Jill Cota from Family Dollar/Dollar Tree addressed the Clay Center Rotary on December 29 about the new store opening in downtown Clay Center at the corner of 5th and Dexter. The projected opening date is February 1. (Courtesy Photo)

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Back in action Thursday, Nov. 11 were the 8th grade Lady Bengal basketball teams of Clay Center Community Middle School as they dropped two to Chapman.

A directory was given to each class member present.  The cover had been designed by Leslie Friesen.  Printed over the background of a 1964 Clay County map Leslie shared this message: “We grew up in Clay County, Baby boomers – we came of age in small-town Kansas where hard work, integrity, an…

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​​The CCCMS Lady Bengal 7th grade teams swept a pair of games from Marysville Monday evening.  The Bengals picked up two big wins, topping Marysville 30-14 in the B-game and 41-23 in the A-game.  

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Senior Hali Bloomdahl of the 26-6 NCKL champions Lady Tiger volleyball team, is this week’s Java Junkies Female Athlete of the Week. While the season didn’t end with a state tournament appearance, Bloomdahl and the Lady Tigers fought to the very end at the substate tourney in Clay Center Oct. 23.

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Front row (L to R): Landon Carrier, Brodie Brownell, Kelby McMahan, Brody Osborne, Tucker Charbonneau, Kody Schmale, Romeo Beougher. Back row (L to R): Coach Jason Hamm, Emmet Peterson, Isaac Pierson, Chase Kissinger, Cayden Schwab, Luke Ludwick, Ian Berggren, Chase Urban, Lucas Wisell, Coac…

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 Front row (L to R kneeling): Bane Kramer, William Cranmer, Kian Alderson, Jayten Cory. Middle row (L to R): Jett Hayes, Conrad Winter, Ryan Hitsman, Ryan Copenhaver, Sawyer Blackwood, Andyn Johnson, Sylus Parry, Ronnail Beougher, Jace Efford, JJ Holte, Jayden Striggow, Devin McCann. Back ro…

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Tiger football hosted Scott City in week nine non-playoff action Oct. 29. CCCHS entered 3-5 while the Beavers were 4-4. 

Tests, homework, and assignments can be very time consuming. Students often need a place to work. Around Clay Center, Kansas there are some great places to go study. Here are a few: 

Student Submission: Lillian McCann, 7th grader at CCCMS snapped this photo at the CCCMS vs Abilene game on Sept. 2. If you are a USD 379 student and would like to be a featured photographer, please send submissions to claycenterdispatch@gmail.com 

In communication with local health officials, USD-379 will continue to encourage but not require the use of masks during summer weights, team sessions, and camps at USD-379 facilities, CCCHS athletics director Greg Ferguson said in an e-mail to parents.

USD-379 will hold kindergarten round-up for the 2020-21 school year for Lincoln Elementary and Wakefield School on Thursday, July 30. Round-up for kindergartners will be held at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Elementary gymnasium; and at Wakefield School, at 6 p.m.