HPD Activity Log July 30

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The Hays Police Department responded to 5 animal calls and 14 traffic stops Thursday, July 30, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Driving Under the Influence–100 block E 17th St, Hays; 12:02 AM MV Accident-Private Property–1300 block Judith Dr, Hays; 2 AM; 3 AM MV Accident-Private Property–1200 block E 27th St, Hays; 7/29 9:17 […]

Selma ‘Sally’ M. Heck

Selma “Sally” M. Heck, age 75, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on June 5, 1940 in Dickinson, North Dakota, the daughter of Adam and Margaret Weisgerber Klug, Sr. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1971 moving from Beach, North Dakota, […]

Youth Outdoor Festival in Hays scheduled for Aug. 15

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism ELLIS–If you’re interested in introducing your child to the world of shooting sports, hunting, fishing and other outdoor-related activities, mark your calendar for August 15. Hays area businesses, conservation groups and shooting sports groups have teamed together to offer a free day of target shooting and outdoor activities […]

Former Hays teen charged in March homicide enters insanity plea


A 17-year-old girl formerly of Hays and accused in the March homicides of her mother and stepfather pleaded not guilty last month by reason of insanity. Ashlee Martinson, is accused of killing her stepfather and mother, Jennifer Ayers, also a former Hays resident. She entered the plea June 29 in Oneida County District Court in […]

Hays-area firefighters training for trench cave-in rescue


Hays Fire Department The Hays Fire Department, along with members of Ellis County Rural Fire Department, City of Ellis Fire Department and City of Victoria Fire Department will be training with the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute the next four days involving aspects of trench cave-in rescue. According to HFD Deputy Fire Chief Ryan […]

Student spots still open at Victory Christian Academy

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Submitted Victory Christian Academy housed in Celebration Community Church, 5790 230th Ave., will be hosting an Open House Tuesday, August 4, at 6:30 pm. to fill the remaining student positions for K-5th grades. As it expands, VCA is looking to add a K-2nd grade educator to partner with VCA’s current staff of Desty Cox and […]

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Hays student researches human diabetes via channel catfish

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FHSU University Relations and Marketing Two Fort Hays State University biology undergraduates are working throughout the summer researching the causes of diabetes and obesity in humans by examining the genes of channel catfish. With the guidance of Dr. Yasuhiro Kobayashi, associate professor of biological sciences, Paige Evans, Concordia senior, and Alexyss Leiker, Hays senior, are […]

Alta Mae House

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A Memorial Service for lifetime Sherman County, Kansas, resident Alta Mae House, 74, will be held Monday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m. MT in the First United Methodist Church Goodland, Kansas. Inurnment will follow at the Goodland Cemetery. Memorials for the Alta Mae House Memorial may be left at the service or mailed to: Koons […]

HPD Activity Log July 29

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The Hays Police Department responded to 7 animal calls and 10 traffic stops Wednesday, July 29, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Driving Under the Influence–Canterbury and 40 Hwy Bypass, Hays; 2:34 AM Mental Health Call–500 block W 36th St, Hays; 5:18 AM Suspicious Activity–4700 block Roth Ave, Hays; 9:34 AM Civil Dispute–400 block […]