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Workshop will focus on preventing financial abuse of seniors »

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Kansas Advocates for Better Care LAWRENCE — Financial abuse and exploitation of older adults is an increasingly common event. While this type of crime is on the rise, individuals can make decisions and create safeguards that offer protection for you, a loved one or a client. On Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Sternberg Museum of Natural […]

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Frances ‘Fran’ Erickson »

Phillipsburg resident Frances “Fran” Erickson passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Phillips County Retirement Center in Phillipsburg at the age of 87. She was born March 3, 1927, in Fairland, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ben H. and Grace (Clanton) Wallen. She is survived by her husband, Curt of the home; 2 sons, Ed […]

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HPD sobriety checkpoint will be Saturday »

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Hays Police Department officers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Saturday in the 2800 block of Vine Street. The check lane will be held between 12:30 and 2:30 a.m. The purpose of the lane is to improve the safety of the community by identifying impaired drivers and removing them from the roadway. Motorists suspected of […]

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Man’s 101st birthday present? Another day at work »


EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — Herman “Hy” Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won’t quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job. Goldman still shows up four days a week at light fixtures company Capitol Lighting in East Hanover. His co-workers celebrated his birthday with him on Monday. Aside from a brief […]

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TJ’s Memorial Youth/Disabled Deer Hunt will be at Cedar Bluff »


Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT­ – The Hunting Heritage Group and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism invite youth age 10 to 16 and disabled hunters to apply for a spot in the eighth annual TJ’s Memorial Deer Hunt Sept. 6 and 7. Interested hunters must be Kansas residents and […]

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Father to stand trial for shooting drunk driver who killed sons »

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ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A father faces trial on charges that he fatally shot a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a wreck in rural Southeast Texas. Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the murder trial of David Barajas in Angleton. Authorities say Barajas fatally shot Jose Banda after the December 2012 accident […]

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Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats »

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DETROIT (AP) — Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child’s head move too far in a crash. The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from June 16, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2013. The problem happens when the seats are installed with the lower latch anchors and […]

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Scant rainfall reported from overnight front »

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An overnight front early Tuesday morning brought significant lightning and gusting wind to the area, but little rainfall. Early reports show no precipitation fell in Hays, with just 0.06 in a gauge north of Ellis. Osborne County saw the highest rainfall total in the region, with an early report of 0.45 inches. Russell County had […]

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Hays USD 489 personnel transactions, Aug. 18 »

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At Monday night’s Hays USD 489 Board of Education meeting, board members approved the following personnel transactions. In other business, the board discussed transportation options for students and approved a one-year contract with teachers.

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Aug. 15 to 18 »


Aug. 15 Criminal transport, WaKeeney, 8:32 a.m. Canine deployment, Hays, 12:19 p.m. Civil transport, Ellis/Rooks county line to Hays, 12:22 p.m. Theft, 300 block East 41st, 12:01 p.m. Aug. 16 Suspicious activity, 300 block 210th Avenue, 11:32 p.m. Motor vehicle accident/deer, 2800 block 130th Avenue, 7:13 a.m. Warrant service/failure to appear, 100 block West 12th, […]

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HPD activity log, Aug. 18 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 18 traffic stops and received five animal calls on Monday, Aug. 18, according to the HPD activity log. Abandoned vehicle, 1900 block East 20th, 6:23:37 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, 200 block West 35th, 6:33 a.m. Assist, 800 block East Eighth, 8:30 a.m. Animal at large, 300 block West 15th, 8:16 a.m. […]

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Public meeting will explain proposed Hays airport Passenger Facility Charge »

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The city of Hays wants to implement a Passenger Facility Charge (PCF) at the Hays Regional Airport. A public meeting regarding the application to the Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17, at 3 p.m. in the airport conference room. Hays is requesting $4.50 be added to the ticket cost for each passenger […]

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James Gordon »

James Gordon, age 81, of WaKeeney, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home of WaKeeney.

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