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Hays residents displaced after Friday apartment complex fire »

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At 1:42 p.m. Friday, the Hays Fire Department, assisted by the Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, was dispatched to a building fire at 328 W. Ninth. First arriving police officers reported smoke in the building and an injured person outside. On arrival, firefighters found an apartment on fire in a four-unit apartment building. […]

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KPI response: Emporia State prof tells ‘fairy tale’ in budget critique »

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By DAVE TRABERT Kansas Policy Institute It’s bad enough when politicians fabricate stories for political gain, but it’s especially appalling coming from a university professor. A recent column by Emporia State professor Michael Smith claimed that the Kansas Policy Institute budget plan for the state of Kansas used dynamic scoring to “…forecast revenues nearly $400 […]

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Schmeidler Named to Kansas Wesleyan Fall 2014 President’s Honor Roll »

SALINA — Sidney Schmeidler of Victoria, KS has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2014 semester at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas. The KWU President’s Honor Roll includes all full-time students who have no incompletes and a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher for the semester.

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Alice Dell Hoppe »

Phillipsburg resident Alice Dell Hoppe passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, KS at the age of 78. She was born April 22, 1936 in Burr Oak, Kansas, the daughter of Forest & Retha (Hawkins) Foster. Alice had worked as a secretary in the medical lab […]

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HPD arrest log, Dec. 11 to 14 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Laura Lynn Crook, 57, WaKeeney, was arrested at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at 3000 New Way on suspicion of theft. Nicole Katherine Randall, 23, Hays, was arrested at 1:53 a.m. Dec. 12 in the 200 block of West 17th on suspicion of […]

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Spresser Named to Fall 2014 Dean’s Honor Roll at Kansas Wesleyan University »

SALINA— Colton Spresser of Hays, KS has been named to the Fall 2014 Dean’s Honor Roll at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas. Full-time students with a semester grade point average of 3.25-3.74 and no incompletes are listed on the KWU Dean’s Honor Roll.

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Ellis County unemployment rate edges up slightly »

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The unemployment rate edged up slightly to 2.1 percent in November, up 0.1 percent from October figures, according to statistics released this week by the Kansas Department of Labor. Logan County posted the state’s lowest jobless rate at 1.9 percent. Statewide, the November seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in […]

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Sony Pictures offers response to hacking incident »


In the wake of a massive cyberattack and the cancellation of the upcoming movie “The Interview,” Sony Pictures has offered its official statement on the incident. Click HERE for more.

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Hays High School’s yearbook staff earns top state award »

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Yearbook students were recognized for their collective effort when it was recently announced that the 2013-14 Indian Call has been awarded All-Kansas from the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. All-Kansas is the top state award presented to student yearbooks, newspapers and websites. Yearbook awards are typically announced late fall, while newspaper and website awards are announced […]

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Hoxie artist will sell wares this weekend at Deines Cultural Center »


RUSSELL — The Deines Cultural Center in Russell will host a sale this week of one-of-a-kind blown glass pieces by Hoxie artist James Haffner. Haffner is a retired U.S. Navy veteran who began glassblowing as a form of therapy after suffering injuries while he was in the military. All of Haffner’s glass, including bowls, vases and […]

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Think warm: Kansas state parks urge residents to plan for summer »

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PRATT — With winter weather here, it’s hard to picture planning spring and summer fun, but the secret about Kansas state parks is out and reservations are a must for busy holiday weekends. Consider making your 2015 camping and cabin reservations in advance and ensure your family and friends ample space at the lake for […]

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Evelyn L. Schumacher »

Evelyn L. Schumacher, age 82 of Hays, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Hays Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Monday, December 22, 2104 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow services at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Ellis. Visitation is pending for Sunday. A complete obituary is pending […]

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Rupert Knowles »


Rupert Knowles, age 88, of Hays passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society, Hays. He was born June 17, 1926 in Kirwin, Kansas to Raymond and Florence (Christensen) Knowles. He graduated from Hays High School where he played on the state champion 1944 basketball team and Fort Hays State University with a […]

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