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Branson on his way to scene of rocket crash scene »


MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — British billionaire Richard Branson is headed to California’s Mojave Desert after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing one person and seriously injuring another. A tweet from Branson’s Twitter account thanked people for their messages of support and said he was “flying to Mojave immediately to be with […]

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Julius J. ‘Julie’ Dreher »

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Julius J. “Julie” Dreher, 89, Hays, died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Hays Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1925 in Antonino, Kansas the son of Phillip and Mary (Herman) Dreher. On October 12, 1948 he married Catherine “Katie” D. Braun in Victoria, Kansas. She died November 5, 2001. He was a body shop foreman […]

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HPD offers tips for a happy and safe Halloween »

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Hays Police Department Halloween is fast approaching, and soon our streets will be full of ghosts and goblins. The Hays Police Department would like to offer the following safety tips for parents, children and drivers, which will help to make Halloween a safe event for all. Adults Welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and any […]

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ECMA schedules annual Thanksgiving Day Feast »

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The Ellis County Ministerial Alliance annual Thanksgiving Day Feast is scheduled to begin at noon Nov. 27 at Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2350 E. Eighth. Pam Burgardt and the Rose Garden Steak Haus staff have, for the last seven years, provided the meal for the day. Since 2007, a partnership of cooperating Ellis County churches […]

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John Denver bust missing after heavy-metal ball »

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DENVER (AP) — A Denver radio station that sponsored a heavy-metal Halloween ball is pleading for the return of a bust of John Denver that went missing during the party. Someone at KBPI-FM’s Saints and Sinners ball Tuesday night pried the bronze bust off its base at the 1st Bank Center in the Denver suburb […]

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Eagle Radio’s Trotman named chair-elect of trade association »

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At the Kansas Association of Broadcasters annual meeting earlier this month, five members were elected to serve on the KAB board beginning Jan. 1. Mark Trotman, Eagle Radio of Hutchinson, was named chairman-elect of the organization. Michael Quade of Smoky Hills Public Television in Bunker Hill also was elected to the board.

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Motorists beware: Kansas deer-vehicle collisions peak in mid-November »

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Kansas Highway Patrol Deer can be spotted near our state’s roadways any time of the year. However, in the fall, motorists should be especially vigilant for deer crossing the highways. Deer breeding season peaks in mid-November, and this marks the period when deer-vehicle collisions are highest. That’s why the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas […]

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Securities Commissioner: Ebola-related scams on the rise »

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TOPEKA – Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney today cautioned investors to beware of opportunistic Internet-based investment schemes related to the disease. “Past experience tells us that periods of uncertainty or fear are prime time for con-artists looking to make a quick […]

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The truth about the Health Care Compact »


There has been a lot of interest lately in the Health Care Compact, legislation passed during the 2014 legislative session that if approved by the U.S. Congress would allow participating states the ability to opt-out of certain Federal health care laws, especially the Affordable Care Act. While I am currently the State Budget Director, I […]

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Hutch man arrested for sexual exploitation of a child »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — Local police took a 36-year-old Hutchinson man into custody Thursday morning after they searched his residence and seized a computer where he allegedly had downloaded child pornography videos. Hutchinson Police Detective Scott Carlton said he’s been investigating Tad Darcy Russell for several months. Russell is alleged to have downloaded the videos […]

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Forsyth archivist honored by Smoky Hill Trail Association »

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FHSU University Relations Patty Nicholas, archivist at Fort Hays State University’s Forsyth Library, received the Award of Merit from the Smoky Hill Trail Association for organizing and maintaining the Smoky Hill Trail archives. Nicholas started the project in 2012. “The trail is important because it was a road that was used for people going out […]

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Make the most of pumpkin season: Preserve it! »

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Pumpkins offer far more than a Halloween decoration. This season is also the prime time to find and use sugar or pie pumpkins, the small dense pumpkins which are best for cooking and baking. Pumpkin seeds from any pumpkin can also be dried and roasted. Here are some pointers for preserving plentiful pumpkin at this […]

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HPD activity log, Oct. 30 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 14 traffic stops and received five animal calls on Thursday, Oct. 30, according to the HPD activity log. Drug offenses, 1000 block East 29th, 3:04 a.m. Driving under the influence, 100 block West 12th, 1:45 a.m. Domestic disturbance, 500 block West 35th, 3:30 a.m. Welfare check, 1500 block Canterbury, 7:01 […]

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