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HPD activity log, Aug. 28 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 15 traffic stops and received eight animal calls on Thursday, Aug. 28, according to the HPD activity log. Theft, 800 block East Eighth, 1:39 a.m. Mental health call, 2200 block Felten, 2:09 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, 1800 block East 24th, 2:31 a.m. Domestic disturbance, 2200 block Felten, 5:53 a.m. Found/lost property, […]

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Brief tornado flips tractors near Milberger »


The National Weather Service reported a brief rope tornado touched down near Milberger in Russell County at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The storm flipped tractors and broke windows, the Wichita office of the NWS reported. “I saw the tornado north of town. I’ve spoken to several farmers who said they followed it for 7 or […]

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FHSU profs bring home national awards from ag conference »

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FHSU University Relations Dr. Jean Gleichsner and Dr. Bob Stephenson, Fort Hays State University, received the Murray Brown North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Leadership Award at the 60th annual conference of the NACTA this summer at Montana State University, Bozeman. The award recognizes a distinguished and sustained record of NACTA leadership. Both Gleichsner […]

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Hays man reappointed to state banking board »


TOPEKA – Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday announced recent appointments to boards and commissions. “I’d like to thank these men and women for sharing their time and talents to serve the people of our great state,” Brownback said. Among the appointments was Thomas Pitner, Hays, who was reappointed to serve a three-year term on the […]

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Goodland man among three new Regents confirmed by Senate »

Chairman Bruce meetings with the new appointees, Feuerborn, Newton, and Bain (L-R) prior to the Hearing. Photo courtesy Kansas Board of Regents.

TOPEKA — On Thursday, the Senate Oversight Committee approved Joseph Bain of Goodland, Bill Feuerborn of Garnett, and Zoe F. Newton of Sedan to a four-year term on the Kansas Board of Regents. These individuals fill the positions that will be vacated by Mildred Edwards of Wichita, Tim Emert of Independence, and Edwin “Ed” McKechnie […]

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2014 Tiger Auction raises more than $211K in support of FHSU athletics »

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FHSU University Relations Bid numbers were flying throughout the Fort Hays Ballroom Saturday evening in Fort Hays State University’s Memorial Union at the fifth annual Tiger Auction and Dinner. Not only was the event an excellent way to kick-off FHSU’s 2014-2015 athletic season, but more than $211,000 was raised for Tiger athletics. More than 450 […]

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Ground broken, solar array reception Thursday at Gella’s »

City of Colby elected officials and Sen. Ralph Ostemeyer (in red) join Midwest Energy and Clean Energy Collective officials for the community solar groundbreaking Thursday morning in Colby.

COLBY — Midwest Energy and Clean Energy Collective broke ground on their 3,960-panel, 1 megawatt community solar array Thursday morning north of Colby. Midwest Energy President and General Manager Earnie Lehman told those assembled the array is being built in response to member demand for a solar option, and would be a capstone of the […]

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Hays church offers free screening of ‘God’s Not Dead’ »

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Celebration Community Church There will be a free screening of “God’s Not Dead” Friday night at Celebration Community Church, presented by 98.5 The Truth’s Free Friday Family Flix. The movie will start at 7:05 p.m. “God’s Not Dead” has earned over $60 million at the box office and portrays college freshman and devout Christian Josh […]

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Blasphemy, free speech and the ‘Black Mass’ in Okla. »


Nothing does more to erode public support for the First Amendment than public stunts deliberately designed to offend people of faith. Think Fred Phelps and his minions waving hateful signs outside churches during military funerals. Or Terry Jones shouting, “Islam is of the Devil,” and setting fire to the Quran. No wonder so many Americans […]

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Hays Public Library offering parents a night off »

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Hays Public Library When was the last time you went out without the kids? If you had to think about it, it’s been too long. The Hays Public Library is offering a Parents Night Out on Friday, Sept. 5. On this night, parents can drop off their kids to enjoy some free time. There is […]

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Great Bend police respond after front door blasted by shotgun »


Great Bend Post GREAT BEND — Police responded early Thursday morning to a home that had its front door blasted by a shotgun. At 6:14 a.m. Thursday, officers from the Great Bend Police Department responded to 2525 11th Street in Great Bend in reference to criminal damage. When officer arrived, it was determined an unknown […]

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HPD activity log, Aug. 27 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 16 traffic stops and received 10 animal calls on Wednesday, Aug. 27, according to the HPD activity log. Domestic disturbance, 700 block East Sixth, 12:39 a.m. Violation of restraining order, 2200 block Main, 3 p.m. Noise disturbance, 1000 block Reservation, 8:25 a.m. Driving while suspended/revoked, 500 block West 12th, 9:09 […]

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Perry hams it up »

OtherWords columnist Jim Hightower is a radio commentator, writer and public speaker.

Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. Well, meet that ham sandwich: Governor Rick Perry. He’s a real ham — only not as smart. A Texas grand jury indicted Perry, charging the Republican with official abuse of power. Specifically, he’s accused of threatening to […]

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