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Insurance commissioner candidates set to speak in Russell »

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RUSSELL — Candidates for the position of Kansas Insurance Commissioner are scheduled to appear at a legislative coffee hosted by the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce later this month. The forum is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Meridy’s Restaurant. The following candidates are scheduled to be present: Beverly Gossage, Republican candidate from Eudora; Clark […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, July 28 »


Residential alarm, 400 block Sunflower, 2:28 a.m. Warrant service/failure to appear, 100 block West 12th, 9:20 a.m. Stray livestock, 1100 block Noose Road, 11:12 a.m. Suspicious activity, 600 block East 13th, 10:35 p.m. Disturbance/fight, 400 block Linda, 10:52 p.m.

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HPD activity log, July 28 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 18 traffic stops and received nine animal calls on Monday, July 28, according to the HPD activity log. Drug offenses/DUI, 1100 block Vine, 1:28 a.m. Driving while suspended/revoked, 1200 block Vine, 1:34 a.m. Found/lost property, 500 block West 27th, 6:43 a.m. Water use violation, 2200 block Felten, 7:53 a.m. Suspicious […]

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Free screening of ‘Heaven is for Real’ will be Friday at Celebration »

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Submitted by Celebration Community Church Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, ‘Heaven is for Real’ recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The movie stars Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, […]

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The Forum: GOP candidate for governor Jennifer Winn »

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In the latest episode of The Forum, Gary Shorman of Eagle Communications talks with Republican candidate for governor Jennifer Winn, Wichita. Winn is facing incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback in the Aug. 5 Republican primary. Click HERE for the entire interview.

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Moran’s Memo: Conserve lesser prairie chicken, preserve industries »


This spring, we received word from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Director that the lesser prairie chicken would be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. This is not welcome news as the listing has real consequences for a number of Kansas industries. Oil and gas development is one Kansas industry already […]

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2014 chip seal project scheduled to begin Wednesday in Hays »

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Beginning Wednesday, the 2014 chip seal repair project will begin. Various streets in the area between Vine and Canterbury streets from East 13th to East 29th streets will be restricted to the traveling public during the application of the seal coat. Click on the map for specific locations. Crews will begin at the south end […]

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Not in my backyard: U.S. sending ‘dirty’ coal abroad »


BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest coal-burning power plant is expected to shut down in a few years, but that doesn’t mean coal is dead. Under a plan by an Australian energy conglomerate, coal being shipped to the Boardman Coal Plant will instead be exported to Asia, where pollution will still spew into the earth’s […]

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Hays Post POLL: Should the federal prohibition on pot be lifted? »


This weekend, the New York Times editorial board called for an end to the federal government’s prohibition on marijuana. Read the editorial and see the Times’ interactive exploration of the topic HERE. Hays Post wants to know what you think. Take part by voting in the poll below.

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Great Bend »

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Great Bend Post GREAT BEND — At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Great Bend Police Officers were dispatched to the area of the 1300 block of MacArthur Road in Great Bend in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, police said it was discovered Dennis Morrison had discharged a firearm at a 2002 Ford Taurus driven by […]

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Tyson Foods selling Mexico, Brazil poultry operations to Colo. company »


SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands. The company expects the sale to JBS’ Pilgrim’s Pride, which is based in Greeley, Colorado, to be completed by the end of […]

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Community Connection: Jessica Younker, USD 489 nutrition services »

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In the latest episode of Community Connection, Eagle’s Mike Cooper talked with Hays USD 489 Nutrition Services Director Jessica Younker. Click HERE for the entire interview.

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Motorcyclist injured after hitting deer on Cheyenne Bottoms road »

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HOISINGTON — A 63-year-old Hoisington man was injured this weekend after colliding with a deer while driving his motorcycle. According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 7:40 p.m. Friday, George M. Goddard was riding a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on the Cheyenne Bottoms blacktop when he struck a deer that had run […]

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