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New airport manager very familiar with snow removal process (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Dealing with snow removal is nothing new for the new manager of the Hays Regional Airport. Nathan Marcucci began his Hays job November 3, after serving as the Cherry Capital Airport operations supervisor in Traverse City, Michigan.  The city averages 102 inches of snow each winter, according to U.S. Climate Data. In […]

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TMP Marian to discontinue dorm program next year (VIDEO) »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Thomas More Prep Marian is discontinuing its dorm program next year. Development Director Jeff Brull described the change as “unfortunate, but necessary, because the Catholic school can’t keep up financially with the maintenance needs of the high school boys and girls dorms.” Instead, TMP is partnering with Nacel Open Door, a […]

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Recycle your Christmas gift wrap and boxes (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The day after Christmas will be a busy one for employees of the Hays Solid Waste Division. They’re planning on picking up lots more trash than usual, the shiny remnants of all those holiday gifts and decorations. Solid Waste Superintendent Marvin Honas hopes the recycling trucks are really busy.  “We […]

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Upcycled scrap metal becomes artful Christmas ornaments »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Christmas tree in the Dreiling Lobby of the Fort Hays State University Sheridan Hall is decorated with unique sparkling silver ornaments. When you look closely, you can see the official FHSU Tiger logo engraved onto each piece. A traditional star topping the Christmas tree also features the Tiger logo. […]

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New TSA holding area now in use at Hays airport »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Work continues on renovations to the Hays Regional Airport terminal. Groundbreaking for the $1.3 million project was in August and includes expansion of the passenger holding area. It features a bathroom, which has not been available once passengers enter the holding area, according to Assistant Hays City Manager Paul Briseno. “As […]

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City boundaries updated »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Hays City Commissioners approved a resolution during their Tuesday night meeting redefining the Hays city limits, a requirement by state statute. The city annexed one area this year-–22nd Street from Canterbury to Wheatland Avenue. In other business, commissioners approved an ordinance to annex the northeast corner of the intersection of […]

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‘Historic document’ signed for R-9 Ranch water project development (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Calling it an “historic document and an historic vote,” Hays City Commissioners Tuesday night signed an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with the city of Russell to pursue development of the R-9 Ranch as a future long-term water source for the region. The Edwards County ranch was purchased by the two cities […]

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Weather forecasting still ‘not an exact science’ says NWS meteorologist (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Larry Ruthi is the Meteorologist In Charge at the National Weather Service in Dodge City. He’s been in the business for 36 years. Ruthi said growing up on a farm in rural Osborne County where he “watched thunderstorms develop” sparked his interest in becoming a meteorologist. His degree is from […]

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Five council spots open in Ellis for spring general election »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Five positions on the Ellis City Council will be open for the 2015 spring general election. According to City Clerk Amy Burton, the open positions are Mayor, Treasurer and three council seats—those of Jolene Niernberger, Terry Redetzke and Ron Johnson. Current Ellis Mayor Lyle Johnson announced at the December 15 city […]

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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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