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Ellis Co. Commission will consider permit for aerial spraying business »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission will discuss a proposed conditional-use permit for High Plains Aerial LLC, an aerial spraying application business. The Ellis County Joint Planning Commission held a public hearing at its Aug. 27 meeting and, after receiving no objections, that group voted unanimously to approve the permit and forward […]

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Game warden seizes more than 200 doves taken illegally »

Doves seized in Ellis County. Courtesy of KDWPT

Jonathan Zweygardt Hays Post Four hunters were stopped in Ellis County Tuesday with more than 200 doves over their daily limit. According to Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Captain Dan Melson, a game warden conducted a field inspection on a group of hunters in northern Ellis County Tuesday night just before sunset and […]

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Ellis Co. accepts $7.2M bid for courthouse, jail renovations »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission voted to accept a bid for $7.169 million for renovation of the Ellis County Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center at Tuesday night’s meeting. Kansas City-based MW Builders submitted a base bid of $5.5 million with two alternates, which brought the total cost to a little more […]

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Ellis Co. Commission will consider temporary lease at N.E.W. site »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As they continue to look for temporary office space for office staff during construction at the courthouse and Law Enforcement Center, Ellis County commissioners will discuss a proposed lease agreement for the former N.E.W. call center building at Tuesday night’s commission meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 […]

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Hays city officials pleased with SkyWest’s initial performance »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post In almost its first full month of service at Hays Regional Airport, SkyWest Airlines has had a solid start, but acting Airport Manager I.D. Creech said they still have a ways to go. An early in-house report submitted to the Hays City Commission this week shows 90-percent of the flights […]

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New 27th Street carwash will use water-saving technology »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A longtime car wash owner is bringing new technology to an old location in Hays. Construction is underway on a new Buff Soft-Touch Car Wash at the corner of General Lawton Road and 27th Street, the site of a former car wash that was demolished almost five years ago. Larry […]

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Ellis County road projects would cost ‘several million dollars’ »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post With the continued expansion north of Interstate 70, Ellis County has identified 55th street, 230th Avenue and Feedlot Road as roads that need upgraded. Earlier this summer, Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King toured roads and businesses in the area and said the state would be willing to partner […]

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Ellis County approves budget, OKs change to fireworks regulations »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission held a public hearing and voted to approve the 2015 budget at Monday night’s County Commission meeting. After months of cutting and trimming, county staff was able to reach a balanced budget without having to raise taxes. The budget is for $28.7 million dollars, an increase […]

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Fireworks, jail renovation on Ellis Co. Commission agenda »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post At Monday night’s meeting, the Ellis County Commission will discuss a proposed resolution that would make it easier to ease the ban on fireworks in rural Ellis County. The resolution allows the commission and, in some cases, the rural fire chief to relax the ban. It also would ban sky […]

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Chiefs Training Camp Report with Mitch Holthus »

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Chiefs Training Camp Report with Mitch Holthus Get the very latest from Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph, Missouri with the “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus. With the Chiefs preparing for their second preseason Mitch breaks down the Carolina Panthers. The Chiefs Training Camp Reports air on KFIX (96.9-FM) Monday through Friday around 5:30pm.

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Man gets three-plus years for fatal wrong-way accident »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A Great Bend man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for causing an accident that claimed the life of an Ellis County man. Cameron Wade Williams was sentenced to 41 months in prison Wednesday after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter/driving under the influence in the September […]

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Orman: Voters frustrated with Washington partisanship »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, Greg Orman faces the challenge of introducing himself to Kansas voters on top of running against Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Shawnee County District Attorney and Democratic candidate Chad Taylor. Orman is in the middle of an 18-city bus tour across Kansas […]

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Ellis County approves change to office hours »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Beginning next year, Ellis County administrative office hours are changing. At Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting, commissioners adopted a resolution changing office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The changes will affect administrative services at the new 718 Main administrative offices beginning […]

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