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Letter carriers will have 21st annual food drive Saturday »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Hays Post Office will conduct its 21st annual Letter Carriers Food Drive this Saturday. Residents can put nonperishable food next to their mailbox to be picked up by their letter carrier and then delivered to the Community Assistance Center. Lester Robben, a carrier with the Hays Post Office, said […]

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Wind gust leads to injury at sports complex Wednesday »

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Hays Post A woman was injured Wednesday night after being struck by a metal bleacher at Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex. At 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, Hays EMS and Fire were dispatched to the complex after a gust of wind flipped a bleacher into the air striking a spectator on the head. She had been sitting on her lawn […]

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Ellis County receives three bids for 718 Main renovation »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County received three bids for the 718 Main Administrative Building remodel Wednesday afternoon. In December, the commission voted to reject all initial bids because they came in well over the $700,000 estimated for the project, with the low bid from Commercial Builders, Hays, coming in at $944,000. After spending […]

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Saturday barbecue will help HHS students pay for European trip »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A group of Hays High School students are headed to a Europe later this month, and they are holding one last fundraiser to help raise money for the trip. Lora Gallegos-Haynes, head of the Student International Travel Club, said 11 students and two sponsors will take a 13-day trip through […]

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Ellis County Commission OKs breathing kits for Rural Fire »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission approved the purchase of 38 self-contained breathing apparatus units for Ellis County Rural Fire No. 1 at Monday evening’s regular meeting. Earlier this year, Rural Fire Director Dick Klaus presented the commission with three bids to replace current packs, which tests show are beginning to wear […]

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FHSU softball misses out on tournament bid »

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A 1-2 showing at the MIAA tournament coupled with Southern Arkansas winning the Great America Conference tournament to secure an automatic bid has kept the Fort Hays State softball team out of the NCAA national tournament. The Tigers found out Monday morning they are not one of the eight teams selected to participate in the […]

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TMP baseball sweeps Sacred Heart »


Jonathan Zweygardt The TMP-Marian baseball team moved to 11-3 with a doubleheader sweep of Salina Sacred Heart Thursday. In the first game TMP scored two runs in each of the first three innings on their way to an 8-2 win. Taylor Wasinger and Grant Romme both drove in two runs and Kameron Schmidt struck out […]

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HHS Softball sweeps Larned »

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Jonathan Zweygardt The Hays High softball team moved to 11-1 on the season with a doubleheader sweep of Larned on Thursday. In game one Madison Prough and Hannah Hearld held Larned to just two hits in seven innings and Tessa Stickel and Kaylie Schoendaller each drove in two and a 7-1 win. Hearld struck out […]

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Tharpe leaving Kansas »

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KU Athletics LAWRENCE – Junior point guard Naadir Tharpe will not return to the Kansas men’s basketball program for his senior season, he and head coach Bill Self announced on Thursday. “Naadir and I have talked numerous times since he’s been here about his role and about his situation back home with his daughter,” Self said. “He’s told me many […]

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Royals drop series finale with Jays »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Mark Buehrle pitched into the seventh inning, Juan Francisco and Colby Rasmus each went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Thursday night to avoid a series sweep. Francisco and Rasmus each drove in a pair of runs for Toronto, as did Anthony Gose, who […]

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HHS and TMP girls’ soccer end in draw »

The TMP-Marian and Hays High girls’ soccer teams battled to a scoreless tie Thursday afternoon. Just like the first meeting between the two teams they went to overtime tied at 0-0 but in the first meeting the Indians came away with the 1-0 win. Hays moves to 8-2-1 and TMP is 4-2-1. Hays High hosts […]

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NCK Tech’s Hays campus cooks up culinary arts program »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post North Central Kansas Technical College’s culinary arts program is coming to the Hays campus. The program has been offered on the Beloit campus since 1997 but, with the retirement of the current instructor and the lease agreement with the Beloit County Club expiring in May, NCK Tech President Eric Burks […]

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HHS swim team finishes 2nd at home meet »

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The Hays High swim team finished second, just two points behind Dodge City, in their home meet Monday afternoon. The Indians had two individual and three relay teams finish first. Senior Mackenzie Lewis won the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:09.60 and freshman Ana Goodlett finished first in the 200 IM with a time […]

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