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At Monday’s school board meeting, several school board members told administrators and coaches they have their full support for whatever they decide they should do in scheduling extra-curricular activities.
Every church in town does more than its fair share of community service and outreach, but there’s one in particular that is going out of its way to reach the poor and the hungry.
No Stardusters. No That’s Entertainment! No Spring sports or activities. Little to no recognition of other honors like the academic letters presentation ceremony. There is so much that hasn’t taken place this Spring.
At a recent council meeting, Clay Center Mayor Jimmy Thatcher said something that desperately needed to be said, and we commend him for having the courage to say it.
As a second-grader, I asked my grandmother, “Why does the Easter Bunny bring us eggs on Easter? The two don’t seem to have anything to do with Jesus.”
While most of us have to stay home during this corona virus crisis, or at least work as much from home as we can; let us take a moment to appreciate all those who don’t have that option -- those businesses, employers and workers who continue to operate as either “essential businesses” or per…
This week Gov. Laura Kelly took steps Tuesday to address a flood of calls to the state labor office by making it easier for Kansans to receive unemployment benefits as the number of coronavirus cases in the state continued to grow.
Recently The Dispatch has received pressure from members of the public to release or seek out the name or other identifying information about the first person in Clay County to test positive for the coronavirus.
Whether you think precautions taken to slow down the spread of the coronavirus is warranted or not, one thing can’t be disputed. All of us are going to have a lot more free time on our hands.
The City of Clay Center was faced with a decision that could have been a difficult one -- do they keep adding to the physical directory at Greenwood Cemetery -- or do they try something different?
With eight confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Kansas -- three more added this weekend -- and more expected this week as the virus continues to spread, we want our readers to remember one thing, if they remember nothing else.
The Clay Center Council is in the beginning stages of something that’s long overdue. They intend to finally do something about the city’s deteriorating sidewalks.
Bills in the Kansas Legislature are proposing a novel idea -- getting rid of a practice that forces the working class to violate the law when they can’t afford to pay a speeding ticket.
Common Ground Ministries pastor Bob Stratton told they Clay Center City Council recently that the organization is all about bringing families together.
This weekend we noticed the grass started to green. It was so subtle that you might not have noticed it, but its the first sign that Spring is finally on its way.
Forget the groundhog -- a surer sign that Spring is almost here is the annual preparations for serve weather -- from last week’s storm spotter training to tomorrow’s testing of the tornado sirens at 10 a.m. for the statewide tornado drill.
Now in their second year of re-design, USD-379 schools are now making changes to prototypes that have been tried out and are “pivoting” on those successes. They’ll soon launch those prototypes and pivots as permanent changes.
When Tractors Supply Company district manager Jon Wohler, a former Clay Centerite, spoke to Rotary Club about the company deciding to open a store here, we were impressed to find the company’s align so perfectly with our own.
Last week we had a reader come in and complain that celebrating Presidents Day in February instead of George Washington’s birthday and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday diminishes those two men’s accomplishments. The holiday has been revamped to celebrate all presidents, not just those two men.
Yesterday the National Weather Service (NWS) reported those affected by flooding in the Missouri River will face an above-average risk for flooding this spring, which will impact decisions here.
A Missouri’s firefighter’s accusations of sexual harassment show that while a lot of progress has been made on this issue, we still have a long way to go, particularly when it comes to public servants.
Get ready for plastic bags becoming a thing of the past. This week the Wichita City Council voted unanimously to form a task force to consider how to reduce or eliminate single-use plastic bags in Wichita, noting how they’re difficult to recycle and are not biodegradable.
Last week both the City of Wakefield and the City of Clay Center took significant steps to improving their streets, but the two proposals couldn't be more different.
A lot of progress has been made in cleaning up Clay County Park -- so much, that the park is finally beginning to look like it's old self.
On Thursday, the Clay County Economic Development Group will celebrate businesses accomplishments for 2019 and recognize leaders within the community with entrepreneurial awards. The Clay Center Area Chamber of Commerce will also recognize accomplishments of its members for the year at the a…
Here's an interesting fact you may not be aware of — when the city of Clay Center first became a city in 1875, there were two things the city council put on the agenda as things that needed their immediate attention -- dogs and pool halls.
Of all the crazy, nasty weather Kansas is known for, what we hate most are its ice storms. Though normally fairly rare, this kind of weather has been on the rise as we see more warmer-than-usual winters where temperatures hover around freezing instead of far below freezing.
More than a month has passed since the Clay Center City Council passed a controversial re-zoning decision that allows Leiszler Oil to build a gas station at the corner of US-24 and K-15, a decision that a majority of Clay Center residents did not support.
An urgent e-mail from Kris Kobach, campaigning for the US Senate, states that Kansas needs our help in passing an amendment to the Kansas Constitution on abortion.
Over the years we've heard residents offer some colorful (though grossly inappropriate) solutions for the feral cat problem -- everything from "releasing the hounds" to shooting or poisoning the darned things.
Last month, the last official action of outgoing Highway Administrator Ronnie Tremblay was to blast the Clay County Commission for how they had treated an employee of the Highway Department who had health issues.
This new year is bound to be an exciting one, whether it has to do with the great things going on locally or what's happening at the state level, nationally, or globally.
It turns out that a Herington police officer fabricated a story about receiving a cup of coffee with “F--ing Pig” written on it from a Junction City McDonald’s.
This is the time of year to be thinking of resolutions for the new year. Whether or not you stick to your resolution for the whole year or just make it through February, think of tapping local resources when you need help keeping that resolution.