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FHSU Softball receiving votes in latest rankings »

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FHSU Sports Information Fort Hays State Softball received nine votes in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll, down 21 votes from last week’s release.  The rankings, released Wednesday (March 26), have FHSU slated as one of three MIAA teams earning national recognition. The Tigers have been ranked as high as 13th nationally this […]

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Hays youth wrestlers headed to state tournament »


Twenty-five members of the Hays Wrestling Club have qualified for the Kansas State Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the Expo Center in Topeka. The wrestling club had 29 wrestlers qualify for the district tournament in Goodland last weekend. Wrestlers had to place in the top four at the sub-district tournament the week before. Hays […]

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At annual meeting, Clarke named president of Bank of Hays »

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John Clarke has been named president of Bank of Hays at Monday’s annual organizational meeting, according to Randy Walker, chief executive officer of the bank. Clarke has been an executive vice president and chief financial officer with the bank.  He is also a member of the board of directors of Bank of Hays. Clarke, a […]

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Sizewise executive named to Bank of Hays board of directors »

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The Bank of Hays recently announced the appointment of Tracy Frickey to its Board of Directors. Frickey is an owner and executive vice president of the Sizewise Family of Companies, with headquarter locations in Ellis and Hays and Kansas City, Mo. Frickey, a native of Oberlin and a longtime resident of Hays, has more than […]

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Ellis County commissioners clarify burn ban with amendment »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post In an attempt to clear up questions surrounding the countywide burn ban, Ellis County Commissioners in a special meeting Monday added an amendment to the resolution outlining what sorts of burning are prohibited. The amendment says all outdoor burning is banned, including trash barrels, decorative fire chimneys, fields and any […]

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Country music with Texas twist headlines Rooks County Free Fair »

Kevin Fowler

STOCKTON — Texas country music will invade the Rooks County Free Fair in Stockton on Aug. 15. Texas star Kevin Fowler will headline the fair’s concert event. Up-and-coming Texas artist Curtis Grimes will be the opening act. Fowler’s new album, “How Country Are Ya,” recorded in Texas on his own label, debuted last week at […]

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Despite burn ban, county responds to four fires Thursday »

Ellis County rural fire

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post All forms of outdoor burning in Ellis County are banned, and anyone caught violating the burn ban can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $500, Ellis County Fire Director Dick Klaus reminded residents Friday. On Monday, the Ellis County Commission adopted a resolution establishing a county-wide burn […]

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FHSU presidential search down to five »

Board of Regents

Kansas Board of Regents The Fort Hays State University Presidential Search Committee announces five individuals have been selected as presidential finalists and will now interview on the Fort Hays State University campus over the next three weeks, beginning Monday, March 24. During each interview, the candidate will tour the campus and interact with various Fort […]

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Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle »

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The Rooks County Sheriff’s department and the Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating an accident where a vehicle struck and killed an elderly man in Palco earlier this week. According to a press release from the Rooks County Sheriff, at 9:25 p.m. Monday deputies received the report of an elderly man that had been struck by […]

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Hays Fire Department makes changes to conserve water (VIDEO) »

Hays Fire department

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As the city of Hays looks for ways to conserve water, the Hays Fire Department is dealing with the difficult balance of keeping up on training and adhering to the city’s water use restrictions. Fire Chief Gary Brown said the department is cutting its water use in half for training […]

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Area counties enacting burn bans »

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Rooks County joined a growing list of Kansas counties that have enacted burn bans in wake of the dry conditions. Monday night, the Ellis County Commission voted to ban all outdoor burning until further notice. The sale and discharge of fireworks reminds banned in the county as well, under a resolution passed by the commission […]

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Sund passed over for Oregon job »

Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund

Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund did not get the city administrator position in Hood River, Ore. A person with the city of Hood River confirmed the position has filled by Steve Wheeler of Portland, Ore. Sund, along with Wheeler, was one of five finalists for the position and took part in a public meeting and […]

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Outdoor burning banned (VIDEO) »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County is now in a burn ban. At Monday evening’s Ellis County Commission meeting, the commission voted to declare state of local disaster, banning all outside burning — effective immediately. The commission also approved a resolution creating an indefinite burn ban. The ban can only be lifted by Ellis […]

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