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Inaugural ‘What’s In Your Water?’ poster contest a success »

Poster contest winners shake hands with Hays City Commissioners and then pose for pictures.

By BECKY KISER Hays Post There were 159 entries in the new Water Quality Poster Contest, a partnership between the City of Hays and KSU Watersheds. The contestants worked with the theme “What’s In Your Water?”, focusing on pollutants in water that are not desirable and create the potential for water to be unsafe to […]

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Welcome rain brings unwelcome weeds (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The recent pattern of small amounts of regular spring rains is welcome during the drought that has put the city of Hays 12 inches behind normal in average rainfall. The showers may be welcome; the resulting weeds and overgrown lawns are not. If property owners let the situation get out […]

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Cross-wind runway rehab bids to be reviewed by city commission »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Rehabilitation of the crosswind runway at the Hays Regional Airport will be reviewed by Hays City Commissioners during their meeting tonight. City staff is recommending the low bid from National Sealant & Concrete, Wisconsin, for $651,672. It is contingent upon Federal Aviation Administration grant funding. According to Hays Assistant City […]

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Bike Hays Biking Guides now available (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Hays Police Department is “excited” about the new Bike Hays program, according to bike patrol officer Cpl. Brandon Hauptman. A new brochure, “Bike Hays Biking Guide,” promotes seven routes across the community ranging in length from 2.15 miles to 3.04 miles.  The bike routes use current street infrastructure, and […]

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Public hearing Wednesday for motel changing to studio apartments »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post A special-use permit request to convert an Eighth Street motel to studio apartments is “a good example of infill development,” according to members of the Hays Board of Zoning Appeals. A public hearing is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, for Steven R. Mongeau of Rooks County Holdings LLC […]

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Survivor: ‘Treated like queens’ during Komen Race (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Twenty-year breast cancer survivor Mary Juenemann Braden plans to be front and center early Saturday morning at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Hays. Braden was 43 years old when a routine mammogram by a Hays doctor revealed her breast cancer.  Her 43-year-old niece, who was diagnosed with breast […]

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Bids reviewed for cross-wind runway reconstruction »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post During their Thursday night work session, Hays City Commissioners discussed rehabilitation of the crosswind runway at the Hays Regional Airport. City staff is recommending the low bid from National Sealant & Concrete, Wisconsin, for $651,672. It is contingent upon Federal Aviation Administration grant funding. According to Hays Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno, […]

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Letter carriers to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Saturday (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The national letter carriers food drive is Saturday, May 9, and it comes at the perfect time for the Community Assistance Center in Hays. “We have a lot of kids who will be out of school for the summer soon and our pantry is really low right now,” said Laurie […]

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Komen race, Fidelisfest and more in Hays this month »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The month of May is a busy one in Hays with lots of activities in the community for the entire family to enjoy. Janet Kuhn of the Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau has a look at several of the upcoming events: More information and an updated calendar is available on […]

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13th Street reconstruction begins Monday (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Reconstruction of 13th Street between Main and Milner is scheduled to start Monday, May 11. 13th Street will be closed from Milner to Pine Street. Traffic will be detoured to 8th Street, according to Assistant Public Works Director John Braun. “Since there will be displaced parking and more traffic in […]

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Bids for crosswind runway rehab to be considered (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Hays City Commissioners will review two bids Thursday night for rehabilitation of the crosswind runway at the Hays Regional Airport. City staff is recommending the low bid from National Sealant & Concrete, LLC of Oconto, Wisconsin in the amount of $651,672.19, contingent upon Federal Aviation Administration grant funding. According to […]

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Reservations open for Eggs & Issues legislative wrapup »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The final Eggs & Issues forum hosted by the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 a. m. in the Ellis County Administrative Center, 718 Main in the basement conference center. State Reps. Sue Boldra, R-Hays, Travis Couture-Lovelady, R-Palco, and Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer, R-Grinnell, […]

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Wilson 2nd grader’s Smoky Bear poster is state winner (VIDEO) »

Mackenzie ?? poster won first place in Hays and in the state of Kansas.

By BECKY KISER Hays Post The city of Hays recently celebrated its 36th consecutive year as a “Tree City USA.” Northwest Kansas District Forester Brian Peterson presented the Tree City banner during the city’s Arbor Day celebration at the Hays Dog Park, 1376 Highway 183 Alternate. The event also included recognition of the local Smokey […]

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