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Northwest Kansas game warden sees utility of body camera »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As state lawmakers consider a bill to require law enforcement officials to be equipped with body cameras, many Kansas game wardens have been using them since the fall. In mid-November, approximately half of the game wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism received body cameras, according to […]

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Ellis board votes to move junior high students to high school »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post ELLIS — Beginning next fall, junior high students in Ellis USD 388 will be attending the high school. Superintendent Bob Young said the USD 388 Board of Education voted 7-0 Monday night to move seventh- and eighth-grade classes from Washington Grade School to Ellis High School. Young said the move […]

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NCK Tech announces Dean’s Honor Roll for fall semester »

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NCK Tech is pleased to announce the Dean’s Honor Roll list for the Fall 2014 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA. The students, their program of study and hometowns are as follows: Belleville Robin Ward- Practical Nursing Beloit Breanna Sicard – Practical Nursing John Haist – […]

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Area students named to fall honor at NCK Tech »

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NCK Tech is pleased to announce the Honor Roll list for the Fall 2014 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.0– 3.5 GPA. The students, their hometowns and programs of study are as follows: Arnold Timothy Dysinger – Information Technology Ashland Timothy Miller—Electronic Engineering Technology Atchison Jared Corpstein – Agriculture […]

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FHSU men’s track and field Jumps into indoor national poll »

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FHSU Sports Information Fort Hays State men’s track and field leaped into the USTFCCCA Division II Indoor Track and Field Computer Rankings, released on Tuesday, January 27. The Tigers are ranked No. 24 in the first set of indoor rankings for the 2015 season. The Tigers are one of six men’s programs from the MIAA […]

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TMP boys break into latest KBCA rankings; girls up to No. 2 »

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After winning the MCL tournament on Saturday the TMP-Marian Monarchs girls’ basketball team moves up one spot to No. 2 in the latest 4A-D2 Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Rankings. The lady Monarchs won the Mid-Continent League tournament in the school’s first year in the tournament and won their 11th straight game in a 62-54 win […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Jan. 12 »

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Jan. 12 Criminal Transport, WaKeeney, 6:33 a.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 8:05 a.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 8:08 a.m. Criminal Transport, Stockton, 8:25 a.m. Warrant Service, Hays, 9:15 a.m. Criminal Transport, WaKeeney, 12:53 p.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 2:54 p.m. Transport, Great Bend, 4:05 p.m. Transport, WaKeeney, 4:38 p.m.

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County searching for more parking spaces at Administrative Center »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County is in search of parking spaces at the 718 Main Administrative Center. During the construction process, the lack of parking spots was brought up as a potential problem and, now that the offices have moved, the issue has come to fruition. There are 92 spots available in the […]

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McClelland takes seat as Ellis County Commission reorganizes »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The newest member of the Ellis County Commission was sworn in and appointed the new commission chairwoman at Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting. After being elected as First District Commissioner in November, Marcy McClelland took the oath as a new commissioner before the meeting. Commissioner Dean Haselhorst was also […]

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Commission swears in new member Monday night »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The newest member of the Ellis County Commission will be sworn in Monday evening, part of the 2015 reorganization process.   Commissioner-elect Marcy McClelland will be sworn in and commissioners will be appointed to various board or committees. McClelland will be named the commission chairwoman, and Commissioner Dean Haselhorst will […]

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TMP girls jump into weekly rankings; HHS boys remain No. 5 »

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After being previously unranked, the TMP-Marian girls basketball team jumped to No. 4 in 4A-D2 in the latest Kansas Basketball Coach Association poll released Monday. The lady Monarchs are 6-1 after a win over Ellis Friday, and they have won six straight after losing to Garden City in the first game of the season. The […]

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Administrative Center open to the public with new office hours »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post While there are still a few things to move the new Ellis County Administrative Center in downtown Hays opens to the public Tuesday morning. Employees have spent the past week moving from the courthouse to their new permanent location at 718 Main, the former Commerce Bank. With the move also […]

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Ellis County Commission approves 2015 salaries »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission approved contracts with the four service employee unions and set salaries for 2015 for both elected and appointed officials at Monday night’s commission meeting. Employees will get a 2-percent raise and will also be responsible for an additional 2.5-percent of the health insurance premiums, bringing their […]

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