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NCK Tech achieves CISCO Academy status »


BELOIT — North Central Kansas Technical College, Beloit campus, is one of only seven colleges in Kansas to achieve Cisco Academy status through the Cisco Networking Academy program. Established in 1997, Networking Academy is Cisco’s largest and longest-running Corporate Social Responsibility program. Networking Academy uses a public-private partnership model to create the “world’s largest classroom.” […]

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Now That’s Rural: Jim Correll, Fab Lab »

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By RON WILSON Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development Does your school have a lab? Maybe a laboratory for chemistry or biology? Today we’ll meet a school laboratory of a different sort. It is what’s called a Fab Lab. This Fab Lab is helping entrepreneurs develop new products. It even helped one little girl […]

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Robert J. ‘Bob’ Rhoads »

Graveside services for lifelong Goodland, Kansas, resident Robert J. “Bob” Rhoads, 72, will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 1 PM MT, at Goodland Cemetery. Interment will be at Goodland Cemetery. Friends may share respects on Saturday, November 22, from 11:00 AM MT to noon at Koons Chapel in Goodland. Memorials to Northwest Kansas […]

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Shop, sup and sip event to benefit United Way of Ellis County »


A special fundraising event for United Way of Ellis County will be offered Friday night in downtown Hays. Couture for Men & Women, 1109-1111 Main, will host a shopping opportunity from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with appetizers, drinks and entertainment. Fifteen percent of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the local United Way.

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Options receives Federal Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance grant »


TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback this week announced nearly $4 million in grants for the 2015 Federal Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance grant program. The VOCA grants provide direct services to crime victims to respond to their emotional and physical needs; assist primary and secondary crime victims in stabilizing their lives after a victimization; assist […]

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HPD activity log, Nov. 19 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 13 traffic stops and received seven animal calls on Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to the HPD activity log. Domestic Disturbance, 2700 block Epworth, 12:33 a.m. Driving Under the Influence, 1600 block Main, 1:49 a.m. Found/Lost Property, 700 block Vine, 4:50 a.m. Criminal Damage to Property, 1000 block East Eighth, 9:04 […]

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Kansas Next Step announces Star Students and Teacher »

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The board of directors of Kansas Next Step Inc. have announced the Star Students and Teacher of the Month for November. This month’s K-8 Student of the Month is Bryce Hickman, an eighth-grade student at Thomas Moore Prep-Marian Junior/Senior High School. Bryce has been active in band, athletics, Student Council and CYO. His academic success […]

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Local Knights of Columbus essay contest winners announced »


The St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus in Hays announce the winners of the sixth-grade respect-life essay contest. The contest is conducted each year at Holy Family Elementary through the creative writing and religion class taught by Shirley Dinkel. “Each year the writing is better and the student’s knowledge of complicated life issues increases,” said Lester […]

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Peggy Cole »

Rural Phillipsburg resident Peggy Cole passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, KS, at the age of 69. She was born May 21, 1945, in Smith Center, KS, the daughter of Arnold and Anelia (Black) Hayes. Peggy worked as the Secretary at the South Grade School in Phillipsburg for 33 […]

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Leiker is season’s first Covenant Builders Hometown Hero »

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At Wednesday’s Fort Hays State University basketball games, Ann Leiker will be recognized as the first Covenant Builders Hometown Hero. Leiker is executive director of the Center for Life Experiences in Hays. With this position, she focuses on a wide variety of advocacy and support programs such as Family Night Out, Healing After Loss, Healing […]

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HPD arrest log, Nov. 13 to 16 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Kayle Kay Morris, 25, Norton, was arrested at 4:57 a.m. Nov. 14 in the 500 block of East 20th on suspicion of disorderly condutc. Laura Morgan Stroup, 26, Hays, was arrested at 10:12 p.m. Nov. 16 in the 1300 block of Eisenhower […]

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Community Connection: How to help those in need during the holidays »


With the holidays quickly approaching, many people will seek assistance — and others will look for ways to give. In the latest episode of Community Connection, Eagle’s Mike Cooper talks with Laurie Mortinger, co-director of the Community Assistance Center about how local residents can help with donations. Click HERE for the entire interview.

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Farm Bill informational meeting is Nov. 20 in Hays »

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Farmers can learn more about the 2014 Farm Bill at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Hays Agricultural Research Center Auditorium. The new Farm Bill has several new programs for agricultural producers, but eliminates direct payments, counter cyclical payments, SURE and ACRE. Producers will have to make a one-time, irrevocable decision by March 31 […]

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