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Hays commission discusses proposed updates to police codes »

By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays Assistant Police Chief Brian Dawson presented changes to the Uniform Public Offense Code and Standard Traffic Ordinances to the Hays City Commission at Thursday’s work session. The codes are published by the Kansas League of Municipalities, and the majority of the changes to the UPOC occurred during the 2011 […]

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High School Football Scoreboard – Week 3 »

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Area Scores Hays 42, Liberal 28 Smith Center 30, Hays-TMP-Marian 22 Logan-Palco 46, Stockton 34 Maur Hill – Mount Academy 14, Ellis 6 St. John 0, Victoria 46 Norton 35, Oakley 6 Phillipsburg 27, Plainville 0 LaCrosse 33, Minneapolis 29 Central Plains 74, Macksville 0 Osborne 60, Rock Hills 28 Thunder Ridge 46, Pike Valley […]

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Hays commissioners discuss mall tax district at work session »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s City Commission Meeting, commissioners discussed a proposed community improvement district at the Mall at Hays proposed by DP Management of Omaha, Neb., which manages the facility. If approved, the proposal would implement a 1-percent sales tax hike on sales generated at the mall only, bringing the total sales […]

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Hays Mall to seek new sales tax district to help fund improvements »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post In early August, Hays Mall LLC submitted a petition to the city of Hays to create a community improvement district on the mall’s property in order to help fund improvements. The proposed CID would implement a 1-percent sales tax hike, bringing the total sales tax to 9.4 percent only at […]

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Tripped fire alarm causes commotion at Ellis Co. Courthouse »

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At approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters and emergency personnel responded to a fire alarm at the Ellis County Courthouse. The building was evacuated due to the incident. According to firefighters at the scene, the fire alarm simply “tripped,” but there was no fire inside the building. No cause has been determined for the alarm activation. […]

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Hays City Commission recognizes city administrators »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission meeting, Mayor Henry Schwaller signed a proclamation recognizing professional city management at state, national, global and local levels noting “the citizens of Hays have been fortunate to benefit from professional management, ethical integrity, and sound fiscal practices because of (the city council-manager form of government).” […]

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Friday Night High School Football Scores 9/12 »

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Area Scores Hays 49, Great Bend 6 Ellis 26, Hays-TMP-Marian 21 Victoria 62, Ellinwood 8 Norton 34, Phillipsburg 7 LaCrosse 14, Larned 7 Central Plains 62, Kinsley 0 Osborne 42, St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 22 Thunder Ridge 78, Stockton 28 Ness City 62, Macksville 0 Norton 34, Phillipsburg 7 Logan 54, Cheylin 8 Hill City 24, […]

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Commission agrees to maintain downtown group’s funding »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post After last week’s discussion of the Downtown Hays Development Corp.’s funding levels, Hays city commissioners voted 4-0 Thursday to retain the downtown group’s 2015 budget level of $53,655. During budget meetings, the commission decided to budget that amount, but decided to place a “placeholder” on the funding until the funding […]

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Hays commission approves polycart purchase, stays blue »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday night’s Hays City Commission meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of  400 polycarts, along with 50 extra wheels and hinge pins at the price of $21,450. The carts will be acquired from Rehrig Pacific Co. of DeSoto and funds for the purchase will come from the […]

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111th candidates talk education, prairie chicken, tax cuts at debate »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post 111th District Rep. Sue Boldra, R-Hays, and her Democratic challenger, USD 489 School Board President James Leiker, D-Hays, held their first debate at the Ellis County Big First Tea Party’s meeting on Monday night. Boldra is seeking her second two-year term in the Kansas House of Representatives. Both candidates talked […]

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Carrico hosts fifth annual Old Iron Classic Tractor show »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post On Saturday, over 90 tractor owners from around the region migrated to Hays for the fifth annual Old Iron Tractor Classic at Carrico Implement. It began in the morning with a Slow Poke Race and Kids Tractor Pedal Pull. In the afternoon, participants competed for a variety of awards including best 2-cylinder […]

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Friday Night High School Football Scores 9/5 »

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Area Scores Hays 12, Olathe Northwest 10 Phillipsburg 48, Hays-TMP-Marian 0 LaCrosse 28, Olpe 8 Central Plains 42, Victoria 24 Osborne 52, Thunder Ridge 28 Ness City 44, Kinsley 6 Norton 46, Ellis 0 Logan-Palco 50, Golden Plains 0 Wallace County 24, Rawlins County 12 St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 68, Hill City 22 Oakley 14, Colby […]

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Gella’s tabbed as one of America’s weirdest brewery locations »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post In a recent article by Aaron Goldfarb of Esquire, he tabbed Gella’s Diner and Lb. Brewing Company as one of the 14 Weirdest Brewery Locations in America. Goldfarb says “Like any good New Yorker, I like to battle hangovers with a hearty breakfast at my local greasy spoon. Unfortunately, if […]

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