By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Ellis County Public Building Commission needs to pay some change orders for ongoing work at the recently remodeled courthouse/Law Enforcement Center in Hays, but doesn’t have the money to do that. Ellis County Commissioner Barb Wasinger — who, like all three commissioners is also a PBC member — has suggested […]
Although many residents reported more, the official rainfall in Hays during Friday night’s severe weather was 0.92 as recorded at the K-State Agricultural Research Center. It was the first significant rain for the month, with the June total at 0.93. So far this year, 13.37 inches of rain has fallen in Hays.
By BECKY KISER Hays Post The weather was much more favorable Saturday evening than it was Friday in Hays. Local emergency responders were busy as a slow-moving severe thunderstorm traveled through the area, bringing high wind, lots of lightening and some hail. A Flood Warning was in effect for Ellis County until 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Many of […]
The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a Flood Warning for Ellis County until 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Trego, Ness and Rush counties are also in Flood Warnings until 9:15 p.m. tomorrow.
The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 9:30 p.m. for Ellis County. A Flash Flood Warning continues until 9:30 p.m. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING KSC051-180230- /O.NEW.KDDC.SV.W.0161.160618T0139Z-160618T0230Z/ BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS 839 PM CDT FRI JUN 17 2016 THE NATIONAL […]
At 8:23 p.m., emergency responders were working the scene of a semi-truck reportedly jack-knifed at I-70 and the Vine Street exit, blocking traffic at the eastbound on-ramp. Reports from the scene indicate the disengaged load–a wind turbine tube–is still intact on the trailer and blocking the roadway. Traffic is being diverted. The NWS in Dodge […]
7:45 p.m. According to the Midwest Energy outage viewer, there are also several rural outages northeast of Hays. —– Electricity is out from the the Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex on the west side of Hays west to Ellis. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING UNTIL 8PM CDT FRI AT 726 PM CDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES […]
At 6:52 p.m. minor flooding continues in Ellis with 2 inches of rain reported. Sheriff’s deputies are patrolling the streets. At least 500 residences are without power according to the Midwest Energy outage map. At 6:32 p.m., minor flooding was reported in Ellis. ————– The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for […]
By BECKY KISER Hays Post The city of Hays is anticipating a five percent increase in its 2016/2017 commercial insurance premium. The current policy for liability and property insurance with BRIT Insurance expires July 1, 2016. “We’re not entirely unhappy about it,” Hays Finance Director Kim Rupp told city commissioners during their Thursday night work session. […]
By BECKY KISER Hays Post You may not want to think about it yet, but it’s inevitable. Hays USD 489 has issued its enrollment schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. Online enrollment begins Monday, Aug. 1, for Hays High School, Hays Middle School and the elementary schools. Parents and guardians of students new to the district […]
By BECKY KISER Hays Post It was hot in Hays Wednesday. According to the official record from the K-State Agricultural Research Station, the high temperature yesterday, June 15, was 103 degrees. But that wasn’t high enough to break the record of 105 degrees on June 15, 1985. The temperature dropped considerably after 8 p.m. as […]
By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Hays Police Department is becoming “more proactive” when it comes to distracted drivers, according to Chief Don Scheibler. Scheibler quoted statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) of what he called the “real consequences” of distracted driving. “In 2014, over 3,100 people were killed in distracted driving […]