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DECA food drive aims for 12,000 items (VIDEO) »

United Methodist Church volunteers for Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat

By BECKY KISER Hays Post Volunteers from 20 community organizations went door to door in Hays Tuesday night gathering non-perishable foods for the Community Assistance Center. Hays resident Megan Wilkerson set out a grocery bag of “canned corn, some yummy chicken Alfredo and tuna” on her porch Tuesday evening before leaving for a class. “I […]

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Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat underway in Hays Tuesday »

Hays resident Megan Wilkerson sets out a bag of  donated food items for volunteers to collect.

By Becky Kiser Hays Post The annual food drive organized by the Hays High School DECA club was underway Tuesday evening in Hays. Community volunteer are participating in “Trick Or Treat So Others Can Eat,” walking door-to-door collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Community Assistance Center, 12th and Oak. The collected items are […]

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Hays High School DECA organizes Tuesday canned food drive »

Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat

By BECKY KISER Hays Post It may be a little early for Halloween, but Oct. 7 is perfect for the annual Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat canned food drive, organized by Hays High School DECA students. Scores of community volunteers will go door-to-door Tuesday evening, 6 to 9 p.m., collecting non-perishable goods to […]

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Free smoke detectors available at Hays Fire Department (VIDEO) »

smoke detector with smoke

By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Hays Fire Department has smoke detectors available at no cost for qualified Hays residents. To qualify, said firefighter Lucas Everett, you “must live within the Hays city limits, own the home in which the alarm will be installed and either have no detector present or no working detectors present.” […]

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Regulations become ‘pressing issue’ in stormwater management »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post When the city of Hays implemented a new Stormwater Utility fee in July 2011, flood control was anticipated as the biggest concern. Since then, according to City Manager Toby Dougherty, “aging infrastructure has become a bigger problem, and now, (state and federal) regulatory requirements are a pressing issue.” During Thursday’s […]

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Jail inmates will be in temporary pods during courthouse remodel (VIDEO) »


By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT and BECKY KISER Hays Post While the Ellis County courthouse and law enforcement center are being remodeled, a process that is slated to take 325 days–nearly a year–inmates in the Ellis County Jail will be housed in temporary jail pods. Sheriff Harbin said the county is currently in discussions to rent several mobile […]

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Stormwater projects update for city commissioners Thursday (VIDEO) »

stormwater drain

By BECKY KISER Hays Post It’s a short agenda, just two items for Hays city commissioners to review during their work session this Thursday evening. The first agenda item is an update of stormwater activities. City Stormwater Specialist Steve Walters will review the National Pollutant Discharge System permit and which requirements the city still needs to […]

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HFD stresses importance of smoke detectors for Fire Prevention Week »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Having a working smoke detector in your home reduces the likelihood of dying in a house fire by half. That’s a statistic the new Hays Fire Department Deputy Chief Ryan Hagans wants the public to know and think about during National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 5 to 11. “The best […]

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DSNWK employee finds cash, turns it in to HPD »

saindon finds cash

By BECKY KISER Hays Post Hays resident Jeff Saindon was shaking a lot of hands at work Friday morning. The longtime employee of Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas Employment Connections was on the job as usual at the Hays Regional Airport. While he was cleaning in the terminal area about 9:20 a.m., Saindon found what […]

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TMP homecoming bonfire is a father/son tradition (VIDEO) »

TMP-Marian Homecoming 2014 bonfire

By BECKY KISER Hays Post It’s long been a tradition at TMP-Marian High School for fathers of senior class students to build the homecoming bonfire, usually with help from their sons. Dean Haselhorst worked with his son Kolby and several other parents and their sons to gather and stack approximately 500 wood pallets donated by various […]

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Nat’l American Legion commander: Fire corrupt VA employees »

hlem with vet still

By BECKY KISER Hays Post The new American Legion National Commander, Mike Helm, along with U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., who is a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, have called for immediate action to remove certain U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Helm, a native of Norcatur in northwest Kansas, was in Hays recently […]

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Morning storm causes tank battery fire near Bunker Hill »

Lightning causes oil tank battery fire southwest of Bunker Hill Tuesday morning.

By BECKY KISER Hays Post BUNKER HILL — Today’s early morning thunderstorm brought welcome rain to the area, along with lots of lightning and noisy thunder. The lightning started an oil tank battery fire 6 miles southwest of Bunker Hill on Tuesday morning. According to Russell County Emergency Manager Keith Haberer, crews from Russell County […]

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Rebate available for fall planting of preferred trees (VIDEO) »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Hays Beautification Committee is promoting fall tree planting. Between now and mid-October is “the best time” for planting trees in the Hays area, according to Jim Strine, an HBC committee member and recently retired Northwest Kansas District Forester. “We’ve had some summer moisture, and now that the city recently […]

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