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Reminiscing days gone by

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In August I took a vacation. Now, I know August seems like it was forever ago (at least to me it does), but that vacation stands out vividly in my mind despite the time that has passed.

In roughly four days I drove more than 1,700 miles around Nebraska. And when I say around, I mean I made a literal circle.

Obviously my starting point was Sutton, and from there I made my way up to my mom’s house in Oakland, where I spent a day and a half with her, along with visiting my siblings, grandma, niece and nephews.

Early that Saturday morning, I started my journey west, with no particular path in mind other than heading some place new.

 

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Discussions turn to thoughts and memories

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Following a long discussion this weekend with a few friends, mainly about the upcoming basketball and wrestling seasons, it took me back to the “old days,” while growing up in Shelton, the days I was a Bulldog.

While I played, there were only four classes in basketball, just as wrestling still is today; A, B, C and D.

We didn’t have the breakdowns in C and D as there are now, which honestly, I wish there would have been, because in the early 80s when I played, there were more schools in Nebraska, so Class C, which Shelton was at the time, we played many larger schools, including Gibbon, Wood River, Kearney Catholic. At least at the time they were larger.

We battled tough against the big schools, at least on the basketball court. Football, well that was another story during my run at good ole SHS.

 

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Blizzard slams county with ice, snow

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

A snow-covered car sits in a ditch southeast of Harvard on Road 319. A Sunday blizzard caused dangerous road conditions for drivers throughout the state.

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Warmer-than-usual weather kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, reaching a maximum of 63 degrees on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22), keeping relatively low wind speeds and gusts of 16 and 29 mph, respectively.

Nov. 23 and 24 continued with warmer temperatures, staying in the lower and upper 40s; however, wind speeds and gusts began to climb, hitting a high of 29 mph (speeds) and 37 mph (gusts).

Despite the welcoming warmth, weather stations forcasted blizzard conditions to end the weekend, expecting between 2 and 4 inches to hit eastern Nebraska.

 

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Sutton’s Parade of Lights set for Dec. 3

Monday, Dec. 3, Sutton’s downtown will be busy with families moving from one event to another, all for the annual Parade of Lights.

This year’s festivities will begin at 4 p.m. with a vendor and craft show at the Sutton Community center, followed by children’s ornament decorating at the library and kids cookie decorating at the bakery from 4:30-6 p.m.

Beginning at 5 p.m., the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department will have an open house complete with free hotdogs, cups of chili, coffee, and hot chocolate.

 

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NCAPS opens opportunities to rural students

BY RITA BRHEL

The effects of over-exercising; a stress-free elementary math lesson; how to diagnose a transmission problem; and starting a farrier business are just a sampling of the 48 topics to be covered by high school student presentations on Dec. 5 from 11:50 a.m. -3:30 p.m., at Sandy Creek High School.

The public is encouraged to join the audience as Sandy Creek juniors and seniors give presentations about what they’ve learned during this past semester in South Central Unified’s NCAPS program.

 

 

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16 Mustangs honored by C2-5 football coaches, 8 Sandy Creek players tabbed

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Eight Sandy Creek players were honored by the C2-5 District this year, including in front, from the left: Connor Crumbliss, Josh Shaw and Joel Shuck. In the second row, from the left, Bailey Timmerman, Dylan Schweer and Rodney McDonald. In the back, at the left is Dillon Schiermeyer, while at the right is Jon Mueller.

The Sutton Mustangs, with their run into the C-2 state semifinals, have had 16 players honored by the coaches of the C2-5 football district this year, while the Sandy Creek Cougars placed eight players on the post-season honors list.

First team selections for the district championship team, Sutton, include offensely: Jackson Perrien, quarterback, Brett Simonsen, running back, as well as Garrett Nuss and Braden Peterworth on the offensive line. On defense: James Griess, linebacker, Tyler Ohrman, defensive line and Seth George, defensive end.

Joel Shuck, Connor Crumbliss and Josh Shaw were honored as first team selections for the Cougars. Shuck as a lineman, Crumbliss as a quarterback/defensive back and Shaw as a lineman.

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Hansen qualifies for national cross country meet in Pittsburgh

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Deweese native and 2016 Sandy Creek graduate Corbin Hansen led the University of Nebraska-Kearney men’s cross country team in the NCAA Central Region meet, hosted Nov. 17 in Joplin, MO.

In doing so, Hansen, a junior on the Lopers roster, will be the lone UNK mens runner to advance to the national championships in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, Dec. 1.

 

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Thankful for family time

By Ashley D. Swanson

At this time of the year, families are bustling with activity, whether it’s school concerts, sports games, or simply preparing for the upcoming holidays.

I was thankful for a break on Sunday from the constant go that is life.

Loetta turned 16 years old! So naturally we had to celebrate her; turning 16 is a big deal.

Due to the recent births of two more cousins, our family has grown quite a bit, so although Sunday served as a break for everyone, it was busy with two new babies, as well as five other kids.

It’s rare that all of my cousins can get together, and although we were missing my brother and youngest sister, it was nice to see all of them together for once.

My family is pretty amazing. No matter how long it’s been since we’ve seen each other, when we all finally have a chance to get together it’s as if we only saw one another the day before.

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Being thankful, what’s it mean to you?

By Tory Duncan

Monday night as I was penning the Bull, I thought throughout the day Monday and the entire month of November, what/ who am I thankful for.

You see, it all began with a “challenge” from the heart I received in October. Select a person or people that you are thankful for and reach out to them. As the “rules” were laid out to me, reach out to people that maybe you haven’t seen or heard from in a long while. Maybe it’s someone you see everyday, but make an impact on their heart, as well as your own heart. Go see someone that you haven’t for the longest time. Send a card to someone that has impacted you in some way or another.

Being thankful, what does it mean to you? As you sit down at the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day, send a prayer from your heart to someone that needs a little extra pick me up; for that matter, simply let someone you know that you care!

 

 

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Harvard 3rd at TVC; Sutton 6th, SC 9th at SNC One Act

ALYSSA FERGUSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Pinocchio, played by Cory Marshall, bites Gepetto, played by Ryan Harms, in the arm during Harvard’s performance.

Harvard’s One Act team took home third place during the TVC One Act competition Tuesday, Nov. 13, while at the SNC competition at Centennial, Sutton took home sixth place, with Sandy Creek earning ninth.

At the TVC competition, Deshler took home the champion title, with Kenesaw coming in as the runner-up.

During the SNC competition, David City was named champion, while Fillmore Central earned runner-up.

Several students from each school were named outstanding actors/ actresses.

 

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