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Hupp appointed Clearwater village clerk

Angie Hupp has held a variety of jobs before, but had never served as a village clerk – until now.

The 39-year-old took over as the Clearwater village clerk on Oct. 19, a week after she was hired via phone during a meeting of the five-member village board of trustees.

"Honestly, it's been a pretty easy transition into being the village clerk," Hupp said. "There's a lot to learn, but it gets spread out because so much is only done once a month/quarter/year."

Hupp replaced Tina Snider, who had served as the village clerk for the past 10 years.

"She's staying on for a while to teach me the ropes," Hupp said. "I enjoy being back in an office environment. I'm excited to get to know more of the people in town."

The rural Clearwater woman works in the part-time position approximately 15 to 20 hours a week.

"I already had two part-time jobs, but several friends suggested I apply for the clerk position because they knew how much I enjoyed office work," Hupp said. "I applied, honestly not believing I would be hired."

Her two other part-time jobs are working as a waitress at Sly's Family Bar and Grill in Neligh and handling paperwork for Klabenes Construction in rural Clearwater.

"I'm lucky because all my jobs are flexible, and my bosses are willing to work with me so I can keep up with them all," Hupp said.

She has several responsibilities to perform in the position of village clerk.

"I prepare all the info for village board meetings, as well as take minutes at the meetings," Hupp said. "I am responsible for reading water meters, sending bills and receiving payments.

"I also pay bills, work with the accountants to prepare budgets and make sure the state and federal governments have all they need so the village can run smoothly," she said.

Before working at her three current jobs, she held a variety of positions, such as:

-The office manager at the Neligh News and Leader from 2014 to 2019.

-An office worker for the 2010 harvest at Farmers Pride in Neligh.

-A salesperson at the T-Shirt Factory in Neligh from 2008 to 2010.

-A proofreader at the McNally Law Office in Neligh in 2008.

Hupp also has been a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband, Ted, have three sons: 18-year-old Tyler, 16-year-old Colby and 11-year-old Damien.

"There were periods of time when I was lucky enough to be able to stay at home with our kids as well," Hupp said.

While she is not a Nebraska native, Hupp has lived in rural Clearwater for 14 years with her husband, who is originally from rural Ewing.

She was born in the state of Washington, but her family moved away from there when she was about a year old.

Hupp considers her home state to be Tennessee, where she lived around Nashville for 15 years before moving to Montrose, Colorado.

She met the man who would become her husband in Colorado, where they were also married 19 years ago.

With three jobs, three children, a spouse and a home to care for, Hupp does not have a lot of time for hobbies.

"Mostly I enjoy reading and watching movies in my free time," Hupp said. "My family and closest friends are spread across the country, so I like to spend time talking to them when we get a chance."

As far as becoming the Clearwater village clerk, she is looking forward to interacting with people who visit her downtown office in the community of about 400 residents.

"When the door is open, I would love for people to stop in, introduce themselves and say hi," Hupp said. "There's a lot of people I only know by name, so I'm always excited to put a face to the names and figure out who belongs to which spouse and family group."


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