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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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D-T, Wolverines trip up Cougars

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Keifer Anderson battles with two Wilber-Clatonia players for this rebound Saturday night, during the Cougars battle with the Wolverines. Anderson had eight points in the tough 47-32 loss to the Wolverines. Freshman Josh Shaw (53) looks on during the play.

The young Sandy Creek basketball team faced a weekend of unbeaten teams when the Cougars traveled to Doniphan-Trumbull Friday night to face the 4-0 Cardinals, before returning home to take on the 5-0 Wolverines of Wilber-Clatonia Saturday night in Southern Nebraska Conference play.

The Cardinals used a powerful second half to hold off the pesky Cougars, as after two quarters of play Sandy Creek clinged to a 27-26 lead.

Doniphan-Trumbull, however, opened up the offensive power in the second half, outscoring Sandy Creek 17-7 in the third and 18-6 in the fourth to post the 21-point win over the Cougars, cutting Sandy Creeks record to 1-4.

Junior Wyatt Mach gained 21 of the Cougars 40 points in the loss. Mach was 8-16 from the floor and 1-3 from the foul line, while sinking four threepoint buckets and four more two-point shots.

 

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Four years and counting

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Ashley D. Swanson

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By the time you read this I will have been in Clay County for four years, and tonight (Wednesday) I will be heading to my first-ever event covered in the county, that being the Giving Tree (my favorite event of the year).

My first Giving Tree will always stick out in my mind. Tory took me with him to cover the event, and I was scared out of my mind. Suddenly I was being introduced to Robyn VonSpreckelsen and interviewing her on what the event was all about. I was truly amazed at all the work and volunteers it took to make this wonderful event happen each and every year, and it’s an event I’m incredibly happy to be a part of now.

Four years isn’t a long time, especially compared to everyone else here at the office; however, my four years has granted me too many adventures to count. They have granted me several wonderful people I call friends, and just as many people I enjoy visiting with.

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Ong couple brings home state young farmers award

RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Ryan and Amy Musgrave were honored with the 2018 Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award by the Nebraska Farm Bureau in early December.

Big news came to the quiet community of Ong earlier this month when Ryan and Amy Musgrave brought home a top agricultural honor.

The couple received the 2018 Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award from the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s annual convention on Dec. 2-4 in Kearney.

“It was nice to win,” Ryan said.

The award recognizes Farm Bureau members ages 18-35 who are involved in agricultural production but have not earned the majority of their income from the farm for the past three years. Candidates are evaluated on their understanding of agricultural issues, leadership experiences, and ability to tell their agricultural story.

On the farm, the Musgraves manage a 40-head cow/calf herd consisting of registered Simmental, as well as commercial Simmental-Angus. They also run 15 head of commercial Suffolk-Hampshire sheep and have recently added commercial Boer goats to their diversified operation.

 

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Spoiling a Christmas tradition for the Duncan’s

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Tory Duncan • ccntory@gmail.com

After nearly 10 years of writing the Bull, I can never remember (because of age no less) what Christmas stories I’ve shared from my growing years in the Duncan household, but here goes nothing.

And yes, after last week and my “Ho Hummmm” thoughts, I’m getting a little more into the Christmas spirit, but I’m not quite there.

Nonetheless, I think back to when my baby sister Tara was a teeny youngster, maybe in kindergarten?

It was a tradition that on Christmas Eve, all the Duncan’s trekked to Minden to Grandpa and Grandma Duncan’s home for soup and all the Christmas goodies, especially Grandma Duncan’s one-of-a-kind, amazing popcorn balls. But it was one year that the Duncan kids, my sisters and I, “hounded” mom and dad all the way from Minden back to Shelton to open gifts on Christmas Eve night.

 

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Co. Board moves forward on adding curve to road at Inland RR crossing

Clay County is moving ahead with plans to reroute an Inland-area road in an effort to make a railway crossing safer.

County Highway Superintendent Tom Roemmich presented design options to realign a portion of Road 318 to the Clay County Board of Supervisors during its regular meeting on Dec. 18.

“I think we can get through the state pretty easy on a relax,” he said, referring to required state approval to relax road design standards that would otherwise render the project logistically impossible due to a residence in the proximity.

By seeking a relax, Clay County hopes to avoid the $1 million alternative of installing flashing warning lights and gate arms at the BNSF Railway crossing on Road 318 a half mile east of Inland.

Roemmich couldn’t provide an estimate for the road project, but explained that this is work the county can do itself rather than hire out.

“If we do it, it won’t be very much,” he said.

 

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Santa visits a joy for all ages

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Santa smiles at a young visitor during the annual Modern Mrs. Event Saturday, Dec. 15, at Harvard Public School. Following the giving out of gifts to children in the audience, Santa made his entrance, quickly acquiring a long line of children wanting to inform him of their present ideas.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves made a stop at the Sutton Community Home Thursday, Dec. 13, during the resident’s Christmas party. Here, the jolly couple make their rounds between residents Walt Becker, left, John Deepe, center, and Donitta Sheridan.

 

 

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Springer reaches 25 gallons of donated blood Friday

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Clay Center’s Kay Springer reached a huge feat Friday, officially donating 25 gallons of blood, at the Clay Center Blood Drive.

Tis the season for giving, but for Clay Center’s Kay Springer, 89, every 56 days she tries to give back to those who need the most.

Since the 1970s, Springer has been donating blood, going to blood donation centers every 56 days, hoping her levels are high enough to give that one unit of blood.

Her more than 35-years of donating began with her twin brother’s son. Her nephew was having heart surgery and it was suggested by the doctors that anyone who could donate blood would be greatly appreciated. Springer’s blood was a good match;it was the start of something she would continue to do for many years to come.

“I got some calls because my blood is rare, so I try to do it every time,” Springer said.

 

 

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‘Project GROW’ Field Day to feature national keynote speaker

Nationally acclaimed soil scientist and farmer, Ray Archuleta, “The Soils Guy,” will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural “Project GROW” Field Day in York on Dec. 12, at the Holthus Convention Center. This event is hosted by the Upper Big Blue NRD.

Archuleta is a farmer from Seymour, MO. He teaches Biomimicry Strategies and Agroecology principles on a national scale for improving soil function. He has over 30 years of work experience as a Soil Conservationist, Water Quality Specialist, Soil Health Specialist and Conservation Agronomist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He has worked in the following states: New Mexico, Missouri, Oregon and North Carolina.

 

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Hansen is 1st UNK harrier All-American since 2011

CORBY DORSEY - UNK | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Deweese native and 2016 Sandy Creek grad Corbin Hansen earned all-american honors for the Loper cross country team Saturday with a 31st place finish in the NCAA Division II cross country meet in Pittsburgh PA.

Corbin Hansen, a 2016 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and a Deweese native, has earned All-American honors for his performance in the NCAA Division II national cross country championships, this past Saturday in Pittsburgh, PA.

Hansen, a junior for the Loper harriers, ran to a 31st place finish, as the lone University of Nebraska-Kearney runner that qualified for the national meet, Dec. 1.

Hansen finished the 10K race (10,000 meters) in a time of 33 minutes, 14.6 seconds. Marcelo Laguera, from Colorado State-Pueblo earned top honors in the men’s race, finishing in a time of 31:46.4.

According to UNK coach Brady Bonsall, “Corbin ran very well at both the regional and national meets. The last four weeks of the season, he was dealing with injuries that limited his training quite a bit. He is a great competitor, though, and was able to perform at a high level at the most important meets.”

 

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