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While Memorial Day was celebrated in a way that is different from what we’re accustomed to  -- by standing apart in family groups, bumping elbows instead of shaking hands, and keeping distance from one another, but we’ll get through the challenges the coronavirus has brought, retired Gen. Mi…

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In asking for a donation for the local Legion baseball teams, coach Todd Slagle said two teams affiliated with the program intend to play this year despite the national program calling off the season.

The Clay Center Aquatic Park will be opening for the 2020 season. Per the Governors orders, the pool’s opening date is June 8 with a max amount of 135 people.

Clay County Clerk Kayla Wang announced that Susan Mall, Clay Center, has filed as a Republican Party candidate for Register of Deeds by paying the fee and Christine Swaim, Clay Center, has filed by petition as a Republican Party candidate for County Treasurer.

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Craig Bowser, a Republican seeking the Kansas Senate 22nd District seat occupied by Tom Hawk, a Democrat, said he’s running as “an opportunity to give back.” The 22nd District represents constituents in mostly Clay and Riley counties.

Last night the Clay Center City Council approved finalizing refinancing general obligation bonds for Public Utilities, including an ordinance authorizing the sale of bonds, which take place today.

Though the Clay Center American Legion has announced plans to cancel this year’s Memorial Day service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an alternative is planned.  

Despite the state not moving into Phase 2, Clay County Commissioners agreed Monday to open Clay County Park anyway, beginning on May 18.

While the state did not move to Phase 2 of the governor’s plan reopening plan, there have been a few changes to Phase 1 since that phase started May. The county approved those changes as a part of its reopening plan, to include:

The thing you should remember about Tracey Mann, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives is that he is the “most conservative candidate the race.” Those are his words, in a stop he made in Clay Center Friday.

The Clay County Animal Rescue and Education Center’s Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)  program for stray and feral cats was scheduled to start April 1.

More than 60 seniors were recognized for senior scholarship/honor night Wednesday, which was held online through a pre-recorded video posted on the district’s social media sites.

Beginning on Monday, May 18, and continuing through Sunday, May 31, travelers can expect increased police presence on city streets as Clay Center Police join other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2020 Kansas C…

On Monday he USD-379 school board hired five people, including Jody Bures-Helton as a school psychologist, Dalton Haist as strength and conditioning, P.E. and weights coach at CCCHS, Joshua Keim as a science teacher at Wakefield School, Suzanne Ahlbert as a school nurse and Melissa Shivers a…

Commissioners learned Monday, that there has been quite a bit of progress at Clay County Park in developing a plan to re-open and to prepare the park to be opened to the public, according to the minutes of Monday's county commission meeting.

Change is sometimes difficult, particularly when it involves your family and an integral member of the community. Clay Center and the  Tiger Football family has to say, “goodbye and good luck,” to Coach Theodore “Ted” Brown and his family. Late last month, Coach Brown accepted a new position…

Clay County will need help in running the primary and general elections, County Clerk Kayla Wang told county commissioners in providing them with information on the upcoming elections at Monday’s meeting.

Clay County Medical Officer (CCMC) has announced Dr. John Kelley has been selected as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). This is a new position at CCMC, and one that is very important as CCMC continues to expand services.

The Clay County Educational Endowment Association (CCEEA) recently awarded Teacher Mini-grants totaling $1,980 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.  

USD-379 will honor staff members with a drive-through “Expect Success” celebration on Friday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the CCCHS parking lot. A meal will be provided for USD-379 staff members.

Yesterday, Clay County commissioners agreed to re-open Clay County Park when the state enters Phase 2 of reopening, which tentatively is set to begin Monday, May 18.

For the Third District Seat of the Clay County Commission, Sheila Haley, Clay Center, who filed as a Democrat, is challenging incumbent David Thurlow, Wakefield, who filed as a Republican. Voters will have the opportunity to choose between the two candidates in the general election, assuming…

On Monday Pawnee Mental Health provided Clay County Commissioners with a Proclamation declaring the Month of May as Mental Health Month 2020. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to adopt the Proclamation declaring the Month of May as Mental Health Month. Commissioner Carlson seconded and the m…

On Monday, Clay Center Parks and Recreation posted they are accepting registrations for a few divisions for the 2020 season until Friday or until full. Teams for fast pitch softball for 9- and 10-year-olds and kid pitch baseball for 10- to 12-year-olds have filled up.

While the stay-at-home order has expired and allowed may businesses and organizations to reopen the doors this week, the coronavirus is still very much on everyone’s minds.

After an hour-long discussion with county officials in a work session Monday, the Wakefield City Council agreed in the form of a motion that at the regular meeting that followed that they are comfortable with Clay County Park’s plan to reopen. The park’s plan call for procedures for campers …

The Wakefield City Council also discussed in great detail last night how they planned to reopen Wakefield and approved a measure to help keep local businesses safe.

Clay County Clerk Kayla Wang announced that the following have filed for the committeeman and committeewoman seat on the Clay County Republican Party Committee:

Highway Administrator Bobby Shomper informed commissioners that Undersheriff Jim Bogart had asked if the department would be able to assist in the restructuring of the shooting range that the Clay County  Sheriff’s Department uses for activities and for range certification.

Commissioners agreed Monday to accept a bid for tack oil to be used in chip sealing in Clay County. They agreed to  replace a bridge with a tube, denied a request for rock on a dirt road and agreed to allow the Highway Department assist the Sheriff’s Department in building a shooting range.