Juanita Agnes Dreiling

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Juanita Agnes Dreiling, 82, Hays, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Hays Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1933 in Hays the daughter of John and Agnes (Karlin) Hoffman. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School in 1951. On January 21, 1952 she married Ralph C. Dreiling in Hays. She worked for over […]

Fort Hays State grad named to statewide position in Alaska

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A Fort Hays State University graduate and city manager of Nome, Alaska, has been named to a statewide position. According to Alaska Public Media, Josephine Bahnke, who earned her undergraduate degree in political science from FHSU, has been named director of the state’s Division of Elections. She has served as Nome city manager since 2008. […]

HPD arrest log, July 23 to 26

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. —————————————— Tracy Elaine Flinn, 44, Hays, was arrested at 11:15 a.m. July 23 in the 3000 block of New Way on suspicion of disorderly conduct. Donald David Irving, 28, homeless, was arrested at 2:45 a.m. July 24 in the 600 block of […]

HPD Activity Log July 27

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The Hays Police Department responded to 8 animal calls and 8 traffic stops Monday, July 27, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Lost Animals ONLY–200 block E 7th St, Hays; 12:25 AM Littering–500 block W 37th St, Hays; 2 AM; 7:13 AM Found/Lost Property–2700 block Hall St, Hays; 7:59 AM; 9:25 AM Shoplifting–4300 block […]

Nick F. Arnhold III

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Nick F. Arnhold III, age 78, of Quinter, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at his home in Quinter. He was born March 16, 1937, in Hays, to Nicholas E. II and Hazel (Hoenshell) Arnhold. Nick graduated from St. Joseph Military Academy in Hays. On September 29, 1962, he was united in marriage to Janice […]

Julia Dianne Struss

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WaKeeney resident Julia Dianne Struss passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. She was born December 24, 1959, in Ransom to Delmer Clyde and Bernadette Gladys (Gregg) Hagans. Julia was a 1977 graduate of Utica High School. She went on to earn her Associate’s Degree in nursing to become […]

William Keith Elliott


William Keith Elliott, 86, of Natoma, Kansas passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Hays, Kansas. Keith was born on the family farm north of Paradise, Kansas on February 10, 1929, the youngest of seven children of Gilbert and Grace (Winder) Elliott. He grew up on the farm and […]

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 […]

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 […]