Charitable causes announce collaboration for Nov. 21 events

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Hays Area Children’s Center In the true spirit of holiday giving, two charitable causes are pleased to announce they will be combining fundraising efforts. On Saturday, Nov. 21, Hays will play host to both The Emerald Ball, a premier gala for Parkinson’s disease awareness, as well as Bright Lights for Little Tykes holiday auction, a […]

Now That’s Rural: Loren Kisby, Prohoe


By RON WILSON Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development Let’s go to California, where firefighters are battling a wildfire with high quality hand tools produced by a company halfway across the nation in rural Kansas. These hand tools are also serving gardeners, growers and others around the nation and beyond. Loren Kisby is owner […]

Sewer line repair will limit parking on Main Street

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Beginning Wednesday, there will be no parking allowed on either side of the street on Main Street between Sixth and Seventh streets due to repairs to the sewer line. Cones will be set up to reroute traffic around the construction site. The work should be completed by Friday, Sept. 11. For more information, call the […]

Wednesday the first of six early release days for USD 489

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Hays USD 489 USD 489 will have six early release days for the 2015-2016 school year that will allow teachers to have time for collaboration and professional development. Lunch will be served to students on these days. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on early release days. The following are the scheduled early release […]

HPD Activity Log Sept. 1

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The Hays Police Department responded to 9 traffic stops and 7 animal calls Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Mental Health Call–500 block W 36th St, Hays; 1:26 AM; Burglary/vehicle–600 block E 6th St, Hays; 8/31 10:18 PM; 10:20 PM Criminal Damage to Property–200 block E 6th St, Hays; 8/31 10 […]

City of Hays alters trash collection for Labor Day weekend

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Due to the observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, the city of Hays refuse/recycling route collection schedules will be altered as follows: • Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday. • There will be no changes to Wednesday, Thursday or Friday routes. Customers with questions should call (785) 628-7357. It is anticipated […]

Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Aug. 31

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August 31 Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 6:53 a.m. Criminal Transport, El Dorado, 6:58 a.m. Motor Vehicle Accident, 2100 block 130th Avenue, 8:45 a.m. Found or Lost Property, 1800 block Munjor Road, 10:52 a.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 12:42 p.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 1:18 p.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 5:41 p.m. Civil Dispute, 1500 block West 27th, 7:35 […]

Julia (Judy) Marie Dean Applebee

Julia (Judy) Marie Dean Applebee, born July 21, 1921, died August 28, 2015, at the age of 94, in WaKeeney. She was born on the family farm near Esbon to Frank and Minnie (Peroutek) Zadina. She married Gerald Miller Dean of Glen Elder in 1942. To this union, a son, Gary and a daughter, Marie […]

Helen Legleiter


Helen Legleiter, 70, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015 at her home in Overland Park. Helen was born on August 18, 1945 in Hays to Philip and Lidwina (Werth) Gottschalk. She graduated from Marian High in 1963. She married Ron Legleiter on April 19, 1965 in Hays. Helen was a homemaker. She was a […]

Pauline Deutscher


Pauline Deutscher, 98, died at Someren Glen nursing home, Centennial, Colorado, on August 23, 2015. Born in Lindsborg, Kansas on January 29, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Petrus and Ellyn (Hjerpe) Sundquist. Pauline taught first grade in Ellis, Kansas starting in the fall of 1954. She became the Ellis school district’s librarian […]

HPD Activity Log Aug. 31

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The Hays Police Department responded to 11 animal calls and 7 traffic stops Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Drug Offenses–1400 block E 29th St, Hays; 1:12 AM MV Accident-City Street/Alley–800 block W 8th St, Hays; 2:15 AM; 2:20 AM Criminal Damage to Property–2100 block Elm St, Hays; 8/30 10 PM; […]