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Now That’s Rural: K-State’s Truman and Hiebert »

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By RON WILSON Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development “The Back Stops Here.” No, that’s not quite right. The famous saying was “The Buck Stops Here.” It was President Harry S. Truman who put that sign on his desk in the White House in the 1940s to appeal to people who were tired of […]

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Alley cleanup Day 2 is complete »


HAYS PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT The ALLEY CLEANUP DAY 2 is now complete. The map available on the City’s website shows the progress thus far. City crews are on pace with previous years progress after the second day. Once crews have been through an area, they will not return for additional items. As in years past, the […]

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Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13 »

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ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13 and they say they’ll be surprised if their all-boy streak is snapped. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Jay and Kateri Schwandt’s baby is due May 9 and they plan to follow their tradition of not finding out whether […]

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HPD activity log, Oct. 28 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 15 traffic stops and received seven animal calls on Tuesday, Oct. 28, according to the HPD activity log. Driving While Suspended/Revoked, 1300 Ash, 7:33 a.m. Suspicious Activity, 200 block East 21st, 8:46 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, 1500 block US 183 Alt Hwy, 9:45 a.m. Found/Lost Property, 5th and Fort, 10:55 […]

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Smoke machine causes fire alarm to trip at Hays library »

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A smoke machine caused a minor stir at the Hays Public Library on Tuesday evening, as the mist activated a fire alarm. The machine was being used as part of Halloween festivities for the library’s children’s party. The Hays Fire Department responded to the scene, but there was no further incident.

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HPD arrest log, Oct. 23 to 26 »

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Matthew Aaron Schmidt, 34, Hays, was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 25 in the 100 block of West 12th on suspicion of stalking, battery, criminal restraint and criminal trespass. Sammual Dean Klaus, 35, Hays, was arrested at 8:39 p.m. Oct. 24 in the 200 block of East 17th on suspicion of failure to appear. Zachary […]

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Women take the lead in November’s Entrepreneur Direct Lecture Series »

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FHSU University Relations Elizabeth Demas, founder and owner of the Kansas City Avon Stores, Alicia Herald, creator of myEDmatch, and Brittain Kovac, with Startup Village, Leap.it and Hostel KC, will be the featured presenters at Fort Hays State University’s Entrepreneur Direct speaker series on Nov. 18. The event, scheduled for 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Q & A’ by Vikas Swarup »


“Q & A” by Vikas Swarup Vikas Swarup’s spectacular debut novel opens in a jail cell in Mumbai, India, where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all 12 questions on India’s biggest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion? It is hard to believe that a poor orphan who has never read […]

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GOP ‘Clean Sweep’ bus tour hits NW Kan. this week »

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A group of Kansas Republican candidates and their surrogates will be traveling the state this week as part of the Kansas Republican Party’s Clean Sweep Bus Tour, which includes a stop in Hays. Scheduled to participate in all four days of the tour are Sen. Pat Roberts, Gov. Sam Brownback, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, Attorney […]

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Images from Royals’ blowout win in World Series »

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The Royals forces Game 7 with a 10-0 win against the Giants on Tuesday from the K. Check out images from the game, courtesy the Kansas City Royals.

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‘White City Ballet’ brings a story out of Chicago’s history to FHSU stage »

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FHSU University Relations Encore presents the “White City Ballet,” a story of the 1893 World’s Fair, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center at Fort Hays State University. Doors will open at 7 p.m. “The White City Ballet” is a creation of the Thodos Dance Chicago company. It is billed […]

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No Hays commission meeting Thursday »

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Because it is the fifth Thursday of the month, there will be no Hays City Commission meeting on Thursday.  

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FHSU professor included in panel of experts in nationwide study »


FHSU University Relations Dr. Adam Holden, chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Fort Hays State University, was consulted in a recent analysis of 2014’s best and worst states for teachers by WalletHub, an online financial resource site. The article, “2014’s Best and Worst States for Teachers,” analyzed and ranked the 50 states in […]

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