Plainville, La Crosse, Hill City athletes bring home state track & field titles


Final results from Friday’s Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita: 1A girls 3200 Meter run Payden Shapland – Dighton – 10th (12:56.04) 1A boys 3200 Meter run Jacob Chambray – Natoma – 11th – (11:02.90) Thomas Harmon – Otis-Bison – 13th (11:16.69) Bryce Ginther – Natoma – 14th (11:23.86) 2A boys 3200 Meter […]

Nighttime storms are the focus of Hays-based weather study


By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Those summertime thunderstorms that pop up at night in the Great Plains are the focus of a large weather experiment that will be centered in Ellis County. A group of government agencies, according to Karen Kosiba, atmospheric scientist with the Center for Severe Weather Research, will be collecting data during […]

Hays couple running to raise money for Down syndrome


By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A Hays couple is using their love of running to raise awareness about a condition they know all too well. In October 2012, Leyda and Chad Simon’s daughter, Ashlynn, was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect. In March 2013, Ashlynn, then five months old, underwent open heart […]

Ellis Co. Commission agrees to allow outdoor burning

Ellis County Logo

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post With the recent rains, outdoor burning in Ellis County still will be allowed as long as favorable conditions remain. Last week, Rural Fire Director Darin Myers lifted the county-wide burn ban because of the amount of rain the county received this month. At Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting, the […]

Monarchs beat Colby 8-0


TMP scored five runs in the fourth inning and the Monarchs pitchers held Goodland to just two hits taking game one of a scheduled doubleheader 8-0 Thursday in Hays. Liam Stults held the Cowboys to just two hits and did not allow a run over five innings despite walking six. Stults imporved to 4-2 on […]

Ellis Co. Commission approves letter supporting I-70 travel center

Proposed Big Creek Travel Plaza

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A representative from a group interested in building a travel plaza at Interstate 70 and 230th Avenue asked the Ellis County Commission for a letter of support at Monday night’s meeting. Jim Meillensifer, vice president of operations for Colby-based Chance Management, presented the commission with information on the proposed Big […]

County Commission to discuss equipment purchases

Ellis County courthouse

The Ellis County Commission will hear a request to purchase a front end loader and three pickups at Monday night’s meeting. According to County Administrator Greg Sund’s memo to the county commission, the Public Works Department has requested the county allow them to purchase two pickups for the Road and Bridge Department and another pickup […]

TMP baseball sweeps Salina Sacred Heart


The TMP baseball team outscored Salina Sacred Heart 20-3 in a home doubleheader sweep on Thursday. Game 1: TMP 9, Sacred Heart 1 Ryan Ruder allowed just one unearned run over six innings in game one and struck out six to earn the win. The Monarchs scored eight runs in the final three innings in […]