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Kansas High School Football Scoreboard for 11/21 & 11/22 »

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Area Scores 8 Man-II State Championship Victoria 52, Argonia-Attica 8 Statewide Scores Class 6A Sub-state Shawnee Mission East 36, Olathe North 35 2OT Hutchinson 42, Lawrence-Free State 14 Class 5A Sub-state St. Thomas Aquinas 42, Shawnee Heights 41 Bishop Carroll 49, Salina South 0 Class 4A-I Sub-state Bishop Miege 62, KC Piper 7 Topeka Hayden […]

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Rural fire department quickly douses Wednesday grass fire »

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Hays Post The Ellis County Rural Fire Department responded to a grass fire Wednesday near the 1600 block of Buckeye. According to Ellis County Rural Fire Department Director Dick Klaus, company five of the rural fire department responded to the fire north of Hays around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was reportedly caused due to embers […]

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City commissioners to discuss employee health insurance, bike trail »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners are scheduled to discuss renewing the health insurance policy for the 2015 fiscal year at their work session on Thursday night. The low bid came from the city’s current provider, Coventry Health Care, which calls for an increase of 19.5 percent over current rates — an approximate […]

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Inauguration will mark ceremonial start of Martin administration »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post For the first time in more than 25 years, Fort Hays State University will host an inauguration ceremony. Newly elected President Dr. Mirta Martin will be honored during the event on Friday, which will mark the ceremonial beginning of Martin’s term as president. The university last held the ceremony for […]

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State budget shortfalls have USD 489 prepping for more cuts »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post With the recent announcement of a $279 million gap in the state budget, Hays USD 489 administrators are already anticipating more cuts to state aid next year. At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dean Katt warned board members more budget cuts might be looming in the near future. The board […]

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Hays Post News for 11/18/14 »

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Middle school league switch expected to lead to savings »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post It’s conference realignment, western Kansas middle school style. At Monday night’s meeting, Hays USD 489 board members unanimously approved moving Hays Middle School athletics to the Middle School Western Athletic Conference, a move that will save the district an estimated $3,184. The league resembles the current Western Athletic Conference that […]

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School board approves moving forward with $100M bond issue »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post After a brief discussion Monday night, the Hays USD 489 school board decided unanimously to advance a $100 million bond issue for facility improvements. If the board continues the process, the bond issue election is scheduled for November 2015. “This is not your vote to pursue a bond issue,” Superintendent […]

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Kansas High School Scoreboard for 11/14 »

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Area Scores Ell-Saline 28, LaCrosse 12 (2-1A Quarterfinals) Central Plains 32, Ness City 0 (8MI Substate) Hanover 74, Osborne 44 (8MI Substate) Victoria 28, Wallace County 12 (8MII Substate) Class 6A Quarterfinals Hutchinson 35, Derby 28 Lawrence Free State 37, Junction City 17 Olathe North 27, Blue Valley Stillwell 14 SM East 41, SM West […]

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FHSU pitches doctorate of nursing program to Board of Regents »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post During the November meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents, regents will discuss a proposed new doctorate of nursing program at Fort Hays State University. The regents recently approved a similar program at Pittsburg State University. According to agenda materials, the program is “designed to serve as a professional doctorate […]

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Mall taxing district approved, but not without significant debate »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post After months of discussions and negotitations, along with a 20-minute executive session to discuss final details, commissioners approved DP Management’s Community Improvement District at the Hays Mall by a vote of 3-2. Commissioners Ron Mellick, Shaun Musil and Eber Phelps voted in favor of the district. Mayor Henry Schwaller and […]

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Hays commission opts to keep pillow tax at 5 percent »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post During Thursday’s Hays City Commission meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that raisedd the transient guest tax from 4 percent to 5 percent. The tax is charged, along with the regular sales tax, on all hotel and motel rooms rented in the city limits. The transient guest tax was passed […]

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Hays commission approves mall taxing district by 3-2 vote »

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At Thursday’s meeting, the Hays City Commission approved a Community Improvement District proposal by the Hays Mall by a vote of 3-2. Commissioners Ron Mellick, Eber Phelps and Shaun Musil voted in favor of implementing the district, while Mayor Henry Schwaller and Commissioner Kent Steward voted against. The community improvement district — which will increase […]

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