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Lighting strike causes Wednesday morning oil tank fire »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A lighting strike in the early morning hours Wednesday caused a tank battery fire northeast of Hays. According to Ellis County Rural Fire Director Dick Klaus, crews were dispatched to the report of a fire in the 2100 block of Locust Grove Road at 5:07 a.m. Wednesday. Klaus said a […]

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Holmgren doesn’t file, could consider Independent run »

Commissioner Holmgren

Current District 1 Ellis County Commissioner Swede Holmgren confirmed Monday night his displeasure with both the Republican and Democratic parties led him not to file for re-election. Holmgren said he is disappointed with the bickering and lack of progress coming from both parties. He also said he will make a decision on running as an […]

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Salina man killed in Russell County motorcycle accident »

Russell Co. Sheriff

A Salina man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Russell County just before noon Saturday morning. At 11:50 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the report of an accident south of the intersection of Highway 232 and Highway 181. According to the Russell County Sheriff’s office, the accident occurred when 64 year-old Dennis C. […]

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HHS boys finish third; girls eleventh at state meet »

Hays High

The Hays High Indian boy’s track team placed six individuals and one relay team on their way to a third place finished at the 2014 Kansas state track and field championships over the weekend in Wichita. The 4 x 100 meter relay team brought home the gold in 5A with a time of 42.69 seconds. The […]

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TMP boys track team finishes 10th »

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The TMP-Marian boys track team had three athletes earn silver medals at the 2014 state track and field meet over the weekend in Wichita. The Monarchs finished 10th in class 3A with 24 points. . Phillipsburg won the team title with 69 and Beloit was second with 64 points. Ryan Mayorga finished second in the […]

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Ellis baseball falls to Troy »

Ellis baseball

The Ellis Railroader baseball season came to an end Thursday evening with a loss to Troy in the first round of the 2-1A state baseball tournament in Great Bend. The Trojans opened with two runs in the first, and single runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings on their way to the 5-0 win […]

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TMP soccer season comes to an end »

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The TMP-Marian girls’ soccer team’s historic season came to an end on Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to Trinity Academy of Wichita in the South Central Quarterfinals. The Monarchs and the Knights played to a scoreless tie in the first half before the Knights added two goals in the second on their way to the […]

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REMINDER: Hays Rec takes a swing at its first ‘Opening Day’ event »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post For the first time, Hays youth baseball and softball players will celebrate their own opening day tonight — thanks to the Hays Recreation Commission. Hays Rec is inviting all of the youngsters participating in summer leagues to take part in the Opening Day celebration, scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at […]

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Victoria students hope to build on SkillsUSA state win at nationals »

Pictured left to right: Senior Trenton Klaus,  Senior Nathan Kuhn,  Junior Bryan Dome

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Three Victoria High school students are headed to the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City next month after winning the state competition in April. Seniors Trenton Klaus, Nathan Kuhn and Junior Bryan Dome qualified for the national competition after winning the Kansas State Welding Fabrication competition in April. Bruce Engel, […]

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Palco marks 125 years with community celebration »

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PALCO — As the Rooks County community of Palco prepares for its 125th anniversary celebration, Mayor Freda Lambert feels fortunate for the growth the community has seen in the last 25 years. Palco will honor the milestone with a two-day celebration beginning Saturday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new McKenna Youth Center, which […]

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Trego golfers win 2A Regional »

Golf

The Trego golf team placed two in the top-10 and won the team title at the Atwood 2A Regional tournament Monday. Trego finished with a 327 team score, 14 shots better than second-place Oberlin. Plainville was third with a 351 combined score. Ellis’ Skyler Tebo won the individual title with an even-par 72. Trego’s Blake […]

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Ellis County ban on fireworks remains in effect »

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At Monday evening’s meeting, Ellis County Administrator Sund reminded commissioners of the ban on fireworks in rural parts of Ellis County. Under the resolution passed last year, it is illegal to sell, buy or discharge fireworks in rural Ellis County. The ban remains in place until the commission votes to repeal it. Violators are subject […]

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Community solar array Q&A session will be Tuesday evening (VIDEO) »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As the western Kansas solar array becomes a reality, officials from Midwest Energy and community solar developer Clean Energy Collective have set up area meetings to discuss the project and answer questions. In March, officials from Midwest Energy and CEC announced an agreement to build a 1-megawatt community solar array […]

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