“Author Archive”
Stories written by Kari Blurton

‘Courage, confidence and character’ the focus of Girl Scouts program »

girl-scouts-logo

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is inviting the children and families to learn more about the benefits of Girl Scouts during an open house Saturday in Hays. Nancy Haney, Girl Scouts regional manager, said the Girl Scout program begins in kindergarten and goes all the way through grade 12. Haney said […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Hospice fundraiser helps death and dying support services live on »

HMC  haysmed

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Staff and volunteers at Hays Medical Center Hospice are asking the community to clean out their closets for a good cause. Donations for the nonprofit’s  weekend “garage-sale” fundraiser are being accepted from 6 p.m. to  9:30 p.m. Thursday at the south end of Hays Mall, 2918 Vine. Longtime Hospice volunteer […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

USD 489 board members looking for ‘Best of the Best’ »

USD 489

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The first round of nomination forms for USD 489’s Best of the Best Awards were emailed to district staff, students and parents this week. At Monday’s work session, board President James Leiker said the awards  are intended to recognize the accomplishments of one student and one staff member each month […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

HaysMed screening questions the first step in getting abuse victims help »

HMC  haysmed

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Don’t be surprised when you next visit a Hays Medical Center clinic and a health care professional asks you: “Has anyone hurt you? Hit you? Threatened you? Are you in a safe environment?” Carol Groen, HaysMed nurse and manager of accreditation, certifications and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program, said […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Community communication next step in proposed $100M bond issue »

USD 489

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Hays USD 489 school board members had their first discussion on the district’s Facility Needs Committee bond issue proposal to upgrade the district’s buildings at Monday’s board of education work session.  All members agreed the biggest challenge now is figuring out if any of the $100 million in recommendations can […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

REMINDER: Discussion will begin on $100M USD 489 building plan »

USD 489

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post At Monday’s work session, Hays USD 489 school board board members will have their first discussion concerning the Facility Needs Committee’s $100 million bond issue recommendation to update district buildings. Following a two-year process that included studying the needs of all district buildings, representatives from 10-member FCN presented their final […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

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

StormTrooper

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

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

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 5.40.09 PM

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

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

Sternberg 001

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

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

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 8.04.03 AM

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Hays man facing 2 counts of aggravated assault on officer »

Hays police

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

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

Screen-Shot-2014-09-20-at-8.48.33-AM.png

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 […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

HPD introduces two new police officers to community »

Hays police

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, […]

Posted in Local | Read More »