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’Tis the season to be on the lookout for brown recluse spiders »

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Kansas State Research and Extension MANHATTAN – ‘Tis the season – for creepy, crawly things that seemingly come from nowhere. And one to watch for is the brown recluse spider.   “A number of things are not well known or have been misunderstood about the brown recluse spider,” said Holly Davis, research associate and Ph.D. […]

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HPD activity log, April 23 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted six traffic stops and received six animal calls on Wednesday, April 23, according to the HPD activity log. Drug offenses, 1300 Vine, 1:20 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, 800 block Ash, 10:21 a.m. Found/lost property, 2500 block Vine, 10:22 a.m. Assist, 300 block West 11th, 10:34 a.m. Water use violation, 1300 block […]

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Sean M. Cunningham »

Phillipsburg resident Sean M. Cunningham passed away April 22, 2014, at his home in Phillipsburg at the age of 57.  He was born Dec. 19, 1956, in Phillipsburg, the son of Warner & Mary (English) Cunningham. He was owner of Cunningham AC and Heating. Survivors include his son Ryan of Olathe, KS; 2 daughters, Shayla […]

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Glenna L. Moore »

Phillipsburg resident Glenna L. Moore passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, KS at the age of 77. She was born July 12, 1936 in Dearing, KS, to Louie Robert & Alice Mae (Romig) Pursley.  Glenna was an insurance agent in Phillipsburg before her retirement. She is survived by […]

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Alvin J. Dortland »

Alvin J. Dortland, 96, Victoria, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Hays Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery in Walker. Visitation will be Friday 4 PM to 8 PM at Brock’s Funeral Home, 2509 […]

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Kennith R. McGlasson »

Kennith R. McGlasson, 79, WaKeeney, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home of WaKeeney.

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HHS Chamber Singers performance will help fund Carnegie Hall trip »

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The Hays High Choral Music Department will have its 25th annual Chamber Singers Dinner Show at Hays High School next month. The theme of this year’s show is “Reflections.” Shows will be May 8, 9 and 10, with seating beginning at 6:15 p.m. and dinner and music starting at 6:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal, and […]

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HaysMed offers free KidsQuest summer program for kids »

Center for Health Improvement

The Center for Health Improvement and the HaysMed Foundation announced this week they are sponsoring the second annual free KidsQuest this summer.  Kids will be encouraged to log 30 miles of fitness by running, walking, biking or swimming on their own.  As they achieve mileage, they will earn prizes sponsored by various businesses. KidsQuest is […]

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La Crosse producer completes committee training »

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Submitted by Cattlemen’s Beef Board Brittany Howell of La Crosse completed orientation for service on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee, after being unanimously elected to the position by the members of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville in February. The mission of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board is to build […]

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Imelda M. Lenker »


Imelda M. Lenker, age 77, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home in Westminster, Colo. She was born May 19, 1936, in St. Peter, the daughter of the Jacob Meiar and Bertha Meiar. She moved to Denver, Colo., where she married Donald E Lenker and lived out the rest of her life. She […]

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Elaine Frances (Hammerschmidt) Sunley »

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HAYS, Kan. — Elaine Frances (Hammerschmidt) Sunley, age 74, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at her home in Hays, Kansas. She was born January 2, 1940, in Victoria, Kansas to Joseph and Mathilda (Kuhn) Hammerschmidt.  She married Earl L. Sunley on September 3, 1962, in Hays, Kansas. She was a homemaker and a member of […]

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Hispanic ministry will have rummage sale Friday, Saturday »

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The Hispanic Ministry at First Baptist Church of Hays will have a rummage sale  — “Venta de Garage Pro Fundo Iglesia” — from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at at 1111 Fort.

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Storm system passes through calmly, offers up some rainfall »


The predicted severe thunderstorms passed Ellis County by on Wednesday night, but the system did drop some much-needed rain in the area. Measurements at Eagle Media Center were 0.44 inches of precipitation, which was similar to reports throughout the county, which ranged from 0.56 inches in far eastern Ellis County to 0.36 in the northwest […]

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