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Take simple steps to prevent ID theft

Identity theft can happen to anyone and isn’t necessarily high-tech, Kansas Assistant Attorney General Adrian  Serena told seniors in a seminar on Friday.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Costa Rican student helps teach Spanish
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 1:17 pm

Julie Hughes, the Spanish teacher at Clay Center Community high school (CCCHS) has been joined for the rest of the year by a college student.

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National Day of Prayer set for Thursday
Posted: May 04, 2015

Pastors and a Christian school will celebrate National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

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Art students inspired by statewide competitions
Posted: May 04, 2015

Clay Center Community High School (CCCHS) supports artists as they go to three art shows: one at Fort Hays, one at Concordia and the NCKL show, which this year is in Marysville.

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Friday 05/01/2015
New pool to open on Memorial Day
Posted: May 01, 2015

Work on the new municipal pool complex is accelerating as a Memorial Day target date for opening approaches. Workers put in the last of the 14,000 square feet of concrete deck and are ready to install the black chain link fencing surrounding the facility.

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First-graders share unusual dinosaur facts
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 1:11 pm

First-graders at Lincoln Elementary shared a lot of fun facts about dinosaurs this week as part of the annual dinosaur museum project.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Committee aims for insurance increase to not affect employees
Posted: April 30, 2015

A proposed health insurance premiums increase would drain the city’s reserves if it goes through as proposed.

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Committee agrees to buy easement with sewer hook-up
Posted: April 30, 2015

The city will agree to allow a business in the county to connect to the sewer after they are annexed into the city in exchange for a sewer easement through their property.

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Fund-raisers to benefit man fighting leukemia
Posted: April 30, 2015

About a year ago, soon after his son was born, Jon Kirtley was diagnosed with  chronic myeloid leukemia.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Seminar on senior consumer fraud set for Friday
Posted: April 28, 2015

Kansas Assistant Attorney General Adrian  Serena will present a seminar on senior consumer fraud on Friday, May 1, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.  in the Apollo Towers dining Room, 330 W. Court St. Everyone is invited.

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Judge honored
Posted: April 28, 2015

Judge David Stutzman was honored with the 2015 Crime Victims Service Award for Criminal Justice last week.

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County repairs 12th Road bridge
Posted: April 28, 2015

The County’s Road and Bridge Department kept from having to completely replace a bridge with a  half-day of  reworking dirt back walls and adding rip-rap.

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First-graders to hold dinosaur museum this week
Posted: April 28, 2015

The first-grade classes invite you to their Dinosaur Museum this week. Students have spent the last few weeks creating their dinosaurs and habitats, and now it is time to show them off.

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Drill team seniors to hold final performance
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Five high school seniors from the Clay Center Drill Team will close out their high school performances at the Slagle Studio Spring Recital Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the CCCHS gym. Pictured are, Morgan Slagle, Rylee Reed, Tori Ihnen and Senior twirler Erika Swaim. Jill Vesta (not pictured) will also perform.

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County repairs 12th Road bridge
Posted: April 28, 2015

The County’s Road and Bridge Department kept from having to completely replace a bridge with a  half-day of  reworking dirt back walls and adding rip-rap.

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Four arrested for drugs
Posted: April 28, 2015

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jennifer Marie Groves, 34, on Friday, April 24, for possession of depressants, stimulants, hallucinogenics. Groves remain in Clay County Jail as of Monday morning on a $1,500 cash or surety bond.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 10:00 pm

Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday.

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 8:30 pm

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

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AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:30 pm

David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said.

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Oscar-winning writer of 'Dances With Wolves' novel dies
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 7:30 pm

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Blake, the writer whose novel "Dances With Wolves" became a major hit movie and earned him an Academy Award for the screenplay, has died.

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'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 7:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.

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UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writing
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:45 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.

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Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions
Posted: May 04, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 10:00 pm

Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday.

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The Latest on prophet cartoon case: SWAT helped kill gunmen
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:15 pm

8:15 p.m. CDT

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Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

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AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:30 pm

David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said.

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Internment art to be displayed at California museum
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 8:15 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.

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China-inspired couture on Met Gala red carpet
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 8:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Wintour wore an orange and red floral couture look from Chanel as she walked up the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to kick off the gala that raises millions for her museum namesake: the Anna Wintour Costume Center.

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UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writing
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:45 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Tiger baseball splits games
Posted: May 04, 2015

The Clay Center Tiger varsity boys baseball team split games with Rock Creek last Friday in Clay Center. Rock Creek rolled to a 17-0 three inning win in the first game and Clay Center came back with a 5-4 win in the second game to earn a split in the non-league double-header.

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Wakefield track places second, sixth
Posted: May 04, 2015

The Wakefield Bomber girls and boys varsity track teams placed sixth and second respectively at the 11 team Manhattan Small School Meet at Cico Park in Manhattan last Thursday. The Lady Bomber team had 45.50 points and the Bomber boys team had 115 points.

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Tiger varsity golf team places third
Posted: May 04, 2015

The Clay Center Tiger varsity boys golf team hosted the annual seven team Clay Center Invitational last Thursday. The Tiger team carded a best four-man score of 331 for a third place finish.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Bomber track teams place 1st, 4th
Posted: April 30, 2015

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Tiger JV track teams place 3rd, 5th
Posted: April 30, 2015

The Clay Center Tiger girls and boys JV track teams placed fifth and third respectively at the Chapman JV Meet on Tuesday. The Lady Tiger team 68 points and the Tiger boys team had 107 points.

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Lady Tigers go 3-1 in softball games
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 2:08 pm

The Clay Center Lady Tiger varsity and JV softball teams went 3-1 in NCKL double-headers at Marysville on Tuesday. The Lady Tiger varsity team split games with Marysville and the Lady Tiger JV team won both of their games with Marysville.

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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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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Oh, the places we could cut!
Posted: March 25, 2015

With school funding an issue again, the old-timers are wagging their jaws about the good old days, when Chuck Stuart was superintendent.

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Friday 03/13/2015
A vote for ‘block grants’ is a vote against rural schools
Posted: March 13, 2015

State GOP leaders must think we’re not paying attention if they think we believe the latest “block grants” proposal adds money to education.

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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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Arts, Entertainment and Leisure

Orchestra to hold concert

Community Chamber Orchestra’s concert is Friday, May 1st at 7 p.m. in the old Morganville School, 307 Main St.

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Monday 05/04/2015
STELLA COMEAU LEISZLER HOLT
Posted: May 04, 2015

Stella Comeau Leiszler Holt, 95, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015. Stella was born in Cloud County near St. Joe, Kan. on Nov. 26, 1919, the daughter of Adelore and Mary Louise (Mallo) Comeau.

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TYLER J. PENDERGAST
Posted: May 04, 2015

Tyler J. Pendergast, 24, born and raised in Kansas City, Mo., died April 25, 2015, in the woods of his dad’s home in Lawrence, Kan. He was born April 19, 1991, to Robert and Lana (Mall) Pendergast.

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Friday 05/01/2015
MAXINE L. ANDERSON
Posted: May 01, 2015

TOPEKA-- Maxine L. Anderson, 82, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.

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DANNY EASTERBERG
Posted: May 01, 2015

GREEN-- Danny Dale Easterberg, age 74 of Green, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at his residence.

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EARL GENE PETERSON
Posted: May 01, 2015

MANHATTAN,-- Earl Gene Peterson, 79, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
BONITA LEAH SPRECKER BURGMAN
Posted: April 28, 2015

Bonita Leah Sprecker Burgman, 86, of Leonardville, Kan., passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

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Monday 05/04/2015

Tiger baseball splits games Wakefield track places second, sixth STELLA COMEAU LEISZLER HOLT TYLER J. PENDERGAST Tiger varsity golf team places third Take simple steps to prevent ID theft Costa Rican student helps teach Spanish National Day of Prayer set for Thursday Art students inspired by statewide competitions

Friday 05/01/2015

New pool to open on Memorial Day Donated service dog aids in drug seizures First-graders share unusual dinosaur facts MAXINE L. ANDERSON DANNY EASTERBERG EARL GENE PETERSON

Thursday 04/30/2015

Bomber track teams place 1st, 4th Tiger JV track teams place 3rd, 5th Lady Tigers go 3-1 in softball games Committee aims for insurance increase to not affect employees Committee agrees to buy easement with sewer hook-up Fund-raisers to benefit man fighting leukemia River stakeholders discuss water sharing Vocal music teacher leaving CCCHS for job at K-State CCCHS choirs do well at state

Wednesday 04/29/2015

Bomber track teams place first, third Tiger track teams competed at Abilene Tiger JV golf places 4th Tiger baseball drops two games Farmers Market starts Saturday 8 a.m.

Tuesday 04/28/2015

Lady Tiger JV softball sweeps games BONITA LEAH SPRECKER BURGMAN Tiger JV golf places 7th CC Junior Golf this summer Seminar on senior consumer fraud set for Friday Judge honored County repairs 12th Road bridge First-graders to hold dinosaur museum this week Drill team seniors to hold final performance Four arrested for drugs

Monday 04/27/2015

MARY J. ODGERS Tiger baseball drops two games Tiger varsity golf team places second

Friday 04/24/2015

Local evangelists to hold celebration of ministry Blockcolsky to perform at concert Orchestra to hold concert LINDA STOCKWELL

Thursday 04/23/2015

Group nearly ready for new shelter Nemnich honored for lifetime achievement Clay Center added to K-State mobile spay, neuter program Three receive Arts Council scholarships