Victoria No. 1 in preseason football rankings

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Three area schools find themselves ranked in the top five of their respective classifications in the Kpreps.com preseason rankings. Victoria, the defending 8-man Division 2 State Champions, is ranked No. 1 in 8-Man II and will open the season against Central Plains Friday night. The Oilers are the 8-man Division 1 defending State Champions and […]

Bomb threat case sent to Ellis County Attorney

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By Jon Zweygardt Hays Post A woman upset with a local store for banning her is responsible for calling in a bomb threat this week. According Hays Chief of Police Don Scheibler, Dollar General, located in the 1200 block of East 27th Street, received a bomb threat just after 2 p.m. Monday. Law enforcement evacuated […]

WaKeeney, area school districts awarded state emergency funds

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  By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post WAKEENEY–The USD 208 Trego Community school district is one of eight area districts awarded funding from the extraordinary need state aid fund this week due to a decline in the valuation of oil and gas properties. According to Superintendent George Griffith, USD 208 lost $108,000 due to reductions in Trego […]

Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Aug 14 – Aug 18

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August 13 Warrant Service, Hays, 1:55 p.m. August 14 Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 7:52 a.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 1:49 p.m. Welfare Check, 1500 block West 27th, 2:42 p.m. Criminal Transport, 4:21 p.m. Cattle Out, 1100 block 280th, 9:18 p.m. Motor Vehicle Accident, 2600 block Saline River Road, 10:00 p.m. August 15 Motor Vehicle Accident, 4100 […]

Ellis Co. law enforcement officials warning of IRS scam

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A recent string of scams has local law enforcement officials warning the public of suspicious phone calls purportedly from the IRS. According to Ellis County Sheriff Ed Harbin, the department has been getting reports of people receiving phone calls from someone portraying an IRS official claiming the person owes money. […]

German heritage will be honored at annual Herzogfest celebration

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post VICTORIA — Herzogfest, an annual celebration of German heritage, gets underway Friday evening in Victoria. The 33rd annual event started by businesses in Victoria as a sidewalk sale, according to Board of Directors President Marge Rome and, as it spread through downtown, organizers chose to move the event to Victoria […]

Hays Monarchs season comes to an end with loss

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The Hays Monarchs season came to an end early Saturday morning with a 7-1 loss to Foley, Minn. in the quarterfinals of the Central Plains Division II tournament in Le Seuer Minn. Foley got on the board first scoring a single run in the first and second innings to go up 2-0. In the first […]