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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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Three wrestlers ranked, Tigers 17th in latest poll »

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FHSU Sports Information Two weeks removed from a third-place finish at the MIAA Championships, Fort Hays State Wrestling is headed into the NCAA Super Regionals with a No. 17 national ranking, up two spots from the previous poll. FHSU grabbed 33 votes in this week’s rankings, up from 30 last week. Individually, three Tigers stayed […]

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TMP boys move up; girls hold steady in latest rankings »

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The TMP girls and boys basketball teams remain ranked in the latest 4A Division 2 Kansas Basketball Coaches Association rankings released earlier today. The lady Monarchs held onto the No. 3 stop for a second straight week. TMP went 1-1 last week with a loss to Great Bend and a win over Stockton on Friday. […]

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Commissioner expresses frustration over staff additions »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County residents have seen a recent increase in wait times at the treasurer’s office, which County Treasurer Ann Pfeifer attributed to lack of staff. Pfeifer told the Ellis County Commission on Monday night her office has had a number of complaints about wait times in the last two months, […]

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Northwest Kansas game warden sees utility of body camera »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As state lawmakers consider a bill to require law enforcement officials to be equipped with body cameras, many Kansas game wardens have been using them since the fall. In mid-November, approximately half of the game wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism received body cameras, according to […]

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Ellis board votes to move junior high students to high school »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post ELLIS — Beginning next fall, junior high students in Ellis USD 388 will be attending the high school. Superintendent Bob Young said the USD 388 Board of Education voted 7-0 Monday night to move seventh- and eighth-grade classes from Washington Grade School to Ellis High School. Young said the move […]

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NCK Tech announces Dean’s Honor Roll for fall semester »

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NCK Tech is pleased to announce the Dean’s Honor Roll list for the Fall 2014 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA. The students, their program of study and hometowns are as follows: Belleville Robin Ward- Practical Nursing Beloit Breanna Sicard – Practical Nursing John Haist – […]

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