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Warren Leon Burbach »


Warren Leon Burbach, age 86, of WaKeeney, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at his residence. He was born May 17, 1928, in Hays, to Pete and Minnie (Tilton) Burbach. Warren attended and graduated from Collyer High School. On August 6, 1950, he was united in marriage to Darlene Winters. They enjoyed 59 years of […]

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Hays Public Library: IT Administrator »

The Hays Public Library is now taking applications for the open position of IT Administrator. This position will be involved with a variety of Library projects and services though the primary responsibilities will be to oversee the functions of the IT Department. The IT Administrator is responsible for and supports the Library through maintaining networks […]

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Western Kansas farmstead added to National Register of Historic Places »

schartz farmstead smokehouse

The Kansas Historical Society announced that farmsteads in Butler and Lane counties and the Kansas Masons headquarters are among the newest Kansas properties added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places entered six Kansas listings into the Register on October 8. These actions bring the total […]

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Habitat for Humanity offers Marcon pies for fall fundraiser »

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County once again will partner with Marcon Pies, a long-established Kansas firm, for its annual Thanksgiving fundraiser. Because Marcon only ships orders of 50 pies or more, Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County is one of the few means of obtaining these delicious pies in this part of the state. […]

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REVIEW: ‘Fury’ is visceral and slightly shapeless »

Gerstner James crop

First and foremost, the action and violence that are on display in “Fury” and equally riveting and revolting. It’s been a good long while since a film really captured the horror of war and put it front and center. When coupled with great set design, realistic effects and beautiful cinematography, this film provides a haunting […]

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HPD arrest log, Oct. 13 to 15 »

Police feature HPD

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Tyler John Luecke, 23, Hays, was arrested at 3:53 p.m. Oct. 14 in the 4300 block of Vine on suspicion of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. Darin James Mewhinney, 28, Hays, was arrested at 9:13 p.m. […]

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Semi freed from Victoria railroad bridge UPDATE »

A semi-truck is stuck under the Victoria railroad bridge Tuesday morning.

VICTORIA — Traffic near Victoria was rerouted Tuesday morning after a semi became lodged under a railroad bridge. The truck was too tall to navigate the bridge, just off Old U.S. 40 on Cathedral Avenue. At approximately 9 a.m., the truck had been cleared from the scene. According to Victoria Police Chief Cole Dinkel, the […]

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Week of Halloween activities scheduled at Hays Public Library »

Hays Public Library

Hays Public Library The Hays Public Library will celebrate Halloween for an entire week. There are numerous activities planned at the HPL for the public to enjoy. All programs are free. Sat. Oct. 25 at 11:59 p.m. Midnight Movie Double Feature. Two popular zombie movies will be shown at the HPL starting at midnight. There […]

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Warren L. Burbach »

Warren L. Burbach, of WaKeeney, passed away, Monday, October 20, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home of WaKeeney.

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Bertha S. Fogle »

Bertha S. Fogle, 87, Hays, died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney, Kansas. She was born October 30, 1926, in Hays the daughter of Frank and Martha (Ploutz) Fogle. She worked on the farm for much of her life, and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and raising chickens, ducks, geese and guineas. […]

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In praise of hunting »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

During the early days of our country, settlers hunted out of necessity. While farming and trading provided them with a great deal of food, it wasn’t enough for sustenance. In order to survive, they hunted, fished and trapped wildlife where they lived and worked. Today, hunting in America offers two major benefits to society: wildlife […]

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Brownback, Davis debate will be streamed LIVE Tuesday »


Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and challenger Paul Davis will debate Tuesday at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters convention in Wichita. The luncheon event is scheduled to run from noon to 1:15 p.m., with the debate scheduled to begin at 12:40 p.m. Click below to watch.

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HPD activity log, Oct. 20 »

Police feature HPD

The Hays Police Department conducted four traffic stops and received nine animal calls on Monday, Oct. 20, according to the HPD activity log. Mental Health Call, 1400 block East 29th, 1:25 a.m. Criminal Damage to Property, Hays, 2:45 a.m. Motor Vehicle Accident, 100 block West Eighth, 6:45 a.m. Bicycle/Lost,Found,Stolen, 2600 block Donald, 7:02 a.m. Motor […]

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