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One in custody after high-speed chase ends near Ellis (UPDATE) »


WAKEENEY — Trego County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Taylor Michael-John Hastings, 23, Archie, Mo., early Wednesday morning on Interstate 70 near Ellis. According to the sheriff’s office, police received reports at about 3:55 a.m. that Hastings’ vehicle had gone into the ditch, had come out and was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed in […]

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Colliding fronts expected to spark wicked Wednesday weather »


An initial round of storms is expected in the region late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, with a second round beginning later in the evening. The first front is expected to move west to east across the region, and is expected to collide with a cold front pushing south from Nebraska later in […]

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Marvin Wayne Sprenkel »

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Marvin Wayne Sprenkel was born on a farm west of Quinter on February 7, 1922, to Emmert and June (Winkler) Sprenkel. He was baptized in the Church of the Brethern as an infant. He started school in the new Quinter Grade School where he met his future wife, Willetta Blickenstaff, in the first grade. They […]

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HPD activity log, April 22 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 12 traffic stops and received six animal calls on Tuesday, April 22, according to the HPD activity log. Assist, 2800 block Grant, 12:57 a.m. Animal at large, 2500 block East 21st, 6:55 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, 1300 block Dechant, 7:50 a.m. Assist, Interstate 70 and Vine, 8:23 a.m. Water use […]

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FHSU education students selected for scholarship programs »

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FHSU University Relations Twelve education students have been selected for special math and science teacher scholarships in two programs at Fort Hays State University’s Science and Math Education Institute. The two programs are the Noyce Teacher Leader Program and the Noyce Summer Scholars Program. Some of the students who earned these scholarships are from various […]

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Fundraiser will be Saturday at VFW for accident victim »


There will be a fundraiser this week for an 18-year-old injured in a March car accident. Olivia Blachet, the daughter of Jeff and Stormy B. Gronweg, Hays, was involved in a car accident on March 20. She is six months pregnant and sustained severe injuries. She remains in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in […]

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Chamber slides in a new event for non-golfers at annual tourney »

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While the slots on the course for the annual Hays Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament are filled, there’s still room left for lunch. In an effort to offer something for the non-golfing crowd, the chamber will have a special lunch at the fifth annual tournament, sponsored by Eagle Communications. The event is May 2 […]

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REMINDER: Brownback in Hays for two events Wednesday »

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Gov. Sam Brownback will be in Hays Wednesday for two public events — a ceremonial bill signing and a news conference on higher-education funding, Fort Hays State University announced in a news release Tuesday. Brownback will sign HB 2595, designating two state fossils, at approximately 3:15 p.m. at  Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg […]

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Irene (Miller) Bittel »

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Irene Bittel, 97, a longtime Hays resident, died on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Overland Park Regional Hospital. She was born March 31, 1917, in Catharine, Kansas, the daughter of Paul and Mary (Seitz) Miller. In 1945, she married Isidore Philip Bittel, Hays, at the Army Base Chapel in Alamogordo, N.M. He died […]

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State teachers union comments on school funding bill »

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Submitted by the Kansas National Education Association TOPEKA — With the governor’s signing of HB 2506 into law, districts, teachers, and students lose while Brownback’s special interest agenda advances. KNEA was hopeful that Governor Brownback would listen to the voices of education professionals and public school advocates from throughout the state. Once again, the governor […]

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Dean M. Misegadis »

Services for Dean M. Misegadis, 88, Rush Center, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center. Burial will be at Locust Hill Cemetery, Rush Center. Janousek Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

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FHSU Symphonic Winds to feature ‘Lucid Dreams’ »

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FHSU University Relations “Cheers!,” a collection of ear-catching, Latin-influenced tunes, will feature “Lucid Dreams,” a composition by Nathan Froebe, Columbus graduate student, at 7:30 p.m. May 9 at Fort Hays State University’s Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. “Since I am graduating in May, I wanted to do something special for the concert band,” Froebe said. “They […]

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Earth Day message: Use this old world wisely »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

This is a special week for those who are involved with the production of food and fiber. It marks the 44th observance of Earth Day on Tuesday. The original premise of Earth Day was to promote the conservation of our natural resources. It is only fitting that on this day we showcase the progress of […]

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