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Fireworks, jail renovation on Ellis Co. Commission agenda »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post At Monday night’s meeting, the Ellis County Commission will discuss a proposed resolution that would make it easier to ease the ban on fireworks in rural Ellis County. The resolution allows the commission and, in some cases, the rural fire chief to relax the ban. It also would ban sky […]

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Chiefs Training Camp Report with Mitch Holthus »

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Chiefs Training Camp Report with Mitch Holthus Get the very latest from Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph, Missouri with the “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus. With the Chiefs preparing for their second preseason Mitch breaks down the Carolina Panthers. The Chiefs Training Camp Reports air on KFIX (96.9-FM) Monday through Friday around 5:30pm.

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Man gets three-plus years for fatal wrong-way accident »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A Great Bend man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for causing an accident that claimed the life of an Ellis County man. Cameron Wade Williams was sentenced to 41 months in prison Wednesday after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter/driving under the influence in the September […]

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Orman: Voters frustrated with Washington partisanship »

Greg Orman

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, Greg Orman faces the challenge of introducing himself to Kansas voters on top of running against Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Shawnee County District Attorney and Democratic candidate Chad Taylor. Orman is in the middle of an 18-city bus tour across Kansas […]

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Ellis County approves change to office hours »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Beginning next year, Ellis County administrative office hours are changing. At Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting, commissioners adopted a resolution changing office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The changes will affect administrative services at the new 718 Main administrative offices beginning […]

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Chiefs Training Camp Report with Mitch Holtus »

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Get the very latest from Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph, Missouri with the “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus. As the Chiefs prepare for Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals Mitch talks about the running backs and second year player Knile Davis. Chiefs Training Camp reports from St. Joseph, Missouri can be […]

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Ellis Co. Commission will hold special meeting to finalize budget »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission is expected to have a special meeting this week to wrap up talks on the 2015 budget. At last week’s county commission meeting, Administrator Greg Sund said the county is still approximately $76,811 short of a balanced budget. Sund said adjustments still need to be made […]

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Herman advances to quarterfinals at Kansas Amateur »

2014 Kansas Amateur

Fort Hays State’s Trey Herman has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 104th Kansas Amateur at Mission Hills Country Club. Herman won both of his matches Friday, defeating Grant Grego of Lee’s Summit Missouri 3 and 2 in the round of 32 and then knocked off Jackson Forth of Lake Quivira 2 and 1. Herman will now […]

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Yields vary widely as wheat harvest comes to a close »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Like any other year, farmers in Kansas had to deal with wild swings in temperatures, both continued drought and wet fields but, once again, they found a way to pack bins and elevators across the state. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 95 percent of the wheat harvest […]

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New KAMS director announced at FHSU »

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FHSU University Relations After five years as the associate director of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science at Fort Hays State University, Dr. Roger W. Schieferecke has been named director, taking over for Ron Keller, who retired in May. “I understand the culture of FHSU and have developed positive relationships with faculty and staff […]

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Nascar legends coming to NW Kansas »

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By John Schmidt Thomas County Speedway will be hosting one of the biggest races in Northwest Kansas on Sunday July 20th. NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace and Kenny Schrader will be behind the wheel of IMCA Modifieds thanks to the great sponsorship of S&W Supply and Quality Inn of Colby. Also rolling into town will be […]

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4-H group raising money to replace aging food stand »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post With the Ellis County fair in full swing 4H’ers once again are taking turns working the concession stand. But this year the youth are working toward a greater goal — replacing the aging food stand. Last year, the Ellis County 4-H Council began the Raise the Roof on the 4-H […]

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Ellis Co. delays decision on ‘rental housing’ during building projects »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission will wait another week to decide on the temporary home for law enforcement and courthouse staff during the upcoming remodeling project. The county is considering the former PATH Lab on 13th street and the Hadley Center. Thomas More Prep-Marian has taken over the third floor of […]

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