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John E. Repshire »

John E. Repshire, age 72, of Park, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.

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Virginia L. Wilkinson »

Funeral services for Goodland, Kansas, resident Virginia L. Wilkinson, 90, will be held Saturday, February 28, 1:30 PM MT at Koons Chapel, Goodland, Kansas. Interment will be at Goodland Cemetery. Friends may share respects Friday, February 27, from 3:00-6:00 PM MT at Koons Chapel in Goodland. Memorials to Virginia Wilkinson Memorial may be left at […]

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Vernon D. Walter »

Vernon Walter

Catharine, Kansas- Vernon D. Walter, age 63, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. He was born May 12,1951, in Hays, Kansas to Ralph and Sophia (Schmeidler) Walter. He married Diana (Pfannenstiel) on May 7, 1977, in Hays, Kansas. He was a farmer and enjoyed the farm life and working […]

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INSIGHT KAN.: State’s fate is more tragic than comic »

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  Rep Joe Seiwert (R-Pretty Prairie) does not think we are funny. Recently, the anonymously-authored HB 2234 arrived in the House Committee on Education. It would prohibit professors at state universities from using our official titles and affiliations in newspaper columns like this one. Advocates Seiwert and Rep. Virgil Peck (R-Tyro) report that they are […]

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HPD Activity Log 2-25-15 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 6 animal calls and 12 traffic stops Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Theft (general)–1000 block W 27th St, Hays; 09:06:43 AM Theft (general)–1000 block W 27th St, Hays; 02/14/2015 12 AM; 11:59 PM Theft (general)–1000 block W 27th St, Hays; 02/11/2015 12 AM; 11:59 […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Feb. 24 »


Feb. 23 Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 7:47 p.m. Feb. 24 Motor Vehicle Accident with Deer, 1700 block 300th Avenue, 6:30 a.m. Civil Transport, 3000 block 250th Avenue, Ellis County, 8:32 a.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 12:00 p.m. Burglary of a residence, 2600 block East 7th, 3:40 p.m.    

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TGOF committee rewards local businesses for support »


FHSU University Relations Hairware and Co., 2703 Hall Street in Hays, was declared the winner of the Tiger Gold On Friday community contest grand prize drawing. Salon staff received 30 tickets to the Fort Hays State University vs. Washburn basketball game as well as a buffet dinner in Victor E. Lounge for the final home […]

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Tigers hold down top spot in second NCAA Regional Rankings »


FHSU Sports Information No. 4 Fort Hays State was listed as the top ranked team for the second straight week in the NCAA Central Region Rankings, released Wednesday (Feb. 25). One other version of the poll will be released next week leading up the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, held March 8. The top eight teams […]

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Marlene ‘Toots’ Scheck »

Victoria, Kansas – Marlene “Toots” Scheck, age 76, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society of Hays Care Center, Hays, Kansas. She was born February 24,1939, in Victoria, Kansas to Richard C. and Louise (Kuhn) Dinkel. She married Victor G. Scheck on May 30,1959, at Victoria, Kansas. He died September 18,1999. She […]

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Hays High Student Council advisor honored on Kansas House floor »

Melinda Cross, HHS Counselor

TOPEKA–Melinda Cross, Russell, was honored and congratulated Tuesday, Feb. 24, by the Kansas House of Representatives for her recognition by the Kansas High School Activities Association for being named the 2014-2015 Dr. Earl Reum Kansas Advisor of the Year. Rep. Troy L. Waymaster, 109th District, R-Bunker Hill, invited Cross to the House of Representatives and […]

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HPD arrest log, Feb. 19 to 22 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Gabriel Vallejo Jr., 18, Hays, was arrested at 2:14 a.m. Feb. 21 in the 200 block of West 11th on suspicion of disorderly conduct, interference with a law enforcement official and underage consumption of alcohol. Darian Lee Grimmett, 18, Hays, was arrested […]

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Agriculture can do the job »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Agriculture is losing producers.No one will argue that point, but larger, more efficient producers are replacing those lost in this highly competitive industry. While this is not necessarily a desirable trend, it is one that has continued for decades – maybe since the beginning of this noble profession. That said, it is also a trend […]

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Hays man appointed to state Civil Service Board »


TOPEKA–Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced recent appointments to boards and commissions.  They include a Hays resident and two other people from western Kansas. “I want to thank these men and women for making the decision to serve fellow Kansans with their time and talents. Kansas will be a better place because of their dedication,” said […]

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