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TMP girls’ golf 2nd in Clay Center »

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The TMP-Marian girls’ golf team finished second, two strokes back of Salina Center, at the Clay Center Invitation on Thursday. Taylor Dinkel was second overall with a 49. Allison Helget shot a 50 to finish third and Karee Dinkel was fourth with a round of 51. Salina Central combined for a 204 to win the […]

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2014-2015 classifications released; HHS and TMP 4A »

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association released the classifications for the 2014-2015 school year for all sports, except football, Friday morning and both Thomas More Prep-Marian and Hays High School are 4A this year. Hays High dropped from 5A to 4A with 730 students in grades nine through twelve. TMP-Marian moved from 3A to […]

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Crews fight hay fire for nearly six hours in Trego County »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Dozens of hay bales were destroyed in an early morning fire in rural Trego County on Wednesday morning. According to Trego County Rural Fire Chief Larry Eberle, emergency crews received the report of a hay fire at approximately 6:30 a.m. located at 380th and County Road C. When crews arrived […]

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Polka the soundtrack for weekend Dorzweiler Memorial fundraiser »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Fairgrounds once again will be filled with dancing, music and food at this weekend’s fourth annual Harold Dorzweiler Cancer Memorial Fundraiser. The fundraising event was established in 2010 in memory of Harold Dorzweiler, who died of cancer. Harold’s father, Leo Dorzweiler, said the fund was set up […]

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Space still available for much-anticipated TailGreat event »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post TailGreat returns to Lewis Field Stadium this Saturday — and time is running out to get a spot reserved. The annual Hays Area Chamber of Commerce fundraising event was created to help draw more community support to Fort Hays State football games while establishing an event where the community can […]

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Ellis County staff creates plan to deal with post-disaster debris »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post In the event of a disaster, each county is responsible for managing and clearing debris and, after a six month process, Ellis County has a federally approved plan. Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Ring told the Ellis County Commission on Monday night that six members of the public works staff and […]

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12 universities will send shooters to FHSU’s weekend competition »

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The Fort Hays State University Shooting Sports Team will host its sixth annual Open Collegiate Clay Target Competition on Saturday and Sunday. The competition is a 400-target event consisting of American skeet and skeet doubles, American trap and trap doubles, and wobble trap. The event is expected to be the largest ever hosted at FHSU […]

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Commission gives go-ahead to aerial spraying business permit »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission voted Monday night to approve a resolution allowing a conditional-use permit for High Plains Aerial LLC, an aerial spraying application business. Last month, the Ellis County Joint Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the permit and forward it to the Ellis County Commission. At Monday’s commission […]

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Ellis Co. Commission will consider permit for aerial spraying business »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission will discuss a proposed conditional-use permit for High Plains Aerial LLC, an aerial spraying application business. The Ellis County Joint Planning Commission held a public hearing at its Aug. 27 meeting and, after receiving no objections, that group voted unanimously to approve the permit and forward […]

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Game warden seizes more than 200 doves taken illegally »

Doves seized in Ellis County. Courtesy of KDWPT

Jonathan Zweygardt Hays Post Four hunters were stopped in Ellis County Tuesday with more than 200 doves over their daily limit. According to Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Captain Dan Melson, a game warden conducted a field inspection on a group of hunters in northern Ellis County Tuesday night just before sunset and […]

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Ellis Co. accepts $7.2M bid for courthouse, jail renovations »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission voted to accept a bid for $7.169 million for renovation of the Ellis County Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center at Tuesday night’s meeting. Kansas City-based MW Builders submitted a base bid of $5.5 million with two alternates, which brought the total cost to a little more […]

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Ellis Co. Commission will consider temporary lease at N.E.W. site »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As they continue to look for temporary office space for office staff during construction at the courthouse and Law Enforcement Center, Ellis County commissioners will discuss a proposed lease agreement for the former N.E.W. call center building at Tuesday night’s commission meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 […]

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Hays city officials pleased with SkyWest’s initial performance »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post In almost its first full month of service at Hays Regional Airport, SkyWest Airlines has had a solid start, but acting Airport Manager I.D. Creech said they still have a ways to go. An early in-house report submitted to the Hays City Commission this week shows 90-percent of the flights […]

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