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TMP boys break into latest KBCA rankings; girls up to No. 2 »

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After winning the MCL tournament on Saturday the TMP-Marian Monarchs girls’ basketball team moves up one spot to No. 2 in the latest 4A-D2 Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Rankings. The lady Monarchs won the Mid-Continent League tournament in the school’s first year in the tournament and won their 11th straight game in a 62-54 win […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Jan. 12 »

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Jan. 12 Criminal Transport, WaKeeney, 6:33 a.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 8:05 a.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 8:08 a.m. Criminal Transport, Stockton, 8:25 a.m. Warrant Service, Hays, 9:15 a.m. Criminal Transport, WaKeeney, 12:53 p.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 2:54 p.m. Transport, Great Bend, 4:05 p.m. Transport, WaKeeney, 4:38 p.m.

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County searching for more parking spaces at Administrative Center »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County is in search of parking spaces at the 718 Main Administrative Center. During the construction process, the lack of parking spots was brought up as a potential problem and, now that the offices have moved, the issue has come to fruition. There are 92 spots available in the […]

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McClelland takes seat as Ellis County Commission reorganizes »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The newest member of the Ellis County Commission was sworn in and appointed the new commission chairwoman at Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting. After being elected as First District Commissioner in November, Marcy McClelland took the oath as a new commissioner before the meeting. Commissioner Dean Haselhorst was also […]

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Commission swears in new member Monday night »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The newest member of the Ellis County Commission will be sworn in Monday evening, part of the 2015 reorganization process.   Commissioner-elect Marcy McClelland will be sworn in and commissioners will be appointed to various board or committees. McClelland will be named the commission chairwoman, and Commissioner Dean Haselhorst will […]

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TMP girls jump into weekly rankings; HHS boys remain No. 5 »

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After being previously unranked, the TMP-Marian girls basketball team jumped to No. 4 in 4A-D2 in the latest Kansas Basketball Coach Association poll released Monday. The lady Monarchs are 6-1 after a win over Ellis Friday, and they have won six straight after losing to Garden City in the first game of the season. The […]

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Administrative Center open to the public with new office hours »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post While there are still a few things to move the new Ellis County Administrative Center in downtown Hays opens to the public Tuesday morning. Employees have spent the past week moving from the courthouse to their new permanent location at 718 Main, the former Commerce Bank. With the move also […]

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Ellis County Commission approves 2015 salaries »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission approved contracts with the four service employee unions and set salaries for 2015 for both elected and appointed officials at Monday night’s commission meeting. Employees will get a 2-percent raise and will also be responsible for an additional 2.5-percent of the health insurance premiums, bringing their […]

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Union contracts expected to be approved at county meeting »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission is expected to approve new one-year contracts with courthouse, sheriff’s department, EMS and Public Works employees at Monday evening’s meeting. The agreement includes a 2-percent raise, with employees paying an additional 2.5 percent of their health insurance premiums. Employees will now pay 7.5-percent of their health […]

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Ebola drills help Ellis Co. first responders prep for the worst »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County emergency officials are continuing their efforts to prepare for the possibility of an Ebola-infected person in Ellis County. County Health Administrator Butch Schlyer said first responders have been very active in discussing how to deal with a potentially infectious person or persons, including drills in Hays. Recently, Ellis […]

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McClelland ready to step into her role on Ellis County Commission »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Jan. 12 will be a historic day for the Ellis County Commission – marking just the second time a woman will be sworn in as Ellis County Commissioner. Commissioner-elect Martha “Marcy” McClelland defeated Ellis Mayor Lyle Johnson in the Republican primary in August and ran unopposed in the November general […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Dec. 18 »

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Dec. 18 Motor Vehicle Accident, 2000 block Ellis ave. Ellis 3:05 a.m. Criminal transport, WaKeeney, 7:36 a.m. Motor Vehicle Accident, 1700 block 130th ave. 8:00 a.m. Criminal transport, Stockton, 11:43 a.m. Warrant service, 3000 NEW Way, 11:00 p.m.

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Lang Diesel looking to brighten the holidays with donation »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Lang Diesel Inc. is celebrating the holiday season by giving $1,000 dollars to the charity that receives the most votes in an online contest. In celebration of opening Lang’s 12th location, Shelly Macumber, marketing director at Lang Diesel, said the first annual Facebook contest allows people to submit an entry […]

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