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All are welcome at Thursday’s Community Christmas Dinner »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Brittany Lang, coordinator of the annual Hays Community Christmas Dinner, has a vision. “To provide an atmosphere where the community can be gathered together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, and that is celebrating the birth of Jesus,” she said. “Often times during this time of year, it can […]

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Lunchtime collision near Pizza Hut »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post At least one person was transported to Hays Med following a two-vehicle collision about 12:25 p.m. today in a northbound lane next to Pizza Hut, 2102 Vine. Reports from the scene indicate a woman in one vehicle was transported  to the hospital by Ellis County EMS. One of the cars was […]

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Eggs & Issues may find new home in new Ellis Co. Administrative Center »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post While the relocation to the former NEW building of the Ellis County Law Enforcement Center and the courts is temporary, the move to the new Ellis County Administration Center, 718 Main, is permanent for other offices. County Administrator Greg Sund has suggested an idea to help residents become more familiar […]

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City’s search to fill CVB vacant positions on hold (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post There are two vacant positions within the Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau after two longtime employees left their jobs earlier this year. CVB Director Jana Jordan retired in September after 26 years with the city. Sales Marketing Director Ruben Schuckman left his position at the end of July after 15 […]

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Test sites won’t supply enough water for Ellis »

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ELLIS–Three test sites recently drilled by Ogallah did not yield enough water to be used as future water sources for the city of Ellis. Public Works Director Alan Scheuerman gave the report to city council members at their Monday meeting. The city is working with Trego Rural Water District #2 and will continue to review […]

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Wastewater plant reconstruction will use new contract process »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post The city of Hays wants to use a new process called “Design Build Owner’s Representative” for reconstruction of the wastewater treatment plant, 1498 E. Highway 40 Bypass. The current facility was built in 1953. According to Assistant Hays City Manager Paul Briseno, the proposed change in process is “entirely different […]

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‘Old infrastructure’ causes overnight water main break in Ellis »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post ELLIS–“We’re dealing with old pipes, old infrastructure,” Ellis Public Works Director Alan Scheuerman said Monday morning as his employees headed back out to finish work on an overnight water main break. The break happened about 8 p.m. Sunday at 10th and Cottonwood in Ellis. An “estimated 30,000 gallons of water […]

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WaKeeney man graduates Marine boot camp »

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WAKEENEY–Private Kristian Tuttle, WaKeeney, returned home after successfully completing 13 weeks of recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. Tuttle will be on 10 days of leave before reporting for additional training at Camp Pendleton, California for his Military Occupation Speciality as an Infantryman. Private Tuttle is a 2012 graduate of […]

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Planning commission to set public hearing date for Z M M Development »

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The Hays Area Planning Commission will set a public hearing date during its meeting Monday for the rezoning of several lots in the proposed Z M M Development Addition. The requested change is from a single-family dwelling district to two-family dwelling district. The undeveloped property on 33rd Street near Hall Street was formerly owned by […]

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Ellis County part of upcoming highway construction »

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TOPEKA–The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Nov. 19 in Topeka. District Three – Northwest Ellis – 183‑26 KA‑3671‑01 – U.S. 183, from the Ellis/Rush county line north 11.371 miles to the U.S. 183/U.S. 183 Bypass junction, milling and overlay, 11.4 […]

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New record for FHSU’s ‘I Fed the Tiger’ campaign »

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FHSU University Relations ‘Tis the season for ribbons, packages, boxes and bows, and it is also the season of wrapping up Fort Hays State University’s “I Fed the Tiger” campaign. The FHSU Foundation announced in a news release Wednesday that this year’s original goal of $40,000 was reached only two weeks into the campaign, proving that […]

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Fire damages fire equipment company »

Emergency responders at a small fire at Professional Fire Service Wednesday afternoon.

By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Hays Fire Department responded to a building fire Wednesday afternoon at 2:20 p.m. at Professional Fire Equipment Company, 713 E. 6th Street. According to Chief Gary Brown, an employee discovered the fire and used a fire extinguisher while another employee called 911, preventing a more serious fire. Firefighters found […]

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DHDC kicks off annual partnership program for 2015 »

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Downtown Hays Development Corporation The Downtown Hays Development Corporation has kicked off its 2015 Partnership Program. “The Downtown Hays Development Corporation (DHDC) has made significant strides towards becoming the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination they first envisioned more than ten years ago when they began the amazing journey of revitalization,” said DHDC board president […]

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