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Opal Alice Seaman »

Funeral services for lifelong Cheyenne and Sherman County, Kansas, resident Opal Alice Seaman, 96, will be held Wednesday, May 27, at 1:00 PM MT at First Christian Church in Goodland. Interment will be at St. Francis Cemetery. Friends may share respects Tuesday, May 26, from 4 until 6 PM MT at Koons Chapel in Goodland. […]

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FHSU women’s basketball star will coach at NW Kansas school »

ECTV Forum - Kate Lehman

With her historic career at Fort Hays State University now in the rear-view mirror, women’s basketball icon Kate Lehman is tackling a new challenge. Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, Lehman said she will be “first and foremost” a first-grade teacher at Plainville Elementary School — as well as the new girls basketball coach at […]

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HPD Activity Log May 21 »

HPD crop

The Hays Police Department responded to 12 animal calls and 44 traffic stops Thursday, May 21, according to the HPD Activity Log. Suspicious Activity–1000 block Reservation Rd, Hays; 1:40 AM Disturbance – Noise–700 block W 12th St, Hays; 3:17 AM Suicidal Subject–1000 block E 41st St, Hays; 7:15 AM Criminal Damage to Property–500 block Main […]

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U.S. Drought Monitor: Only small portions of NW Kan. in severe drought »

May 2015

Approximately 4.5 inches of rain in May — following a wetter-than normal second half of 2014 — has greatly reduced the drought severity in Kansas. The U.S. Drought Monitor now lists much of northwest Kansas between “abnormally dry” and “severe drought.” In May of 2014, nearly the entire state was listed in the “severe” category, […]

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Hays region gets another dose of much-needed rainfall »

rain gauge

With showers continuing Friday morning, the Hays region received another dose of much-needed precipitation overnight. Early reports range from 0.05 inches near Ellis to 0.37 inches in the northwest portion of Ellis County. Most of Hays received accumulation of approximately 0.05 inches. Surrounding counties all received rainfall in the quarter-inch range. May has been beneficial […]

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Eyes on Huelskamp’s seat, Great Bend doc will appear in Hays next week »


Great Bend physician Dr. Roger Marshall, a Republican, will be in Hays next week for a campaign kickoff event. Marshall, an OB/GYN, has announced his intentions to be on the 2016 primary ballot against incumbent First District U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler. Huelskamp began his third term in the U.S. House this year after a […]

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Lonnie Alan Wallace »


Lonnie Alan Wallace, 65, of Pueblo, Colorado and former Waldo and Paradise, Kansas resident, died on March 12, 2015, at his home. Lonnie was born on October 12, 1949, in the Russell City Hospital in Russell, Kansas, the son of George W. and Bonnie (Williams) Wallace. He grew up in Waldo, Kansas and graduated from […]

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Porter E. Hackerott »

Porter E. Hackerott, 88, of Luray, Kansas, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. A celebration of Porter’s life will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Luray United Methodist Church in Luray, Kansas, with Pastor Les Rye officiating. Burial will follow at […]

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David F. ‘Fred’ (Doc) Erwin »


David F. “Fred” (Doc) Erwin, Jr. D.V.M., died on May 18, 2015 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. He was born January 12, 1931, in rural Sumner County, Kansas. The son of David Fred, Sr. and Freda (Weyen) Erwin. Fred’s formative years were spent helping his father and brother on the family farm. […]

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Iona Mae Dierks »

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Iona Mae Dierks, age 86, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Wichita County LTCU in Leoti, Kansas. Iona was born February 16, 1929 in Greenwood County, Kansas, the daughter of James Owen & Margaret Almira (Hirsh) Tatman. A Wichita County, Kansas resident since 1948, she was a farm wife and homemaker. Iona was […]

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Human resources group will discuss health care 2015 updates »


Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association will hold its June meeting on Wednesday, June 10, at Thirsty’s Banquet Room, 2704 Vine. Registration is between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with a short business meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. The program for the June meeting will be “2015 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Updates” presented by Alejandra […]

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National Heat Awareness Day focuses on kids in cars »

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Summer hasn’t even arrived and already this year two children have died from heatstroke in vehicles. KidsAndCars.org, American Gaming Association, Congressional Fire Services Institute and other national safety groups are joining forces on Friday, May 22, for a 24-hour social media campaign aimed at raising awareness to prevent child heatstroke deaths in vehicles. “The worst […]

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Sen. Moran to tour Hays Regional Airport »

KS Sen. Jerry Moran

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced Thursday afternoon that he will tour the Hays Regional Airport Thursday, May 28. The Hays Regional Airport, 3950 E. 8th Street, is a division of the City of Hays and has daily service to Denver International Airport, with worldwide connections via the Star Alliance. The airport is home to […]

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