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Hays Symphony Orchestra to feature FHSU woodwind profs in fall concert »


By RACHEL RAYNER FHSU University Relations The Hays Symphony Orchestra will perform its “Fall Classics” concert under the baton of Conductor Benjamin Cline at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Cline is chair of the Department of Music at FHSU. […]

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Dole will wrap up homecoming tour with one more swing »

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Russell native and longtime U.S. Sen. Bob Dole plans to visit the following locations during the 10th and final trip back to his home state of Kansas this year. All visits are open to the public. On Tuesday, Dole will be in Mount City, followed by Wednesday stops in Fort Scott, Pittsburg, Columbus and Oswego. […]

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‘Best Seat in the House’ winner announced for Saturday’s Tiger game »


Hays Post Nicole Linenberger will be sitting in the Best Seat in the House for Fort Hays State University’s football game on Saturday. Kickoff for the game against Northwest Missouri State is at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on Tiger Radio-Mix 103 and streamed live on HaysPost.com. Linenberger will receive tickets to […]

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Northwest Kansas officers among newest police academy graduates »

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YODER – Lenexa Police Department Chief Tom Hongslo congratulated 55 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Sept. 12. The new officers were members of the 230th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center […]

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Local conservative will have book signing at library »

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Roger Ewing, author of “Bombing America: The Deception of the American People,” will have a book signing at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Hays Public Library. The book covers not only the history of the U.S. but the present environment and the future. It offers a unique view of when politics and religion collide […]

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What’s the matter with Kansas? »

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No, I am not referring to Thomas Frank’s famous book with the same title.  Frank was clearly opposed to Kansas becoming a red state. That being said, I, like so many others a few years back went from blue to red – from Democrat liberalism to Republican conservatism.  What caused us to change?  There’s a […]

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Mary Jane Lang »

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Mary Jane Lang, 73, Hays, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at her home in Hays. She was born January 16, 1941, on the family farm south of Zurich, Kansas, the daughter of Robert and Violet (Hinkhouse) Johnson. On June 27, 1967, she married Victor P. Lang Jr. in Plainville. They later divorced. She was a […]

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Hays Has Jobs career listings now available directly at Hays Post »


Hays Post is partnering with the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development to help employers find workers and workers find careers. Hays Has Jobs offers a comprehensive listing of employment opportunities in the Hays area, ranging from education to health care, service to manufacturing. Aside from job listings, the site also includes the latest business […]

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Rolling Stone article: ‘The Great Kansas Tea Party Disaster’ »


Kansas politics remain in the spotlight of the national media. Rolling Stone writer Mark Binelli weighed in with a piece today on the magazine’s website. Read the entire article, “The Great Kansas Tea Party Disaster,” by clicking HERE.

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New U.S. Census Bureau report shows Kansas poverty rate down »

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KANSAS DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TOPEKA – The U.S. Census Bureau’s recent Supplemental Measure of Poverty report shows that Kansas poverty has declined and is below the national average, according to Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore . “We are committed to helping Kansas families escape poverty through employment and self-sufficiency,” […]

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School bus driver cited, no longer driving bus after accident »

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SOLOMON — A school bus driver involved in an accident in Ottawa County is no longer driving for Solomon schools. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that on Oct. 1, a school bus driven by Helen J. Stephens, 74, was westbound on Solomon Road seven miles north of Solomon at Kansas 18 and pulled out in […]

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Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years »


PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. The worker told police that a man matching 38-year-old Paul Carman’s description appeared nervous moments after the October 2013 robbery in Ambridge, […]

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Past presidents of Kansas Bar back Davis for governor »

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An open letter from many of the past presidents of the Kansas Bar Association: Kansans have a right to expect their judges to be independent and not obligated to any person, religion or organization when deciding cases. In 1957, we enshrined that ideal in the state Constitution by providing for an independent nominating commission to […]

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