Public forum scheduled in western Kan. for HCBS waiver integration

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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Dr. Susan Mosier and Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Secretary Kari Bruffett announced today a series of public forums to discuss integration of the state’s home- and community-based Medicaid waiver programs. The forums are scheduled […]

Great Bend meeting results in approval of duck, goose seasons

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism GREAT BEND–The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved the duck and goose seasons at a public hearing, conducted Thursday, August 20, at the Kansas Wetland Education Center, Great Bend. Following frameworks provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the following seasons and bag limits were approved. […]

Special excursion trip to Branson in September TICKET INFO HERE

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CHAPMAN — BDS Productions is partnering with Eagle Communications on a deluxe custom coach excursion trip to Branson, Mo., next month. The three-day, two night trip is scheduled for Sept. 21 to 23 and will include four shows. Ticket price is $1,000 for double occupancy and $550 for single occupancy. The trip includes transportation from […]

Hays-area youngsters need 37 volunteer coaches for fall sports seasons

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The Hays Recreation Commission is seeking volunteer coaches for upcoming fall sports seasons — volunteers who will ensure all children who have signed up are able to participate. “No kid likes to sit on the sideline. We are committed to making sure this happens as little as possible,” said Keith Smith, HRC youth sports director. […]

Hulda Bloom

Hulda Bloom, WaKeeney, passed away, Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, Long Term Care, WaKeeney. Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney, is handling arrangements.

HAWVER: Demofest a mix of good news, bad news for Kan. Democrats


Amid the wreckage of Demofest, the Kansas Democratic Party’s summer convention in Wichita, Kansas Democrats did get some interesting and usable news for their upcoming legislative campaigns. Now, a lot went wrong at that Wichita gathering which kicked into gear just hours after  Democratic Party State Chairman Larry Meeker resigned his office, and the party […]

Hays resident leads fundraiser for fallen batboy

A group of bikers gather Aug. 15 at Billy’s Blue Duck BBQ and Ayr Lanes for the “Cruise for Kaiser” to help raise money for the Carlile family following the death of Liberal Bee Jay batboy Kaiser Carlile. Photo by Robert Pierce, Leader & Times

By ROBERT PIERCE (Liberal) Leader & Times LIBERAL — This year’s NBC World Series will be one that few, if any, in the Liberal community will forget. After the death of Bee Jay batboy Kaiser Carlile, many people elsewhere likely will keep the memory alive of the 2015 edition of the annual baseball event. Almost […]

HPD arrest log, Aug. 17 to 19

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. —————————————— Hector Esquilin, 28, Russell, was arrested at 8:38 a.m. Aug. 18 on suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mitchell Hilton Stull, 37, Hays, was arrested at 11:09 p.m. Aug. 18 in the 2800 block of Canal on suspicion […]

Officials: Arrests made in drone plot to supply prison contraband

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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials say investigators have uncovered a plot to use a drone to sneak contraband into maximum-security state prisons in western Maryland. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli says two people were arrested Saturday night on property next to the Western Correctional Institution and North Branch Correctional […]

Cael Scott Evans

Cael Scott Evans, 13 of Russell, Kansas passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 from an accident south of Russell. Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Evans’ Home located at 18529 Walters Rd., Russell, Kansas. Burial will follow at the Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, Kansas. Visitation […]

Movie Review: ‘American Ultra’ clocks in at pretty good

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“American Ultra” is an action-comedy about a stoner who is secretly a CIA-trained sleeper agent. That’s both interesting and funny, which is what you want in an action-comedy. Jesse Eisenberg (most famous for his mesmerizing role as Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network) plays said stoner sleeper agent to great effect. While there’s no denying […]