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Class full for first ‘boot camp for welding’ program »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development and North Central Kansas Technical College are coming together to offer a new career path for area workers. According to Aaron White, Executive Director of the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development statistics show there is a need for skilled tradesman – welders, […]

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TMP volleyball wins MCL tournament »

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The TMP-Marian volleyball team won the Mid-Continent League tournament Saturday  beating Phillipsburg in three sets. The Monarchs finished 3-1 in pool play over two days, with their only loss to Plainville in their first match on Saturday. In bracket play the Monarchs, runner-up in pool b, defeated host Smith Center in two sets; 25-17 and […]

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SafeRide 2014: Record Oktoberfest Friday for ACCESS »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The wet and cool temperatures might have put a damper on Friday’s Oktoberfest celebration, but more people used SafeRide on Friday than ever before. According to Anna Findley, ACCESS Public Bus Transpiration Manager, the service provided 925 rides and drove 530 miles on Friday — making Friday the busiest Oktoberfest […]

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FHSU Shooting Team takes top two spots in North Platte »

Member of FHSU's shooting Team competes in FHSU's annual Clay Target Competition.

The FHSU Shooting Team took home the top two spots at the Prairie Circuit Classic in North Platte, Neb., this weekend. Collegiate shooting teams from Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming all took part in the invitational event. It consisted of five events totaling 450 targets — American and Doubles Skeet, American Trap and Trap […]

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Ellis Co. expected to pick priority for road improvement north of I-70 »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post After weeks of consideration, the Ellis County Commission is expected to identify a road project to present to the Kansas Department of Transportation for financial assistance. The county has identified 55th Street, 230th Avenue and Feedlot Road — all in an area of growth north of Interstate 70 — as […]

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TMP girls’ golf 2nd in Clay Center »

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The TMP-Marian girls’ golf team finished second, two strokes back of Salina Center, at the Clay Center Invitation on Thursday. Taylor Dinkel was second overall with a 49. Allison Helget shot a 50 to finish third and Karee Dinkel was fourth with a round of 51. Salina Central combined for a 204 to win the […]

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2014-2015 classifications released; HHS and TMP 4A »


The Kansas State High School Activities Association released the classifications for the 2014-2015 school year for all sports, except football, Friday morning and both Thomas More Prep-Marian and Hays High School are 4A this year. Hays High dropped from 5A to 4A with 730 students in grades nine through twelve. TMP-Marian moved from 3A to […]

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Crews fight hay fire for nearly six hours in Trego County »


By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Dozens of hay bales were destroyed in an early morning fire in rural Trego County on Wednesday morning. According to Trego County Rural Fire Chief Larry Eberle, emergency crews received the report of a hay fire at approximately 6:30 a.m. located at 380th and County Road C. When crews arrived […]

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Polka the soundtrack for weekend Dorzweiler Memorial fundraiser »


By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Fairgrounds once again will be filled with dancing, music and food at this weekend’s fourth annual Harold Dorzweiler Cancer Memorial Fundraiser. The fundraising event was established in 2010 in memory of Harold Dorzweiler, who died of cancer. Harold’s father, Leo Dorzweiler, said the fund was set up […]

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Space still available for much-anticipated TailGreat event »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post TailGreat returns to Lewis Field Stadium this Saturday — and time is running out to get a spot reserved. The annual Hays Area Chamber of Commerce fundraising event was created to help draw more community support to Fort Hays State football games while establishing an event where the community can […]

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Ellis County staff creates plan to deal with post-disaster debris »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post In the event of a disaster, each county is responsible for managing and clearing debris and, after a six month process, Ellis County has a federally approved plan. Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Ring told the Ellis County Commission on Monday night that six members of the public works staff and […]

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12 universities will send shooters to FHSU’s weekend competition »

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The Fort Hays State University Shooting Sports Team will host its sixth annual Open Collegiate Clay Target Competition on Saturday and Sunday. The competition is a 400-target event consisting of American skeet and skeet doubles, American trap and trap doubles, and wobble trap. The event is expected to be the largest ever hosted at FHSU […]

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Commission gives go-ahead to aerial spraying business permit »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission voted Monday night to approve a resolution allowing a conditional-use permit for High Plains Aerial LLC, an aerial spraying application business. Last month, the Ellis County Joint Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the permit and forward it to the Ellis County Commission. At Monday’s commission […]

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