Connecting the dots looking backward

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“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and the traveler, there might begin a mutual love.” — Roman Payne I remember my parents, co-workers, friends and others wondered why I wanted to take the 10-mile hike up I-635 followed by a nearly 230-mile journey west to […]

Area High School Scoreboard for 3/6/15

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL Area Scores 6A Sub-State Championships Maize 61, Garden City 48 3A-Beloit Sub-State Beloit 69, Norton 55 Scott City 67, Minneapolis 61 1A-I-Clifton-Clyde Sub-State Hanover 75, Lakeside 37 Osborne 40, Rock Hills 28 1A-I-Dighton Sub-State Hodgeman County 55, Dighton 40 Satanta 67, Minneola 54 1A-I-Pratt-Skyline Sub-State Macksville 49, Otis-Bison 45 Pratt Skyline 42, LaCrosse […]

New DHDC director outlines changes, additions to downtown events

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The new Downtown Hays Development Corporation Executive Director said she has “hit the ground running” in her new shoes. Sara Bloom is a 2005 graduate of Fort Hays State University and was formally introduced to the Hays City Commission at Thursday night’s work session. “I was so excited to get […]

City commission to discuss 46th Street addition, new DHDC director

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners will discuss awarding a bid to J Corp. for the 46th Street addition at their Thursday night work session. Improvements will complete a 20-year plan for the northwest portion of the city that has been developed by Western Plains Service Co. City administrators will recommend awarding a […]

Area High School Scoreboard for 3/2

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL Area Scores 2A Substate-Central Plains Central Plains 70, Smith Center 32 Plainville 55, Little River 40 Ellinwood 59, Ell-Saline 37 2A Substate-Hill City Ellis 81, Rawlins County 35 Oberlin-Decatur 73, Trego 49 Hill City 65, Wichita County 45 Ness City 77, Oakley 67, OT 1A-I Substate-Quinter Quinter 63, St. Francis 42 Statewide Scores […]

City to decide on CID policy, levee and street improvements Thursday

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners are expected to vote on changes to the city’s Community Improvement District policy at their Thursday night meeting. At last week’s work session, commissioners requested that applicants provide at least 25 percent of the total project cost and detail the proposed method and amount of financing. Commissioners […]

Area High School Scoreboard for 2/24

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BOYS BASKETBALL Area Scores Dodge City 53, Hays 44 Hays-TMP-Marian 62, Plainville 58 Central Prairie League Central Plains 52, Ellinwood 21 Ness City 69, Dighton 38 St. John 65, Otis-Bison 41 Victoria 58, Osborne 57 Great West Activites Conference Scott City 65, Goodland 35 Mid-Continent League Beloit 80, Smith Center 48 Ellis 69, Oakley 59 […]

Hays public works director set to retire this summer

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  By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays Director of Public Works I.D. Creech will retire this summer. Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno confirmed Creech’s retirement Monday. The search for Creech’s replacement is ongoing, and the listing is posted on the city’s website. The director of public works is responsible for the service, solid waste, planning, […]

Hays commission candidate wants tighter rein on spending


By NICK BUDD Hays Post For months, Scott Simpson could be seen at almost every Hays City Commission meeting, sitting in the same chair at the back of the room. In April, Simpson will look to move to the front of the chamber as a member of the city’s governing body. Simpson has lived in […]