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City manager Dougherty also gets employee bonus (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Hays City Manager Toby Dougherty is now receiving the same pay bonus as other city employees have been given. During their meeting Thursday night, city commissioners authorized an increase of 2.0% of Dougherty’s base salary of the year 2014 as a bonus to be paid in equal amounts on each […]

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Final addition phase approved in Smoky Hill Development (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post With little discussion, Hays City Commissioners Thursday night unanimously approved a low bid of $399,453.20 with J Corp for construction of street, water, and sanitary sewer improvements within the 46th Street Second Addition, Phase 2, for the lots along Coolidge Ct. and Adams Dr. The city’s share is $32,883.00 to […]

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Hays Lions Club buys high-tech Spot Vision Screener (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Children’s vision problems, if detected at an early age, are 95 percent correctable. If not treated, vision disorders in children may lead to blindness and may result in development issues. Young children in Hays will soon benefit from the Kansas Lions Sight Foundation Children’s Vision Screening program. “The goal,” according […]

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HPD Activity Log March 10 »

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THe Hays Police Department responded to 9 animal calls and 23 traffic stops Tuesday, March 10, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Drug Offenses–300 block W 9th St, Hays; 2:09 AM Abandoned Vehicle–1400 block Pine St, Hays; 4:49 AM Animal At Large–2500 block E 21st St, Hays; 6:54 AM Animal At Large–100 block W […]

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HCF ‘Match Madness’ underway »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post “As of noon today, our collections are at the $9,000 mark.” Heartland Community Foundation Executive Director Tammy McClellan had a big smile on her face as she tallied the morning’s donations for the first HCF “Match Madness.” The one-day event is designed to generate new gifts to HCF endowed funds […]

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88-year-old Hays man continues Lions pancake feed tradition »

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  By BECKY KISER Hays Post Harold Schmeidler wasn’t the first one through the doors this year, but he was in line by 7 a.m. and soon enjoying his pancakes at the annual Hays Lions Club Sausage and Pancake Feed at the National Guard Armory, Second and Main. “I don’t think Harold has ever missed one […]

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Match Madness makes giving go further for local charities (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post It’s time to get in the game. “Match Madness” is Tuesday. The one-day event sponsored by the Heartland Community Foundation will match new donations to endowed funds for 16 participating local charities in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. All gifts will be matched by Heartland from a pool of $9,000 […]

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Advocate: ‘Education’ is key to remediating radiation (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Four years after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, Hays resident Chuck Hindman remains alarmed about the consequences of radiation fallout in the United States, and he’s determined to convince the populace of the problems and to take action. It was on March 11, 2011, that an earthquake and subsequent […]

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Aerial video of truss plant fire aftermath »

Heartland Truss Plant about noon Saturday.  Firefighters were on the scene for 10 hours.   (Picture and video courtesy Darrel Goheen)

Hays resident Darrel Goheen used a drone to shoot aerial video of Saturday’s early morning fire at the Heartland Truss Plant just south of Hays, and the scene again at about noon with some visible smoke still rising. Approximately 30 firefighters responded and were on the scene from 4:40 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. RELATED […]

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State fire marshal investigators review Saturday morning fire »

Saturday's fire at the Heartland Truss Plant (Aerial photo courtesy Darrel Goheen)

By BECKY KISER Hays Post The main building where the trusses are built at the Heartland Truss Plant was completely destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. The large 200 foot by 112 foot building is “a complete loss,” according Ellis County Rural Fire Chief Dick Klaus, “including five forklifts inside.” The 30 firefighters from Ellis […]

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Aerial video of Heartland Truss Plant fire »

Firefighters, law enforcement and the American Red Cross all responded to the Heartland Truss Plant fire.

Hays resident Darrel Goheen used a drone to shoot aerial video of Saturday’s early morning fire at the Heartland Truss Plant, 710 General Custer Road, south of Hays. One building was completely destroyed; a second one was salvaged, according to Ellis County Rural Fire Director Dick Klaus. About 30 firefighters responded. The state fire marshal […]

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Early morning fire destroys portion of Heartland Truss Plant »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post An early morning fire destroyed one building at the Heartland Truss Plant, 710 General Custer Road, and damaged a second building. Hays City Firefighters initially responded to a 911 call at 4:40 a.m. Saturday. The caller thought the fire was in the trailer park on Reservation Road in south Hays. […]

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Registration open for 3rd annual Susan G. Komen Race in Hays May 9 »

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More than 1,500 people of all ages are expected to gather on Saturday, May 9, at Hays Municipal Park for the third annual Susan G. Komen Kansas Race for the Cure® in Hays. Participants will honor loved ones and celebrate survivors as they walk or run in the Hays race. The Kansas Affiliate of Susan […]

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