HPD Activity Log July 24-26

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The Hays Police Department responded to 6 animal calls and 13 traffic stops Friday, July 24, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Criminal Transport–2200 block Canterbury Dr, Hays; 12:10 AM; Disturbance – General–300 block W 9th St, Hays; 1:26 AM Criminal Trespass–200 block W 10th St, Hays; 2:08 AM Warrant Service (Fail to Appear)–600 […]

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Extension offers canner tests at Saturday downtown market


Linda Beech, Ellis County Extension Agent, will offer free pressure canner gauge tests from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Downtown Hays Market, 10th and Main. USDA recommends the dial gauge of a pressure canner should be tested for accuracy every year. Bring the lid only (the weight is not needed) and have the […]

KNOLL: Weighing in on immigration

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I begin my writing challenging anybody to show where our present illegal immigration policies stand to do more good for this country than bad. The bad far outweighs any good. Amnesty, for god’s sake, is not the answer. For starters, the answer is to secure our borders. Obama and the Democrat Party do not want […]

Ventriloquist show at the Hays Public Library

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The Hays Public Library will host the Wayne and Wingnut comedy ventriloquist show at 4 p.m. Thursday. Wayne and his pilot buddy Wingnut love to have fun with people of all ages. The event is free and open to all ages of the community. The show will feature “life-sized” puppet characters cartoon voices, original jokes […]

HPD arrest log, July 20 to 22

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ————————– Kala Blair Blatt, 31, Hays, was arrested at 7:47 p.m. July 20 in the 3300 block of Vine on suspicion of theft. Caroline Lee Vonlintel, 53, Hays, was arrested at 9:35 a.m. July 22 in the 3900 block of East Eighth […]

Hurricanes Smith and Jaeger catch the gold

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Submitted LAWRENCE — Ten-year-old Hays Hurricanes swimmers Zachary Smith and Amelia Jaeger will end the long-course swimming season by bringing home 11 medal finishes in 13 races at the Missouri Valley Champs meet in Lawrence last weekend. Smith swam six races, bringing home two golds in the 50- and 100-meter fly, two silvers in the […]

SCHLAGECK: Plant the seed

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

The farm has always been a fertile field for producing crops, but it is also an environment rich with learning experiences. For generations, children who grow up and work with their parents on the family farm have learned valuable skills about cultivating crops. While they are learning to sow seeds, cultivate weeds and harvest grains, […]

Construction begins on nation’s first offshore wind farm

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Construction has begun off Rhode Island’s coast on the nation’s first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island. It hopes to power 17,000 homes as early as next year. It began attaching the first of the steel foundations to the ocean floor Sunday. The […]