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With renovations looming, Ellis County jail will be relocated as of Friday »


Ellis County Sheriff’s Department Beginning Friday, the Ellis County jail will be located at 3000 New Way, just off Commerce Parkway south of Old U.S. 40. The relocation is part of the renovation and upgrade of the Ellis County Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center. The jail in this facility will consist only of holding cells […]

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Frank Wolfgang Post »

Frank Wolfgang Post passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, due to an auto accident in Osborne County, Kansas at the age of 44. He was born on September 9, 1970 to Earl Franklin and Rose (Konefault) Post in Memmingen, Germany. Frank graduated from Stockton High School with the Class of 1989 and was Homecoming King […]

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Connie Jo Flores »

Former Phillipsburg resident Connie Jo Flores passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at the Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, CO at the age of 57. She was born March 17, 1957 in Phillipsburg, KS, the daughter of Milton L. “Lee” Jennings & Patsy Ann (Faulkender) Jennings.  Her mother, Patsy, preceded her in death. Survivors include […]

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New HPMHC Community Outreach Offices open in Plainville, La Crosse »

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High Plains Mental Health Center High Plains Mental Health Center, in partnership with the Rooks and Rush county commissions, has begun weekly treatment sites in Plainville and La Crosse. The Community Outreach Offices allow residents from Rooks and Rush counties to seek treatment locally, without traveling to the main HPMHC campus in Hays. The Community […]

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In public schools, when should holy days become holidays? »


The school board in Montgomery County, Maryland ignited a national debate earlier this month by voting to eliminate the names of Christian and Jewish religious holidays on the school calendar — while still planning to close schools on those days. The board’s action was in response to the local Muslim community’s longstanding request to add […]

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HPD arrest log, Nov. 20 to 23 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Caitlin Marie Schaal, 21, Hays, was arrested at 3:33 a.m. Nov. 21 in the 1200 block of Main on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Hansini Perera, 26, Hays, was arrested at 2:24 a.m. Nov. 20 in the […]

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KDOT recognizes Russell employee for 40 years of service »


KDOT The Kansas Department of Transportation offered its appreciation for employees celebrating state years-of-service anniversaries in December. Among those honored is a longtime Russell employee. John Boxberger, a KDOT highway maintenance supervisor, was recognized for 40 years of service with KDOT. celebrating 40 years of service.

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Sternberg Museum of Natural History plans first outbound trip to Colorado »

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FHSU University Relations Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History is planning to grow up, as in creating programming for adults, not children. Growing up will begin with beer, the ancient science of, and a tour through the behind-the-scenes fossil collections and science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The trip […]

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La Crosse woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Hays truck company »

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TOPEKA — A La Crosse woman pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling from the company where she worked, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. James Cross, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, said prosecutors offered evidence in court that the amount was more than $500,000, although her attorney said she only pleaded guilty to “transporting more than […]

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Stanford stepping down from DHDC »

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DHDC news release HAYS — The Downtown Hays Development Corporation announces Traci Stanford has resigned as the Executive Director due to unexpected health reasons. “I am so blessed to have been able to work for the DHDC and to give back to the heart of the community,” stated Stanford, “Downtown is my absolute favorite thing […]

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‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ is passable but unnecessary »

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The biggest problem with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” is that it should not be a film. Here are the lengths of the final books of well-known Young Adult novels: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” -197,651 words, “Breaking Dawn” from the “Twilight” series – 192,196 words, and “Mockingjay” the concluding novel of […]

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HPD activity log, Nov. 24 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted xx traffic stops and received 21 animal calls on Monday, Nov. 24, according to the HPD activity log. Abandoned Vehicle, 300 block West 13th, 2:54 a.m. Burglary/residence, 400 block West Sixth, 9 a.m. Found/Lost Property, 100 block West 13th, 9:44 a.m. Abandoned Vehicle, 500 block Fort, 10:14 a.m. Animal At […]

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Ellis County’s McCue appointed to statewide board »

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TOPEKA – Gov. Sam Brownback today announced recent appointments to boards and commissions. “I’d like to thank these individuals for sharing their time and talents with the people of Kansas,” Brownback said. The Governor’s Office is always looking for qualified, interested Kansans to serve the state on commissions and boards in their areas of expertise.  […]

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