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Commission to discuss open administrator position »

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The Ellis County Commission will discuss a recent traffic study completed on 230th Avenue and 55th Street at Monday evening’s meeting. The study was commissioned to discuss the possibility of reducing the speed limit on 230th Avenue in the area of Celebration Community Church. The commission will also discuss two open positions within the Public […]

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Monarchs rally for win over Larned »

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The Hays Monarchs 18U American Legion scored four runs in the fifth inning and came from behind Wednesday night to beat Larned 12-4. With two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning and Larned leading 4-3 the Monarchs loaded the bases on a Kameron Schmidt single and back-to-back walks. Liam Stults followed that with […]

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Wild Wild Fest baseball tournament schedule »

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The annual Wild West Fest summer baseball tournament gets underway Friday morning. The tournament will be held at three locations; Larks Park, Hays High and TMP. Friday Pool A 11 a.m. – Hays Eagles Jr. Legion vs Kansas Cannons 17s (Larks Park) 3 p.m. – KS Cannons 17s vs Canon City Co. (TMP) 5 p.m. […]

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Birginske homers as Larks beat Newton »

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The Hays Larks ran their winning streak to three games Tuesday night with a 13-5 non-league win over the Newton Rebels. Reggie Wilson led off the bottom of the first with a double and scored the game’s first run on a RJ Williams double. Williams then scored on a bases loaded hit-by-pitch giving the Larks […]

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Larks’ Leo inducted into NBC Hall of Fame »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Hays Larks Manager Frank Leo was among six named to the 2015 National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame class. Leo is in his 33rd season as manager of the Larks, during his tenure Hays has 23 appearances at the NBC World Series; finishing as runner up four times. The Larks […]

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Hays Monarchs win one and lose one in Garden City »

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The Hays Monarchs split their two games Friday in Garden City. The Monarchs scored five runs in the fourth inning and Ryan Ruder allowed just two hits in an 11-0 win over Hooker, Oklahoma. Butler County then scored eight runs in the second in a 13-4, four inning run-rule victory. The Monarchs are now 9-3 […]

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Budget woes: Ellis Co. faced with either deep cuts, steep tax hike »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post With the Ellis County Commission continuing to face a budget shortfall in 2016, the county could be forced to raise taxes. The commission held a special meeting Monday morning to continue working through the budget process, and each department once again presented the commission with their requests for 2016. Also […]

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Ellis County administrator stepping down »

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Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund submitted his letter of resignation at Monday evening’s county commission meeting. Sund’s resignation will be effective June 26. He had served as the county’s first administrator since 2010. Check Hays Post Tuesday for more.

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Ellis Co. commissioners OK $380K in upgrades at Law Enforcement Center »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post After discussion Monday evening, the Ellis County Commission voted to move forward with replacing worn-out pipes and fan cooling units for the HVAC system at the Law Enforcement Center at a cost of more than $380,000. The commission had instructed the project architect to seek bids for the project, but […]

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Ellis County Commission clarifies burn ban, fireworks rules »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Under a resolution passed by the Ellis County Commission on Monday, the rural fire chief was given the authority to enact and lift the county-wide burn ban as he sees fit, based on the weather conditions. Ellis County Rural Fire Director Darin Myers said it is has been about five […]

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Great Planes on the Great Plains returns to Hays this weekend »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The skies around Hays will be buzzing this weekend as the fifth annual Great Planes on the Great Plains Fly-In returns to the Hays Regional Airport. Hays Airport Manager Nathan Marcucci said Saturday’s event is a good opportunity for people from Hays and the surrounding areas to check out the […]

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Ness County ready to kick off Old Settlers Reunion 2015 »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post NESS CITY — Ness County will be buzzing with excitement this week as the Ness County Old Settlers Reunion returns to Ness City. Old Settlers Reunion 2015 gets underway Wednesday night with a pair of musical acts starting at 6 p.m. on the main stage and the carnival opens at […]

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Plainville, La Crosse, Hill City athletes bring home state track & field titles »

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Final results from Friday’s Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita: 1A girls 3200 Meter run Payden Shapland – Dighton – 10th (12:56.04) 1A boys 3200 Meter run Jacob Chambray – Natoma – 11th – (11:02.90) Thomas Harmon – Otis-Bison – 13th (11:16.69) Bryce Ginther – Natoma – 14th (11:23.86) 2A boys 3200 Meter […]

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