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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 »

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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 »

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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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