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November 2018: Thanksgiving, Daylight Savings & More

Daylight Saving Time Ends
Daylight Saving Time ends on November 4th. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before bed on the 3rd. Daylight Saving Time is also a great time to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Just a friendly reminder that leaves cannot be pushed, blown, or raked into streets, alleys, or storm drains.

Alley Right-of-ways
Alleys throughout the city allow access to the rear of properties to upkeep utility systems. In an emergency easy access to these utility systems in a timely manner is essential. Residents are reminded to keep alleyways clear of vehicles, trees, bushes, garbage, and other obstacles. A simple rule of thumb is if you can't drive a straight line through your alley, the obstruction needs to be cleared.

Upcoming Sutton Area Chamber Events
Nov. 5- Shop Local punch card event starts.
Nov. 16- 5:30pm Chili Cook-off@ Fox Hollow Golf Course
Nov. 24- 10am Holiday Decorating @ Legion
Click here to read more.

Please Note: The Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce will not be hosting their annual Showcase in February.

Happy Thanksgiving! Hoping you and your family have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

October 2018: Halloween Safety, Fire Department Treats, & More

Fire Department Treats
Halloween is a time for fun, spooks, and goblins, but it also brings greater risk for injuries for kids. To help minimize the risks, check out these helpful tips. Click here to read more.

Fire Department Treats
Be sure to bring your trick-or-treater to the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department during trick-or-treating time on October 31st for a special treat courtesy of the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department. Click here to read more.

Leaves, Leaves, Everywhere!
Fall brings us cooler weather, the return of football, and piles of leaves to be disposed of. Leaves make a great mulch for gardens, and are the perfect filler for Halloween themed garden bags. If you would rather dispose of leaves off of your property, they are accepted in the garden waste/leaf pile at the compost dump. Click here to read more.

Winter Compost Dump Hours
Just a reminder that starting November 1st, we will begin winter hours at the compost dump. The dump will only be open Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, weather permitting. Click here to read more.

September 2018: Meet 'N' Eat, Utility Bills, and more.

Meet 'N' Eat Fundraiser
The Sutton Volunteer Ambulance Service would like to extend an invitation for everyone to join them for a Meet 'N' Eat educational event. Join our EMTs for lunch at the City park pavilion on September 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Weather permitting, there will be an ambulance visual inspection tour, plus an equipment demo. All free-will donations received during this event will be used towards equipment upgrades. Click here to read more.

Utility Bills
Utility bills are due on the 25th of each month. Penalties will be assessed on delinquent bills at noon on the 26th. Click here to read more.

Preschool Mom's Coffee
Preschool Mom's Coffee will be starting again on September 12th at the Library. Moms can enjoy a cup of coffee while the preschoolers enjoy an activity and socialization time with their peers. For more information, contact the library at 402-773-5259. Click here to read more.

August 2018: Fireworks Safety, Goodwill, and more.

By the time this newsletter reaches you, the new Medicare cards for our area should be almost completely mailed to our area. The new cards are mailed out automatically, there is nothing you need to do to get the card sent to you. So what should you do when you receive you new card in the mail? Click here to read more.

Are grass clippings and leaves on the road dangerous and illegal? The simple answer is YES! Click here to read why.

July 2018: Fireworks Safety, Goodwill, and more.

- Know your fireworkds; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting
- A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
- Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
- Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
Click here to read more.

The Sutton Volunteer Fire Department annual fireworks dislay will be held at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4th at Fox Hollow Golf Courses.

Everyone is invited to stop by the Nolde Center for Bingo July 9th and Cards every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Incorporated in 1968, Central Nerbaska Goodwill Industries employed 22 people and provided services to 11. In 2002, the name changed to Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska as our territory expanded to western Nebraska. In 2017, over 1,900 people received services, with 285 employes. READ MORE.

June 2018: Dugout Days Schedule, Can Care-A-Van, and more.

Click here to view schedule.

Can Care-A-Van
Monday, June 4th will once again see the annual Can Care-A-Van here in Sutton. The drive will be held on the west side of the Sutton Community Senior Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The goal for this year is 5,000 pounds of food. The Can Care-A-Van is an annual food drive which takes place in communities across Nebraska. It began in 1988, when Nebraska Food Pantry Network Coordinator Joanne Komenda and former KOLN/KGIN General Manager Frank Jonas worked together for Farm Aid. The partnership worked so well, it became an annual event. Since then, the Can Care-a-Van has collected over 4,000,000 lbs. of food for families in need all across Nebraska. As with the other communities that host the Can Care-A-Van, all of the food collected in Sutton STAYS in Sutton to help out our local Bread Box Food Pantry. Some of the most needed items include:
Laundry Soap
Cleaning Supplies
Paper Products
Personal Hygiene Products
Canned Soup
Canned Fruits & Vegetables
Pasta Sauce

May 2018: Dugout Days, Citywide Garage Sale and more!

City Wide Cleanup
April 28th - May 5th Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sunday. Located behind the fenced area by the water tower. Read more!

June 28 - July 1 - Discounted tickets go on sale at Astra Bank, Conerstone Bank, and City Hall Memorial Day Weekend - 24 tickets for $15. Tickets will be $1 each at carnival.

Mowing Regulations
Section 9I-24 of the City of Sutton Municipal Code states that the owner or occupant of any lot or piece of ground within the City shall keep that lot or piece of ground and its adjoining right of way free of any growth of 12" or more in height of weeds, grass, or vegeation! Read more!

Citywide Garage Sales - June 23

April 2018: Cleanup, Senior Services and more!

City Wide Cleanup
April 28th - May 5th Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sunday. Located behind the fenced area by the water tower. Read more!

Cemetery Cleanup
With the weather starting to get nicer, the Cemetery Crew would like to ask that everyone take a few moments to check out their cemetery decorations and remove any that are unsightly or damanged. Read more!

Dog Licenses
Any owner of a dog over 6 months of age living in the city must, within 30 days of acquisition, acquire a license for the dog annually on or before May 1st of each year. Read more!

Services for Area Seniors
Clay County Senior Services is available for persons 60 years of age and older. CONGREGATE MEALS, HOME DELIVERED MEALS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Read more!

March 2018: Dinner, Fun Pianos, and more!

New Medicare Cards with New Numbers
In April of 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 became law, requiring Medicare to no longer utilize the individual's Social Security number as the identifying number on Medicare cards in order to fight against fraud and identity theft. The new cards will feature a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). Beginning April 2018, Medicare will start mailing the new cards to anyone on Medicare. Nebraska is not in the initial wave for mailings, so we should begin seeing careds mailed out June 2018. Read more!

Dinner & Fun Pianos
March 24th, 2018 at Sutton Community Center. Tickesre are $35 each - RSVP by March 17th, or $250/table of 8 - RSVP by March 12th. Tickets are available at Astra Bank and Cornerstone Bank. Sponsored by the Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce. 6pm Social Hour, 7p Dinner, 8p Entertainment by 176 Keys. Read more!

Telemarketers & Phone Scams
Every year thoughts lose money to scam. Everyone is a potential target - Read more!

February 2018: Sutton Area Showcase, and more!

Sutton Area Showcase
Saturday, February 24 at the Sutton Public School. Enter drawings for free give-a-ways and get free samples from businesses! There will be a free will offering pancake feed, health fair blood draw and screenings as well! Click here for schedule of events.

Dates to Remember
Feb. 12 - Council Meeting
Feb. 14 - Preschool Mom's Coffee @ Library
Feb. 22 - Foot Clinic
Feb. 23 - Hearing Clinic
Feb. 24 - Showcase
Feb. 28 - Preschool Mom's Coffee @ Library


January 2017: To Flush or Not To Flush, Expired and Unused Medications, Nolde Center Carry in Dinner, and more!

To Flush or Not To Flush
Pop Quiz: Which of the following items should be flushed down the toilet? - Paper towels, kitty litter, baby wipes, plastic bags, diapers, rags, toys, latex gloves, paints, household chemicals, cigarette butts, dental floss, Q-tips, facial tissues, condoms, hypodermic needles, feminine hygiene products, anti-freeze, grease, presticides, flushable wipes. The answer is NONE of these items should ever be flushed down the toilet! READ MORE.

Expired and Unused Medications
If you are like most of us, there are probably medications in your medicine cabinet that are expired, or for ailments that no longer need medicated. So, what does one do with the expired and unused medications? First of all, don't flush any medications down the toilet, pour liquid medications down the drains, or throw them in the trash. READ MORE.

Nolde Center Carry In Dinner
Everyone is invided to join the residents of the Nolde Center for their carry in lunch. Everyone is asked to bring either a main dish or a salad to share. Dessert and drinks are provided. The carry in dinner occurs the first Friday of each month. Please call the Nolde Center at 402-773-4577 with any questions.


December Snow Removal, Walking Key, ATTENTION, and more!

As of December 1st, due to operational difficulties, the City marquee by the American Legion will no longer be providing messages. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Snow Removal
This is a friendly reminder that residents are required to clear their sidewalks of snow within 24 hours of the storm cessation. If you are in an area where school students walk to school or to a bus stop, we ask that the sidewalks are cleared as soon as possible (click to read more).

Walking Keys
Looking for a great alternative for exervising outside? How about a Community Center walking key. Annual costs are $35 per year for anyone aged 60 years or older, or $50 per year for any other users (click to view).

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with family, happiness, and love!


November Utilities and Fall Clean Up, ATTENTION!

If you have changed your phone number recently, please call City Hall to update your customer accout with your correct phone number. Doing so will assure that you are kept up to date with important resident information.

Utility Billing Changes
On October 9th, the City Council passed Ordinance No: 378 which makes the following changes (click to read more).

Windstream Phone Book
We are aware that the phone number listed for the City Offices under the Sutton tab in teh current phone book is incorrect. We have notified Windstream of the error for supsequent publications, but unfortunately, at this time there is nothing we can do to rectify this situation. For your convenience, we are listing all of the City phone numbers on this newsletter (click to view).

Fall Clean Up
The Sutton Lions Club is again sponsoring a Fall Cleanup Day in Sutton on November 4th. Members as well as any community volunteers will be meeting at the Sutton Park Pavilion starting at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers will be raking leaves and cleaning up yard and garden debris. Please contact Delvin Stahl at 773-4104 for more information.


October Newsletter: Halloween, Leaves, and more

Halloween Safety
Halloween is a time for run, spooks, and goblins, but it also brings greater risk for injuries for kids. To help minimize the risks, check out these helpful tips…

Leaves, Leaves, Everywhere!
Fall brings us cooler weather, the return of Football, and piles of leaves to be disposed of. Leaves make a great mulch for gardens, and are the perfect filler for your Halloween themed garden bags.

Winter Compost Dump Hours
Reminder that starting November 1st, we will begin winter hours at the Compost Dump.

Parents -
Be sure to bring your Trick or Treater to the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department during trick or treating time on October 31st for a special treat courtesy of the Sutton Vol. Fire Department.


September Newsletter: Construction, Tutoring and more

Construction Debris & Appliance Dumping
As the weather starts to get cooler, everyone tends to get in the mindset of prepping for the winter. For a majority of us, that means cleaning things up and disposing of clutter and garbage.

Math & Writing Tutoring
The library will soon be offering writing and math tutoring for 7th through 12th grade students. Tutoring sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 6th through October 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and are being offered free of charge.

Preschool Moms Coffee
This is a great opportunity for preschooler moms to gather at the library, have some coffee, and enjoy sharing with one another while the preschoolers enjoy some socialization time with their peers.

LB 840
On September 13, 2005 the City of Sutton residents in a special election approved a Sales and Use Tax of One Half Percent (1/2%) for Economic Development.

Owners of Rental Properties
If you are the owner of a rental property in Sutton and would like to be included in our Landlords List, please contact us at City Hall 402-773-4225.


August Newsletter: Eclipse, Camping, Energy and more

Solar Eclipse: Viewing Safety
We hope that by now you have already gotten your solar viewing glasses, but how can you be sure that your eyes will be protected?

Sutton’s Campground & RV Parking
The campground located at 711 N Industrial Drive features 17 total camping spots which are offered on a first come, first served basis and can not be reserved.

EnegeryWise Tip: Refrigerators
Hosting a big party where your guests are all bringing a dish? It would probably be good if the chilled foods stay chilled. Do you have enough space in your refrigerator to accommodate everyone?