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Chiefs Training Camp Report With Mitch Holthus »

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Get the latest from Chiefs training camp report from St. Joseph, Missouri with the “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus. It can be heard Monday through Friday around 5:30pm on KFIX (96.9-FM).

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Davis: Kansas needs a ‘uniter instead of a divider’ »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis visited Hays on Sunday, meeting with supporters and various community groups to talk about his campaign to unseat current Gov. Sam Brownback in the November general election. Davis, Lawrence, practices as an attorney and has served as the House minority leader over the past six […]

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Gubernatorial candidate will be in Hays on Sunday »

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis will be in Hays on Sunday. He plans to hold a community gathering at the VFW, 2106 Vine, at 6 p.m. Davis plans to take on the incumbent, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in November’s general election. Brownback faces a primary challenge from Wichita Republican Jennifer Winn in the Aug. 5 […]

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City commission and staff continue budget talks; schedule hearing »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post City manager Toby Dougherty presented the Hays City Commission with suggested changes to the 2015 budget during Thursday night discussions about scheduling of the budget public hearing. City staff is recommending commissioners fund the” quality of life” agencies  Hays Arts Council, Ellis County Historical Society, Wild West Festival, and Sister […]

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City accepts 2013 audit from ABB&B »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays city commission meeting, commissioners voted 3-0 to accept the 2013 budget audit prepared by Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball of Hays. Mayor Henry Schwaller and Commissioner Shaun Musil were absent. Kansas statutory law requires each municipality to put together an audit by an outside firm so that […]

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Hays commissioners to vote on airline marketing funding, 2013 audit »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission meeting, commissioners are expected to vote on accepting the 2013 audit report from Adams, Brown Beran, and Ball. State law requires each municipality to have an outside agency review the operating finances of each city annually. According to the memo sent to commissioners, the audit […]

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Gnarly Neon 5K Returns in August »

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HAYS- The Gnarly Neon 5K Run is returning to Hays, Kansas on August 30th, 2014, and this year even more fun is being added to the party. The 5k is a run for all speeds and ages. Runners rock out to a live DJ and then get gnarly while being showered in neon colors throughout the course, finishing […]

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Hays’ 2015 budget ‘comparable’ to 2014 »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners were presented with their first look at the 2015 budget during Thursday night’s work session. According to City Manager Toby Dougherty, the 2015 budget is very “routine” and “comparable” to the 2014 budget. The city is budgeting a total amount of $36 million for the 2015 fiscal […]

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Downtown Hays hotel would invoke historical past »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Charles Comeau, president of Liberty Group, Inc. in Plainville,  presented a downtown hotel concept to Hays city commissioners at Thursday’s commission work session. The main building of the hotel will be located at 12th and Main and will feature 48 hotel rooms. The second floor of some adjacent buildings will […]

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Maintenance is cause of water dump in north Hays »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post A large amount of water was dumped yesterday north of Interstate 70 in Hays near Sunflower Bank.  It happened during the prohibited outdoor watering hours, leaving some citizens wondering. According to Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno, due to abnormal weather conditions, the water levels in the north water tower needed to be […]

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City budget presentation set for Thursday work session »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission work session, City Manager Toby Dougherty will present the 2015 budget to commissioners. Dougherty will include a brief explanation of various aspects of the budget. According to the memo sent to commissioners, the intent of the presentation is to introduce the commission to the 2015 […]

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Hays city commissioners OK new fine for draining pools in alleys »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Despite objections from two local pool service contractors, the Hays City Commissioner on Thursday voted to prohibit the drainage of pools into alleyways in Hays. The change also creates an water-wasting exemption for those draining pools and hot tubs. The idea for the ordinance was brought up by Commissioner Ron […]

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13th Street project advances with hiring of design firm »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission meeting, commissioners voted to enter into a contract with Professional Engineering Consultants of Wichita for the design of upgrades of 13th Street from Main to Milner. The design will cost $95,000 and will be funded out of the capital projects fund. PEC was the low […]

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