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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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House built by NCK Tech students set for open house Friday »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Potential buyers will get an opportunity today to take a tour of a home built by North Central Kansas Technical College students that is up for auction later this year. Twelve NCK Tech Carpentry and Cabinetmaking students have been working for the last year on the nearly 2,000-square-foot home that […]

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REMINDER: Hays Has Jobs Job Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. today »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The annual Hays has Jobs Job Fair returns to the Mall in Hays is today. Ernee Sly of the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development said there are 35 businesses set up for Thursday’s event. The jobs range from full-time professional to part-time hourly positions. According to Sly, the job […]

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Ellis County Commission limits hiring, talks wind farm »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post At Monday night’s commission meeting, the Ellis County Commission approved a resolution limiting future hiring within county departments. The resolution states any unfilled position open before March 25 will remain open. The position will then be removed from the 2016 budget unless the department head can convince the county administrator […]

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Ellis Co. pursues ways to clean up Munjor, Pfeifer properties »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County is moving forward with an attempt to clean up one property in Pfeifer and possibly two more in Munjor after concerns were presented to the Ellis County Commission. Earlier this year, a resident approached the commission with a list of properties in Munjor they believed need cleaned up. […]

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FHSU Shooting team finishes 2nd at nationals »

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The Fort Hays State University Shotgun Sports Team finished as the division 2 runner-up at the ACUI National Collegiate Shotgun event held March 24 through 29 San Antonio, Texas. The 13-member team placed first in four of the six events. 5-Stand 210/250 targets – 1st Place Sporting Clays 463/500 targets – 1st Place Wobble Trap 275/300 targets – 3rd Place International […]

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Oil decline expected to have dramatic impact on Ellis Co. revenue »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County is expected to be forced to do more with less — that is the opinion of one Ellis County commissioner as the county deals with a projected cut in funds because of the drop in oil prices. With the county expecting to see a large drop in in […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, March 19 »

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March 19 Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 6:59 a.m. Criminal Transport, Ellsworth, 8:26 a.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 10:08 a.m. Criminal Transport, Larned, 10:30 a.m. Warrant Service, 100 block West 12th, 2:33 p.m. Warrant Service, 100 block West 12th, 2:33 p.m. Warrant Service, 100 block West 12th, 2:33 p.m. Warrant Service, 100 block West 12th, 2:34 p.m. […]

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Fire destroys Plainville home, rebuilding fund established »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post PLAINVILLE — A fire earlier this week in Plainville destroyed a house in the southwest part of town. According to Rooks County Emergency Manager Butch Post, firefighters were dispatched to the 300 block of South Meridian at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the home. Post […]

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Area teams highlights Eagle’s coverage of high school state basketball »

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1A-D1 girls No. 1 Hoxie v. No. 8 La Crosse – 2:45 p.m. on 101.9 The Bull The La Crosse girls have a tough task as they take on top-ranked Hoxie in the first game of the day at 1A Division I in Emporia. It’s the Leopards first state appearance since 1989. Hoxie has won […]

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Conversation gets heated as Ellis Co. Commission discusses wage study »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County’s wage and benefit study was once again the topic of discussion at Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting. For the second week, Public Works employee Mike Fisher approached the commission with questions regarding multiple drafts of the study circulating among county employees and commission members that show different […]

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Brackets set for state basketball »

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Brackets for this week’s state basketball tournaments were released Sunday morning by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. 4A-D2 – Park City After winning the 4A-D2 Colby sub-state on Saturday night with TMP-Marian Monarchs will be the No. 5 seed at the state tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City. The Monarchs are 16-6 […]

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Ellis Co. Commission hears concerns over wage and benefit study »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission once again heard complaints regarding staffing and the ongoing wage and benefit study at Monday night’s meeting. Public Works employee Mike Fisher approached the commission with a concern regarding the wage and benefit studies that he had received in the mail. Fisher received multiple drafts of […]

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