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‘Protecting public drinking waters’ for 40 years »

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Across the country and throughout the Heartland, most people take it for granted: Turn the tap to quench your thirst, and you can be reasonably assured that your water is clean and safe to drink. It’s an assurance greatly bolstered by the Safe Drinking Water Act, a landmark environmental protection law passed by Congress 40 […]

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Hays library’s ‘Food for Fines’ effort runs through Dec. 21 »

The Hays Public Library staff with 2013 Food for Fines donations.

The Hays Public Library wants to forgive your fines — and instead of money, the staff is asking for food as part of the third annual Food for Fines. Library patrons can bring non-perishable food items in exchange for fine forgiveness. Each donation forgives $1 in fines. Patrons can bring in food for fines until […]

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Traffic flow again changes as part of 41st Street reconstruction »

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Beginning Wednesday, the following changes in road closure will occur related to the 41st Street Reconstruction Project: • 41st Street between Smoky Hill Drive and Truman Circle will be opened to traffic. • 41st Street between Truman Circle and Harrison will be closed to traffic. • Access to Truman Circle will now be to and […]

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‘Giving Back to Ellis': Remember the Foundation »


Community Foundation of Ellis As we approach the end of the year, many individuals are continuing their efforts of gifting local charities or organizations that are dear to their hearts. The Community Foundation of Ellis would like to encourage individuals to invest in their community also. During the month of November, the foundation started their […]

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TMP’s Billinger Fieldhouse set to reopen this weekend »


Thomas More Prep-Marian After more than a year of planning and reconstruction, Billinger Fieldhouse on the campus of Thomas More Prep-Marian is set to reopen. The first contest in the refurbished gymnasium will be Friday, when the junior varsity girls tip off at 4:30 p.m. The TMP varsity girls matchup against Oakley is scheduled for […]

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Farmers market vendor training planned next month in Hays »

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A regional conference for current or prospective Farmers Market vendors will be offered by K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Department of Agriculture in Hays on Jan. 30. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the KSU Ag Research Center. Speakers, breakout sessions and panelists will provide helpful information for […]

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American farmers adapting to change »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Without question, agricultural research is one of the most vital investments we can make to feed our increasing population and protect our planet. Agricultural research has been helping people by fighting hunger and lowering food costs for years. It also aids rural America which has a higher wage structure than some of developing countries and […]

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Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army »

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DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace. On Tuesday afternoon, the agency received a call directing bell ringers to check a kettle in Doral, a Miami suburb. There, […]

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Miracle on College Street »


The plot was simple. A store Santa named Kris Kringle was hired at Macy’s. But he steered some customers to a rival store: Gimbels. On the verge of being fired, Kris is kept and rewarded when his action generates good publicity. The Gimbels store even institutes the same referral policy and the race to generate […]

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Newman president: Four-year degrees are offered in Dodge »

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Last month, Patrick Lowry, Hays Daily News editor and publisher, penned an editorial critical of Dodge City Community College President Don Woodburn. As Mr. Lowry speculated about a potential DCCC and Fort Hays State merger in his article, he mistakenly stated it would give “Dodge City a four-year institution for the first time since 1992 […]

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Sylvia Bernice Wasinger »


Sylvia Bernice Wasinger, age 87, of Hays, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Via Christi Village, Hays. She was born October 16, 1927 Hays, Kansas to Sylvio Joseph and Bertha (Unrein) Boudreau. She married Gregory Wasinger September 26, 1953. Sylvia was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, nature, animals and taking care of her family. […]

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Cathedral Concert will be rebroadcast tonight on 14-KAYS »

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The annual Cathedral Concert, which was Dec. 7 from the Basilica of St Fidelis in Victoria, will be rebroadcast in its entirety at 7 p.m. Wednesday on KAYS-1400 AM. The Eagle Radio presentation is brought to listeners commercial-free thanks to Gorham State Bank in Victoria and Gorham. Tune in tonight to hear the annual event, […]

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Moran: Securing the future of aerospace in Kansas »


By U.S. Sen. JERRY MORAN Safeguarding our nation means both a strong national defense and a strong economy. The aerospace industry is where these two priorities combine. In today’s global economy, aerospace provides vital opportunities for America at home and abroad, and Kansas is fortunate to be at the crossroads of the aerospace industry. In […]

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