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Municipal court, HPD offices will be closed during relocation »

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The City of Hays Municipal Court and the administrative offices of the Hays Police Department will be closed at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, and all day Friday, Dec. 5. The court and HPD administrative offices will reopen at the new location, 3000 New Way, on Monday, Dec. 8, during normal business hours. The move […]

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Annual HACC Christmas Tree Auction scheduled for tonight »

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The annual Christmas Tree Auction — Bright Lights for Little Tykes — is scheduled for tonight. The Hays Area Children’s Center event, which helps fund early intervention and education efforts, will be Saturday, Nov. 22, at Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2350 E. Eighth. The silent auction is set to begin at 6 p.m., with the […]

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Waterline project will affect traffic for two weeks »


Beginning Monday, traffic on West 27th Street at Hickory will be restricted but will remain open to east- and westbound traffic. The construction is scheduled to be completed within two weeks, pending weather conditions. The work is related to with the 2014 waterline project on Hickory Street. Signs will be in place to direct the […]

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Ellis to audit need for street lights as electrical bill escalates »

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ELLIS–The electric bill is going up dramatically for the city of Ellis and council members are considering reducing the number of city street lights and increasing the franchise tax customers would pay to meet the increase. Midwest Energy spokesman Bob Muirhead explained to council members at their Nov. 17 meeting that Ellis has been under-billed […]

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FHSU’s new president lays out vision of scholarship, entrepreneurship »

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FHSU University Relations History figured prominently in the inauguration of Fort Hays State University’s ninth president today as she became the first female president of the university. But the new president herself, Dr. Mirta M. Martin, had her gaze fixed firmly on the future, even as she made reference to the past. “We are a […]

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Click HERE for the latest career listings from Hays Has Jobs »


Hays Post is partnering with the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development to help employers find workers and workers find careers. Hays Has Jobs offers a comprehensive listing of employment opportunities in the Hays area, ranging from education to health care, service to manufacturing. Aside from job listings, the site also includes the latest business […]

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ALCO announces it will close its 198 stores nationally »


After 113 years in business, ALCO Stores has announced it is going out of business nationwide. ALCO, formerly Duckwall-ALCO, operates 16 stores in Kansas, including one in Russell. The chain’s corporate headquarters formerly were in Abilene. Nationally, the store operates 198 stores, primarily in the Midwest. ALCO filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year. […]

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All American Breakfast benefits HaysMed Hospice »


An All American Breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the American Legion, 13th and Canterbury in Hays. Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to benefit HaysMed Hospice. The all-you-can-eat menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, toast, coffee and juice. Tickets are […]

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Grocery collection for ECMA Thanksgiving Feast is Saturday »

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Volunteers from Celebration Community Church will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday at both Dillons locations and Walmart from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The food collected will be bagged and handed out at the Ellis County Ministerial Alliance’s Thanksgiving Day Feast on Thursday, Nov. 27, at noon at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall […]

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Devoice Jean Koeppen »

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Devoice Jean Koeppen, age 76, of Arnold, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Rhode island Suites in Ransom, Kansas. She was born March 16, 1938 in Casey, KY to Robanion and Courtney (Renfro) Casey. She married Richard Koeppen on March 15, 1975 in Arlington, KS. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She […]

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INSIGHT KANSAS: Analyzing an election full of surprises »

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Sometimes our biggest mistakes teach the greatest lessons. Pundits, pollsters, and reporters in Kansas all learned an important lesson about our state’s electorate in 2014. August’s primary elections strongly suggested an electorate in an angry mood, ready to boot incumbent candidates. An unknown gubernatorial candidate who spent pennies on the dollar took 37% of the […]

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Martin inauguration ceremony will be streamed LIVE (10 a.m.) »

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The ceremonial beginning of the administration of Fort Hays State University President Mirta M. Martin is today. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Gross Memorial Coliseum. The event can be seen live by clicking the player below.

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HPD arrest log, Nov. 17 to 19 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Roy Dean Newman, 36, Hays, was arrested at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 19 in the 1000 block of East Eighth on suspicion of drug possession, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kara Kelly McLaughlin, 25, Hays, was arrested at 2:16 p.m. […]

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