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The Forum: Longtime U.S. Sen. Bob Dole »

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In the latest episode of The Forum, Eagle’s Gary Shorman got the chance to sit down with longtime U.S. Sen. Bob Dole during his trip back to his hometown of Russell. Click HERE for the entire interview. Click HERE for a list of previous episodes of The Forum.

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Insurance commissioner candidates will speak in Russell »

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RUSSELL — Candidates for the position of Kansas Insurance Commissioner are scheduled to appear at a legislative coffee hosted by the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce later this month. The forum is scheduled for 1 p.m. July 30 at Meridy’s Restaurant. The following candidates are scheduled to be present: Beverly Gossage, Republican candidate from Eudora; […]

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Hays USD 489 announces lunch menu for August, September »


School supplies have been stocked on area shelves, and it’s already time to start thinking about the 2014-15 school year — and planning ahead for days when you’ll need to pack your student a lunch. Hays USD 489 has published the school breakfast and lunch schedule for the first two months of the school year. Click […]

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FHSU was first to sponsor Senior Companion Program 40 years ago »

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  The Fort Hays State University Senior Companion Program will be celebrating its 40th year at FHSU Thursday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The university was the first in the nation to sponsor a Senior Companion Program (SCP), one of 18 pilot projects which began in 1974, said program coordinator […]

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Blood drive also supports Ellis High School »

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ELLIS–People donating blood during the American Red Cross blood drive in Ellis Tuesday, July 22, will be helping in another way. The blood drive will also support the Ellis High School Scholarship Drive. Walk-in donors are welcome at the Ellis Knights of Columbus Hall 1 p.m.-6 p.m., or can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment. […]

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Nearly 900 Ellis Co. concealed carry applications »


TOPEKA – The attorney general’s office received more than 14,000 applications for concealed carry licenses in the recently ended 2014 fiscal year, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release Monday. There were 887 concealed carry applications in Ellis County from 2006 to 2014. Click here for a list of applications by county. […]

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Hays Heat 12&U team takes title in Dodge City »

Front, from left: Brooklyn Staab, Madelyn Waddell, Tasiah Nunnery, Julia Werth, Emily Schulte and Kallynn Petz. Middle, from left, Macee Altman, Lexi Gottschalk, Jaysa Wichers, Hannah Black and Kaitlyn Brown. Back, from left, Joshua Waddell, Ryan Gottschalk, Randy Gottschalk and Les Brown.

  Submitted The Hays Heat 12 and Under fast-pitch softball team’s post-season success continued at the 5 State Border Showdown Series in Dodge City. The tournament ran Friday though Sunday. The Heat went 6-0 on the weekend, including an 11-1 victory over the Oklahoma Lady Travelers (Laverne, Okla.) in the championship finals. The other wins […]

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Invasive weed increasingly taking hold in Kansas »

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K-State Research and Extension MANHATTAN – Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well. Spurred by late spring and early summer rainfall, farmers’ row crops across much of the state […]

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Five injured after hot air balloon hits power lines (VIDEO) »

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CLINTON, Mass. (AP) — A hot air balloon crashed into power lines in a Massachusetts neighborhood, injuring five people on board. Click HERE for the video. (Caution: Extreme language). The Federal Aviation Administration tells Boston’s WBZ-TV that the balloon was attempting to land in the residential area in Clinton, Massachusetts when it hit the power […]

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WaKeeney City Council working on 2015 budget »

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WAKEENEY — The city of WaKeeney is working on its 2015 budget. The city council conducted a lengthy review of the 2015 draft city budget during its July 1 meeting. The complete meeting minutes follow. RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNING BODY 1 JULY 2014 The Governing Body of the City of WaKeeney, Kansas […]

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Dirt bikes bring a new type of horsepower to rodeo »


  PHILLIPSBURG – A horsepower of another kind will roar into the Phillipsburg rodeo arena July 31 to Aug. 2. Meet Cowboy Kenny and his Steel Rodeo Tour. Kenny Bartram rides into the arena on a dirt bike and loves to thrill crowds with his freestyle motocross. Kenny and his fellow dirt bike riders will […]

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Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Dreher »

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Robert Lee “Bob” Dreher, 63, Hays, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home. He was born March 9, 1951 in Hays, Kansas the son of Wendelin and Sophia (Dreiling) Dreher.  On June 19, 1971 he married Lois A. Weber in Hays.  He worked for Frito Lay in Hays for many years, retiring in 2012.  […]

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In Kansas, it’s still all about the budget »


Don’t look for it on any of the palm cards that you find wedged into your screen door, but when all the campaigning and voting is over, whoever makes it to the Kansas House next session is going to be faced with ugly choices about cutting spending or raising taxes. Yes, whoever winds up being […]

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