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Guests from Thai university and FHSU to discuss re-establishing partnership »

Left to right; Natchaya  Humna (Nath) & Sireetorn Pratumkaew, (Mint)  from Thailand's  Rajabhat University visit FHSU this week.

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post One professor and one student from a university in Thailand are touring Fort Hays State University today and will meet with FHSU President Dr. Mirta Martin Tuesday morning to discuss a possible partnership with Thailand’s Rajabhut University. Director of Fort Hays State’s Colorado Higher Education Opportunity Center Mike Leikam said […]

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Ellis man facing several charges following fiery rollover in March »

March 1

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Joseph King, 34, Ellis, is facing several charges, including aggravated battery, after to an incident last month in which King allegedly fled the scene after the vehicle he was driving hit a bridge, rolled and caught on fire. He is accused of leaving his passenger, a 43-year-old Hays woman, behind. […]

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UPDATE: Arizona man involved in fight in Hays dies, suspect held on suspicion of murder »


  By KARI BLURTON Hays Post UPDATE- According to Ellis County District Attorney Tom Drees, Truman Begay, Blue Gap, Ariz., 22, is in the Ellis County jail facing a homicide charge following Wednesday’s death of Edmund Mike Benally, 33, Winslow, Ariz. Benally was found beaten and unconscious in the parking lot of America’s Best Value […]

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Nashville singer/songwriter to perform benefit concert for Hays woman »

RIch and Mary Grizzle

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post 2012 Hays High School graduate and Nashville singer/songwriter Max Walker, 21, is bringing his tour with Alex Renbarger, a 2015 “American Idol” contestant, to Hays May 1 with a goal to help a Hays woman he has never met raise funds for her battle against cancer. According to Max’s mom, […]

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Holy Family Elementary students prepare to ‘Race for Education’ »

Holy Family Elementary
pre-shcooler Katie Herrman with mom and Race for Education volunteer said she is "ready to run" Friday.
 Race for Education volunteer Katie Herrman holdsher daughter, Katie, who will be participating in the race for the first time this year.

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays community will see more than 400 kids running a makeshift track all day Friday outside Holy Family Elementary, 1800 Milner. The Holy Family students are running to raise money for the school’s 11th annual Race for Education fundraiser. Co-Chair Marcia Dinkel said the race will be begin with […]

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April’s USD 489 Best of Best earn recognition »

April's 'Best of the Best', Terri Tramel and Meredith Martin

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post O’Loughlin Elementary School administrative assistant Terri Tramel and Hays High School junior Meredith Martin are April’s USD 489’s Best of the Best honorees. Both received their awards Monday at the USD 489 Board of Education meeting. Tramel was nominated by O’Loughlin teacher Sonya Herl. “(Terri) always helps everyone at school. […]

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Hays teacher union faces ‘substantial’ list of changes from USD 489 board »

Hays USD 489 board members Greg Schwartz and Lance Bickle oversee HNEA negotiations Tuesday evening.

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Negotiations between members of the Hays Kansas National Education Association and Hays USD 489 Board members stalled Tuesday with the call for a special meeting Monday evening to allow HNEA members to review new topics. Board member Greg Schwartz began the meeting with a “a substantial list of things we […]

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Start-stop times approved for 2015-16 school year CORRECTED »

New Hays USD 489 start and dismissal times, 2015-15 school year.

By KARI BLURTON Hays Posts Starting next school year, all schools in Hays USD 489 except Hays High School will begin a new schedule, as school will start three minutes eariler than usual and end two minutes later adding five minutes to the school day. The time changes provide six days in which students will […]

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Sunflower Bank’s ‘Cupcakes for Kids’ raising money for BBBS »

Cupcakes for Kids

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Sunflower Bank is hosting its second annual “Cupcakes for Kids”event Tuesday through Friday to raise funds for Big Brother Big Sisters of Ellis County. Sunflower customer service representative Lindsey Elson said she and four other teammates are trying to raise a total of $600 for this year Bowl For Kids […]

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Annual FFA plant sale at Hays High School begins Tuesday »

2105 annual FFA plant sale at Hays High School begins Tuesday.

A sign on the southeast side of Hays High School, 2300 E. 13th, will direct community members to the annual Hays High School FFA Plant Sales beginning Tuesday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. FFA students have been cultivating the plants in the Hays High School’s E-Building Greenhouse all year. Flowers such as geraniums, marigolds, pansies, […]

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Hays USD 489 will support Big Creek Travel Plaza TIF proposal »

Proposed Big Creek Travel Plaza

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Hays USD 489 board members agreed to sign a letter of support at Monday’s meeting for a tax increment financing plan for developers proposing a travel plaza just off of Interstate 70 and Hays exit 157. Vice President of Chance Management Jim Millensifer operates the Oasis Travel Plaza in Colby. […]

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Hays USD 489 makes split decisions on technology financing »

USD 489 wall

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post On Monday night, the Hays USD 489 Board of Education voted 4-2 to approve the financing of 2,100 Apple iPads for grades K-8, but decided to wait on approving financing for Windows devices for grades 9-12. The board requested a detailed plan on how many Windows devices will be purchased […]

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Weekend altercation results in six arrests, injuries to HPD officers »

HPD crop

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Six men were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct in connection with a fight at the Wild Rose, 109 W. Seventh, early Sunday morning, and two Hays Police Department officers received minor injuries trying to make arrests. According to Assistant Chief of Police Brian Dawson, at approximately 2 a.m., officers […]

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