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HPD Activity Log July 2-5 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 15 animal calls and 6 traffic stops Thursday, July 2, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. MV Accident-Private Property–1100 block Downing Ave, Hays; 6:35 AM Civil Dispute–600 block E 15th St, Hays; 7:05 AM Lost Animals ONLY–2400 block Virginia Dr, Hays; 8:20 AM Dead Animal Call–1700 block Judith […]

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ECMA Swingin’ for Support has new day, time, location »

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Ellis County Ministerial Alliance The Ellis County Ministerial Alliance will host its 12th annual “Swingin’for Support” Golf Tournament on Friday, July 10. This is the major fundraiser for E.C.M.A.’s “Second Mile Fund” which assists local Ellis County residents with food, rent, utilities and other emergency needs through First Call For Help. This year’s tourney will […]

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Lesser prairie chicken populations increases 27% in NW Kan. »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism TOPEKA–The lesser prairie chicken population increased approximately 25 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the recent range-wide aerial survey. Wildlife biologists with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) attribute the increase to abundant spring rainfall and ongoing efforts associated with the Lesser Prairie Chicken […]

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Be a vital voice for Kansas water resources »

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Kansas Water Office TOPEKA–The Kansas Water Office is accepting applications from those who would like to participate as a member of one of the 14 Regional Advisory Committees (RAC) which will be established by the Kansas Water Authority. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply soon as the deadline for the Regional Advisory Committees (RAC) is […]

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Selzer: When the empty nest doesn’t stay empty »


Ken Selzer, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Sometimes the empty nest doesn’t stay empty. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans living in multigenerational households has doubled since 1980. Baby boomers supporting their parents and their college graduates returning home are among the more than 50 million Americans living in multigenerational […]

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Fishing’s Future announces catch-release photo contest for kids »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS–Fishing’s Future, a national organization aimed at getting more families outdoors, is proud to announce the national launch of the 2015 Catch-Photo-Release contest for youth anglers. Contest requirements are simple. All a young angler has to do is catch a fish, photograph it, release it, […]

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13th Street rebuild moves to new phase beginning this week »

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Beginning Monday, 13th Street will be closed to westbound traffic between Main Street and Oak, with eastbound traffic remaining open. 13th Street will remain closed for the next several months during its reconstruction from Main to Milner. Traffic control signs will be in place detouring traffic to Eighth Street. Since the construction involves the replacement […]

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Colo. banker with NW Kan. ties retires, replaced by another NW Kansan »


By IVA KAY HORNER Brush (Colo.) News-Tribune BRUSH, Colo. — After 20 years of serving the community as President of The Farmers State Bank, Al J. Campbell retired on June 30. Campbell, who was born and raised in Hoxie, Kansas, attended Garden City Jr. College for two years, before moving on to Fort Hays State […]

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Louise Barger »

Louise Barger

Edith Carrie “Louise” (McLeod) Barger passed away on July 1, 2015 in Shawnee. She was born on July 11, 1916 in Alma, Illinois, to Doctor Walter and Rev. Ruby McLeod. She married Russell L. Barger, her soulmate and love, on March 16, 1941. They enjoyed 43 years of marriage together, until Russell’s death on January […]

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INSIGHT KANSAS: Lurching from one financial crisis to the next »

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After smooth sailing financially for most of the 20th century, risky, ill-considered actions on state taxes now send Kansas’ ship of state lurching from one financial crisis to the next. And Kansans will bear the burden of these decisions for the foreseeable future. This radical experiment has produced five years of deficit spending, budget cuts, […]

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NW Kansan among those named to federal ag advisory committees »


MANHATTAN — Today, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees. Steve Baccus, Minneapolis, was appointed to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee. Tracy Brunner, Lost Springs, will serve on […]

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Alvin H. Fisher »

Alvin H. Fisher

Alvin H. Fisher, age 90, of Ellis, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at Via Christi Village, Hays. He was born November 10, 1924 in Antonino, Kansas to Zacheus and Monica (Rupp) Fisher. He married Anna Mary Pfeifer in Hays, Kansas on April 10, 1947. She preceded him in death on February 17, 2001. He […]

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FHSU ag research published in John Deere magazine »

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FHSU University Relations Research related to farm field data collected by undergraduate agricultural students at Fort Hays State University has been published in John Deere’s The Furrow magazine. Over the course of five semesters, 130 students in Technology in Agriculture classes taught by Dr. Craig Smith, assistant professor of agricultural business, worked on projects evaluating […]

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