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Asphalt work to restrict Canterbury Road traffic Wednesday UPDATE »

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Ellis County Public Works Road and Bridge employees will begin placing an overlay on Canterbury Road east of Hays Wednesday, July 1, at 8:30 a.m. Traffic will be restricted at times due to shooting tack oil and will also be restricted to local traffic. For more information or questions, call Curt Hoffman, interim Ellis Co. […]

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Enter to win FREE trip to Boot Hill Casino from Eagle Radio »

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Eagle Radio of Hays is offering several FREE SEATS — plus “Get $35” prizes — for a bus trip for two to Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City this week. The Village Tours escapade will depart from Hays, La Crosse or Ness City on Wednesday morning and return early Wednesday evening. Winners will […]

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G. Pauline McKinley »

Phillipsburg resident G. Pauline McKinley passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, KS at the age of 94. She was born June 21, 1921 in Phillips County to Clyde & Lou Etta (Patterson) Pfost. Her husband, Russell McKinley, preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 2006. Survivors include her […]

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Ruth Marie (Richmond) Goodwin »

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Ruth Marie (Richmond) Goodwin died resting peacefully with her family by her side at her retirement home on June 23, 2015 in Lenexa, Kansas. She was 92. Mrs. Goodwin was born July 27, 1922 in Codell, Kansas to Ormas and Mary (Gardels) Richmond. She graduated from Codell High School in 1940. Ruth moved to Hays, […]

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Fort Hays State alum named fire chief in Iowa community »


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — City Manager Tom Hadden announced this month Craig Leu has accepted an offer to serve as the new fire chief for the city of West Des Moines. The position was previously held by Fire Chief Donald Cox, who retired in January after more than 14 years of service in West […]

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HPD Activity Log June 29 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 12 animal calls and 4 traffic calls Monday, June 29, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Animal At Large–100 block W 19th St, Hays; 12:15 AM Warrant Service (Fail to Appear)–1000 block E 8th St, Hays; 1:07 AM Found/Lost Property–3600 block Vine St, Hays; 9:30 AM Animal At […]

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Bonnie Darlene Simon »

Bonnie Darlene Simon, age 83, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on April 9, 1932 in Scott City, Kansas, the daughter of Arthur and Mabel Stacy Browning. A lifetime resident of Scott City, Kansas, she was a homemaker. She was a member […]

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Herbert Charles Graves »

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Herbert Charles Graves, age 87, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Park Lane Nursing Home in Scott City, Kansas. He was born on October 7, 1927 in Woodward, Oklahoma, the son of Charles Miller and Mary Ann Hoffert Graves. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1984 moving from Wichita, Kansas, Herb […]

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New career listings from Hays Has Jobs — Click HERE »


Hays Post is partnering with the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development to help employers find workers and workers find careers. Hays Has Jobs offers a comprehensive listing of employment opportunities in the Hays area, ranging from education to health care, service to manufacturing. Aside from job listings, the site also includes the latest business […]

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Anything goes! »

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Nothing is sacred in this country anymore. Talk about transforming America! Our founding fathers would not recognize today’s America. They are turning over in their graves. I am an optimist for the most part, but the way things have been going in recent months, I’m not sure we can turn this country around in 2016. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Max’ is cute, but annoying »

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“Max” is a film about a military working dog who is adopted by the little brother of his fallen marine handler. Films with animal lead characters are tricky. Many of them are manipulative – they expose easy heartstrings and yank on them until the audience is in tears. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with […]

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Hays Christian Church will ‘Blast to the Past’ at VBS »


Children and teens will “Blast to the Past” at Hays Christian Church’s annual Vacation Bible School, July 6 to 10. There will be games, snacks, music, Bible lessons, crafts, skits and lots of time-traveling fun. Children ages 2 through fifth grade are invited to attend 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. each evening. Teens entering grades six […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, June 25 – June 28 »


June 25 Motor Vehicle Accident, 200 block Pfeifer Avenue, 11:05 p.m. June 26 Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 4:05 a.m.28 Towed Vehicle, 100 block Front, Schoenchen, 7:24 a.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 2:10 p.m. Motor Vehicle Accident, 600 block 210th Avenue, Antonino, 6:17 p.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 7:33 p.m. Disturbance – Noise, 1100 block Fair Ground Road, 10:02 […]

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