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5th Annual Wines & Steins Fundraiser offering “something new” this year »

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Downtown Hays Development Corporation For the fifth year in a row, community members will have the opportunity to stroll through participating businesses in Downtown Hays sampling wines and microbrews, and enjoying the  unique and eclectic atmosphere of the Historic Chestnut Street District. The Downtown Hays Development Corporation will play host to the 5th Annual Wines […]

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KHP on the lookout for man wanted in Montana murder »

Kevin Lino

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert to the Kansas Highway Patrol to be on the lookout for a man wanted for murder. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kevin Joseph Lino, 27, is considered armed and dangerous, and is sought  for his alleged involvement in the […]

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KHP warns travelers to be wary this holiday weekend »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Kansas Highway Patrol sees an increase in traffic every Labor Day weekend and, unfortunately, an increase in alcohol-related car accidents and deaths, as well. According to Kansas Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Tod Hileman, holidays during the warmer month of the years,  such as the Fourth of July, Memorial […]

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REMINDER: ‘Fighting for Faye’ 5K benefit run scheduled »

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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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New labor law concerns Kan. Department of Aging and Disabilities »

KDADS

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is asking the U.S. Department of Labor to exempt Kansans who receive home-based care services from a new labor law concerning overtime pay for personal care attendants. Hays native and KDADS Acting Secretary Kari Bruffett was in Hays recently as she and […]

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Hays High students still trying to meet principal’s ALS challenge »

HHS Students

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Hays High School staff and students are wondering if enough money will be raised in time for Principal Martin Straub to be “dumped on” Friday. With just a few days to go,  the Hays High School student body is at the halfway point to reaching Principal Martin Straub’s challenge to […]

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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 »

Emprise Bank

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 »

Kansas Highway Patrol

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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