The potential hiring of a construction manager to oversee Ellis County projects is up for discussion at Monday’s regular commission meeting. The county is in the midst of several projects, including a courthouse/Law Enforcement Center remodel, adapting the former Commerce Bank on Main Street for administrative offices and constructing a new Rural Fire/EMS station on […]
Some of those folks whose names are down a ways on the ballot — say at the Kansas House of Representatives slot — are starting to wonder just what the intense, often mean-spirited and sometimes ridiculous campaigns at the top will do to or for them. This year has the appearance of becoming one of […]
ELLIS — City records for Ellis could be converted to digital. Council members will consider approving the process during their meeting Monday night. The discussion of mandatory improvements to the wastewater treatment facility will continue with Wilson and Co. engineers as the council also considers an ordinance amending provisions for environmental code violations. The meeting […]
Imagine yourself part of the typical American family. Your household would have, the Federal Reserve reported in September, a net worth of $81,200. That’s not a whole lot of money. But half of America’s households would actually have less wealth than you do. Now imagine that your net worth suddenly quadrupled, to about $325,000. That […]
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County jail for […]
There’s a new carrier, a new type of plane and new life at Hays Regional Airport. In the latest edition of The Forum, Eagle’s Gary Shorman had the opportunity to discuss progress at the airport with I.D. Creech, city of Hays public works direction and interim airport manager. Click HERE for the entire interview.
TOPEKA – While the statewide unemployment rate remained relatively flat, the jobless rate in Ellis County plunged from August top September, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. Ellis County jobless fell from 2.6 percent in August to 2.2 percent in September. The state’s September seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down from 4.9 […]
Elections for the Ellis County Extension Council were held on Oct. 16. The following individuals were elected to serve a two-year term. Extension Council members guide the work of the local Extension program in each of their respective areas. 4-H & Youth Development Alison Dinkel Kayla North Ramie Wasinger Family & Consumer Sciences Karla Bixenman […]
The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications for its Ambassador program. The program is made up of 50 professionals who serve as the “visible” public relations arm of the chamber. Their primary responsibility is membership recruitment and retention, while providing support and representation at many chamber events. The Ambassadors are currently holding an […]
The Hays Police Department conducted 23 traffic stops on Friday, 37 on Saturday and 14 on Sunday, according to the HPD activity log. The department also received 23 animal calls over the three-day period. Oct. 17 Abandoned Vehicle, 1900 block Whittier, 1:37 a.m. Mental Health Call, 100 block West 12th, 2:26 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, […]
BONNER SPRINGS — A three-man crew of Midwest Energy linemen from Hays, WaKeeney and Russell took first place at the 2014 International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs in the Journeyman Senior’s Division, with the only perfect score among 24 teams of the most experienced linemen from the country’s largest utilities. Midwest announced the honor from […]
The annual Hays Alley Cleanup will start Oct. 27. Hays residents may start piling “junk” near their regular trash pick-up area. Unwanted items not normally picked up by the city should be separated into four piles, according to Solid Waste Superintendent Marvin Honas: Click HERE for more Alley Cleanup details from the city of Hays.
Aloysius J. Rohr, age 86, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at his home in Lincoln. He was born on August 19, 1928, in Liebenthal, Kansas, to Jacob L. and Francis (Herman) Rohr. Aloysius spent most of his life in the WaKeeney area. On April 2, 1951, he was united in marriage […]