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Henry: Producers can handle volatility

Agriculture is changing, and hogs are no exception, a local pork producer told Clay Center Lions on Tuesday.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Tiger Chorale takes show on the road
Posted: March 02, 2015

The CCCHS Tiger Chorale will have the opportunity to show off their song and dance routines on March 3 when they go on tour to the schools in Clay Center as well as one in Junction City.

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Hospital changes publication policy
Posted: March 02, 2015

On Friday, Clay County Medical Center announced the hospital will no longer release names of those being admitted into or dismissed from the hospital.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Clay Center photo running in ‘Best City’ contest
Posted: February 27, 2015

The League of Kansas Municipalities is having a contest on Facebook in the “Kansas Hometown Showdown - Round 1” photo album.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Enrollment extended for federal health care
Posted: February 26, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
County opens bids for new loader
Posted: February 25, 2015

After opening bids for a new loader on Monday, Clay County Commissioners found they have a lot of options.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Tiger teams at 4A sub-state this week
Posted: March 02, 2015

The Clay Center Tiger girls and boys varsity basketball teams will be competing in the 4A DII Sub-State Basketball Tournament this week at Chapman.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Clay Center Tiger JV defeat Concordia
Posted: February 27, 2015

The Clay Center Tiger JV boys basketball team defeated Concordia 50-40 in a NCKL game last Tuesday at Concordia. It marked the final game of the 2014-15 season for the Tiger JV team.

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Tiger freshmen lose game
Posted: February 27, 2015

The Abilene Cowboys beat the Clay Center Tigers 70-37 in freshmen basketball action last Friday night in Abilene.

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CCCHS Tiger golf to hold meeting
Posted: February 27, 2015

The CCCHS Tiger boys golf team checkout/parent meeting will be held on Monday, March 9th at 5:15 p.m. in Mr. Lane’s room, just south of the commons area. All players and their parents should attend.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Lady Tiger hold off Concordia rally
Posted: February 26, 2015

The state ranked 7th Clay Center Lady Tigers held off a second half rally by the state ranked 6th Concordia Lady Panthers to pull out a hard fought 52-51 win in varsity NCKL basketball action on Tuesday night in Concordia. Results from the Lady Tigers JV game with Concordia were not available.

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Concordia defeats Clay Center Tigers
Posted: February 26, 2015

The state ranked 10th Concordia Panthers defeated the Clay Center Tigers 73-41 in varsity NCKL basketball action on Tuesday night in Concordia. Results from the Tiger JV game with Concordia were not available.

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Friday 02/27/2015
OPINION: Creeping secrecy
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Citing federal regulations restrictions, Clay County Medical Center has decided not to publish the names of persons being admitted to the hospital, even if the patient is willing. That means for the first time in more than 100 years, beginning March 1, friends, church members and family of patients will be kept in the dark, unable to provide emotional support, cards or flowers unless they get the information on the grapevine. --Ned Valentine

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Attack on us all
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Some in the Kansas legislature are finding it necessary to punish their critics by proposing legislation making themselves less accountable to their constituents. Taking legal notices out of newspapers and hiding them on a government controlled website is one example. The target is newspapers critical of elected officials. The loser is the public. -- Ned Valentine

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Saturday 02/21/2015
Obamacare advocate: Huelskamp signs up
Posted: February 21, 2015

On Thursday, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) admitted in a town hall meeting in Clay Center that he and his wife have signed up for ObamaCare.

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LETTERS: Tax increases on farmers is not the answer
Posted: February 21, 2015

Farmers have now been added to the lengthening list of Kansas citizens who are falling victim to Governor Brownback’s reckless income tax cuts of 2012.

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Friday 02/13/2015
Brownback’s order more than embarrassing
Posted: February 13, 2015

Just when you thought the governor couldn’t get any crazier, he proves us wrong.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Don’t mess with divorce
Updated: February 11, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Some Republicans in the Kansas Legislature think it’s too easy for married couple to get a divorce.

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With water quality at Milford Lake a growing concern, funds to support agricultural best management practices (BMP’s) for water quality are available from the Milford Lake Watershed Restoratio… Comments (0)

Arts, Entertainment and Leisure

World-class exhibits with world-class help

Two individuals with Clay Center ties have helped the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan become the world-class attraction that it is and have helped with the latest traveling exhibit featuring the work of Noppadol Paothong.

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Monday 03/02/2015
LAWRENCE ANDERSEN
Posted: March 02, 2015

RANDOLPH-- Lawrence J. Andersen, 85 of Randolph, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

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RICHARD A. HUFFMAN
Posted: March 02, 2015

RICHARD A. HUFFMAN, was born at home on Feb. 28, 1929 in Clay Center, Kan., the son of Alfred and Lyla (Bell) Huffman. He departed his life on Feb. 28, 2015 at the age of 86. Richard graduated from Clay Center High School in 1947. He married Irene Affolter on Nov. 23, 1950 at the Rev. Knapp’s home. To this union were born two children, Dick and Donice. Richard and Irene celebrated 64 wonderful years together. Richard served 21 months in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Richard worked at Skinner Chevrolet for 25 years and for USD 379 for 16 and a half years. After his retirement, Richard worked part-time for Mike Wernette at American Sealant in Clay Center. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and volunteered on the Clay Center-Hayes township fire department. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Donald Huffman and grandson, Mark Huffman.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
LATHAN LANCE LONG
Posted: February 26, 2015

Lathan Lance Long, 58, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Atwood, Kan., after a four year battle with cancer.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
RANNELLS KING
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 5:57 pm

WILTON AND WESTBROOK, Conn.-- Rannells King, 82, passed away on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Wilton Meadows Rehabilitation Center in Wilton, Conn.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
JEANETTE ALSTATT
Posted: February 24, 2015

MANHATTAN-- Jeanette Alstatt, 93, a former resident of Riley, passed away Friday, Fe. 20, 2015 at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

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LOIS B. CARLIN
Posted: February 24, 2015

Lois B. Carlin, 95, former longtime Manhattan resident, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the Medicalodge Care Center in Clay Center, Kan.

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article: Don’t mess with divorce

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Monday 03/02/2015

Students learn much from Cosmosphere visit Tiger Chorale takes show on the road Hospital changes publication policy Tiger teams at 4A sub-state this week LAWRENCE ANDERSEN RICHARD A. HUFFMAN

Friday 02/27/2015

OPINION: Creeping secrecy Attack on us all Clay Center Tiger JV defeat Concordia Tiger freshmen lose game CCCHS Tiger golf to hold meeting Clay Center photo running in ‘Best City’ contest Cattlemen eyeing benefits of ground cover grazing

Thursday 02/26/2015

Lady Tiger hold off Concordia rally Concordia defeats Clay Center Tigers LATHAN LANCE LONG Hess: City has benefited from construction expertise Ramsey: City should use tax dollars better Wright: City shouldn’t go ‘halfway’ on pool Brown: City must continue working toward future goals

Wednesday 02/25/2015

CCWC wrestlers in tournament TWC wrestlers competed in tournaments RANNELLS KING City councilman challenging mayor concerned about taxes Mayor wants to continue projects started in first term Henry: Producers can handle volatility County opens bids for new loader

Tuesday 02/24/2015

World-class exhibits with world-class help Contreras: School board should protect arts, listen to community Reardon: District can improve, upgrade Peerson wants better schools for her children Frigon: Good schools are critical for economic development Abilene Cowgirls beat CC Lady Tigers Lady Tiger C team wins game Abilene JV defeat Clay Center Tiger JV Five Tiger wrestlers headed to state JEANETTE ALSTATT LOIS B. CARLIN LaVERN EDWARD LYON WEB ONLY: Supreme Court finds Nebraska liable for ‘reckless’ water use

Monday 02/23/2015

MILTON LYND THOMPSON Abilene defeats Clay Center Tigers LLOYD N. FEHR MARTHA MARIE GRAVES Candidates prefer cuts over raising taxes Cutting ‘luxury items,’ raising funds among USD-379 candidates’ proposals

Saturday 02/21/2015

Obamacare advocate: Huelskamp signs up LETTERS: Tax increases on farmers is not the answer

Thursday 02/19/2015

Congressman signs up for Obamacare DONALD G. WURTZ