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Use acid barriers to preserve your memorabilia, heirlooms

Volunteers and staff members of the Clay County and Wakefield Museums learned from a presenter from Kansas State University, that they are doing a lot of things right when it comes to preserving artifacts and records, and there are few more things they can be doing.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Manhattan Library to show video on ALEC bills
Posted: June 30, 2015

The Moderate Party of Kansas, Women for Kansas, and the Mainstream Coalition, will sponsor a showing of Bill Moyer’s “The United States of ALEC”, video at the Manhattan Library on July 15 at 7 p.m.  

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Commission buys digital cameras, considers software upgrades
Posted: June 30, 2015

On Monday, Clay County Commission discussed how they could use a grant to be better prepared for disasters.

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City/county offices, some businesses closed Friday for Independence Day
Posted: June 30, 2015

City/county offices, some businesses closed Friday for Independence Day

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Monday 06/29/2015
Washington County offers a safe place to set up transactions
Posted: June 29, 2015

Washington County Sheriff Justin Cordry has announced his department has unveiled a new public safety program called “Safe Xchange.” This program can be used for online transactions and conducting face-to-face meetings for these transactions.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Fireworks legal starting Saturday, June 27
Posted: June 26, 2015

Starting Saturday, June 27, you can buy and discharge fireworks in the City of Clay Center and the state of Kansas.

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Pioneer Festival may retire thresher, farmyard
Posted: June 26, 2015

This year’s Republican Valley Pioneer Festival and Threshing Bee  may end it threshing and other farm implement demonstrations.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Softball fields, track bids come in $388K over budget
Posted: June 23, 2015

Both softball fields and track bid packages came in over budget, though overall the school bond project has the contingency funds to cover the added expense.

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Commission agrees to buy new flooring for 4-H Center
Posted: June 23, 2015

roposed Fair Maintenance budget and expenses, Fair Board President Mike Argo asked Clay County Commissioners on Monday  to replace the flooring at the 4-H Center at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

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New Wakefield track delayed until late fall
Posted: June 23, 2015

The USD-379 school district could save about $134,000 on the Wakefield track by redesigning it, and for that reason Greg Tice, principal for Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture, recommended delaying putting it out to bid. The delay would result in the track now being built late fall and early spring between football and track seasons.

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Monday 06/22/2015
Wheat harvest starts over the weekend
Posted: June 22, 2015

Farmers have gone from wrapping up planting soybeans and gone straight into harvest wheat.  Wheat harvest started Friday in Wakefield and for other parts of the county this weekend.

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Two scholarships now available
Posted: June 22, 2015

The Clay County Educational Endowment Association has two scholarships available for college students who are USD-379 graduates.

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Cities, counties under tax lid as of July 1
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 1:27 pm

A new law passed by the Kansas Legislature this year will really clamp down on cities’ and counties ability to raise their budgets.

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Friday 06/19/2015
Wakefield sees Milford Lake levels rise slowly
Posted: June 19, 2015

Water slowly crept into the Clay County Park this week, causing a few campers to move within the park, according to reports.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
Red Cross Blood Drive to give hats to donors on July
Posted: June 18, 2015

The next Clay Center Blood Drive will be held 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, July 2 at The First Baptist Church, Fifth and Dexter streets. A free hat will be given to everyone who comes in to donate.

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Register now for Baby Walk/Crawl Contest on July 3
Posted: June 18, 2015

The Annual Independence Day Baby Crawl will be held during the Independence Day Celebration on the Courthouse Square on Friday, July 3.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 8:30 pm

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

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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 10:15 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.

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Trump's pageant woes mount with TV and contestant drop-outs
Posted: June 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from outspoken Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued to dog him Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with him and Mexico announced it won't be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest, which he partly owns.

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Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 7:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.

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USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston's troubled bid
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 8:15 pm

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics.

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Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck say they're getting divorce
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 8:15 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As regulars at a local farmer's market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family.

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Woman, 75, survived for days on pond water after Texas crash
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 6:03 pm

DALLAS (AP) — Wanda Mobley swerved to avoid something in the remote highway, and seconds later was trapped inside her wrecked car in a ravine in North Texas. The 75-year-old widow couldn't walk, yet pulled herself through the broken windshield and survived the next two days by soaking her T-shirt in a nearby pond to get water.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Fire crews make gains against damaging Washington wildfire
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 1:15 am

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.

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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 10:15 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.

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First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn
Posted: June 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some lucky Girl Scouts were set to experience the ultimate in camping Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn.

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What's next for California's contentious vaccine law
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 6:45 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.

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Daytona offers American flags in exchange program
Posted: June 30, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property.

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USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston's troubled bid
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 8:15 pm

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics.

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Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job."

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Friday 06/26/2015
Girls softball league results
Posted: June 26, 2015

Two games were played this past week in the Clay Center City Recreation girls softball league.

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Monday 06/22/2015
Mother/Junior Golf Tournament results
Posted: June 22, 2015

Fifteen teams participated in the annual Mother/Junior Golf Tournament at the Clay Center Country Club last Friday morning.

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Friday 06/19/2015
Girls softball league results
Posted: June 19, 2015

Two games were played this week in the Clay Center Summer Recreation girls softball league.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
Women's Benefit Golf Tourney results
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 11:44 am

The 2015 Women's Benefit Golf Tournament was held on Monday, June 1st at the Clay Center Country Club Golf Course. The tournament committee would like to thank all the ladies that participated and supported the efforts to raise funds for the Kid's Cafe Summer Feeding Program and the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.

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Member/Guest Golf Tournament results
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 11:36 am

The Clay Center Country Club hosted its 2015 37th annual Member/Guest Golf tournament on June 12th through the 14th at the CC Country Club Golf Course.

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Alert Road Race to be held Saturday
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 11:38 am

The 17th annual Alert Road Race will be held Saturday, Jun 20 at the Alert Covenant Church between Green and Randolph. The races include a 10K, a 5K, and a one-mile that includes the Faster Pastor Mile. The 5K and 10K start at 7:30 a.m. and the mile at 9 a.m.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
COMMENTARY: 2015 legislative session an historic disaster
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Legislators spent extended final weeks of the session (and a million dollars in overtime pay) scrambling for options, and a half-dozen competing plans emerged from burgeoning factions within the legislature.   Some of the plans were so absurd as to raise taxes on Girl Scout cookie sales

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Thursday 06/11/2015
EDITORIAL: Brownbuck passing
Updated: June 12, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Brownback has submitted an incomplete budget with tax cuts with an $800 million deficit and demanded the legislature balance it by deciding where spending should be cut, or taxes raised. Brownback gets the credos as a conservative hero for cutting taxes. Then legislators, including his right wing supporters, pay the political price by taking the fall.

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Monday 06/08/2015
EDITORIAL: Statehouse showdown
Updated: June 08, 2015 - 5:38 pm

Too few voters saw this mess coming when they voted Gov. Brownback back into office. But it wasn’t as if we weren’t warned. Brownback has told us all along what he intends to do and he is succeeding thanks to voters who trusted him and his disciples in the legislature.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
EDITORIAL: The elephant in the voting booth
Posted: April 18, 2015

Now Secretary Kobach claims he needs prosecutorial powers to continue his crusade against the phantom illegal voters -- just in case he finds one.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Fewer teachers, more administration
Posted: April 17, 2015

The USD-379 school board’s decision to hire a human resources/personnel manager during a time of cuts is exactly why legislators in Topeka want to starve education of funding.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
EDITORIAL: ‘Butch’ Hess leaving council on good terms
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 6:25 am

For years Mr. Hess has consistently been the council’s voice for railing against anything that would raise taxes because of how that would affect people on fixed incomes. If it was unnecessary, unwarranted, or even just expensive, you could count on him voting against it.

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Arts, Entertainment and Leisure

Few tickets left for singers, comedian

Great Plains Theatre in Salina have announced today that 300 or fewer tickets remain for singers Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri on July 21 and comedian Jim Gaffigan on July 30.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
ALLEN DEAN KING
Posted: June 30, 2015

Allen Dean King, 89, passed away on June 29, 2015. He was born on September 27, 1925.

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Monday 06/29/2015
MARY ELIZABETH GORDON
Posted: June 29, 2015

MILTONVALE-- Mary Elizabeth Gordon, 72, died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Miltonvale.

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Friday 06/26/2015
JAN F. OSWALD
Posted: June 26, 2015

Jan F. Oswald, 80, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Midland Hospice House.

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WILLIAM ROY “BILL” SALTS
Posted: June 26, 2015

CLAY CENTER-- William Roy “Bill” Salts, 75, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
SHIRLEY H. JOHNSON
Posted: June 24, 2015

RILEY-- Shirley H. Johnson, 70, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kan.

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JAMES L. “JIM” CARVER
Posted: June 24, 2015

CLAY CENTER-- James L. “Jim” Carver, 79, died Monday, June 22, 2015 at Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015

Manhattan Library to show video on ALEC bills Commission buys digital cameras, considers software upgrades City/county offices, some businesses closed Friday for Independence Day ALLEN DEAN KING

Monday 06/29/2015

Washington County offers a safe place to set up transactions Use acid barriers to preserve your memorabilia, heirlooms MARY ELIZABETH GORDON

Friday 06/26/2015

JAN F. OSWALD WILLIAM ROY “BILL” SALTS Fireworks legal starting Saturday, June 27 College unable to fill huge demand for wind energy jobs Pioneer Festival may retire thresher, farmyard Girls softball league results

Thursday 06/25/2015

The noise you hear only every 17 years

Wednesday 06/24/2015

SHIRLEY H. JOHNSON JAMES L. “JIM” CARVER

Tuesday 06/23/2015

Softball fields, track bids come in $388K over budget Commission agrees to buy new flooring for 4-H Center New Wakefield track delayed until late fall

Monday 06/22/2015

Wheat harvest starts over the weekend Two scholarships now available Cities, counties under tax lid as of July 1 Mother/Junior Golf Tournament results

Friday 06/19/2015

Girls softball league results HELEN OLIVER Cousins sell custom metal work Wakefield sees Milford Lake levels rise slowly

Thursday 06/18/2015

COMMENTARY: 2015 legislative session an historic disaster Red Cross Blood Drive to give hats to donors on July Register now for Baby Walk/Crawl Contest on July 3 Sisters trace father’s immigration to Clay County from Sweden Church to hold concert, ice cream social Ass’t Insurance Commissioner: ‘We’re here for the consumers’ National Guard band to play military marches Friday Women's Benefit Golf Tourney results Member/Guest Golf Tournament results Alert Road Race to be held Saturday Young singer to perform on Courthouse Square

Wednesday 06/17/2015

22-year-old receives probation for shooting friend Bees to be removed from Uniondale Church Council OK’s radio advertising, sign for pool Commission discusses plan for next ambulance City receives clean audit for 2014 Big Lakes, Conservation District ask for increases

Tuesday 06/16/2015

County to lower economic development contribution

Monday 06/15/2015

Wakefield plans car show, barbecue Hospital launches interactive website BILL JAMES ROSETTA M. “ROSE” ANDERSON Cast of ‘Wiz of the West’ meets challenge of performing 5-day play