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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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Leland F. Miller »

Phillipsburg resident, Leland F. Miller, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Phillips County Retirement Center in Phillipsburg, KS at the age of 89. He was born March 11, 1924 in Phillips County to William & Ella (Dettmer) Miller. His son, Roger, and grandson, Josh, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Audrey, […]

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County talks ambulance bids »

Ellis Co courthouse

Jonathan Zweygardt Hays Post The Ellis County commission gave approval for the County Emergency Medical Services to put out bids to purchase two new ambulances at Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting. EMS Director Kerry McCue said the first ambulance was scheduled to be replaced in 2011 and has 160,000 miles and the second ambulance […]

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Tigers Hold Steady at No. 6 in Central Region Rankings »

FHSU Athletics

FHSU Sports Information Fort Hays State men’s basketball held its position for the third straight week in the NCAA Division II Central Region Rankings, released on Wednesday (Mar. 5). Fort Hays State checks in at No. 6 once again, heading into the MIAA Tournament in Kansas City. The Tigers were No. 6 in the first […]

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FHSU Women up one spot to No. 9 in Central Region rankings »

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FHSU Sports Information Fort Hays State Women’s Basketball moved up one spot to No. 9 in the third version of the NCAA Central Region rankings, released Wednesday (March 5).  Eight teams are selected to play in the Central Regional of the NCAA Tournament at the end of the season, but automatic bids are given to […]

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Hearing scheduled for proposed truck dealership tax district »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission has scheduled a special meeting later this month for a public hearing on a Community Improvement District for a truck dealership north of Interstate 70 at exit 157. Chris Sook, attorney for BBJ LLC, said at the meeting his client has finalized the purchase of 21 […]

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Severe weather preparedness week »

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Jonathan Zweygardt Hays Post While it may not yet feel like it, spring is just a few days away and with the spring like temperatures brings the chance for severe weather. This week is severe weather preparedness week in the state of Kansas and emergency officials are urging everyone to take time this week and […]

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Ellis County buildings progress, but frustrations are apparent »

Ellis Co courthouse

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Despite some progress on the EMS/Rural Fire Build and 718 Main Administrative Building projects Monday night, frustrations continue to mount as progress has been slow. At Monday’s Ellis County Commission meeting, commissioners came to agreement on the remaining details before sending the projects to their respective architects to begin the […]

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Sund ‘just decided to take a shot’ at jobs in N.D., Ore. »

Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund

Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund offered few details Monday about the possibility of leaving the community. Sund was considered one of three finalists for the city manager position in Minot, N.D., and and one of four finalists for a similar position in Hood River, Ore. Speaking Monday on KAYS Radio, Sund said he “just decided […]

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Weigel wins title; HHS places three at state »

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For the third straight year Hays High’s Preston Weigel is a state champion. Weigel entered the 5A state tournament at Hartman Area with a perfect 36-0 record and cruised to a 40-0 record at a state championship at 195 pounds. The Hays High senior won his first two matches by tech-falls in the first period. […]

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FHSU women’s basketball holds 10th spot in Central Region Rankings »

FHSU Athletics

FHSU Sports Information Fort Hays State Women’s Basketball remained 10th in the second version of the NCAA Central Region rankings, released Wednesday (Feb. 26).  Eight teams are selected to play in the Central Regional of the NCAA Tournament at the end of the season, but automatic bids are given to teams that win conference postseason […]

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Tigers remain No. 6 in NCAA Central Region Rankings »

FHSU Athletics

FHSU Sports Information Fort Hays State men’s basketball remained No. 6 in the latest NCAA Division II Central Region Rankings, released on Wednesday (Feb. 26). There was a shake-up at the top of the rankings with Winona State falling from the No. 1 spot last week to No. 5 this week with Minnesota State taking […]

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High School basketball sub-state brackets released »

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The sub-state basketball brackets were released Wednesday afternoon for classes 4A through 1A for the sub-state tournaments beginning next Monday and Tuesday. The TMP-Marian boys are the three seed at the 3A Hoisington tournament and they will take on Norton, the six seed on Monday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. 3A Hoisington boy’s bracket The TMP […]

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