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Annual alley cleanup stops limited to approximately 20 minutes (VIDEO) »

Hays Alley Cleanup 2013

By BECKY KISER Hays Post There aren’t many things you can’t get rid of during the annual Hays Alley Cleanup, according to Solid Waste Supervisor Marvin Honas. No household hazardous waste — you can discard that for free at the Ellis County landfill. No medical waste will be picked up, nor tires or batteries. “We don’t have […]

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Orange and pinwheels make for a ‘Kind’ day at O’Loughlin Elementary »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post O’Loughlin Elementary School was awash in orange Wednesday. The students and staff weren’t celebrating an early Halloween — they were celebrating “Kansas Kindness Day” by wearing orange in support of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month. “We wanted to flip (the theme),” said Principal Nancy Harman, “and concentrate on the ‘being […]

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Unwanted appliances part of Hays alley cleanup (VIDEO) »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post This year’s annual alley cleanup in Hays starts Monday, with curbside collections first. Then it’s on to the alleys. City workers will be removing items not collected during normal trash pickup. Unwanted items for pickup should be separated into four categories, according to Hays Solid Waste Supervisor Marvin Honas. “The […]

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Coat giveaway scheduled for Saturday morning (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The forecast is not calling for “coat weather” Saturday — but you know it’s just around the corner. That’s why for 17 years, the annual coat drive in Hays has been scheduled for late October. This Saturday, the annual coat giveaway will be underway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

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Roberts’ Big First bus tour includes Saturday stops in Hays, Russell »

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TOPEKA — The Roberts for Senate campaign announced the launch of a bus tour through Kansas’ First Congressional District, commonly known as the “Big First.” The tour will begin on Thursday. During the three-day Big First Bus Tour Senator Pat Roberts will make seven stops around the First District visiting with voters. Roberts will be […]

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Reroute The Roadmap: ‘Trying to wake Kansans up’ (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Six prominent women politicians in Kansas — three Democrats and three Republicans — have come together in a grassroots coalition to “Reroute The Roadmap.” They say Gov. Sam Brownback’s four-year “Roadmap For Kansas,” which phases out the state income tax, has put Kansas in financial trouble. One of the six charter […]

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No new construction manager for Ellis County building projects »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Ellis County Commission decided not to hire a construction manager to oversee the county’s three major building projects underway. “It’s not a good use of taxpayer dollars,” Chairwoman Barb Wasinger said during Monday night’s regular commission meeting. “We already have architects hired for these projects,” agreed commissioner Swede Holmgren, […]

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Take part in ‘Celebrate My Drive’ campaign, help HHS win $100K »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post More teens die from car crashes than any other cause — and the first year of driving is the most dangerous. To bring awareness of safe driving habits to teens, Hays High School has joined the project “Celebrate My Drive.” Celebrate My Drive encourages teens to make positive choices as they […]

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Relay For Life underway in Hays Mall parking lot »

ACS Relay for Life Ellis County has moved dates and location this year.  Activities are underway at the Hays Mall until 10p.m. tonight.

By BECKY KISER Hays Post It’s a new location, new day and perfect weather for the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser in Ellis County. This year’s event has been moved to October 17 instead of early June. It’s still outdoors–this time in the south parking lot of the Hays Mall instead of […]

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REMINDER: New date, location for 20th Relay for Life fundraiser »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The annual Ellis County Relay for Life has changed little the past 19 years. It’s always been the first week of June, and usually held at Hays Middle School. Now in its 20th year, the local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will be Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Hays […]

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Ellis reviews preliminary engineering for wastewater facility improvements »

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ELLIS — Ellis City Council members met in special session Tuesday to review the preliminary engineering report by Wilson and Co. for required improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment facility. Council members questioned the need for a separate building to house the office area and wanted to know if the space could be added to […]

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Donations still accepted for Oct. 25 Coat Giveaway (w/VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Donations are being accepted through this Saturday for the 17th annual Coat Giveaway in Hays next Saturday, Oct. 25. Gently used coats of all types may be dropped off at either McDonald’s restaurant, any Hays school, and at Master Cleaners and Top Notch Cleaners on Eighth Street in downtown Hays. […]

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KABVI annual convention to be in Hays this weekend »

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Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired The annual convention of the Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (KABVI) will be held in Hays this weekend, Oct. 17 to 19 at the Whiskey Creek Restaurant banquet room, 3203 Vine. The public is invited to a craft sale of products made by persons […]

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