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The Forum: Allison Ochoa, Kansas Next Step »

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In the latest episode of The Forum, Eagle’s Mike Koerner had a chance to sit down with Allison Ochoa, new executive director of Kansas Next Step Inc. Click HERE for the complete interview.

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HPD activity log, Aug. 25 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 10 traffic stops and received five animal calls on Monday, Aug. 25, according to the HPD activity log. Abandoned vehicle, 1300 block Felten, 12:02 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, 2500 block Timber, 12:32 a.m. Bicycle/lost, found, stolen, 1100 block East 15th, 6:51 a.m. Suicidal subject, 1700 block Ash, 8:42 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, […]

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TMP grad ready to take the stage with San Fran opera company »


Thomas More Prep-Marian Pianist and vocal coach Matthew Piatt, a 1999 graduate of Thomas More Prep Marian High School, is a former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and alumnus of the Merola Opera Program. He makes debut on the War Memorial stage with the production of “Showboat” after serving on the music staff of 14 […]

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DAVE SAYS: Repair now or buy later? »

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Dear Dave, I’m driving a 10-year-old car with 195,000 miles on it. The car needs $1,500 in repairs, and it’s worth $5,000. I have $40,000 in cash saved, $40,000 in investments and I make $80,000 a year. I also have $15,000 in student loan debt, but the only other thing I owe on is my […]

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Hays man in custody after Saturday night SSRT response »

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The Hays Police Department’s Special Situation Response Team was called to a Hays residence Saturday. According to a news release, HPD officers were searching for Tom Zimmerman, 54, Hays, who had allegedly committed several crimes that included burglary, theft, domestic battery and intimidation of a witness. Later in the evening, the HPD received information Zimmerman […]

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Stephen King book tour includes stops in Wichita, K.C. »

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Horror writer Stephen King has released dates for his tour to promote his book “Revival.” The six-city tour that was announced Monday kicks off in New York City on Nov. 11, the date the book goes on sale. It continues through Washington; Kansas City, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; and Austin, Texas, before […]

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Kan. lottery winner used fortune cookie to pick numbers »


Kansas Lottery TOPEKA – The Super Kansas Cash jackpot-winning ticket worth $389,672 in Saturday night’s drawing has been claimed! A lucky Olathe resident, who asked to remain anonymous, matched all numbers on a $2 Super Kansas Cash ticket on which he picked his own winning numbers. The winning numbers were 5-7-9-20-24 Cash Ball 24. “I’ve […]

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Campaign offers up interesting twist on Kan. tax issue »


Some intensive shadowboxing may be about to break out in the so-far relatively bloodless fight between Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and Democrat Rep. Paul Davis, Lawrence, for governor. The latest: Brownback asserts that Davis’ sketchy call for freezing the state’s multiyear income tax cut regimen—apparently to avoid budget deficits—is essentially raising taxes. Earlier: It was […]

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Salina driver arrested after chase early Sunday morning »


Salina Post SALINA — A Salina man was arrested early Sunday morning on requested charges of felony fleeing and eluding, aggravated endangerment of a child, reckless driving, driving with a suspended driver’s license, and habitual violator following a brief chase. Capt. Mike Sweeney said an officer recognized 25-year-old Christopher Crotzer driving a 1999 Infiniti as […]

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Free developmental screenings offered for children »


Free developmental screenings are being offered for children, ages birth to age 3 from Ellis and Rush counties. For children age 3 to 5, where there is a concern a child might have a developmental delay or be in need of special education service, screenings also are offered. During the developmental screenings, local professionals will […]

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News From the Oil Patch »

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By JOHN P. TRETBAR August 25, 2014 Baker Hughes reported 1,896 active drilling rigs across the US on Friday, down 17 for the week. The count in Canada was 405, up four. There were 28 in Kansas, up two. Independent Oil & Gas Service reported 123 total rigs in Kansas. That’s 39 east of Wichita, […]

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Ora ‘Buck’ Elliott Jr. »

Rural Agra resident Ora “Buck” Elliott Jr. passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Prairie Haven Rest Home in Kensington, KS, at the age of 87. He is survived by three sons: David, of Phillipsburg, KS, and Eldon and Terry, both of Kensington, KS; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three brothers: Ron, of Overland […]

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Amy L. Kastle »

Phillipsburg resident Amy L. Kastle passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, KS, at the age of 92. She was born March 25, 1922, in Phillips County, the daughter of Robert William & Carrie Melinda (Zoller) Busby. Her husband, Robert, and sons, Richard and Larry, preceded her in death. Survivors […]

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