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Claeys still adjusting to head coach role

University of Minnesota football coach Tracy Claeys, a Clay Center native, says he enjoys coming home and getting out of the spotlight, especially now that he’s head coach of the Gophers.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Glavan likes what he sees in dealership
Posted: May 27, 2016

While he’s used to working for dealerships with a much higher sales volume, Jeremy Glavan, the new owner of the local Ford dealership, said he landed on a lower volume dealership for a reason.

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Four candidates file for local offices
Posted: May 27, 2016

Four candidates file for local offices

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Soldiers to speak at Greenleaf, Clifton Memorial Day programs
Posted: May 27, 2016

Staff Sgt. Andrew Hughes, training noncommissioned officer, Detachment 1, 995th Maintenance Company of the Kansas National Guard., will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony in Clifton. The ceremony, sponsored by the Clifton American Legion Post, begins at 10 a.m. in Berner Memorial Park.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
Retired first-grade teacher named Employee of the Year
Posted: May 26, 2016

A first-grade teacher who retired last year and returned as a paraprofessional was named Employee of the Year by her colleagues at the district’s “Expect Success” celebration Wednesday afternoon.

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Renowned organist to perform with orchestra
Posted: May 26, 2016

Come see a classical concert featuring our Clay County award-winning alumni, Dennis Bergin. On June 3 Dennis will join the Community Chamber Orchestra as organist in works by Handel, J.S. Bach, and Albinoni, followed by virtuoso solo organ selections by J.S. Bach and Widor.

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Substitute teacher receives ‘Helping Hands’ Award
Posted: May 26, 2016

This year’s Patti Ferguson Helping Hands Award was awarded to a recently retired elementary teacher who returned to the district as a substitute.

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Businesses, offices closed to observe Memorial Day
Posted: May 26, 2016

The compost, burn site and recycle drop-of site at Wastewater Plant will be closed through the weekend, including Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
County funds rest of Kids Cafe
Posted: May 25, 2016

This summer’s Kids Cafe is now fully funded after a donation given by Clay County Commissioners.

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Summer camps starting June 6 replace district’s summer school
Posted: May 25, 2016

This year’s Summer School program will take on different look, and is organized as a “summer camp.”

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CCCMS honors 6th-, 7th-graders
Posted: May 25, 2016

Sixth- and seventh-graders at CCCMS were recognized for achievements in an assembly  Tuesday afternoon, including fitness, perfect attendance, character awards and scholar’s bowl participation.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Pools open this weekend
Posted: May 24, 2016

Opening Day of the Clay Center Aquatic Park will be held  Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016 at noon (12:00 p.m.) weather permitting.

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Teachers receive ‘mini grants’ from foundation
Posted: May 24, 2016

The Clay County Educational Endowment Association recently awarded Teacher Mini-grants totaling $1,780 intended for use in the classroom to provide supplementary educational materials or to implement an idea which might not otherwise have been possible to accomplish.  

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CCCMS promotes 69 eighth-graders
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 1:31 pm

CCCMS Eighth-graders were recognized for academic and physical fitness awards at promotion Monday night.

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Kelley earns CCCHS valedictorian honor
Posted: May 24, 2016

Joshua Kelley, who has maintained a perfect 4.0 throughout high school, is the valedictorian for the CCCHS class of 2016.

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Friends remember Tommy Watt
Updated: May 24, 2016 - 1:28 pm

This year’s graduation will be bittersweet for the class of 2016 as they remember their late classmate, Tommy Watt.

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Monday 05/30/2016
Animal rights activists disrupt Sanders rally in Oakland
Updated: May 31, 2016 - 12:45 am

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A group of animal rights activists briefly interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally in Northern California when they jumped barricades and tried to rush the podium.

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In China, Wal-Mart meets its match: Sun Art Retail Group
Posted: May 30, 2016

At the store in Shanghai, signs promote "everyday low prices," along with temporary promotions — similar to what Wal-Mart does.

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Rapper pleads not guilty to deadly shooting at T.I. concert
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 11:06 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A rapper charged in a deadly shooting at a New York City concert hall has pleaded not guilty.

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Posted: May 30, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

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Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overridden
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 8:00 pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago taxpayers will save $1 billion on police and fire pension costs in the short term under a law the General Assembly approved Monday after some House Republicans bucked their governor, who had railed against it as a ridiculous expansion of the Illinois' growing pension hole.

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The Latest: Swimming halted after suspected shark attack
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 7:45 pm

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a suspected shark attack at a Southern California beach (all times local):

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Suspected shark attack halts swimming at California beach
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 8:30 pm

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of Memorial Day beachgoers were kept out of the water Monday as lifeguards searched miles of popular Southern California shoreline for a shark they believe attacked a swimmer the day before.

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Tuesday 05/31/2016
If Captain Cook's ship is found, whose is it? Rhode Island's
Updated: May 31, 2016 - 12:45 am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found, Rhode Island will own it outright.

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Boy, 5, dies after going under water at Michigan lake
Updated: May 31, 2016 - 12:30 am

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a lake in southeastern Michigan.

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Study will examine safety of dust near new prison site
Posted: May 31, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state is conducting a study of a proposed site for a new prison near the Great Salt Lake to determine whether there's anything toxic in the dust from the dry lakebed that could potentially pose a hazard to inmates.

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Monday 05/30/2016
Woman dies after disappearing under water at Indiana park
Updated: May 31, 2016 - 12:15 am

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old woman died after disappearing below the water while swimming at western Indiana's Cataract Falls State Recreation Area.

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Drivers in southwest Ohio could encounter I-71 lane closures
Posted: May 30, 2016

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Transportation authorities say nighttime motorists could encounter lane closures over the next two weeks on Interstate 71 in Warren County in southwest Ohio.

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Fallen Civil War soldier's letters donated to New York group
Updated: May 31, 2016 - 12:02 am

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A collection of letters a New York soldier wrote to his wife during the Civil War has been donated to an upstate historical group.

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Spanish tall ship returning to Portland, Maine
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 11:45 pm

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the participants in last year's Tall Ships Portland festival is returning.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
Clay Center Jr. Golf
Posted: May 26, 2016

The Clay Center Country Club will have Junior Golf this summer for kids who have completed 3rd grade through 12th grade. This golfing experience will include rules, etiquette, instruction and the core values of the game.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Bombers have several qualify for state
Posted: May 25, 2016

The Wakefield Bomber girls and boys track teams competed in the 1A Regional Meet last Friday at Frankfort. The Bombers qualified in several events for the 1A State Meet at Wichita next Friday and Saturday. Just the top four in each event qualify for state.

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Loader places 56th at 4A state
Posted: May 25, 2016

Clay Center Tiger golfer Brandon Loader placed 56th out of 102 competing in the 4A State Tournament at Ulysses on Monday.

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Lady Tiger track places 2nd, boys 10th
Posted: May 25, 2016

The Clay Center Lady Tiger track team placed second in their division and the Tiger boys team placed 10th in their division of the 4A Regional Meet last Friday at Eudora.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Wrestling tourney results
Posted: May 23, 2016

Four CCCHS students competed in the Kansas Freestyle and Greco Roman Wrestling Tournaments on May 8,2016.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Lady Tigers go 1-1 at 4A Regional
Posted: May 20, 2016

The Clay Center Lady Tiger varsity softball team went 1-1 at the 4A Regional Tournament on Thursday at the Rock Creek High School softball field. Conditions for the game were cool with some light rain falling.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
OPINION: Generation X-ed Out in Kansas
Updated: May 12, 2016 - 4:13 pm

In the political arena, my generation just keeps dropping the ball.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
OPINION: Gender fraud all the rage
Posted: April 27, 2016

Apparently bedazzled by the stellar success of voter ID laws to control voter fraud, state legislatures around the country, including Kansas, are now turning their attention to a newly fabricated outrage: gender fraud in public bathrooms, locker rooms and dressing rooms.

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Saturday 03/19/2016
DOG TALES: This time I couldn't say no
Posted: March 19, 2016

At least when it comes to my nieces and nephew, I have "sucker" written all over me.

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DOG TALES: Only her tail is dangerous
Updated: March 19, 2016 - 3:38 pm

Every time I come home to visit, my parents pit bull Sunny about knocks me down in greeting me.

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DOG TALES: When you can't say no
Updated: March 19, 2016 - 4:04 pm

My parents have started an informal tradition when it come to dogs: whenever someone offers them a dog that no one else seems to one, they ask my son Isaac if they should take him or her in. My son usually gets the honor of naming the new dog and he or she becomes his dog.

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DOG TALES: Sometimes the little guy wins
Updated: March 19, 2016 - 3:34 pm

Like Rodney Dangerfield, my little Shih Tzu Leonard can't get no respect.

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Arts, Entertainment and Leisure

Renowned organist to perform with orchestra

Come see a classical concert featuring our Clay County award-winning alumni, Dennis Bergin. On June 3 Dennis will join the Community Chamber Orchestra as organist in works by Handel, J.S. Bach, and Albinoni, followed by virtuoso solo organ selections by J.S. Bach and Widor.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
LUCILE (CLARK) SPARROWHAWK
Posted: May 25, 2016

INDEPENDENCE-- Lucile (Clark) Sparrowhawk, 91, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at home. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church. The family will greet visitors at the church on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Memorial contributions may be made to The First United Methodist Handicap Church Bus Fund or The First United Methodist Church Ministerial Discretion Fund. Please make checks payable to, The First United Methodist Church and note which fund you would like to have your memorial go too, memorials may be left with the Chapel.

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NEAL LELAND HARRISON
Posted: May 25, 2016

LYNNWOOD, Wash.-- Neal Leland Harrison, 88, died on May 15, 2016.

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Monday 05/23/2016
ADAM DUANE DALLINGA
Posted: May 23, 2016

MORGANVILLE--Adam Duane Dallinga, 36, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Salina Regional Health Center.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
SHERRYL DARLENE NOWLING
Posted: May 18, 2016

CLIFTON-- Sherryl Darlene Nowling, 58, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan, Kan.

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MARION ‘SAM’ BUTTERFIELD
Posted: May 18, 2016

Marion “Sam” Butterfield, 96, died May 15, 2016, in Hutchinson.

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
DONNA FULLER
Posted: May 17, 2016

MORGANVILLE-- Donna Fuller, 73, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Morganville, Kan.

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Friday 05/27/2016

Claeys still adjusting to head coach role Glavan likes what he sees in dealership Four candidates file for local offices Soldiers to speak at Greenleaf, Clifton Memorial Day programs

Thursday 05/26/2016

Clay Center Jr. Golf Retired first-grade teacher named Employee of the Year English teacher named Secondary Teacher of the Year Special ed. teacher named Elementary Teacher of the Year Renowned organist to perform with orchestra Substitute teacher receives ‘Helping Hands’ Award Lt. Col. (ret.) James to speak at Memorial Day service Businesses, offices closed to observe Memorial Day

Wednesday 05/25/2016

LUCILE (CLARK) SPARROWHAWK NEAL LELAND HARRISON Bombers have several qualify for state Hospital releases plans for addition County funds rest of Kids Cafe Summer camps starting June 6 replace district’s summer school CCCMS honors 6th-, 7th-graders Loader places 56th at 4A state Lady Tiger track places 2nd, boys 10th

Tuesday 05/24/2016

Pools open this weekend Teachers receive ‘mini grants’ from foundation CCCMS promotes 69 eighth-graders Kelley earns CCCHS valedictorian honor Friends remember Tommy Watt

Monday 05/23/2016

ADAM DUANE DALLINGA Wrestling tourney results POLLMAN: Learn from the past KELLEY: Seek the truth Braden: Laugh, don’t be afraid of challenges Wakefield High honors 31 seniors 28 of 78 graduates earn honors at CCCHS

Friday 05/20/2016

Alumni banquet planned May 28 in Wakefield Bench donated in memory of Garfield School secretary Total Addiction receives state retail award Lady Tigers go 1-1 at 4A Regional

Thursday 05/19/2016

Tiger golf team places 7th at regional More offered at Kids Cafe this year Tiger Sharks make swim meets family friendly, more relaxed

Wednesday 05/18/2016

SHERRYL DARLENE NOWLING MARION ‘SAM’ BUTTERFIELD Tiger track hosted the NCKL Meet Commissioners review window repair project CCCHS drama, debate, forensics students gear up for next year ‘Click it or Ticket’ on its way Council tables bowling alley request City approves 5-year IRB’s for $1.7M Farmway bin

Tuesday 05/17/2016

47 seniors honored at Scholarship Night Tiger News Television produces student-driven creations