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Hays Area Planning Commission to meet Monday »

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The Hays Area Planning Commission will meet in regular session Monday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Hays City Hall. The agenda is available on the city of Hays website.  

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Jeffrey Jay ‘Jeff’ Bunker »

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Jeffrey Jay “Jeff” Bunker, 52, Hays, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Hays. He was born June 28, 1962 in Hays, KS the son of Clyde L. and Melanie M. (Deutscher) Bunker. He was a chef in numerous restaurants in Hays including Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays American Legion, and the Hays VFW. He was […]

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Ellis man finds Eagle Golden Egg »

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Congratulations to David Amrein of Ellis for finding the Ellis Jr. Free Fair Eagle Golden Egg. Amrein will receive $125. The egg was hidden at the base of a tree along the walking trail in the Ellis City Park south of the swimming pool. See more at http://eaglecom.net/goldenegg/index.html#sthash.RO7R92LU.dpuf

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Russell Blood Drive to help in emergency blood shortage »

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RUSSELL–The Russell Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, July 31, from noon to 6 p.m. at Fossil Creek Inn and Suites. Walk-ins are welcome or donors may can 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment. The drive goal is 50 pints of blood for the American Red Cross. According to Donor Recruitment Representative Catherine Younger, Hays , […]

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Great Bend man to serve on State Library Board »

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A Great Bend man has been appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to serve on the State Library of Kansas Board. Harry Willems will serve a four year term. Willems received his MLS from Emporia State University. He currently serves as the Director of Park City Public Library and the Assistant Director and Consultant for the […]

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Loyal R. Mapes »

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Loyal R. Mapes, 93, Hays, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Via Christi Villages in Hays. He was born March 7, 1921 in rural Norton County, Kansas the son of Elmer and Blanche (Mathes) Mapes. He graduated from Norton Community High School in 1938. He married Beulah States October 3, 1940. He then entered into […]

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HPD activity log, July 24 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 17 traffic stops and received five animal calls on Thursday, July 24 according to the HPD activity log. Water Use Violation,1200 block of East 27th, 12:15 a.m. Drug Offenses, 500 block of West 6th, 1:32 a.m. Abandoned Vehicle, 2400 block of Haney Drive, 2:55 a.m. Abandoned Vehicle, 200 block of […]

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Contractors tour courthouse and jail ahead of bid process »

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Contractors got an opportunity to tour the Ellis County Law Enforcement Center, Courthouse and Jail in a pre-bid meeting Thursday afternoon. Approximately 10 contractors took in the tour and Architect Andrew Pitts from Treanor Architects of Kansas City, Missouri led them through the bid process and answered questions along the tour. County Administrator Greg Sund […]

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HFD responds to vehicle fire in driveway »

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Hays firefighters were called to the scene of a vehicle fire at 1712 Copper Creek Court Thursday evening at 5:51 p.m. According to Fire Chief Gary Brown, police officers first on the scene reported the vehicle, sitting in the driveway, was “well-involved” in fire. As a precaution, off-duty firefighters and Ellis County EMS were called […]

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‘Just Breathe’ Frisbee Golf tournament honors memory of Ellis teen »

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ELLIS–A Frisbee Golf tournament in Ellis this weekend will be filled with memories of a young Ellis resident who died in a shallow water drowning in the city swimming pool. Bryce Stropes, 14, died July 22, 2010, while playing water basketball in the Ellis swimming pool in what was ruled a shallow-water blackout drowning. Since then, […]

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Nicodemus NHS to roll out all-green fleet during Emancipation Celebration »

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Nicodemus National Historic Site NICODEMUS–Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) and Nicodemus National Historic Site in Nicodemus are pleased to announce a successful joint application for funding under the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative. With the newest additions to the Nicodemus site’s vehicle and equipment fleet – a propane-powered pickup truck and propane commercial mower – the […]

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Ellis looks for new water source as some wells ‘suck air’ »

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ELLIS–THe city of Ellis is seeking a new water source that will provide the City with approximately 150 acre feet. Brad Vincent, Ground Water Associates, told city council members the Kansas Division of Water Resources can guide the city in where to drill and what water rights are available. Ellis Public Works Director Alan Scheuerman […]

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Correction: Ellis County 2015 budget draft still includes employee pay raises »

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Hays Post incorrectly reported Wednesday that employee pay raises were no longer included in the latest draft of the Ellis County 2015 budget. According to county administrator Greg Sund, there was “originally a three percent allowance in the draft budget for raises and implementation of the wage and benefit study.  In order to balance the budget, […]

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