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Nebraska corn, soybean, other crops to set record highs

USDA NASS Based on Aug. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 corn production is forecast at 1.83 billion bushels, up 9 percent from last year's production, according to an Aug. 10 report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 9.35 million acres, up 1 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 196 bushels per acre, up 15 bushels from last year. Both yield and production are new record highs if realized. Nationally, corn production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, down less than 1 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of Aug. 1, yields are expected to average 178.4 bushels per acre, up 1.8 bushels from 2017.

 

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Wed
08
Aug
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NCAPS Center closing in on completion

New addition at Sandy Creek Elementary/High School is on schedule to open in November

BY TORY DUNCAN

The reality that is the Nebraska Center for Advanced Professional Studies (NCAPS) is quickly becoming a big reality for the South Central Unified School District, as according to Secondary Principal Jason Searle and new Superintendent Julie Otero.

According to Searle, the new NCAPS education center is targeted to be used for the school districts pathway education program in mid-November.

 

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Wed
08
Aug
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Triple F Fest offers fun for everyone

The West Wind Band performs during a street dance, which ended Triple F Festival activities Saturday, Aug. 4.

 

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Wed
08
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Central Block Tavern owner speaks at Chamber meeting

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Aaron Sand, the new owner of Central Block Tavern, formerly known as Grandpa Jake’s/Rolfes Tavern, served as the guest speaker at the Sutton Chamber meeting Aug. 2.

Sand, his wife, Liza, and their two girls moved to Sutton from Colorado. He said they initially talked about moving back to the area to be closer to family, as he is from Omaha and she is from Sutton.

 

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Wed
08
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49 shooters compete in 2nd Annual Gus Glantz shoot

The second Annual Gus Glantz Memorial Trap Shoot was Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Harvard Gun Club, near Harvard.

Gus Glantz was a huge part of the Harvard Gun Club. He loved guns and knives. His enthusiasm for shooting sports lives on at the Harvard Gun Club. There were 49 shooters in the 50-rock class shoot.

 

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Wed
08
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6 teams play in the 16th annual Travis Carpenter tournament

Six teams competed in the 16th annual Travis Carpenter Memorial softball tournament Saturday and Sunday at Sutton’s DLD Park.

The teams competing included Advil- IcyHotColdBeer, Got Rubber, Runner- Ups, Team Hulinsky, Middle Name is M and Walk off Warriors.

The teams all played each other in a round-robin type bracket for seeding the placement games.

 

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Wed
08
Aug
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Just wing it

By Ashley D. Swanson

No matter how well I plan something, almost 99 percent of the time, nothing goes the way it’s supposed to.

Sometimes that can be good, especially because you never know what could happen, but usually on a larger scale, it causes unwanted stress and headaches. Just depends on the situation.

 

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Wed
08
Aug
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Always a uniquely special weekend

By Tory Duncan

When I moved to Clay County in June 2009, well honestly, over Memorial Weekend that year, I was really surprised at how busy Clay County was and still is with community events, school events and such.

However, there are several events that every year have become at the top of my list for meaningful events and fun to boot.

 

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Wed
08
Aug
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Land Management for 2020, beyond

Providing the latest information to operators, tenants, and land owners is the goal of a workshop titled “Land Management for 2020 and Beyond.”

This outreach program will be in Hastings at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 915 S. Baltimore Ave. at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.

Nebraska Extension Educators Austin Duerfeldt, Jim Jansen and Allan Vyhnalek are teaming up to provide this three-hour educational experience

 

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Wed
01
Aug
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THROUGH THE LENS: HARVARD CAR SHOW

Members of the Harvard American Legion and Auxiliary head down E Seventh Street for the community’s parade Saturday, July 28, during the 13th annual Harvard Veterans Memorial Car Show. Several activities followed this year’s parade, including kids games, free swimming, and sand volleyball.

 

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