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Patrol will keep watchful eye on highways during holiday weekend »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Motorists are once again expected to pack the nation’s highways this Memorial Day weekend, and the Kansas Highway Patrol will be ramping up its efforts to keep Kansas roads safe. The patrol is working additional hours now through the end of May thanks to funding through the Special Traffic Enforcement […]

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County considers using depletion reserves, won’t cut EMS services »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A sharp drop in oil prices has left Ellis County with a more than $1 million budget shortfall for 2016. As the county commission works to erase the budget deficit, one area they will not cut is Emergency Medical Services to Ellis and Victoria. A proposal to cut EMS to […]

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Ellis Co. Commission agrees to allow outdoor burning »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post With the recent rains, outdoor burning in Ellis County still will be allowed as long as favorable conditions remain. Last week, Rural Fire Director Darin Myers lifted the county-wide burn ban because of the amount of rain the county received this month. At Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting, the […]

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Monarchs beat Colby 8-0 »

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TMP scored five runs in the fourth inning and the Monarchs pitchers held Goodland to just two hits taking game one of a scheduled doubleheader 8-0 Thursday in Hays. Liam Stults held the Cowboys to just two hits and did not allow a run over five innings despite walking six. Stults imporved to 4-2 on […]

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Ellis County Rural firefighter hospitalized after falling ill on scene »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post An Ellis County Rural firefighter was hospitalized Monday evening after experiencing health problems while responding to a fire north of Hays. Fire crews were dispatched to the 1900 block of 260th Avenue just before 5 p.m. Monday for wood and trash burning in a pit. According to Rural Fire Director […]

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Ellis Co. Commission approves letter supporting I-70 travel center »

Proposed Big Creek Travel Plaza

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A representative from a group interested in building a travel plaza at Interstate 70 and 230th Avenue asked the Ellis County Commission for a letter of support at Monday night’s meeting. Jim Meillensifer, vice president of operations for Colby-based Chance Management, presented the commission with information on the proposed Big […]

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County Commission to discuss equipment purchases »

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The Ellis County Commission will hear a request to purchase a front end loader and three pickups at Monday night’s meeting. According to County Administrator Greg Sund’s memo to the county commission, the Public Works Department has requested the county allow them to purchase two pickups for the Road and Bridge Department and another pickup […]

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TMP baseball sweeps Salina Sacred Heart »

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The TMP baseball team outscored Salina Sacred Heart 20-3 in a home doubleheader sweep on Thursday. Game 1: TMP 9, Sacred Heart 1 Ryan Ruder allowed just one unearned run over six innings in game one and struck out six to earn the win. The Monarchs scored eight runs in the final three innings in […]

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HHS girls 4th; boys 3rd at McPherson »

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The Hays High girls had three individual winners and finished fourth as a team at the McPherson track and field meet on Thursday. The Indians finished with 72 team points, five behind third place Valley Center and 31points behind first place. Goddard Eisenhower finished second with 92 points. Ashlyn Parish won the both 100 meter […]

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Penalty kick lifts Monarchs to win over Hays High »

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A penalty kick was the difference Thursday as the TMP girls soccer team swept their season series with Hays High winning 1-0 at Hays High. Tyra Younnie scored a first-half penalty kick putting the Monarchs up 1-0 and they would hold on for the win. The Monarchs and Indians opened the season against each other […]

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HHS soccer downs Great Bend 3-1 »

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Talyn Kleweno scored a pair of goals and the Hays High girls soccer team won their second straight match Monday 3-1 over Great Bend. The Indians took an early 1-0 lead on Kleweno’s first goal coming in the opening minute of the match. Kleweno added another first-half goal giving the Indians a 2-0 lead at […]

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Tigers clinch MIAA tournament appearance with sweep of Lopers »

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The Fort Hays State Tigers clinched a spot in next week’s MIAA tournament with a doubleheader sweep of Nebraska-Kearney Saturday in Hays. Game 1: FHSU 9, UNK 8 Amanda Vaupel hit a three-run homerun and the Tigers scored two runs in the sixth inning on their way to a 9-8 win over Nebraska-Kearney in game-one. […]

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Ellis Co. prosecutor: Charges forthcoming after FHSU drug arrests »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Charges are expected to be filed next week in the case of seven Fort Hays State University students arrested Wednesday for their alleged connection to the distribution of illegal drugs and prescription pills. Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees said six of the seven have had their bond hearings and were […]

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