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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 »


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 »


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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Ellis County Commission holds final meeting at courthouse »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission held its final regular meeting of 2015 Monday night, in what is expected to be the final county commission meeting at the courthouse. With construction nearing an end at the new Administrative Center at 718 Main, the commission will begin holding its meetings in the new […]

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Klaus retiring post as Ellis County Rural Fire director »

Ellis County Rural Fire Director Dick Klaus

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post After more than 35 years with the Ellis County Rural Fire Department — 22 years as director — Dick Klaus will retire this summer. Klaus began working at the rural fire department in 1978 and, at Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting, said he plans to retire in June. The […]

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County extends closed days at courthouse due to relocation »

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Ellis County Administrative offices will close at the end of the business day on Dec. 30 and not open again until Jan. 6. Earlier this month the Ellis County Commission approved closing the administrative offices on Dec. 30 and reopening Jan. 2 but County Administrator Greg Sund said Monday they are going to use Jan. 2 to move computers […]

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HHS boys drop three spots in latest KBCA poll »


Despite going 2-0 last week and moving to 4-1 on the season the Hays High boys basketball team dropped three stops to No. 6 in the latest 4A-division 1 KBCA rankings. The Indians only loss this season was to No. 3 in 6A Olathe North in the finals of the Gerald Mitchell Hays City Shootout. […]

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Thursday’s High School basketball scores »

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL Hays 79, Colby 27 KC Schlagle 78, Maranatha Academy 27 South Central 48, Aline-Cleo, Okla. 23 South Haven 38, Covington-Douglas, Okla. 35  Anderson County Tournament Burlington 68, Anderson County 38 Louisburg 69, Iola 45  Bennington Tournament Bennington 54, Solomon 46, 2OT Minneapolis 33, Halstead 15  Blue Valley Tournament Blue Valley Stillwell 60, KC […]

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Ellis Co. Courthouse will be closed early for relocation prep »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County administrative offices will close a day earlier at the end of the year to allow staff to move office locations. At Monday night’s county commission meeting, staff approached the commission about the possibility of closing the courthouse for the year at the end of the business day on […]

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County will discuss roadwork policy and get project update »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission will continue their discussions on a proposal by an Ellis County businessman to upgrade county roads himself with the county’s help. At last week’s commission meeting, Joel Younger, owner of Flatlander Dirtworks, told the commission he would be willing to use his equipment and employees to […]

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Hays High Lady Indians losing streak ends with win over Colby »

Hays High Indians

The Hays High Lady Indians 23-game losing streak came to an end Friday night with a 44-40 win over Colby on Friday night. Ashlyn Parish gave the Indians the lead with five quick points off the bench and Hays would never trail the rest of the game. The Indians build a 12 point lead near […]

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Hays High to host 4A regional wrestling »


Hays High school will host the 4A regional wrestling tournament February 20-21. The Kansas State High School Activities Association released regional wrestling assignments on Tuesday and both the Hays High Indians and TMP-Marian Monarchs will be a part of the 4A regional tournament in Hays. Hays High School Abilene, Buhler, Chapman, Clay Center Community, Colby, […]

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Ellis County tax statements delayed by computer error »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County tax statements are expected to arrive in mailboxes by Friday after an error was found in the county tax roll. According to Ellis County Clerk Donna Maskus, there was a data-entry error regarding the Victoria USD 432 and the Victoria Rural Housing Incentive District. Maskus said her office […]

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