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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 »

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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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Commissioners focus on Hadley, PATH Lab for temporary space »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A recently announced agreement between Thomas More Prep-Marian and the Hadley Center has the Ellis County Commission rethinking locations for temporary office space during renovations at the courthouse and jail. The commission had narrowed the list of potential of temporary locations to house the courthouse and Law Enforcement Center staff […]

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Hays Eagles go 3-2 in Missouri »

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The Hays Eagles Senior American Legion finished 3-2 at the Blue Springs Missouri Wood Bat Tournament over the weekend. Hays wrapped up the tournament Saturday with a 6-3 win over Ada Oklahoma. The got three in the first capped off by a Jarrod Haines two-run single. Ada added two in their half of the second […]

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Blues, BBQ and Bargains ready to fire up this weekend »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Blues, BBQ and Bargains returns to downtown Hays this weekend. The events kick off Friday with the sixth annual Kansas City Barbeque Society Contest. Megan Colson, executive director of Downtown Hays Development Corp., said more than 30 teams already have signed up for the event. The event at Municipal Park […]

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Ellis County trims budget to make up for projected shortfall »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission and county department heads reduced the estimated budget shortfall for 2015 from approximately $1.6 million to a little more than $220,000 during three separate meetings last week. After a meeting Monday, staff had reduced the shortfall to about $1.4 million. And on Thursday morning at a […]

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Hays Eagles go 1-1 at wood bat tournament Thursday »

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The Hays Eagles Senior American Legion finished 1-1 in pool play at the Blue Spring Missouri Wood Bat Tournament on Thursday, moving their record to 1-2 in Missouri. Game one: Hays 7 Lee Summit Mo. 5 In their first game of the day the Eagles scored four runs in the fourth and held off a […]

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