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HPD mountain bike patrol puts the training wheels on »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post There are just a few places a bike patrol officer should not be called to, according to John Koelsch, Lyon County Undersheriff  and Instructor for the International Police Mountain Bike Association. “It’s not a good thing to send a bike officer on a dog call, for obvious reasons,” Koelsch said, […]

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Emprise manager is banking on December as opening date »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Emprise Bank customers in Hays will be banking at a completely remodeled bank at 1101 E. 27th by Christmas. According to Wayne Woofter, Emprise Bank market manager, construction of the new bank most likely will be finished before the contract date of Dec. 15. “It is good news, (construction) is […]

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HPD officers line up for ALS challenge, let HHS students do the deed (VIDEO) »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays Police Department took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from the Hays Fire Department Friday morning at Hays High School. With the FOX-TV show “Cops” theme blaring in the background–”Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do, what ya gonna do when they come for you”– 21 HPD officers lined up in […]

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Hays woman arrested following alleged stabbing »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A 23-year-old Hays woman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly stabbing a man Aug. 19. According to Hays Police Department Chief Don Scheibler, officers on regular patrol were driving in the 500 block of East 16th at 1:22 a.m. when they observed […]

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Members of Ellis Co. EMS take Ice Bucket Challenge — pass it on »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Both the Ellis County Emergency Medical Services and the Hays Police Department are stepping up to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued Monday by the Hays Fire Department. Approximately 16 off-duty Ellis County EMS employees gathered at Orscheln Farm and Home Store on Thursday morning to accept the challenge, and […]

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KHP nabs Georgia man driving in the buff on I-70 »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A 42-year-old Georgia man is facing a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior after reportedly driving naked on Interstate 70 in Trego County. According to Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Tod Hileman, Trego County dispatchers received a call shortly after noon Thursday from a truck driver complaining a vehicle driven by […]

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HHS bids goodbye to ice cream machine as part of ‘Smart’ move »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Hays High School Principal Marty Straub said his students seem to be adjusting to the healthier snacks and smaller portions required by federal law in every school lunchroom this year — but is the first to admit he does miss his nearly daily indulgence from last year. “I miss the […]

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Ellis woman plans ‘Fighting for Faye’ 5K benefit run UPDATE »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post ELLIS — Melanie Armbruster, Ellis, has spent the week plotting the route for an upcoming benefit 5K walk/run she organized to help a longtime friend recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Faye Keller is in her 60s and received the news about three weeks ago. Armbruster said she knew immediately she […]

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Paint-A-Thon committee primed for applicants »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays Rotary Club is looking for two houses to scrape, prime and paint in Hays — and it is all for free. Organizers of the fourth annual Paint-A-Thon now are accepting eligible applications from homeowners in need of having their houses painted. Eligible applicants must be low-income seniors — […]

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HPD investigates string of criminal damage reports »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays Police Department is investigating a string of criminal damage to property reports after six homeowners awoke Sunday morning to damaged mailboxes. All six damaged mailboxes occurred on a row of houses on the 1700 block of Henry Street. According to Lt. Brandon Wright, police responded to a report […]

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USD 489 to consider options for busing middle school students »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post In response to concerns from working parents, USD 489 staff said they will consider other options regarding busing middle schools kids home. During the audience participation portion of Monday’s school board meeting, Hays parent Rhiannon Maier asked the board to return to last year’s busing process in which middle school […]

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USD 489 board ratifies teacher contract, takes initial steps for 2015-16 »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays USD 489 Board of Education voted to ratify the agreement with the Hays National Education Association at Monday’s USD 489 school board meeting. The contract was overwhelming approved by teachers last week with 156 yes votes to 37 no votes. There was one abstention. The contract includes a […]

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Free event sends college students back to school with style »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post It comes as no surprise the typical college student rarely has money for the the “extras” such as manicures or even haircuts. The Hays Academy of Hair Design is hoping a new event scheduled for Tuesday, August 19, will help send local college students back to school in style. The ‘Back […]

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