Clifton, KS


25th mural being painted in Clay Center

CLAY CENTER, Kan. (WIBW) - In just two years, A Mural Movement of Clay Center has gained support of the community and beautified the town with a variety of murals. Originally, the group wanted to bring quality public art to the area and bring more people to downtown Clay Center.
Picture for 25th mural being painted in Clay Center

Kansas couple killed when pickup truck crashes near Milford Lake

WAKEFIELD, Kan. (KAKE) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people were killed when an out-of-control pickup truck hit a bridge and overturned west of Milford Lake. The accident happened at around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday about 7.5 miles southeast of Wakefield in Clay County. The patrol reports a Dodge Ram was heading north on County Line Road near 2nd Road when the driver lost control. The pickup then hit a bridge and rolled before coming to rest in a ditch.
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Letter to the Editor 6-24-22

Most of what we hear about in the world today is bad. We are so divided, uncaring and on and on. There are lots of good things too and we should concentrate on that. For instance: when I fell at the Concordia Courthouse a week or so ago. There were four ladies who came to help me. They couldn't have been nicer and more helpful and caring. From putting the lenses back on my glasses to taking my car and groceries home and supplying me with Kleenex as I bled all over.

Junction City couple killed when truck hits bridge

CLAY CO., Kan. (WIBW) - A married couple from Junction City died in an accident southeast of Wakefield in Clay County Tuesday. The wreck happened at 6:15 p.m. on County Line Rd, just south of 2 Rd., or around 7.5 miles southeast of Wakefield. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Winfer...
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Pain at the pump

Nowadays, many drivers are doing something that they weren't doing four months ago: checking the signs at gas stations for the price of fuel. And they're checking every day. Fuel costs were rising steadily over the past year, but the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February created a global energy crisis, sending prices skyrocketing. In June of 2021, the average price of gasoline in the United States was $3.18 a gallon. As of June 24, 2022, the price of unleaded gasoline in Concordia is $4.69 a gallon. That's an increase of almost 50%... in one year.

Teens perform epic 1,000ft slam dunk from flying aircraft

A group of US teens managed to land an epic slam dunk flying a plane over a moving basketball hoop placed on a quad bike.After several attempts, Isaiah LeDuc-Pierce threw the basketball 1,000 feet below the plane, hitting the hoop that his friends Nick Vignery and Corbin Monzon were transporting on the bike.“We decided to just do it for fun to see if we could actually do it - and we did!” said the 19-year-old from Clyde, Kansas.Click here to read our free newsletter
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A Closer Walk

When we think of passages in our Bibles that offer praises to God we tend to look to the Psalms. But there are many others scattered throughout the Scriptures. This is one of them. "O give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek Him be glad. Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually. Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done...Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, 'The LORD reigns'...O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting...Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. Then all the people said, 'Amen,'" 1 Chronicles 16:8-12 and 31, 34, and 36 NASB.
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Kevin Charles Burt

Kevin Charles Burt, age 64, entered into rest on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on July 31, 1957, in Concordia, Kansas, to Raymond and Berniece (Lewis) Burt. Kevin grew up in Concordia, Kan. He attended Norway Grade School...
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Knights of Columbus, Legion win

In the final games of the regular season, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion posted Peewee Baseball wins Wednesday at the Concordia Sports Complex. Scoring a run in the first extra inning, the Knights of Columbus edged Concordia Chevrolet/Buick, 5-4. The American Legion rallied from a 5-2 deficit to defeat the Concordia Lions, 8-5.