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Celestine ‘Celly’ C. Schumacher »


Celestine “Celly” C. Schumacher, age 81 passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Via Christi Village, Hays. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays. Burial with military honors will be in the St. Francis cemetery in Munjor. Visitation will be  5-8 on Sunday and 9 AM – […]

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Indictment alleges 26 lbs. of meth hidden in spare tire »


KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A California man was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of transporting approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Armondo Medina Gomez, 29, North Hollywood, Calif., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. A criminal complaint filed in […]

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Marjorie Mae Johnson »

Marjorie Mae Johnson, age 86 of Hays, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2014 at her home. She was born April 17, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to Fred Lee and Dora Mae (Smith) Henn. She married John Lewis Johnson December 2, 1945. He preceded her in death on February 14, 2009 Marjorie was a farmwife […]

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INSIGHT KANSAS: Budget needs dynamic leadership »

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With the election over, this month’s hot topic in Kansas politics returns to the budget. Are we in a huge budget hole, created by the tax cuts championed by Governor Brownback? Or, will economic growth save the day? The state’s own consensus revenue estimates are glum, forecasting a deficit that grows in the coming years, […]

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Small fire at Ellis Co. Courthouse reconstruction project »

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There was a small fire Wednesday evening at the Ellis County Courthouse where reconstruction is underway. Hays Fire Chief Gary Brown said crews responded to an automatic fire alarm in the Law Enforcement Center, 1201 Main, at 8:23 p.m.  Wednesday night. On arrival, firefighters were met by construction workers who reported a small fire on the […]

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Overnight system offers just a dusting of snow to Ellis County »


Hays and Ellis County received just a dusting of snow as a result of Wednesday night’s front, with early reports showing 0.03 inches of snow. Slightly more snowfall fell farther east, with Ellsworth and Saline counties reporting nearly a half-inch of snow. The freezing drizzle that preceded the snow led to slick roadways, however, with […]

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Scammers call St. Joe radio station as part of IRS scheme »


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — IRS scammers contacted St. Joseph Post recently, part of a scheme designed to trick people into thinking they owe the government back taxes. Click HERE to view the story.

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City of Hays alters trash/recycling routes for Christmas week »

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Due to the observance of the Christmas holiday, refuse/recycling route schedules for Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25, will be altered as follows: Although collections may not occur on your normal day, collections will be completed by the end of the week. Crews anticipate that the collection routes will be as followed: • Tuesday […]

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HPD activity log, Dec. 17 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 18 traffic stops and received five animal calls on Wednesday, Dec. 17, according to the HPD activity log. Battery, 1000 block East 17th, 2:24 a.m. Warrant Service/Failure to Appear, 500 block West Seventh, 2:50 a.m. Abandoned Vehicle, 100 block Ash, 8:08 a.m. Theft, 100 block West Seventh, 6 a.m. Animal […]

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Former Hays artist Kris Kuksi the subject of HuffPo piece »


Longtime Hays artist Kris Kuksi has been featured in an article on Huffington Post — “Wildly Intricate Steampunk Sculptures Reveal An Apocalyptic Side Of Art.” Click HERE to read the entire article. Click HERE for more on Kuksi, who had a downtown Hays studio for several years.

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‘Protecting public drinking waters’ for 40 years »

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Across the country and throughout the Heartland, most people take it for granted: Turn the tap to quench your thirst, and you can be reasonably assured that your water is clean and safe to drink. It’s an assurance greatly bolstered by the Safe Drinking Water Act, a landmark environmental protection law passed by Congress 40 […]

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Hays library’s ‘Food for Fines’ effort runs through Dec. 21 »

The Hays Public Library staff with 2013 Food for Fines donations.

The Hays Public Library wants to forgive your fines — and instead of money, the staff is asking for food as part of the third annual Food for Fines. Library patrons can bring non-perishable food items in exchange for fine forgiveness. Each donation forgives $1 in fines. Patrons can bring in food for fines until […]

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Traffic flow again changes as part of 41st Street reconstruction »

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Beginning Wednesday, the following changes in road closure will occur related to the 41st Street Reconstruction Project: • 41st Street between Smoky Hill Drive and Truman Circle will be opened to traffic. • 41st Street between Truman Circle and Harrison will be closed to traffic. • Access to Truman Circle will now be to and […]

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