Road Reconstruction Discussions (VIDEO)

TMP-Marian Victory Road

A decision made by TMP Marian just before school started allows USD 489 to utilize Victory Road on the north side of O’Loughlin Elementary School for drop-off and pick-up of student. The road was previously closed because of deterioration. For now, drivers of O’Loughlin students are turning around in the TMP baseball/softball parking complex, which […]

Two Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists


Two Hays students are semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday TMP-Marian High School seniors Jacob Brull and Ryan Hammerschmidt are semifinalists. Jacob is the son and Chris and Jen Brull of Plainville, who are both 1989 TMP graduates. Ryan is the son of Robert and Patricia […]

NCK Tech Instructor Earns Certification

Brian Dechant, NCK Tech Pharmacy Technician Instructor and Pharmacy Technician student, Samantha Carrasco

Brian Dechant, a NCK Tech Pharmacy Technician Instructor is now certified as a Sterile Compound and Aseptic Technique instructor. Dechant recently completed the Instructor’s Course: Teaching Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique to Pharmacy Technicians. According to a release from NCK Tech, the coursework was one in a series of Continuing Pharmacy Education activities, designed to […]

Interim Superintendent Attends First Session (VIDEO)


Interim USD 489 Superintendent Dean Katt attended his first school board work session Monday night. Although Katt moved to Hays from Ottawa, he spent a portion of his youth in Ellis, graduated from Fort Hays State University, and has been a teacher and administrator in several western Kansas schools, including Esbon, Deerfield, Holcomb and Scott […]

Supreme Court to hear case of Kansas Serial Burglar


A 36-year-old Hutchinson man convicted of 16 counts for aggravated burglary and misdemeanor theft and ordered to serve 176-months in prison has his case heard by the Kansas Supreme Court Wednesday. Calvin Charles was convicted in June of 2009 for burglaries of residences where he allegedly entered through open garage doors and stealing purses and […]

HHS Girls Golf Second in Salina


The Hays High girls golfers finish second at the Salina Central Invitational held at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. The Indians shot a 185 and were seven back of first place Manhattan. Lexie Schaben fired a 7-over 42 to lead Hays with a fourth place finish. Ellisa Jensen shot a 44 and finished seventh. Team […]

Libya: 9/11 Blast hits Foreign Ministry in Benghazi

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(AP) — Security officials say a powerful explosion has caused serious damage to Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the coastal city of Benghazi. The early Wednesday morning blast also damaged the building next door housing the Benghazi branch of the Libyan Central Bank. The officials said several passers-by were slightly injured by the […]

One Vehicle rollover accident injures 2

Kansas Highway Patrol

A one vehicle accident early Tuesday evening sent two to the hospital.  According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, “at 5:18 pm 69-year-old Mohammad Ali of Larned was driving a 2005 Toyota passenger car Westbound on K-19 .5 miles west of the Seward turnoff and for unknown reasons left the roadway, rolling the vehicle. Ali and his […]