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REMINDER: Preview meeting scheduled for chamber trip to Austria »

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The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce will have a informational meeting for a planned trip to Ausria in September. The preview of the nine-day, seven-night trip is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 2 at the Hays Welcome Center, 27th and Vine. The Sept. 18 to 26 trip includes: • Four-star hotel accommodations • 11 meals […]

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Hineman: Debate over taxing farmland heats up »

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Property tax on Kansas farmland has been a hot topic recently.  Perhaps it is time to review why use-value appraisal is appropriate.  There are some very legitimate reasons why the Kansas constitution was changed in 1986 to value agricultural land for property tax purposes based on its income-producing ability rather than its market value. Land […]

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Tradio, March 2 »

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• For sale: Domino set, 55-piece, $5, (785) 625-8948 • For sale: 1984 Jeep Wagoneer w/lift kit, 360 Auto, $2,500; 2000 Ford Explorer, V6 automatic, $2,800; call (785) 259-7810 • Bottle collection, (785) 628-1255 • Toe hooks for a ’79 Chevy truck, (785) 735-4966 • For sale: 44-inch Vanity light, (785) 628-8010 • Want to […]

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Burnout process begins today to clean out Hays water pipes »

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Starting Monday, the City of Hays will begin its routine bi-yearly distribution system burnout in an effort to control distribution biofilm. It is essential that biofilm be eliminated from the system to ensure proper water infrastructure maintenance and quality. Biofilming is when a slight film can start to grow on the inside of the distribution […]

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Exploring Kan. Outdoors: Are you a road-kill griller? »


Considering the agendas of certain conniving politicians that would like nothing better than to (attempt) to take my guns away, or at very least, close all hunting seasons, I sometimes plan in my mind what I’ll do if the day ever arrives when the only LEGAL way for me to continue eating wild game will […]

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Beavers and otters may be trapped through March 31 »


KS Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–The 2014 trapping season is coming to a close, and just as one season closes, another season will open. Beavers and otters may still be trapped through March 31, but the trapping season for other furbearers ended Feb. 15. On March 1, the running season, an eight-month period […]

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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month »

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TOPEKA – Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation on February 25th to designate March as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Kansas. Stakeholders who promote awareness of the services and programs available to problem gamblers Kansas participated in the ceremony. Stakeholder groups involved in statewide problem gambling services include the Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling, […]

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Hays High’s Deterding 2nd at 4A wrestling tournament »


Senior Ethan Deterding was Hays High’s lone medal winner at the 2015 4A state wrestling tournament in Salina. Deterding finished runner-up at 182 pounds losing to Austin Cook of Smoke Valley by a second period fall in the championship match. He finished this season 38-4. Austin Dale at 145 pounds was 0-2 at the state […]

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Tweeting — and setting the nation’s ‘chat agenda’ »

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From Sean Penn and the Oscars to Keith Olbermann and Bill O’Reilly at their cable TV perches, and with a dash of national security issues for good measure, we’re “all atwitter” — literally. Twitter — the 140-character social media phenom — is used by just 23% of adult Americans who are online, according to a […]

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National Christian music bands set to play Hays »

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KPRD Radio Two staples of the Christian music scene over the past decade will be touring together for the first time this spring. Combined, The Afters and Hawk Nelson have sold over a million SoundScan albums and have garnered a dozen No. 1 radio singles.   Concert-goers to the Here For You Tour will not […]

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Hays USD 489 Kindergarten Round-Up set for March 3 »

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Hays USD 489 Hays USD 489 Kindergarten Round-Up will begin with a parents-only informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the Hays High School cafeteria. Parents of any child who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are invited to begin preparing their child for kindergarten. At the meeting, parents will […]

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2014 Farm Bill – a final update via webinar »

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The K-State Research & Extension – Agricultural Economics department is hosting a final update to the Agricultural Act of 2014 or more commonly known as the Farm Bill. It will be a one hour webinar March 11 at the K-State Agriculture Research Center in Hays, to update farmers and others on the decision between selecting […]

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Kansas offers trout fishing at more than 30 public fishing lakes »


KS Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–Winter weather may not be synonymous with fishing for most people, but the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism offers anglers winter trout fishing opportunities that make putting up with the cold worth it. Trout are stocked in select waters during the trout season, which is open […]

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