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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) »

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) »

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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) »

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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 »

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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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