Ellis, area counties part of Kan. breastfeeding initiative

Front row:  Monique Holmes, Dr. Jenny Manry.  Back row: Sabra Dupuis, Robin Rziha, Julie Fields, Heather Cobb, Cristine Goodwin, M.D.

By BECKY KISER Hays Post A three year grant awarded to the Pawnee County Health Department by the Kansas Health Foundation as part of the Kansas Breastfeeding Initiative will also benefit Ellis, Rooks, Rush, Russell and Trego counties. The Lactation Assistance Access in all Counties Taking Action (LAACT-Action) will address the need to increase breastfeeding […]

‘Dangerous dogs’ in Ellis to be discussed by city council

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City of Ellis ELLIS — An Ellis daycare provider and her husband have asked to speak at Monday’s Ellis City Council meeting regarding what the couple believe are “dangerous dogs” in their neighborhood. Kimberly Andries wrote on her Facebook page July 29 that she, her three children, her daycare children, neighborhood kids and others have […]

Ellis to pre-purchase wastewater plant improvement equipment


ELLIS–The city of Ellis will pre-purchase equipment and building materials for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project in order to save money as material costs increase. During their July 20 meeting, council members voted 5-1, with Gary Luea dissenting, to approve the proposal presented by Brian Spano, Wilson & Company engineer. In another water-related item, council […]

Downtown Hays Market cancels Wednesday events

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Downtown Hays Market will no longer be open Wednesday evenings. According to a news release from Downtown Hays Development Corporation Executive Director Sara Bloom, there has been a “lack of attendance from the vendors” on Wednesday evenings. “The Downtown Hays Market Committee and DHDC Board have made the decision […]

One dollar decrease noted in Hays’ 2016 budget proposal


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Another look at the proposed 2016 budget for the city of Hays revealed a “totaling error,” according to City Manager Toby Dougherty. “The total for all funds decreased by a dollar,” Dougherty told city commissioners Thursday night. “So I guess we’re saving money already,” he joked. The 2016 budget was […]

Battling those pesky mosquitoes

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post It’s an annual battle for the Hays Parks Department–eradicating the mosquito population. “A lot of people think ‘Well, the river down here, it’s full of mosquito larvae and that’s where all the mosquitoes are coming from. Or, there’s a pond up here that’s breeding mosquitoes and filling up the city […]

More street work dollars included in Hays 2016 budget

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Hays City Commissioners will continue reviewing the 2016 budget proposal during their meeting tonight. They will also consider setting a public hearing date of Thursday, August 13, for the 2016 budget, with a 25.00 mill levy, the same as in 2015. According to City Manager Toby Dougherty, sales tax revenues for […]

Manicures for matrons makes them look ‘marvelous’

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By COOPER SLOUGH and BECKY KISER Hays Post Sharon Leuenberger, coordinator of Good Samaritan Society Adult Day Services, 220 E. Eighth, is always looking for new and different activities for clients. She recently contacted Hays Academy of Hair Design, 1214 E. 27th, to see if the school’s students would be interested in providing manicures. They […]

Concrete truck rolls over north of Hays

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post A man was rescued this morning after an Ellis County Concrete truck rolled over north of Hays on 230th Avenue just after 9 a.m. According to Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman, early reports from the scene indicate the driver was turning left out of the business driveway, 1648 230th Ave., […]