Wed
09
Jan
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Government shutdown is hurting Americans

RAMBLES

Ashley D. Swanson

ccnashley@gmail.com

Our country’s current partial government shutdown is on its way to becoming the longest in history. As of Jan. 8, the shutdown was on day 18, tied with the second longest shutdown in government history in 1978.

The longest shutdown was in 1995, which lasted 21 days. By Saturday, we’ll have exceeded that.

A wall in the amount of more than $5 billion started the shutdown. After the president was not granted his billions of dollars to construct a wall on the southern border, and no compromise could be found, the government went into partial shutdown, as, thankfully, several areas of the government’s funding had already been passed.

However, some areas had not, such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, and the Department of Agriculture, to name a few.

 

Wed
09
Jan
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Cardinals roll past Warriors, fall to Kenesaw Blue Devils

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sophomore Ben Okraska drives in for two of his 10 points in the Cardinals’ 54-14 win over Red Cloud Friday, Jan. 4.

Harvard earned a huge win over Red Cloud Jan. 4, taking the 40-point win, before falling to Kenesaw, 63-28, Jan. 5, leaving the team at 6-3 on the season.

Harvard’s gymnasium was filled with the sounds of intense pounding throughout the first quarter, as the Cardinals and Warriors consistently fought for the ball, resulting in several turnovers and pushing the boys in a constant run up and down the court.

Despite Red Cloud’s urgency to grab and sink the ball, the Cardinals used runs of 10-0 and 20-6 in the first half to secure their strong lead. Adding to Harvard’s handle of the ball were 30 rebounds; rebound leaders were Noah Okraska with eight, and David Reazola and Steve Brand with five each.

Going into the second half, Harvard’s advancement in points showed, as the team posted 15 points in the third, compared to Red Cloud’s five.

 

Wed
09
Jan
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SCUD students begin classes in NCAPS addition

Students at South Central Unified returned to school after the Christmas break with a new set-up for their classrooms. The recently-opened addition to Sandy Creek campus was fully experienced by students on their first day back for the new year, offering open classroom styles, much like those found in a college setting.

 

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Wed
09
Jan
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The three-point shot mental block

BULL

Tory Duncan • ccntory@gmail.com

Three-point shots in basketball can certainly be a huge game changer, and while I didn’t play high school basketball in the era of the three-point shot, I can only share what I see and think about what it does and doesn’t do...from my perspective.

There is no doubt that the shot has had a big impact on the game, and IF a team has players that can shoot it with reasonable accuracy, it truly is a huge weapon, if you will. Saturday, as I was watching some youth basketball in Lincoln, namely watching my nephew Rowen, it occurred to me with some kids how the three-point shot is ruining the game, or more specifically, how it is impacting individual kids in a negative way and ruining their form because of the way so many kids have to shoot it from nearly 20 feet away from the hoop.

 

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09
Jan
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Clay County officials take oath of office Jan. 3

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

County officials were sworn in to their continuing or new positions Thursday, Jan. 3, taking an oath of office and making the first step at a new year. Here, Clerk Magistrate Julie Bergen swears in people for county board, treasurer’s office, clerk’s office, assessor’s office, sheriff’s department, district court, and attorney.

 

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09
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2018 Year in Review • July - December •

OCTOBER

Memorial Health, based in Aurora, announced the construction of a new clinic in Clay Center, which is expected to be complete by summer 2019. The new clinic is being constructed at the site of the current Clay Center Clinic, without interruptions to daily happenings.

JULY

The 4-H group, Minute Milkers, celebrated 70 years and began with leaders Royce Hendrix (leader) and Earl Hoppens (assistant leader). When the club first came into existence, members were of Fairfield; however, members are now from Fairfield, Deweese, Edgar, Glenvil, and Clay Center.

AUGUST

Fundraising efforts allowed the Sandy Creek’s Cougar Pride Booster Club to unveil a 2004 SETRA S417 56 passenger charter bus the club had purchased, during a football game. The bus was added to Sandy Creek’s transportation fleet to make activity trips a bit more comfortable.

 

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09
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SPS Board discusses NSCAS scores, window project

NSCAS scores and updates on the upcoming energy project were discussed at Monday’s Sutton School Board’s work session.

Elementary Principle Shawn Carlson reported some grades have bounced back from the change in the reading test from 2017 to 2018.

Due to yet another change in the assessment by the state, math scores took a dip this year.

 

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09
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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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09
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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
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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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