game on the defensive side.

Three Mustangs would reach double figures in the big win over the Centurions, with Jordan Davis leading the way with 13 points. Garrett Nuss and Cade Wiseman followed with 11, while Kyle Baumert and Jacob Haight hit for nine each in the win.

 

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Wed
26
Dec
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County student-athletes earn academic honors

The Nebraska School Activities Association has announced the 2018 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association Academic All-State awards for this past fall activities season.

Five Harvard student-athletes have been named for seven honors, including, Celina Chrisman and Elizabeth Fields in girls cross country, Noah and Ben Okraska in football and Fields and Ashley Nierman in play production. Nierman was honored in volleyball as well.

 

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Wed
26
Dec
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Mission: Keep 2019 resolutions

RAMBLES

Typically, New Year’s resolutions fall under the following three categories: eat healthier, get more exercise, and save money.

I’m guilty of making all three of those resolutions, and I always fall back into my usual routine of eating unhealthy food, lazying on my couch when possible, and not having the option of saving money.

Going into the new year I wanted good resolutions that I know I would stick to, and ones that I knew were obtainable. Simply saying I want to eat healthier is too broad a resolution. That could mean drinking more water and no soda, or reaching for some fruit instead of that candy bar. However, I never focused in on exactly what goal I was trying to accomplish by stating, “I want to eat healthier in [insert year here].”

In searching through Google, I found some resolutions I believe I can stick to and have fun with; maybe some of these will fancy your interest too.

Wed
26
Dec
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Santa stops in Edgar

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

ABOVE: Blaine Schroer tells Santa she wants presents for Christmas this year. LEFT: Landen, left, and Hayden Watson give big smiles to their parents while visiting with Santa in Edgar Dec. 19.

 

 

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Wed
26
Dec
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County OKs funding for 10 community projects

Even an updated sign can go a long way for a community.

Three signs were among the projects benefiting from grants approved by the Clay County Board of Supervisors during its regular meeting on Dec. 18 at the courthouse.

“Since 2010, we’ve given $31,000 total,” Pam Maynard, of the Visitor’s Promotion and Improvements Committee, said. “To me, that’s really a phenomenal number for our county.”

The committee recommended a total of $6,850 to be dispersed among 10 projects.

Applications are submitted annually to the committee, which reviews and finalizes a list of recommendations to receive grants.

“We like to think of ourselves more as gap financing,” Maynard said.

Small projects may be fully funded, while larger projects usually receive a partial grant. Some projects are long-term or recurrent, and may be eligible for grants in multiple years.

Included in this year’s funding are four improvement projects:

 

Wed
26
Dec
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Clay Co. Giving Tree through the lens

Several volunteers of all ages came together to help at the 33rd annual Giving Tree wrapping party Dec. 19.

RITA BRHEL & ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Even before 5 p.m. rolls around, the fairgrounds are bustling with activity. Presents are being brought inside, and bags and signs are being organized on the east side of the building.

The familiar sights and sounds can only be the annual Giving Tree’s wrapping party, and before organizers know it, families are arriving, touting scissors, rolls upon rolls of wrapping paper, and tape.

Within only an hour and a half, the 407 gifts lining the west and south walls of the Clay County Fairgrounds Activities building were wrapped and sorted.

Four of the many volunteers—Garrett, Gavin, and Emma Fischer, along with their friend Paige Biltoftwere happy with another year of the Giving Tree.

“I like helping give to other people,” 13-year-old Garrett said; his mom estimated the family has been coming to the annual event for about 10 years.

Wed
26
Dec
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LBNRD Certification of acres, training coming up

Water Quality Subarea Reports are currently being sent out to operators within the subareas of our district. These reports offer valuable insight to our staff and board of directors on farm management practices and the impacts they have on our aquifer. You might notice these forms have changed from previous years.

If you have any questions on how to fill out these forms, please contact Donnie Engelhardt, assistant manager of the Little Blue NRD, and he will walk you through the steps.

If you are a more tech-savvy person and would like to utilize the pdf fillable form, you can access that form on our website under fillable forms.

Please note you will need to download the form to submit it to our office via email. Don’t forget to submit your soil testing reports as well!

Wed
19
Dec
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Mustangs continue to roll

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

As Sutton’s Seth George defends this Hastings St. Cecilia player, he and his teammates gain an added boost from Sutton’s student body Friday night to help add energy to the Mustangs 70-42 win over the Bluehawks and keep their perfect 5-0 season intact.

The Sutton Mustangs continued their dominance on the hardwood during week three, as the Mustangs rolled over both the Eagles of Bruning-Davenport/Shickley on the road, 58-26, and gained a huge 70-42 home win over the Bluehawks of Hastings St. Cecilia, improving to 5-0, while carrying a huge offensive advantage thus far into the season.

Sutton, who outscores opponents by an average of 72.6-38.4, has turned up their play on both ends of the court in its first five games of the season.

A trip to Davenport on Tuesday, Dec. 11, would see the Mustangs outscore the Eagles 31-11 in the first half, before going on a 27-15 second half run to record the 32-point win over the previously unbeaten Eagles.

Junior Jacob Haight led the Mustangs offensively with 12 points, while senior Eli Stengel and sophomore Cade Wiseman hit for nine points each. In all, nine Mustangs hit the scoring column in helping Sutton improve to 4-0.

 

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