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ALCO announces it will close its 198 stores nationally »


After 113 years in business, ALCO Stores has announced it is going out of business nationwide. ALCO, formerly Duckwall-ALCO, operates 16 stores in Kansas, including one in Russell. The chain’s corporate headquarters formerly were in Abilene. Nationally, the store operates 198 stores, primarily in the Midwest. ALCO filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year. […]

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All American Breakfast benefits HaysMed Hospice »


An All American Breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the American Legion, 13th and Canterbury in Hays. Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to benefit HaysMed Hospice. The all-you-can-eat menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, toast, coffee and juice. Tickets are […]

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Grocery collection for ECMA Thanksgiving Feast is Saturday »

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Volunteers from Celebration Community Church will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday at both Dillons locations and Walmart from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The food collected will be bagged and handed out at the Ellis County Ministerial Alliance’s Thanksgiving Day Feast on Thursday, Nov. 27, at noon at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall […]

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Devoice Jean Koeppen »

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Devoice Jean Koeppen, age 76, of Arnold, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Rhode island Suites in Ransom, Kansas. She was born March 16, 1938 in Casey, KY to Robanion and Courtney (Renfro) Casey. She married Richard Koeppen on March 15, 1975 in Arlington, KS. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She […]

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INSIGHT KANSAS: Analyzing an election full of surprises »

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Sometimes our biggest mistakes teach the greatest lessons. Pundits, pollsters, and reporters in Kansas all learned an important lesson about our state’s electorate in 2014. August’s primary elections strongly suggested an electorate in an angry mood, ready to boot incumbent candidates. An unknown gubernatorial candidate who spent pennies on the dollar took 37% of the […]

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Martin inauguration ceremony will be streamed LIVE (10 a.m.) »

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The ceremonial beginning of the administration of Fort Hays State University President Mirta M. Martin is today. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Gross Memorial Coliseum. The event can be seen live by clicking the player below.

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HPD arrest log, Nov. 17 to 19 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Roy Dean Newman, 36, Hays, was arrested at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 19 in the 1000 block of East Eighth on suspicion of drug possession, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kara Kelly McLaughlin, 25, Hays, was arrested at 2:16 p.m. […]

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FHSU to kick off holiday season with annual tree-lighting ceremony »

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FHSU UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Fort Hays State University will start the holiday season with the annual tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in front of Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus. Special features will include season greetings from President Mirta M. Martin, performances by the Dickens Carolers, the announcement of the annual coloring contest […]

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John Morris »

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Garden City, Kansas — John T. Morris, age 65, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. He was born on November 7, 1949 in Glendale, California the son of John J. and Barbara Rae Hardie Morris. A resident of Garden City since 1996, he was an auto parts salesman. […]

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HPD activity log, Nov. 20 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 27 traffic stops and received three animal calls on Thursday, Nov. 20, according to the HPD activity log. Driving Under the Influence, 1100 block Main, 12:56 a.m. Driving Under the Influence, 600 block Walnut, 2:04 a.m. Burglary/residence, 1700 block Haney, 2:45 p.m. Motor Vehicle Accident, 2700 block Elm, 9:38 a.m. […]

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FHSU faculty award winners for teaching, research, service announced »

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FHSU UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Faculty awards for outstanding teaching, scholarly activity and service have been announced at Fort Hays State University for the fall semester. Kathleen Ward, associate professor of nursing, was named the winner of the fall Outstanding Teaching Award; Dr. Robert “Bob” Meier, professor of informatics, was selected for the Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award; […]

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Refuse/recycling schedule changes during Thanksgiving holiday week »


Hays Public Works Department Due to the observance of the Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th, refuse/recycling route collection schedules will be altered as follows: Crews will start with Monday’s collection routes and progress throughout the week. Crews anticipate that the collection routes will be as followed: o There are no expected […]

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USD 489 honors two in October edition of Best of the Best »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Monday’s Hays USD 489 Board Meeting brought another edition of the school board’s “Best of the Best” awards ceremony for the month of October. President James Leiker unveiled the monthly award for one staff member and one student in September to help boost morale after a series of budget cuts. The awards […]

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