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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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FHSU blood drive scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday »

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Fort Hays State University will host a two-day blood drive this week sponsored by the FHSU business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. The American Red Cross blood drive is Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and again Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will be in the FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom. All […]

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44 years for the Knights of Columbus ‘sweet’ fundraiser »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post You’ll see them everywhere in Kansas this weekend. Men wearing bright yellow and red aprons standing near store entrances and churches holding specially marked Tootsie Rolls asking for your donations to the Knights of Columbus annual Tootsie Roll Drive. Proceeds are used to help Kansans with intellectual disabilities. Donors get a […]

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Ellis council discusses wastewater plant, update of city policies »

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ELLIS — Although the current facility is “performing well,” the city of Ellis, along with many other Kansas cities, is facing required improvements of its wastewater treatment plant to comply with new Kansas Department of Health and Environment regulations. During the Monday, Ellis City Council meeting, Brian Spano and Doug Goetz, Wilson & Co., reviewed […]

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JoinUp Hays hopes to connect creative types, big thinkers »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Since he was 14 years old, Josh Dechant has been interested in growing entrepreneurship in Hays. Today, the Fort Hays State University graduate is the “Entrepreneur in Residence” within the FHSU College of Business and Entrepreneurship. “It’s a volunteer position which comes with an office,” explained Dechant. “Business growth in […]

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

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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 »

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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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