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Science behind Star Wars teaches ‘the force’ at Jedi Academy »


By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Nearly 20 kids from age 6 to 11 learned the “ways of Jedi” at Friday evening’s Jedi Academy at Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s first Friday Night at the Museum of the year. Sternberg’s Education Assistant Ian Trevethan said he came up with the idea after reading an article from […]

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‘Power of Pink’ sets tone for upcoming Day of Caring event »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Paula Flesher, executive director of the Cancer Council of Ellis County, describes the 19th annual Day of Caring runway fashion show for cancer survivors as a symbol of beating cancer. Flesher said most models, all breast cancer survivors, begin the runway walk in front of hundreds of people with some […]

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‘May the force be with you’ at Sternberg’s Jedi Academy »

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By MARCELLA McCLUSKEY Sternberg Museum of Natural History Learn the  “ways of the Jedi” when Sternberg Museum of Natural History holds this year’s first Friday Night at the Museum, scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Families and students from grades kindergarten and up are welcome to join the event as Sternberg’s Education Assistant Ian […]

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Ellis county attorney talks ‘corporal punishment’ vs. child abuse »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post In light of the Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson indictment for reckless or negligent injury to his 4-year-old son —  a charge he denies, saying he was disciplining his child — leaves many wondering: What is the difference between corporal punishment and child abuse? While Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees said […]

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Hays man facing 2 counts of aggravated assault on officer »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Stephen D. Angle, 63, Hays, is facing two counts of “probable cause of aggravated assault of a law enforcement official by a deadly weapon,” according to Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees. The kind of weapon allegedly used has not been released. According to Lt. Ron Rounkles of the Hays Police […]

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HPD looking for blue SUV involved in reported hit and run »


By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays Police Department is looking for the driver of a blue SUV — possibly a Jeep Liberty with Colorado license plates — allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident at 2:25 p.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Vine. According to Lt. Ron Rounkles, the SUV was traveling north on […]

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HPD introduces two new police officers to community »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler said he is proud to introduce two new police officers to the community. Michael Dunlap, a Fort Hays State University graduate of the Justice Studies Program, and T.J. Hall, a military police officer with the Kansas National Guard who previously attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University, […]

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FHSU hosts annual collegiate target shooting competition »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Nearly 100 shooters from 12 universities across the country competed in Fort Hays State University’s sixth annual Open Collegiate Clay Target Competition Saturday and Sunday. Oklahoma State University’s Shooting Team member Austin Knapp said the FHSU’s annual event is one of the best and biggest around. “This is my third […]

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Polka benefit continues Hays man’s tradition of giving »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post More than 500 people danced and twirled to polka favorites at the fourth annual Harold Dorzweiler Cancer Memorial Fundraiser Saturday and another 500 people are expected to attend as the event continues Sunday at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. The memorial fundraiser was started in 2010 in memory of Harold Dorzweiler, […]

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New diaper business provides green alternative for parents »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A new business is the first of its kind in Hays to offer an eco-friendly and natural alternative to disposable diapers. Neal Ward opened the doors to Little Blessings Diaper Service, 225 E. Eighth, last week. The business provides all the supplies for cloth diapering and a weekly laundry service […]

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iFantatics can’t wait to get a bite of latest Apple offering »

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Hays Post The Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus release date is Friday, meaning long lines at retailers in Hays and across the country as people race to be among the first with the coveted phone. Retailers including Verizon Wireless in Hays had lines outside their doors early Friday morning. According to the Apple Inc. […]

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Buddy Bench builds friendships, fights exclusion at Lincoln »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Staff at Lincoln Elementary School are hoping a new addition to their playground will foster friendship and prevent exclusion at recess. The new equipment is called the  “Buddy Bench” and was installed this month. “The Buddy Bench is a bench is there to help eliminate loneliness for children who don’t […]

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HMS students mark Constitution Day by forming American flag »

Hays Middle School creates human American Flag for National Constitution Day Wednesday.

Time Lapse Video, courtesy HMS By KARI BLURTON Hays Post To mark National Constitution Day, 600 students at Hays Middle School gathered Wednesday morning to form the American flag in honor of . According to HMS social studies teacher Michele Brungardt, the social studies department is “celebrating freedom” and teaching students about the Constitution in […]

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