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Bond lowered for man arrested in child porn investigation »

Chance Charles Keiswetter

By NICK BUDD Hays Post Pending an interview by community corrections, District Judge Glen Braun on Wednesday agreed to lower a $200,000 bond for Charles Keiswetter to a $25,000 cash assurance. As a condition, Braun also warned Keiswetter he was not under any circumstances allowed to use any sort of computer, phone, or any other […]

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Hays commissioners to hear report on aging wastewater facility »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The Hays City Commission will discuss renovating the city’s wastewater facility at its work session Thursday night. The current facility was built in the 1950s and hasn’t received many upgrades since. A few years ago, the city was notified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that nitrogen and phosphate […]

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Hays Arts Council Fall Art Walk will feature national exhibition »

Art walk

By NICK BUDD Hays Post The downtown area in Hays will be bustling once again Friday night as the Hays Arts Council presents its annual Fall Art Walk. This year’s walk will feature more than 20 exhibitions throughout the downtown area. Most sites will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 but some have extended hours, […]

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Hays Post wants YOUR Ice Bucket Challenge video! »

Volunteers from the Hays Fire Department take part in the challenge.

Northwest Kansas has embraced the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — and Hays Post wants to help the community share in the fun. Send your Ice Bucket Challenge videos to hayspostalschallenge@gmail.com, and we’ll compile a chilling compilation for readers. Readers can send the video itself, YouTube link or DropBox link. Once the videos are compiled, they […]

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FHSU students will connect with downtown through Core2Campus »


By NICK BUDD Hays Post On Thursday night, downtown Hays will welcome Fort Hays State University and Hays Hair Academy students to the community by hosting the second annual Core2Campus event. Core2Campus will look to “introduce students to the array of unique shopping, dining, art and entertainment downtown Hays has to offer.” The event will begin […]

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Governor touts Kansas agriculture, tax cuts at Hays farm »


By NICK BUDD Hays Post Gov. Sam Brownback was in Hays on Thursday to visit with members of Hoffman Farms, Simpson Farm Enterprises and the Ellis County Farm Bureau at the Hoffman’s farm land, located east of Hays on Old U.S. 40. Currently, the Hoffmans operate their farmland using “no-till and precision farming” where supplies […]

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Martin’s first convocation: ‘American Dream is alive and well’ »

Mirta Martin crop

By NICK BUDD Hays Post As thousands of students began filling dorm rooms and apartments on the Fort Hays State University campus in anticipation of the first day of school on Monday,  President Mirta Martin offered her first State of the University speech at the annual fall convocation. Martin said the American Dream ultimately brought […]

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FHSU prepares to welcome students back to campus »


By NICK BUDD Hays Post Over the next couple of days, thousands of students at Fort Hays State will commute back to Hays for the 2014-15 school year. Currently, the university is in the process of training several students and faculty who will help facilitate the move. “All of the preparation and training for student […]

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Hays Airport to move ahead with new Passenger Charge »

Hays Regional Airport

By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s city commission work session, commissioners gave acting airport manager I.D. Creech the go-ahead to apply for a Passenger Facilitation Charge at the Hays Regional Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration allows airports to collect a maximum of $4.50 from originating ticket for specific airport improvement projects approved by the […]

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More discussion of city’s funding of outside agencies »

hays 2015 budget book

By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners continued 2015 budget discussions at Thursday’s work session in anticipation of the public hearing next week. The main item of discussion was the funding of outside agencies. The combined request of all outside agencies is $445,755. Commissioner Ron Mellick suggested keeping all of the agencies at 2014 […]

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City commission considers banning open carry of firearms »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday night’s city commission work session, commissioners heard a request from city staff to pass a resolution that would ban the open carrying of firearms in city-owned buildings. In the past state legislative session, state lawmakers passed House Bill 2578 which prohibits local governments from enacting or enforcing laws that […]

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Inspection: Bedbugs close rooms at Hays Ambassador Hotel »


By NICK BUDD Hays Post In a mid-July inspection of the Hays Ambassador Hotel by the Division of Food Safety and Lodging of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, inspectors found what  they said was evidence of bedbugs in three rooms of the hotel located near Interstate 70. According to the report filed by the agency, […]

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Open carry, airport discussions on Hays commission agenda »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners will discuss prohibiting the open carry of firearms within city buildings at their work session Thursday. During the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers gave concealed carry licensees the right to carry a concealed weapon within municipal building if the buildings did not have “adequate security measures” in place. […]

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