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Hays High to host sub-state basketball; TMP in Colby »


The Hays High Indians will host the 4A-Division 1 sub-state boys and girls basketball tournament March 5-7. The Kansas State High School Athletics Association released the 2014-15 sub-state assignments on Tuesday. Below are locations and sub-state teams: Hays High School Buhler, Hays, McPherson, Ulysses TMP-Marian will travel to Colby for the 4A-Division 2 sub-state Colby […]

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Ellis County Commission to discuss hiring, roads at Monday meeting »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission will discuss the possibility of placing a hiring freeze on all departments within the county. At the previous commission meeting, Commission Chairwoman Barb Wasinger approached the idea of a hiring freeze while the county completes the current wage and benefit study. County Administrator Greg Sund recommended […]

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Federated again teaming with Marines collecting Toys for Tots »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post For more than 65 years the U.S. Marine Corps has been collecting and donating toys as Christmas gifts for less fortunate children as part of its Toys for Tots program. Area Federated Auto Parts once again are helping to collect toys with locations throughout western Kansas and eastern Colorado. Ryan […]

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Knights earn sixth state championship »


The Victoria Knights scored 36 points in the first half and the defense held the high-powered Argonia-Attica offense in-check Saturday afternoon on their way 52-8 win capturing the 2014 8-Man Division 2 state championship. Doug Oberle Postgame Interview   After holding the Titans to a three-and-out on their second possession of the game the Knights […]

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Knights seek third state title in matchup with Argonia-Attica »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Victoria Knights are looking for their third 8-man state championship and six in school history when they take on the Argonia-Attica Titans Saturday afternoon Newton. After dropping their first game of the season, the Knights have won 11 straight games, including last Friday’s 28-12 over Wallace County. Argonia-Attica is […]

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Ellis County will consider hiring freeze as wage study continues »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post With Ellis County in the midst of a wage and benefit study, Ellis County Commission Chair Barb Wasinger approached the idea of a possible hiring freeze within the county at Monday night’s meeting. Wasinger said as the results from the wage and benefit study come in, it is becoming apparent […]

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After machine error, Ellis County recount set for Tuesday »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Clerk’s office will hold a recount Tuesday after a clerical oversight on Election Night. After the Ellis County Commission gave approval for a recount at Monday night’s meeting, a board will recount approximately 800 paper ballots, according to Ellis County Clerk Donna Maskus. The error was caused […]

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KFIX Rock News: Def Leppard Guitarist Finishes Stem Cell Treatments »


UNDATED (AP) – Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell says he is done with his cancer treatments for the moment. Campbell posts on his Facebook page it’s “time to recover/recuperate and grow some hair.” He says he’s “glad that’s over” and thanks fans for the love. Campbell is battling Hodgkins lymphoma and had gotten a stem […]

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Graham County USD 281 eager to begin work after bond passes »

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HILL CITY — Now the work begins: That is the attitude in the Graham County USD 281 school district after voters approved a $7.65 million bond for facility improvements. The bond issue, which passed 62 percent to 38 percent, will be used to upgrade the aging heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at both the […]

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Tigers Remain No. 2 in Central Region Rankings »

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FHSU Sports Information Fort Hays State men’s soccer remains No. 2 in the last set of Central Region Rankings released by the NCAA on November 5. Following the MIAA Tournament this weekend in Olathe, Kan., two teams from the Central Region will be selected to compete in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers are looking for […]

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Tigers advance to MIAA Semifinals on golden goal »

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FHSU Sports Information It took 108 minutes, but Fort Hays State advanced to the MIAA Tournament Semifinals on a game-winning goal by Kelsey Steffens in double overtime. The third-seeded Tigers defeated sixth-seeded Missouri Western, 1-0, in the first round on Wednesday evening in Hays, Kan. FHSU (13-4-2) will now play No. 2 seed Southwest Baptist […]

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FHSU Women’s Soccer seventh in Region Rankings »

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FHSU Sports Information Fort Hays State Women’s Soccer remained seventh for the third consecutive week in the NCAA Central Region Rankings, released Wednesday (Oct. 29). The top six teams in the region will advance to the NCAA Regionals, Nov. 14-16. The Central Region is made up of teams from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), […]

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Negotiations, wage studies create frustration among Ellis Co. employees »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As Ellis County continues to negotiate with the county employee union, some employees are expressing disappointment with the lack of progress. County employee Mike Fisher approached the commission Monday night to express the group’s concerns. The end of October was the deadline for employees to sign up for insurance for […]

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