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Chase ends abruptly when suspect ducks into police academy »


BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy. Biloxi Police Chief John Miller Police Chief John Miller tells The Sun-Herald 30-year-old Roger Beasley Jr. was stopped by officers last Wednesday on U.S. 90 […]

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Eagle Golden Egg Hunt underway »


ELLIS — The latest edition of the Eagle Communications Golden Egg Hunt began Tuesday in conjunction with the Ellis Jr. Free Fair. Click HERE for more information and to follow the clues. Clues will be posted each day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. until someone finds the Golden Egg and wins a $125 cash […]

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Midwest Energy crews investigating Monday evening power outage »

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ELLIS — Midwest Energy crews still are attempting to determine what caused a power outage in the Ellis/Yocemento area Monday night. According to Midwest spokesman Mike Morley, a breaker opened at the Knoll substation north of Hays at 7:06 p.m., cutting power to 1,487 customers. Upon arrival, crews patrolled the line between the substation and […]

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American Red Cross issues call for donors in face of shortages »

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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all types to help prevent a blood shortage. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion — and every day, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 donations to meet the needs of patients. Over the past 11 weeks, […]

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HPD arrest log, July 17 to 20 »

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Megan Rose Tibke, 23, Phillipsburg, was arrested at 5:10 p.m. July 19 in the 100 block of West 12th on suspicion of failure to appear. Craig Alan Klaus, 34, Hays, was arrested at 4:33 p..m. July 19 in the 100 block of West 12th on suspicion of failure to appear. Roberto Fausto Chavez-Juarez, 23, Hays, […]

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HPD activity log, July 21 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 12 traffic stops and received three animal calls on Monday, July 21, according to the HPD activity log. Abandoned vehicle, 2500 block Indian Trail, 12:17 a.m. Theft, 1000 block West 28th, 1 a.m. Weapon offense, 1000 block Reservation, 2:12 a.m. Noise disturbance, 1400 block East 29th, 7 a.m. Theft, 100 […]

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Gerald Eugene ‘Butch’ Schartz »


Gerald Eugene “Butch” Schartz, age 60, of Ellis, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, in Ellis. He was born March 23, 1954, in Hays, Kansas to Gerald N. and Shirley (Ross) Schartz. He graduated from Hays High School in 1972 and received a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Fort Hays State University.  He married Lois Holste in […]

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Carol Dee Collins »


Carol Dee Collins, 69, Overland Park, Ks, concluded her life peacefully, July 15, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Carol was born August 1, 1944, and was raised in Plainville, Ks by her loving parents Kenneth and Mary Ann (Windholtz) Resley-Walters. She attended elementary and high school in Plainville, then a year of college […]

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Western Kansas has two of Top 10 windiest cities in the country »

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Think it’s windy in western Kansas? You’re right. According to a factoid published July 21 on the MSN.com weather page, Dodge City is No. 3 among the Top 10 windiest cities in the United States. Goodland comes in at No. 8. The average wind speed in Dodge City is 13.9 mph; in Goodland, it’s 12.5 […]

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Herzogfest mini-kuchen sales will help benefit St. Fidelis »

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VICTORIA — The St. Fidelis Herzogfest Committee will be taking advanced mini-kuchen orders to be available for pickup on Aug. 3 at the Victoria High School Cafeteria between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Basilica of St. Fidelis. A baker’s dozen of apple, blueberry, cherry, peach, strawberry or strawberry/rhubarb is available […]

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FHSU’s Management Development Center seeks to connect businesses, interns »

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The Management Development Center at Fort Hays State University is seeking businesses interested in providing internship employment opportunities for College of Business and Entrepreneurship students at FHSU. Thanks to a generous donation from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and Peter and Pamela Werth, businesses can hire a student intern at a significantly reduced cost through […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, July 21 »


Criminal transport, Topeka, 7:49 a.m. Cattle out, 150th Avenue and Buckeye Road, 10:02 a.m. Criminal transport, WaKeeney, 2:41 p.m. Criminal trespass/theft, Schoenchen, 9:14 p.m. Stray livestock, 2100 block Catharine Road, 10:25 p.m.

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DAVE SAYS: Hands off the 529 »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, My wife and I have $25,000 in credit card debt, $2,500 in medical bills and $89,000 each in student loan debt from when we each got our masters’ degrees. We make about $100,000 combined. Our son is 6 years old, and we have $18,000 in a 529 plan for him. Should we use […]

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