“Author Archive”
Stories written by Kari Blurton

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

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 3.48.52 PM

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Paint-A-Thon committee primed for applicants »

paint a thon

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 — […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

HPD investigates string of criminal damage reports »

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 12.19.13 PM

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

USD 489 to consider options for busing middle school students »

USD 489

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

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

usd 489 building

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Free event sends college students back to school with style »

Hays Academy  logo 2

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Ratification of tentative Hays NEA agreement scheduled for BOE meeting »

USD 489

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post USD 489 administration will present results from last week’s vote on the tentative terms and agreement with the Hays National Education Association’s contract at Monday’s USD 489 Board of Education meeting. According to the agenda, the administration is recommending the board approve the terms of the tentative agreement. Other items […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Hays man involved in TMP lockdown in possession of loaded gun »

hpd badge

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A 53-year-old Hays man is facing charges of criminal threat and criminal use of a weapon after leading the Hays Police Department on a pursuit that ended at the roadway entrance to the Thomas More Prep-Marian campus Thursday morning. According to Chief Don Scheibler of the Hays Police Department, officers […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Free back-to-school haircut carnival helps students give back »

kidhaircut

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The parking lot of the Hays Academy of Hair Design will be turned into a free kid’s haircut carnival this weekend. Complete with free hot dogs, ice cream and kids games, HAHD Marketing Director Len Melvin said his staff and students look forward to the annual back-to-school carnival, held in […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Canine cool-off planned for Hays Aquatic Park »

Hays aquatic park crop

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays Aquatic Park is ending the dog-days of summer with the annual K-9 Swim and Play Saturday. The public is invited to bring their dogs to the pool to swim before the pool is drained Sunday. Missy Drogemeier of the Hays Recreation Commission said the annual event is fun […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Hays Police to STEP up impaired driving enforcement »

hpd badge

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays Police Department is participating in the “You Drink and Drive. You Lose” campaign today through Sept. 1 as part of the Special Traffic Enforcement Program, otherwise known as STEP. According to Chief Don Scheibler, the department will conduct saturation patrols in specific areas in Hays on the lookout […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Pie faceoff raises money for a good cause »

Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 4.11.10 PM

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Several Eagle Communications employees had pies thrown in their face Wednesday afternoon. Of course it was all for a good cause — to raise money for United Way of Ellis County. Broadband Division General Manager Travis Kohlrus said Eagle Communications is a one of a small group of businesses in […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

This is only a test: Emergency responders brace for unknown »

Ellis County rural fire

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Ellis County Rural Fire Department is preparing for their annual special fire training command Sunday, but just what they are preparing for will be a surprise. According to Rural Fire Director Dick Klaus, the training exercise will occur somewhere in Ellis County, but the time and what type of […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Recent Comments

No Recent Comments Found